India Destinations Tour
India Destinations Tour
India Destinations Tour
India Destinations Tour
India Destinations Tour

Tanjore

Introduction :

Tanjore, also known as Thanjavur,is situated in the fertile area of the Cauvery River delta, known as the rice-bowl of Tamil Nadu.It was the capital and epitome of the Chola dynasty's rule in Tamil Nadu from the 9th to the 13th century A.D.

This part of Tamil Nadu is known for its exquisite bronze sculptures and is home to the magnificent Brihadeswara temple, famous for its gigantic granite tower.

The district of Tanjore is a lush agricultural province characterised by riveting expanses of verdant fields and groves. The Ideal River View Resort is located in a quiet, peaceful setting on the banks of a tributary of the Cauvery, the Vennar, beyond the Tanjore city limits. It looks out on a rustic landscape of green paddy fields and coconut palms.

Places To See :

Sri Bragadeeswarar Temple
Built by the great Chola King, Rajaraja.1 in the 10th century AD is an outstanding example of Chola architecture.

The Palace
The Palace near the temple is a vast building of masonry built partly by the Nayaks around 1550 AD and partly by the Marathas.

Art Gallery
In the Palace there are a number of granite and bronze statues of the Chola period.

Saraswathi Mahal Library
In another section of the palace is a library where over 30,000 palm leaves and paper manuscripts in Indian and European languages are preserved.

Hall of Music
Also in the Palace is the acoustically perfect ancient music hall.

Royal Museum
Located in the palace complex, this museum has mixed collections like manuscripts, weapon dresses, Utensils, Musical instruments used by the Royal Family of Thanjavur.

Schwartz Church
Built in 1779 AD by Rajah Serfoji in token of his affection for the Rev. C.V.Schwartz of the Danish Mission.(In the Palace Garden)

Sivaganga Tank
Near the Palace is this tank known for its sweet water.

Tamil University (7 kms.)
Established in 1981 is engaged in research and Advanced study in Tamil. Phone : 20040.

Rajagopala Beerangi
A very big Beerangi is there in Thanjavur East Kothalam (ramport)of the Fort. The place is called 'Beerangi Medu'. It has been remarked as "Dasmedu". Once upon a time that place was used as a Bell announcement stage.

Sharja Madi
It is located in the Palace complex. It is opened for Tourists. One can have panaromic view of Thanjavur city. The wooden Sculptures are inside the Sharja Madi.

Rajarajan Mani Mandapam
During the 8th World Tamil Conference this Mandapam was built. It is having a small garden with Children's-play materials.

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