Thanjavur earlier known as Tanjore is in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is a very important centre for South Indian art, architecture and religion. Its temples here are UNSCO World Heritage Monuments. Amongst all the temples the most popular is the Brihadeeswra Temple that is located at the centre of Thanjavur. It gives shelter to painting style that is unique to the region that is Tanjore painting. It is also known as the “Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu” as it is the agricultural centre. There are rivers flowing through the city like the Vadavaaru and Vennaaru, tributaries of river Kaveri, the Grand Anaicut Canal etc.
There are many national highways that pass through Thanjavur so the bus services are very good and are frequent. The redBus services are there to connect it to the major cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Vellore, Erode, Cuddalore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Kumbakonam, Karaikal, Mannargudi, Bangalore, Karaikal, Ernakulam, Nagercoil, Tirupathi, Pattukkottai, Dindigul, Pudukkottai, Tirunelveli, Thiruvananthapuram and Ooty . The bus service is timely. The bus stand is located I the centre of the city.
If hill station is something you like then definitely Ooty is the place. The redBus services to Ooty are remarkable. There are a lot of other attractions where you can relax and enjoy your weekends like Chennai, Coimbatore, and Madurai etc. The beautiful temples are also there in Tirupathi, Karaikal. The scenic beauty will just fill your heart with magic of the nature.