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Witnessing the rise and fall of several empires, the ancient city of Thanjavur now stands as a testimony to the glorious past of Tamil Nadu as well as India. Within this 10 hours tour of Thanjavur, you will witness and discover its cultural and traditional heritage.

At around 9am, be picked up from Thanjavur, get welcomed by the tour guide and head towards the Palace Complex. Experience the royalty of this opulent palace which is now the official residence of the Bhonsle family. One of the major landmarks of Thanjavur, this palace has been ruled by different emperors at different times.

Post the palace visit, head towards the South Zone Cultural Centre. Established by the Indian Government, it is one of the regional cultural centres that are involved in promoting and preserving the cultural heritage of the country. The KalyanmahalChatram will be the next landmark in the list. Built by the great Maratha ruler, Sarfoji II, this chhatrams used to be the resthouse for the pilgrims during the olden days.

Tamil University, Rajagopalasami Canon and the Handicraft Society will be visited towards the end of the tour. In the university, you can witness an antique and rare collection of musical instruments and coins belonging to different era. On the other hand, the Rajagopalasami Canon is the fourth largest canon in the world that can fire a ball of around 1,000kg and weighs 22tons. Finally, with a visit to the Handicraft society, witness the art and culture of Thanjavur and rediscover some of the forgotten forms of handicrafts and conclude the tour with pleasant and everlasting memories.

Duration: This tour would be completed within 10 hours


Other Inclusions

  • Transportation in A/C vehicles
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  • Fees: Toll, Parking, Guide and Driver
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  • Entry fees and tickets wherever applicable
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  • Tips for the Craftsmen
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  • Lunch


  • As the walk takes you through the heritage and cultural landmarks of Thanjavur, it is advisable to dress comfortably and conservatively.
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  • Please ensure that your shoulders and legs are covered and that you do not hurt the sentiments of the locals.

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