Popularly known as Tanjore, Thanjavur is right between Tiruchirapalli and the Coromandel Coast. This happened to be the ancient fortress of Cholas and has been named after a demon of the name - Tanjan-an Asura. The place was the capital city of the Cholas from 9th century to 13th century A.D. The city features a number of temples and it is said that Cholas made these temples to signify their victories. Along with being popular for these religious places, Tanjore is also known as the cultural capital of peninsular India. It is gloriously demonstrates its cultural heritage through numerous art forms. Booking Thanjavur holiday packages will open the door for you to visit such a beautiful and culturally rich destination.
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Sri Brihadeswara Temple:
It is a temple that was constructed in the 10th century AD. The temple is a superb example of Chola architectural style of temples, which was further used in other cities of the peninsula too.
Standing close to the Brihadeswara temple, The Palace of Tanjore is a gigantic structure that has been built during many decades. The palace also features various further attractions like Art Gallery, Saraswati Mahal Library, Siva Ganga Tank, Hall of Music, Sharja Madi, Royal Museum and many others
It is an existing example of religious acceptance of Cholas. The church was constructed by Rajah Serfoji in the year 1779 AD. The architecture breaks the monotony of the Chola temple architecture.
Rajarajan Mani Mandapam:
Rajarajan Mani Mandapam is slightly a contemporary construction in Tanjore, which encloses a beautiful park.
Tholkappiyar Sadukkam is actually a Square that encloses a tower constructed during the 8th World Tamil Conference. The tower offers a panoramic view of the lively Thanjavur Town.