One of the most famous landmarks in Thanjavur, the Brahadeshwara Temple, dates back to the 11th century. Meander around this large temple and submerge in the splendid architecture of intricate carving of a single block of granite in the Sikhara of the Sri Vimana and the Nandi. The temple celebrates the Maha Shivaratri festival in February.
Thanjavur was historically the center of the ancient Chola kings, renowned for their supporting of the arts, who largely contributed to growing art forms. Bharatanatyam is the typical dance of Tamil Nadu and Carnatic music. Today, the cradle of performing arts in Tamil Nadu holds numerous dance recitals and concerts. Not to miss out on the dance recitals in Brihadeeswarar Temple.
Saraswathi Mahal Library
The Saraswathi Mahal Library in Thanjavur, one of the oldest Indian literature archives of ancient Tamil and Sanskrit, is the home to 39,000 manuscripts in Sanskrit and rare volumes of Dr. Samuel Johnson’s dictionary, the Madras Almanac, and the pictorial bible published in Amsterdam.
Sivagangai Poonga is a famous amusement park in Tamil Nadu situated close to Brihadeeswarar Temple. From toy trains to motor-boating facilities, water rides, and landscaped gardens will bring travelers unforgettable trip experiences. Stretch your body at the spectacular spots in the park and thrill in one of the first amusement parks in the state.
Thanjavur was the hub of the Chola and Maratha kingdoms at different periods. Its history is a blend of Tamil and Maratha heritage. Nayaks of Thanjavur historically lived in the Maratha Palace and the popular Bhonsle family. The palace is mainly known for its exquisite architecture with intricate designs of durbars.
The Schwartz Church in Thanjavur was built in the time of the imperial ruling. It was named after a German Reverend, Friedrich Schwartz, an early European expert on the Tamil language. Soothe your eyes with the splendid architecture and sculptures of John Flaxman, the famous Italian sculptor.
Shiva Ganga Garden
Shiva Ganga Garden is a public place located within the Vijayanagar Fort. It houses a square tank dates back to the 16th century supplying the Tanjore Palace water. Relieve your soul at the tranquility of the garden and savor its sweet-tasting water.
Vijayanagar Fort is a popular tourist destination at a distance of 2 km from the Brahadeeswara temple. It was built within the reign of Nayaks and Maratha in the early 1550 AD.
Chandra Bhagwan Temple
Chandra Bhagwan temple lies 25 km from the Thanjavur in honor of the Moon God.
Thanjavur is famous for its souvenirs. Take a stroll in the local bazaar and dive into the colorful world silk saris of Tribhuvanam, intricate inlaid zari works, and beautiful fringes of fruit, birds, and temple motifs. Thanjavur art plates, Thanjavur paintings, bronze and brass idols, bobble head dolls, and wooden handicrafts are all the Thanjavur culture’s best souvenirs.
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