Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

This article gives few information abot Tanjavur, Tourist places in Thanjavur and Education in thanjavur

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

General information about Thanjavur

Name – Thanjavur
Population of Thanjavur – 2,21,190(As per 2001 census)
Male Population of Thanjavur – 50%
Female Population of Thanjavur – 50%
Literacy rate of Thanjavur – 80%
Male literacy rate of Thanjavur – 85%
Female literacy rate of Thanjavur – 76%
Municipal Chairman of Thanjavur – Thenmozhi Jayabalan
Pincode of Thanjavur – 613001 to 613010
STD code of Thanjavur – 04362
Vehicle registration number – TN 49
Website of Thanjavur – /Thanjavur
Annual Rainfall of Thanjavur – 1008mm
Rainy season of Thanjavur - July, August, September

Thanjavur is one of the oldest and Historical cities in India.Thanjavur is the centre of delta region of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is one of the famous tourist spot in Tamil Nadu

Thanjavur is most important agricultural centre in TamilNadu. Thanjavur called as 'Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu'.

Transportation in Thanjavur

Thanjavur is well connected with other parts Tamil Nadu by Bus and Rail. Thanjavur has 2 bus stand named as Old Bus Stand and New Bus stand. Old bus stand is located in the heart of Thanjavur. New bus stand is located in outside of Thanjavur.

Thanjavur junction is one of the important junction in southern railway.

Nearest Airport is Trichy Airport.

Education in Thanjavur

Thanjavur literacy rate is higher than the national average literacy rate.
Saraswathi mahal Library is a famous library in Thanjavur and it has over 30000 books. Some of the institutions in Thanjavur are
1.Tamil University
2.Shanmuga Arts & Science, Technology and Research Acadamy
3.Periyar Maniammai University
4.Thanjavur Medical college

Tourist spots in Thanjavur

Brahadishwarar Temple

This temple is the first complete granite temple in the world. Brahadishwarar Temple is the best example for Chola's architecture. This temple was built by the Raja Raja Chola King (985 – 1012 AD). It is also called as Big Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple has 216 feet tallest tower over the shrine.

UNESCO has declared the Brahadishwarar temple is one of the world heritage Monument.


Palace is available I heart of Thanjavur . It is just 1 KM away from the Brahadishwarar Temple. The Palace is surrounded by huge fort walls. Part of the Palace was built by Nayaks and remaining part was completed by Marathas. Palace hashuge corridors, decorated rooms, spacious halls, tall towers, etc.

Art Gallery

Art Gallery has a very good collection of stone sculpture, bronze coins and art paintings. Art Gallery will be open for public 9:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 6:00pm of everyday. It will be closed on National Holidays.

Other Places in Thanjavaur
Sarawathi mahal Library, Sangeetha hall, Royal Museum and serfoji Memorial hall, Maratah Tharbar Hall, RajaRajan Mani Mandabam, Tholkappiyar Sadukkam are some place will worth to visit in Thanjavur.

Economy of Thanjavur

Occupation of common people in Thanjavur is agriculture. Thanjavur gets good amount revenue through exporting the food items. Handloom, textile, Rubber, Chemical industries also available in Thanjavur.


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