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.