Thanjavur Temple History
Thanjavur temple is located in the city of Thanjavur, South India, Tamilnadu.Tanjavur temple was constructed by Raja Raja Cholan in the years 1003-1010 A.D and type of construction is ancient.
Thanjavur temple area is 29.24 sq.kms. You can visit here throughout the year but most best time is winter. Languages spoken here is Tamil, English and Marathi. The Poompuhar handicrafts is the famous shopping place here and the Tamil University, set up recently is situated here and is devoted to the growth Tamil literature and language.
Thanjavur district which is known as the Rice Bowl of Tamilnadu is also known for it’s exquisite handicrafts, bronzed and South Indian musical instruments.
Tourist Destinations in Thanjavur
Sri Brihadeeswara built in the 10th century AD by the great Chola king, Raja Raja 1 is an outstanding example of the Chola architecture.
The palace near the temple is a vast building of masonry built partly by the Nayaks and Marathas around 1550 AD.
Art gallery in the palace there are a number of granite and bronze statues of the Chola period. The timings to visit here is: 9.00 am to 1 pm. Wednesday is holiday.
Hall of Music
Hall of Music in the palace is an acoustically perfect ancient music hall.
Schwartz church in the palace garden is built by Rajah Serfoji in token of his affection for the Rev. C.V.Schwartz of the Dhanish mission in 1779 AD.
Sivaganga is situated near the palace. This tank is known for its sweet water.
Tamil university is located 7kms away. Established in 1981, is engaged in research and advanced studies in Tamil.
Hire a cab in Thanjavur and visit all the above locations. Thanjavur is well connected by road and train from most cities of Tamilnadu, which includes of course Chennai. Trichy has an airport with flights from Chennai and Colombo, and is also an important rail head. Darasuram is five kms from Thanjavur, The city of Kumbakonam is 40 kms and Gangaikondacholapuram is 71 kms from Thanjavur.