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Thanjavur Holiday Packages

Thanjavur, also known as Tanjore, offers a captivating experience of India’s rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels. Located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur is renowned for its ancient temples, traditional art forms, and delectable cuisine.
This enchanting city promises an unforgettable journey, steeped in history, art, and the warmth of South Indian hospitality. Continue reading to plan your Thanjavur tour package itinerary for an enriching journey to this historic city.

Places To Visit In Thanjavur

1. Brihadeeswara Temple

What’s special: Religious site

Nearby attractions: Thanjavur Palace, Kumbakonam, Thirukandiyur, Thiruvaiyaru, Velankanni, Nagore

Transportation options: Auto-rickshaw, rickshaw, bus

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most iconic landmark of Thanjavur, this 11th-century temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Its towering vimana (tower) and intricate carvings make it a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture.

2. Thanjavur Royal Palace

What’s special: Historical site

Nearby attractions: Kumbakonam, Brihadeeswara Temple, Thirukandiyur, Thiruvaiyaru, Velankanni, Nagore

Transportation options: Auto-rickshaw, rickshaw, bus

Adjacent to the Brihadeeswara Temple, this palace complex was the residence of the Maratha rulers. It houses the Royal Museum, displaying a diverse collection of ancient artefacts, weapons, and art.

3. Gangaikonda Cholapuram

What’s special: Historical site

Nearby attractions: Kumbakonam, Thanjavur Royal Palace, Brihadeeswara Temple, Thirukandiyur, Thiruvaiyaru, Velankanni, Nagore

Transportation options: Auto-rickshaw, rickshaw, bus

Located about 35 kilometres from Thanjavur, this historical town is home to the Gangaikonda Choleswarar Temple, built by King Rajendra I to commemorate his victory over the Ganges. The temple boasts impressive architecture and sculptures.

4. Schwartz Church

What’s special: Religious site

Nearby attractions: Kumbakonam, Thanjavur Royal Palace, Brihadeeswara Temple, Thirukandiyur, Thiruvaiyaru, Velankanni, Nagore

Transportation options: Auto-rickshaw, rickshaw, bus

Also known as The New Jerusalem Church, it is a significant Christian landmark in Thanjavur. The church showcases a blend of European and Dravidian architectural elements.

5. Thanjavur Maratha Palace

What’s special: Historical site

Nearby attractions: Kumbakonam, Thanjavur Royal Palace, Brihadeeswara Temple, Thirukandiyur, Thiruvaiyaru, Velankanni, Nagore

Transportation options: Auto-rickshaw, rickshaw, bus

Constructed during the 17th century by the Thanjavur Nayak and Maratha rulers, this palace is an amalgamation of various architectural styles. The Durbar Hall and the Sarjah Mahal are prominent attractions here.

Best Time To Visit

Thanjavur experiences different seasons throughout the year, each offering a unique charm to visitors. Here’s a season-wise bifurcation to help you plan your visit:

Winter (November to February)

Winter is the most pleasant time to visit Thanjavur. The weather is cool and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C. This season allows you to explore historical sites and temples without the scorching heat of summer. It’s an ideal time to witness the grandeur of the Brihadeeswara Temple and indulge in outdoor activities.

Spring (March to May)

Spring in Thanjavur can get hot, with temperatures soaring up to 38°C. While it may not be the most comfortable time for sightseeing, this season has its own charm. The evenings are relatively cooler, and you can witness the local festivals and cultural events that often take place during this time, offering a glimpse into the region’s vibrant traditions.

Monsoon (June to September)

The monsoon season brings moderate to heavy rainfall to Thanjavur. While the lush greenery and the pleasant weather can be appealing, the heavy downpours might hinder outdoor activities. However, this season can be a great time for travellers who enjoy the beauty of nature and wish to witness the temples adorned with a fresh glow after the rain.

Autumn (October and early November)

Autumn marks the end of the monsoon season, and the weather begins to cool down again. It’s a good time to visit Thanjavur as the landscapes are rejuvenated by the recent rains. The festive season also starts during this time, with various cultural events and celebrations, providing a unique opportunity to experience the local culture and traditions.

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FAQs for Thanjavur

How many days are enough for Thanjavur tourism packages?

Ideally, 1-2 days are ideal for the Thanjavur exploration. Also known as the Big Temple, it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India and is considered to be one of the best specimens of South Indian temple architecture.

How do I plan a trip to Thanjavur?

You can set your itinerary according to your preferences. The following are the must-visit places in Thanjavur: Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur Maratha Palace, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Saraswathi Mahal Library, Sri Dharbaranyeswara Swamy Temple, Arulmigu Abathsahayeswarar Temple, etc.

Which month is the best for Thanjavur?

The best season to visit Thanjavur is during the winter season, giving a preference to the onset of summer. The temperature remains pleasant during this time and is apt for sightseeing. The prime months to plan visits are October, November, December, January, February, and March.

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How To Reach Thanjavur?

By Air

The nearest airport to Thanjavur is Tiruchirappalli International Airport (TRZ), approximately 60 kilometres away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Thanjavur, enjoying glimpses of the Tamil Nadu countryside on your way.

By Train

Thanjavur has its own railway station, well-connected to major cities like Chennai, Madurai, and Trichy. Trains like the “Cholan Express” and “Rockfort Express” provide a comfortable journey with scenic views of the rural landscape.

By Road

Thanjavur has a well-developed road network, and you can opt for buses or hire a taxi from nearby cities like Chennai or Madurai. The road trip offers the chance to explore quaint villages and lush paddy fields in Tamil Nadu.