Thanjavur is a fascinating cultural melting point and was once considered India’s cultural capital. Over the centuries it’s been home to the cultural, architectural and scholarly pursuits of some of India’s greatest ruling dynasties, including the Cholas, Nayaks, and the Hindu warrior caste of Maratha, who nurtured art. You can see this reflected in the city’s grand monuments, temples and libraries, and within homegrown artisan workshops. Thanjavur is also considered the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu, as its surrounding paddy fields grow much of India’s rice and crops.

Themes

  • Heritage

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Brihadeshvara Temple
  • Statue of Nandi The Bull

Places to Stay

Ideal River View Resort

Style: Resort

The Ideal River View Resort, Thanjavur, is a simple yet charming property surrounded by a stretch of paddy fields and a semi jungle landscape blessed with nature's bounty.

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Svatma

Style: Boutique

Authentic South Indian hospitality! The Svatma Boutique Hotel, located just one km from the Thanjavur’s centre and 75 mins from…

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Activities in Thanjavur

City Highlights of Thanjavur

Visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of the Brihadeshvara Temple or Bull Temple – home to India’s largest lingam; enjoy the natural splendor that surrounds the Panchanatheesvarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.

NGO Visit in Thanjavur

Visit an NGO…the SEVAI (Society for Education, Village Action and Improvement). They work with rural, slum and disadvantaged communities. SEVAI has a holistic approach for the sustainable upliftment of the poor, and have set up schools for handicapped children and self help groups for women. They mission is with a focus on peace, social justice and quality of life, working with the poorest of poor and the most vulnerable, to uplift them socially, economically and culturally.

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