A wonderful tourist destination widely identified as Tanjore, Thanjavur is located in the state of Tamil Nadu and is the headquarters of Thanjavur District. Its name has been derived from ‘Tanjan’ the legendary Asura in the Hindu mythology. It is also an important pilgrim centre of the state.
Thanjavur Travel Guide is full of references to the historical temples and serene spots. Some of the famous tourist destinations of the city include Thanjavur Royal Palace, Siva Ganga Garden, Sangeetha Mahal, Nandi Bull, Airavateswara Temple, Swami Malai Temple, Vellai Puliar Temple, Grand Anicut, Thanjavur Art Gallery and Brihadeshwar temple etc.
The city is very famous for agricultural activities and is believed to be the granary of South India because of its agricultural produce. It is intensively known for its Tanjore paintings, cotton sarees and handloom silk sarees which are in demand worldwide.