known as Thanjavur is situated only about 50 km. from Trichy.
Thanjavur derives its name from Tanjan-an asura, a giant who
devastated the neighbourhood and was killed by Sri
Anandavalli Amman and Vishnu. Before his death, he requested
the city to be named after him and thus the city was named
as Tanjore. Thanjavur is also known as the granary of the
South India and lies in the delta region of the famous
Kaveri river and criss-crossed by lengthy network of
irrigation canals. Thanjavur is also known as the "Rice bowl
of Tamil Nadu" and famous for the Brihadeshwara Temple. This
temple was constructed more than thousand years ago by the
King Raja Raja and an architect's marvel. This temple and
the other temples in Thanjavur are known all over the world.
It is a flourishing centre of bronze sculpture and painting.
The Tamil University has been set up recently in Thanjavur
to the growth of Tamil literature and language. The best
season to visit Thanjavur is throughout the year. Tamil,
English and Marathi are the main languages which are spoken
in Thanjavur. For more information and special discount on
hotel booking please contact us.