Floohoo Travels offer you the best Tanjore /Thanjavur Holiday Tour Packages. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests and needs. Thanjavur is an important centre of Hindu scholarship, culture, art, culture and religion popularly associated with temples from the Chola period in history. Many of the temples in the town have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Monuments with the magnificent Brihadeeswara Temple in its heart being most renowned.
Music and dance reverberated through the centuries under the patronage of many rulers such as the Nayaks of the 16th century and it is in Thanjavur that Carnatic music was codified. Many styles of Bharathanatyam, the classical temple dance form of the South also evolved in Thanjavur. Flamboyant, gold leaf paintings of the gods and similar sacred subjects, set with real gems called Tanjore or Thanjavur paintings are prized by collectors and unique to the region.
The 16th century Saraswati Mahal Library in Thanjavur is one of the oldest libraries in Asia. Built for the exclusive use of royalty by the scholarly Nayak rulers of the region, the library is a repository of a fascinating collection of manuscripts and books.