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Formerly known as Tanjore, Thanjavur is located in Tamil Nadu and is considered to be an important centre for art, architecture and religion in Southern India. It is also known as the ‘Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu’ and can be found in the Cauvery Delta.
Best Time to Visit
The best months to visit Thanjavur are November, December and January which experience the winter season. The average temperature during these months remains around 24 degrees Celsius. The summers are quite hot and humid and best avoided.
Places to Visit
The Tanjore Paintings in Thanjavur are quite famous not only in India but around the world as well. This is a classical South Indian painting style which is not found anywhere else. These paintings make use of vivid and flat colours with very simplified compositions of icons and gold foils which are overlaid on it. Being an important pilgrim centre, Thanjavur is also a popular tourist destination in the state. You must visit the South Zone Culture Centre here which is established by the Indian Government to promote and preserve Indian heritage. The Brihadeeswarar Temple and Gangaikonda Cholesvarar Temple are extremely famous and visited by devotees from all over the nation. The Thanjavur Maratha Palace is a beautiful one which is worth visiting during your trip to Thanjuvar. The Saraswathi Mahal Library and Rajaraja Chola Art Gallery are both located inside the palace.Tourists travelling with children must visit the Sivaganga Park which has a huge collection of birds, animals and plants. Do take a look at the historic monument named Schwartz Church which is near to some popular Thanjavur hotels.
OYO Rooms – hotels in Thanjavur
Oyo Rooms are fast becoming the first choice for travellers who visit different cities be it for official purposes or leisure. Being available at extremely affordable rates, these rooms and cheap hotels in Thanjavur are also centrally located and allow people to get around the city quite easily.Religious people and tourists must book an OYO Rooms in 1st Street, VOC Nagar and Pdukottai Road as some of the holy places such as Brihadeeswara Temple and Vasisteshwaran Temple are in close vicinity. All these hotels offer complimentary breakfast, parking and laundry services. Tourists can reach famous tourist spots such as Thanjuvar Palace, Saraswathi Mahal Library and Sivaganga Park in a short time as these are all very nearby. Moreover, you must indulge in some lip-smacking local cuisine which is easily available in the nearby eateries and restaurants from this budget hotel in Thanjavur.The Thirukarugavur Temple is located on the outskirts of the town but can be easily reached with the help of local transport. The OYO Rooms and hotels in Thanjavur on Srinivasampillai Road are right next to the Thanjuvar Railway Station and ideal for business travellers who need to get in and out of the city rapidly. Avail complimentary breakfast and parking facility here. The nearest airport to this city is the Tiruchirapalli International Airport which is around 60 kilometres away from the main city area. The OYO Rooms near the New Bus Stand are also ideal for business travellers allowing them to get around the city easily while also being in close vicinity to the Railway Station. Parking facility, laundry services and complimentary breakfast is offered to all the guests here. Thanjuvar is visited by several tourists annually simply for its beautiful temples and the amazingly rich culture that it boasts of. So book your OYO Rooms and hotel in Thanjuvar today and have a great trip ahead!