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Average Climate:
Summer: 24°C – 39°C
Winter:   18°C - 30°C 
Best time to visit:
October to March

About Tanjore

Thanjavur (also known as Tanjore) is the royal city of the Cholas and  Nayaks.  Thanjavur derives its name from Tanjan - a legendary demon in Hindu mythology. The city lies in the fertile Kaveri Delta, a region often referred to as the 'Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu'. Thanjavur was at height of its glory during Rajaraja Cholan. This great town for nearly a thousand years was dominated by the political history of the region as the capital of three powerful dynasties – the Cholas, the Nayakas and the Marathas. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion’s art and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The city’s culture extends beyond temples and palaces to encompass classical music and dance. It is also a flourishing centre for bronze sculpture and painting.

Tourist Attractions

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Brihadeeswara Temples

s The Peruvudaiyar Kovil is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and an important example of Tamil architecture achieved during the Chola dynasty is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also known as Periya Kovil, Brihadeshwara temple and Raja Rajeswara temple. The temple was built by Rajaraja Chola I as a sysmbol of the Cholas and completed in 1010 AD. The temple basement is covered with inscriptions that give details of the temple’s administration and revenue and also provide valuable historical information on Chola society and government.

Royal Palaces

Rajaraja Museum and Art Gallerys



Ideal River View Resort


Ideally located on the banks of Cauvery, South Indias largest river, Ideal River Resort, Tanjore is sprawling with numerous UNESCO preserved architecture and monuments including towering temples and several other indigenous sites. The resort has stylish accommodations and seamless service. In addition, you and your family can ta...