Thanjavur, popularly known as Tanjore, is situated in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. This important pilgrim center in the country, became famous in the times of the Chola rulers (between 11th and 14th century) who made it a center for culture and learning due to which the Tanjore paintings are in great demand all around the world. in and around this place, there are various temples that you can visit.
This place is also known as the Rice Bowl of South India, since it is placed in the fertile Cauvery delta region and the main cultivation here is rice. Along with this, the exquisite handicrafts as well as antiques are also well-known all around the globe. In Thanjavur, one also gets some very beautiful silk sarees and cotton sarees.
The performing arts and Carnatic of Thanjavur is also very famous. Another very amazing thing for which this place is famous for, is a musical instrument that is made from jack-wood.