Thanjavur Tourism

Indian civilization is one of the oldest and most diversified civilizations in the world because every corner of the country stands witness to a different yet glorious history. The region of Thanjavur, previously called Tanjore, is one such exemplary landmark that tells very visitor about the regality and the brilliance of the people & the kingdoms of southern Indian during the ancient period. Thanjavur is located in the heart of Kaveri Delta and is a very fertile land. The place rose to prominence during the reign of the Imperial Cholas and after that it was ruled by the Pandyas, the Nayaks, the Marathas and the British successively till Indian Independence.

Thanjavur is famous for its Great Living Chola Temples. The pinnacle of architectural art form found its expression in these temples. Thus these temples are accredited as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Birhadeeshwarar Shiva Temple is one the foremost Chola temples. Other notable sightseeing sites here are the Maratha Palace, Sivaganga Park, Saraswathi Mahal Library and the ancient Karaikal seaport. Moreover, the Thanjavur paintings, the Carnatic music and Bharatnatyam dance form also make the city a cultural hub. Thanjavur is quite an easy reach for the tourists with all means of travel available to this city.

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Travel Guide Kumbakonam Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
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Kumbakonam

The Coombaconum or Combaconum or Kumbakonam is very old town of the Thanjavur district in the Southern India state of Tamil Nadu. The Kumbakonam is a major pilgrimages centre of Hindu believes and more than 180+ ancient Hindu temple present.

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Travel Guide Mahamaham Festival Thanjavur
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Mahamaham Festival

The Mahamaham Festival is one of major pilgrimage spot and held once in every 12 years in Kumbakonam of Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu.

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Travel Guide Mahamaham Tank Kumbakonam Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
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Mahamaham Tank

The Mahamaham tank is holy tank and believed that once in 12 years, waters from all the sacred rivers of India flow into the tank and event is called Mahamaham festival where millions of devotee's gather.

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Travel Guide Brihadeeswarar Temple Thanjavur
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Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur

Brihadishwara Temple is an architectural marvels of Southern India, dedicated to Lord Shiva and built by the Chola's King Raja-Raja in 1003 to 10 CE. The Temple is very ancient and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Travel Guide Airavatesvara Temple
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Airavatesvara Temple

The Airavatesvara Temple is an architectural excellence with the intricate carvings, temple dedicated to lord Shiva and located near Kumbakonam in Darasuran town of Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu.

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