|Tanjore or Thanjavur, The rice
bowl of Tamil Nadu, Tanjavur, is a bustling country town, 55
km east of Trichy. Tanjavur rose to glory, during the later
Chola reign, between the 10th and 14th centuries, and became
a centre of learning and culture. vbcrlfvbcrlfTanjavur is well
known for its traditional handicrafts - art plates, bell metal
castings, silk carpets, pith work, bronze icons, and classical
Indian musical instruments.
Sri Brihadisvara Temple, Built by the great Chola king, Raja
Raja I in the 10th century AD, this temple is an outstanding
example of the Chola architecture.
The Palace, The Palace, adjacent to the temple is a vast
structure of fine masonry, built partly by the Nayaks around
1550 AD, and partly by the Marathas.
Art Gallery, A superb collection of bronze statues from the
9th to 12th centuries.
Access by Air:
The nearest airport for Tanjore is at Trichy which is 57 km
and Madurai which is 130 km.
Access by Rail:
Through railways Tanjore can be reached from Trichy, Madurai,
Access by Road:
Well connected to the major cities of South India.
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