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Thanjavur Travel Guide

Thanjavur is a metropolis of Chola rulers and it earned popularity during the Chola period between 11th and 14th centuries. Thanjavur is differently known as Tanjore and harmonizing to a local fable, Thanjavur deduces its name from Tanjan, a Hindu deity ruler, who was killed by Lord Vishnu and Sri Anandavalli Amman for annihilating the neighborhood and was allowed his last quest that the destination be named after him.

The Cholas kings were subservient in building this city a focus for discovering and culture. The destination is well renowned worldwide for antiquate as well as dainty handicrafts. Thanjavur is also renowned as the Rice Bowl of South India as it rests in the fertile Cauvery delta part and rice is the main cultivation crop here. Thanjavur is also famous for its handloom silk sarees, cotton sarees and the most far-famed of the items is the Tanjore paintings and handicrafts which are in great need all over the world.

As Thanjavur is an inshore district, fishing is also a major adventurous water activity of many people here and the destination accounts for five percent of the total catches in the state of Tamil Nadu. Tanjore is also the dwelling of performing arts as well as Carnatic music and musical instruments prepared from jack-wood. Tanjore is also famous as the city of temples as it has numerous renowned temples in and around the city including the NavThanjavurha temples.

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