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Thanjavur

Thanjavur at a distance of 340 kms from Chennai is an important centre of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The city is an important agricultural centre located in the Cauvery Delta and is known as the "Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu". Thanjavur is also known for its handloom silk sarees, cotton sarees and the most famous of the items is the Tanjore paintings which are in great demand all over the world. Tanjore is also known as the city of temples as it has many famous temples in and around the city including the Navagraha temples.

Day 01: Chennai – Thanjavur

Morning pick-up from advised location/Airport in Chennai & drive to Thanjavur. On arrival check into the hotel. Evening free for leisure or relaxation. Overnight stay.

Day 02: Thanjavur

Morning at leisure. After breakfast sightseeing tour of Thanjavur, visit Brihadeeswarar Temple. Brihadeeswarar Temple (World Heritage Site), built in 10th century is the grandest architectural achievement of the Chola era. After lunch proceed for an excursion to Trichy (approx 54 kms/1 hr). Visit Rock Fort temple, which is a prominent landmark of the city. Later tour of Srirangam Island. Return to Thanjavur in the evening for an overnight stay.

Day 03: Thanjavur – Chennai

Morning at leisure. After breakfast free time for relaxation. Afternoon drive back to Chennai. On arrival in Chennai transfer to advised location or Airport.

End of the services.

Tamil Nadu was ruled by three major dynasties-the Cholas in the east, the Pandyas in the central area and Cheras in the west. This was during the Sangam Age-the classical period of Tamil literature-that continued for some 300 years after the birth of Christ. The Pallava dynasty was influential particularly in the 7th and 8th centuries, testimonies to which are the monuments at Mamallapuram. In the 13th century, with threats of Muslim invasions from the north, the southern Hindu dynasties combined and the empire of Vijayanagar, which covered all of South India, was firmly established. However, by the 17th century, due to the disintegration of the Vijayanagar Empire, various small rulers like the Nayaks ruled southern India.

By the middle of the 18th century, there were frequent conflicts between the British, French, Danes, and Dutch due to their interest in these areas. The British were finally victorious, while small pockets like Pondicherry and Karaikal remained under French control. Under the British rule, most of south India was integrated into the region called the Madras Presidency. In 1956, the Madras Presidency was disbanded and Tamil Nadu was established. 

Area: 1,30,058 sq. km 
Population: 62, 110, 139 
Religion: Hinduism (88.67%), Islam (5.46%), Others (5.87%) 
Annual Rainfall: 1,133.8 mm 
Temperature :Maximum 45.2°C ,Minimum 1.0°C 
Capital: Chennai 
Languages: Tamil, English 
Literacy rate: 73.47% 
Best Time To Visit: October to March

Travel Info:

By Air:
 The Anna International Airport, 16 km south of Chennai, has flights to/from Sri Lanka, Dubai, Germany, Jakarta, Malaysia, England, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. Most major Indian cities are also connected to Chennai by regular domestic flights. 

By Rail: The railway station at Chennai has connecting trains to/from all major cities in India. The reservation office is on the first floor of the reservation complex next to the railway station.

By Road: The bus terminals in Chennai are on either side of Prakasham Road in George Town, near the High Court Building.

Situated on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is the center of culture and learning. It is the land of rich culture and heritage, having some of the most charming beaches and many attractive pilgrimages. The city is full of the appealing weekend getaways. Some of the best weekend getaways from Chennai are Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Yercuad, etc If you are tired of your prosaic routine and looking for a change this weekend, then opt for tempting and affordable Chennai Weekend Holiday packages. Availing one of these packages will certainly make you come across the prime appeals of the places which are worth paying a visit.

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