Famously known as the rice bowl of India, Tanjore is situated close to the delta near the Cauvery River. It is famous all over the world for its special kind of paintings. It is known that Bharatnatyam, a classical dance form in India also evolved in Tanjore.
Tanjore is well connected by road and rail. The nearest airport to reach this historical town is the Tiruchurapalli International Airport. The city is also connected by the Karaikal Seaport.
The Seat of Worship
Tanjore was believed to be the capital of the Cholas during the medieval period. Furthermore, it is also an important place of worship. The South Zone Culture Centre has been set up by the Government of India to boost the tourism industry here. Besides, the city is also noted for its rich culture and heritage. Thousands of international tourist visit Tanjore for the monument of Thanjavur in the Brihadeeshwarar Temple. One can also witness the medieval history by visiting the Thanjavur Royal Palace Courtyard. The palace also houses a Saraswathi Mahal Library where many Indian and European manuscripts have been preserved.
The Rajaraja Chola Art Gallery inside the palace gives us a glimpse of sera bronze and stone statues of 9th century. You can take a half day city tour to visit the important landmarks.