Thanjavur District

Thanjavur District

The Rice Bowl of Tamilnadu
Thanjavur city is the headquarters of Thanjavur District in Tamilnadu.  This district is located on the bank of river Kaveri. This district is famously known as “The Rice Bowl of Tamilnadu” in Tamilnadu. The District is famous for bronze icons, Art Plates, Tanjore Paintings, Pith-work, Ornamental Fans, Mats, Handloom Silks and Cotton Sarees.

Thanjavur History
The name "Thanjavur" came to this city, after Sri Anandavalli Amman Killed demon “Tanjan”.  For Long period, this district was under the control of Cholas.  After Cholas, it was ruled by Mutharayars, Marathas and Vijayanagara Nayaks.

Thanjavur Details

  • Total Area :  3,396.57
  • Total Population :  22, 16138
  • Rainfall    :     1008.8 mm
  • Climate Condition   :  Max.37.48*c and Min.20.82*c
  • STD Code    :   04362
  • Pin Code    :    613 ***
  • Railway Station : Thanjavur Junction, Gandhiji Road, Thanjavur
  • Bus Stand :  Thanjavur New Bus Stand (3kms from City)
  • Airport : Nearest Airport – Trichy (65 kms)

Places of Interest
Famous Tourist and Important Places, you can find around Thanjavur are

  • Thanjavur Big Temple – Brihadisvarar Temple
  • Kailasanatha Swamy Temple
  • Royal Museum
  • Puliyur Vyagrapureeswarar Temple
  • Punnainallur Mariamman Temple
  • Poondi Matha Kovil
  • Rajarajan Manimandapam
  • Sarabeshwarar Temple
  • Schwartz Church
  • Sivaganga Garden
  • Thanjavur Royal Palace
  • Thalaiyatti Bommai
  • Tamil University
  • Thiruvaiyaru
  • Tiruvalanchuzhil Temple
  • Garbharakshambigai Temple
  • Ramasamy Temple
  • Vasishteswaraswamy Temple – Thittai

Kumbakonam
Kumbakonam city is located 40km from Thanjavur and headquarters of Kumbakonam Taluk. This city is popularly known as "Temple Town".

  • Airavatesvara Temple – Darasuram
  • Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
  • Chakkarapani Temple
  • Nageswaran Temple
  • Somessar Temple
  • Sri Agneeswara Swami Temple – Kanjanoor
  • Sarangapani Temple
  • Sooriyanar Kovil
  • Swamimalai
  • Thirumanjeri Temple
  • Sri Bodhendra Saraswati Swamigal (Athistanam)
  • Sri Uthvaganatha Swami Temple, Thirumanjeri
  • Thirubuvanam Temple
  • Uppiliappan Koil
  • Degree Coffee
  • Swamimalai Bronze Casting
  • Mahamaham Festival

Pattukkottai
This town is located 8 km from Thanjavur.

  • Eminent Personalities
  • Manora Tower (Fort)
  • Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram Mani Mandapam
  • Nadiyamman Kovil