Tanjore


Tanjore - Tamilnadu

 Tanjore is the "Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu" and famous for the Brahadeeswarar Temple. The temple was constructed more than thousand years ago by the King Rajarajan, is an architect's marvel. It is a flourishing centre for bronze sculpture and painting.

Thanjavur was the royal city of the Cholas, Nayaks and the Mahrattas. Thanjavur was at height of its glory during Rajaraja Cholan. The Big Temple and the other famous temples in the district are known all over the world. Thanjavur was the cultural capital of the country in 1790. Thanjavur gained prominence during the period of Chola Kings, who made it as their capital. It is known as the Granary of the South India lying in the deltaic region of the famous river Cauvery and criss-crossed by lengthy network of irrigation canals.

Area 29.24 sq kms.
Population 200,216 (1991 census)
Altitude 59 metres
Climate Summer : Max. 36°C, Min. 32.5°C
Winter : Max. 23.5°C, Min. 22.8°C
Rainfall 111.37 mm average
Season Throughout the year
Clothing Tropical
Languages Tamil, English and Marathi

 

 


 
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