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Places to Visit in Thanjavur

Things to do in Thanjavur

Thanjavur was the ancient capital of the Chola Kings whose origins, like those of the Pallavas, Pandyas and Cheras with whom they shared the tips of the Indian Peninsula, go back to the beginning of the Christian era. Power struggles between these groups were a constant feature of their early history, with one or other gaining the ascendancy at various times. The Cholas' turn for empire building came between 850 to 1270 AD and, at the height of their power, they controlled most of the Indian peninsula south of a line drawn between Mumbai and Puri, including parts of Sri Lanka and, for a while,the Sri vijaya Kingdom of the Malaya Peninsula and Sumatra. Probably the greatest Chola Emperors were Raja Rajah, who was responsible for building the Brahadeeshwara Temple, and his son Rajendra I (1014-44), whose navy competed with the Arabs for control of the Indian Ocean trade routes and who was responsible for bringing Sri Vijaya under the Chola control.




Thanjavur Day Tour Sightseeing

Day 1: Visit Thanjai Periya Koil, Thanjavur Palace and Art Gallery.




Distance from major cities
Madurai 190 kms
Pondicherry 170 kms
Tiruchirapalli 60 kms


How to reach there
Tiruchirapalli is the nearest airport to Thanjavur with is well connected to many major cities of India.
Thanjavur Railway Station is well connected with Tiruchirapalli, Chennai and Nagpur.
Thanjavur has a good network of roads to connect with all major cities in Tamil Nadu.