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ThanjavurThanjavur: Land of Great Living Chola Temples

Also called as Tanjore, Thanjavur Tourism is a blend of architecture, art and religion. Innumerable great living Chola temples embellish this city, adding to its architectural appeal. It was only during the Chola period when the magnificence of this city was enhanced. Later, during the time of the Nayaks and Mahrattas, the brilliance of the city did flourish. For several centuries, it has remained the centre of art for South India, permeating its ethereal and enthralling beauty. It is also fondly called as the ‘rice bowl of Tamil Nadu.’ Even Tanjore Painting, which emerged here, is known for its distinctive and unique designing. Even the musical instruments of Thanjavur are quite famous in the South Indian history.

There are several tourist attractions in Thanjavur, adding to its cultural value. The Brihadeeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. One can spot the exquisite features of Tamil architecture that were prevalent during the time of Cholas. In fact, it is known for being one of the largest temples in India and is included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. The Thanjavur Maratha Palace, also known as Aranmanai, was the residence of the ruling Bhonsle family that administered the Tanjore region. The Sarasathi Mahal Library located inside the palace, has several Indian and European manuscripts preserved. The musical festival Tyagaraja Aradhana, held annually is a major feature of Thanjavur Travel Guide. So, tourists from different parts of the world should explore the beauty of Thanjavur to know more about the blend of music, art, religion and architecture in a dynamic manner.

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