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What are the best things to do on weekends in Thanjavur?

We are including off-beat locations in Tanjore. You can do the following in a sequential manner.

  1. Start off the morning visiting Hotel Coffee Palace (near Kaasu kadai street) as early as 6:30 am for a hot coffee and breakfast. Don't go to the one near the bus stand
  2. Head to the Palace - v…

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America to return a treasure trove of 200 artefacts stolen from India

Bahubali StatueManikkavasagar Chola Bronze11th Century Ganesh StatueUnidentified Lady statue

Nearly 15 American museums will begin returning stolen artefacts to India in response to a major federal investigation which began in 2012. It all started wi…

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Big temple chariot festival 2016 held on 18 Apr

Ther Thiruvizha (Chariotfestival) in Thanjavur Brihadeeshwara Temple on the occasion of the Chithirai beginning. Few snaps to summarize the festival

Image courtesy: Shanmuganathan Thanjai and Sastha Prakash

And this happened exactly on the ‪World Herit…

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In and Around Tanjore - Best Places to Visit


Thanjavur, formerly Tanjore, is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is an important center 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 foremost…

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Mahamaham 2016 - Kumbh Mela of the south



Mahamaham is a Hindu festival celebrated every 12 years in the Mahamaham tank located in the South Indian town of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. Hindus consider taking a holy dip at the Mahamaham tank on the day of Mahamaham as sacred. The last Mahamaham was celebrated on February 22, 20…

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169th Thyagarajar Aradhana Festival at Thiruvayyaru in Tanjore


Chola Impressions pays tribute to ‪Thyagarajar‬, one of the greatest Carnatic music composers of all time!

Today the 169th Thyagaraja Aradhana music Festival was celebrated in Thiruvayyaru in Tanjore district. Today was the day during which the famous Pancha R…

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