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The climate in Thanjavur is pleasant and hot. However, the place looks beautiful during monsoon season (June to September) as it is a relief from hot climate. Summers here are from March to May with temperature soaring upto 40 degree Celsius. Summers are also very dry. Winters in Thanjavur are moderate with temperature varying between 20°C to 30°C. The best time to visit Thanjavur is October- March when it is not so hot and rainy. 

How To Reach

By Road:

Tamil Nadu road transport corporation buses run on the regular basis connecting Thanjavur with other major cities in the state. Thanjavur is well linked with other cities by private tourist buses as well. There are regular private bus operators also offering regular bus service to and from Thanjavur.

By Air:

Trichy international airport is the closest airpot to Thanjavur which is 58 km away from the town. Thanjavur is Chennai (345 km), the capital of Tamilnadu. Thanjavur is also connected by flight from Bangalore (390 km) via Trichy and Chennai Airports.

By Rail:

Tiruchy railway station is the nearest station at 58 kms from Thanjavur town. Thiruchi is a major stop at Trivandrum Chennai route. Also many major express trains from Delhi- Chennai halts here.  Madurai railway station is also near to Thanjavur (199 kms). Nagercoil Express runs frequently to this region. Besides other express trains like Chennai Express, Velankanni Express and Mysore Express pass through Thiruchi.


Thanjavur, also called Tanjore is an ancient town located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is widely known for its vibrant culture, heritage, art and traditions that still prevalent despite of modernism. It is also known as Rice Bowl of South because of the endless carpet of green paddy fields here. Tanjore is also known for its handloom silk sarees, cotton sarees, antiques, paintings (Tanjore paintings) and handicrafts which are in great demand all over the world.

Thanjavur or Tanjore is also the home of performing arts, Carnatic music as well as musical instruments. The region is also known as the “City of Temples” as it houses many famous temples in and around the city, the most famous being the Navagraha temples. Every year Thanjavur holds the Natyanjali Dance Festival which is a top cultural event in the country and attracting huge number of crowd from various parts of the world. It is celebrated for 5 days during Mahashivratri.


You are sure to get lost with the artistic and architectural work done in the temples and monuments here. The pillars of the huge temple structures here cast a spell at the spectators and are a perfect example of the architectural marvels of the bygone era.


Thanjavur town has got an innate rustic charm of its own. Agriculture and fishing being the main occupation here, people lead a very simple life with many interesting traditions, beliefs and lots of local festivals.


There are many attractions in this small city that attracts tourists, especially art lovers from across world. Whether you are spiritually oriented, a history lover or an art lover, Thanjavur offers you several rich experiences. The town is also well connected to other regions of the state through all modes of transports.


Thanjavur is also an excellent shopping destination for original handicrafts and the famous Thanjore paintings.  You can check out for handmade dolls, handloom works, ethnic jewellery and other things here. Besides, if you love having different food, don’t miss the sweet dishes here like the Thavala Adai, Surul Poli, Pal Payasam and Kozhakattai.