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Thanjavur Overview

Thanjavur is a famous temple town located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as the 'Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu' due to the heaviest yielding of the paddy crop in its area. This ancient city served as the royal seat of authority for the various powerful dynasties like Rashtrakuta, Chola, Pandya, Chera, Hoysala, and Raya. Krishnadeva Raya was the last Hindu ruler of this place.

The temple town of Thanjavur is elevated at the height of 290 feet above the sea level. It's rough terrains unroll across an area of 36 sq. km. The tributaries of the River Kaveri quench the thirst of the land of Thanjavur. It has a subtropical climate. The summers in this region are scorching as the mercury level shoot up to 40°C. The winter season is a pleasant time as the average temperatures do not raise beyond 14°C.

Thanjavur is famous for the intricately carved temples. These temples store the amazing tales for the visitors. Also, there are other places like Thanjavur Fort, Brihadeeshwara Temple, Sivaganga Park, and much more.

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