Thanjavur is called the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu .This region was formerly called Tanjore. It is believed that the name of the place is derived from a legendary demon in Hindu mythology. Thanjavur district is famous for its art and architecture. Thanjavur is known for being a rich agricultural region.
Budget Hotels in Tanjore
There are good budget hotels in Thanjavur . Some of them are Oriental Towers Hotel, (Tariff – Rs1800), PL.A.Residency ( (Tariff – Rs1,300), Hotel Karthick (Tariff – Rs700) and Hotel Ganesh (Tariff – Rs.550).
The official language of Thanjavur is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Tanjore
Some famous festivals and events of Madurai include the Natyanjali Dance Festival (Febuary - March), Aadi and the Carnatic Classical Musical Festival (January ).
Places to See in Tanjore
There are several places of tourist attraction in Thanjavur. Some of the places include Brihadishwara Templel (40 kms from Railway station), Thanjavur Royal Palace (3km from bus stand), Naganathaswamy Temple (102 kms from Thanjavur), Nandi Bull (6 kms away from bus stand) and Thanjavur Art Gallery (1km from bus stand).
How to Get There
The only nearest airport is the Tiruchirappalli International Airport. There are many direct flights from Chennai to Thanjavur.
Thanjavur is well connected to major cities of India. The Broad gauge railway lines from this region are connected to 20 major stations. There are regular trains to Bangalore, Ernakulam, Chennai, Mysore, Tirupur, Thrissur, Coimbatore, , Palakkad, Erode, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Salem, Dharmapuri Madurai, Rameswaram, Tiruchendur, Vishakapatnam and Karaikal
This region is well connected by road, rail and Air. A new bus terminus is situated outside the city limits. There is also a domestic public transport system operating for local passengers. There are several government and private buses in the area. There are regular bus services plying to Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Karaikal, Pudukkottai, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Kumbakonam, Pattukkottai, Bangalore, Ernakulam, Marthandam, Nagercoil, Tirupathi, Thiruvananthapuram, Ooty and Mysore. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Parveen Travels Pvt Ltd, Tamilnadu Transport and Meera Bus Service. TicketGoose.com offers online bus booking in India to travellers visiting more than 4,000 destinations.
A town in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu,Pattukkottai is a part of the fertile Cauvery delta region. While a chiefly agricultural region, the town thrives mostly on fishing. Well-connected by road, the town is about 48kms from Thanjavur and the Bay of Bengal is just 12kms aways from this town. The town is well-known for its ancient sculptures and temples. The famous Manora Fort is located just 15kms from the centre of this town.
Budget Hotels in Pattukottai
There are many hotels in Pattukottai. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Abis Inn Apartment Hotel, Hotel Vanmathi Lodge and Lakshmi Lodge that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Events in Pattukottai
Annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The annual Car Festival held during the Tamil month Panguniat the Nadi Amman Temple is popular in the region.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Pattukottai
ArulmiguThurgai Amman Temple (13kms), Manora Global Village and Fort (15kms) are some of the famous places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli
Pattukottai has its own railway station
Pattukottai bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Sri Renganathan Travels, Mariya Travels, Srm Transports, Parveen Travels and Anbu Travels run regular buses to and from the town. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.