Wanderlust travelers have a constant urge to explore and visit most astonishing places across the globe. One such place that can gratify this urge is Tanjore with its exotic locations, temples, paintings and rich culture of art and music.
The city is stands tall amidst the modern culture holding up its glorious past and making perfect balance with present time. Since the city had been ruled by various dynasties from Chola and Britishers it has the foot prints of various reigns on its art and culture. The reign of Chola and Nayaks is considered to be the golden period of Tanjore as it was the time when art and music flourished to its full potential. The monuments and various archeological assets take one back to the time of that golden era.
Best time to Visit Tanjore
The best time to visit Tanjore is during winters when the climate is pleasant. Temperatures during this time range from 20 C to 30 C. It is the best time to enjoy the flavor of the city as some of the most important festivals are celebrated October to March.
Tourist Places in Tanjore
If you talk about Tanjore and places to be in Tanjore a single name that instantly and unanimously comes up is Brihadeeshwara Temple . This temple was build about 1000 AD by Chola king. It still stands majestic in spite of time and invasion by various rulers time to time. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The beauty and architectural brilliance of Brihadeeshwara Temple is closely followed by Tanjore Royal Palace . It was built in 16th century and was the residence of Nayak rulers. Nayak hall which the part of palace has been converted to Tanjore art gallery which houses various artefacts belonging to the history of Tanjore and reign of different dynasties.
Other places of interest include Naganathaswamy Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Grand Anicut , Sattanathaswamy Temple, Airavateswara Temple, Siva Ganga Garden , Schwartz Church, Sangeetha Mahal , Vijayanagara Fort, and Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
And don’t forget to carry a Tanjore painting back home after your visit to the wonderful city!
Hotels in Tanjore
Thiruvarur gives a tourist a lot of options among deluxe and medium budget hotels and accommodation places. The hotels provide good services to their guests. There are a number of hotels in Tanjore some of them include Delux Hotels, Temple Towers Hotel (SM Road), Ideal River View Resort (Vennar Bank), Tanjore Hi Hotel (East Main Street) and Parisutham Hotel (G.A. Canal Road). Some moderate budget hotels include PL.A.Residency (Srinivasampillai Road), Oriental Towers Hotel (Srinivasam Pillai Road), Tamil Nadu Hotel (Gandhiji Road), Gnanam Hotel (Annasalai) and Victoriyah Hotel (6th Cross Arulanda Nagar).
How to reach in Tanjore
Rameswaram Express, Mannai Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Ernakulam Express and Mannai Express are some of the important trains connecting teh city with other important cities in India. The nearest airport is at Tirichirapally. State buses also ply to and from the city connecting important south Indian cities.
Govt. Tourist offices
Government Of Tamil Nadu,
Tourist Office
Jawan Bhavan,
Opp. Head Post Office
Ph: 04362-230984
Tamil Nadu Tourism Comple
No.2, Wallajah Road
Chennai – 600 002
E-Mail Id :ttdc@vsnl.com
Phone Number:-044-25368358