Papanasam is a city in Papanasam taluk in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. It is located 23 kms towards north from the District head quarters Thanjavur and 304 KM from the state capital Chennai towards North. The name of the town literally means "Destruction of Sins" in the Tamil language. It is surrounded by four rivers named Cauvery, Thirumalairajan, Arasalaru and KudaMurutti.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in Thanjavur. Some of them are Gnanam Hotel (Tariff-Rs.1800), Selvies Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 700) and Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 800).
The official language of Papanasam is Tamil.
Shivrathri in February-March, Navarathri in September-October, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the festivals celebrated very devotionally in the Sri Ramalingaswami temple. The St. Sebastian Church is known for the car festival during Easter.
Places to Visit
Papanasam is predominantly a religious town with temples, churches and mosques as its main tourist attractions. Some of them are Sri Ramalingaswami temple, St. Sebastian Church and the Big Mosque.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Papanasam is the Civil airport, Tiruchirappalli (70 kms).
Papanasam Railway station, Sundaraprmlkoil Railway station are the nearby railway stations to Papanasam. The Thanjavar Railway station (24 kms) is the nearest major railway station near to Papanasam.
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