Air : The nearest airport
from Thajavur is situated about 65 kms east of
Tiruchi. It serves planes from the Middle East,
Colombo, Chennai and Madurai. The next closest
airport is at Madurai about 200 Kms away.
Another airport is Chennai airport about 350 kms
away from Thanjavur.
Rail : There is a railway
junction in Thanjavur. It is well connected with
Tiruchi, Chennai and Nagore.
Road : Thanjavur is well
connected with all the major towns in TamilNadu.
It is also connected with Kochi, Ernakulam,
Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Bangalore in
22,16,138 (Census 2001)
1008.8 mm (Annual)
Max : 36°C Min : 22.8°C
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334 Km from Chennai
Thanjavur, also known by its anglicised name
Tanjore, is a city and a municipality in
Thanjavur district. Located about 10 km south of
the Kaveri River, Thanjavur is the headquarters
of Thanjavur District.
Thanjavur derives its name from Tanjan - an
asura (demon) who according to local legend,
caused devastation and was killed by Sri
Anandavalli Amman and Sri Neelamegapperumal.
Tanjan’s last request, that the city might be
named after him, was granted. Thanjavur has the
reputation of being the “Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu”.
The Thanjavur area has a rich historical
heritage and is a prism of ancient as well as
the modern south Indian civilizations. The city
was once the stronghold of the historic Cholas
and at one time was also the capital of the
Cholas, Mutharayars and Marathas when they were
at the peak of their power. Since then,
Thanjavur has been one of the chief political,
cultural and religious centres of South India.
Perumbidugu Mutharaiyar ruled this kingdom with
Uraiyur as the capital. Later it was ruled by
the Nayaks of Vijayanagara and the Maratharajas.