Thanjavur in a glance :
Thanjavur is a city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. Here are a few places to visit in Thanjavur.
Aalangudi Temple :
This temple is believed to be the abode of the Lord Guru. According to legend, Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison Alavisham in this place and hence the name Aalangudi.
Brahadeshwara Temple :
The biggest attraction of Thanjavur – The Brahadeshwara Temple, also known as the Big Temple, was built during the reign of the Great Chola emperor, Raja Raja Chola. This temple is an architectural marvel.
Chandra Bagwan Temple :
This temple is dedicated to the Moon God. Located at a distance of 25 km from the town, this temple is largely visited pilgrims.
Shiva Ganga Garden :
This garden lies within the Vijayanagar Fort and is open to the public. This garden is very well maintained. A square tank is located in the Siva Ganga Garden built by the 16th century rulers for providing water to the Tanjore Palace, and it is still in use and is well known for its sweet tasting water.
Vijayanagar Fort :
This famous tourist spot is located at a distance of 2 km from the Brahadeeswara temple. This majestic fort was built by Nayaks and Maratha rulers during the early 1550 AD.
What to Eat in Thanjevur : Thanjevur provides a decent variety in food with a range of eateries to flatter you appetite. A typical meal consists of Rice, Sambhar(Curry), two types of vegetables, curd and a pickle. Dosas, idilis, Upma, Parota, Sambhar, Rasam, Pongal, Paysam and Kesari are the some of the delicacies that are available in plenty.