Madurai and Tanjore are located at a distance of 0Kms from each other. Tanjore can be reached in about .Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Madurai and Tanjore. Parveen Travels is a major operator along this route. The first bus starts from and you can catch buses till . Minimum fare for bus travel along this route is Rs.0, and the maximum fare is close to Rs.0.
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Madurai, also known as the temple city, is located on the banks of River Vaigai. Famous for the magnificent ornate temple, Madurai is also known as ‘thoonganagaram’ or the city that never sleeps. Meenakshi Amman Temple, the landmark temple of Madurai, is dedicated to Parvati and Lord Shiva. Some of the other places with religious importance are Koodal Azhagar Koil, Alagarkovil, Lord Subramanya Temple, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Thiruparankundram, Kazimar Big Mosque, Hazrat Sultan Sikandhar Badushah Dargah and Noopura Gangai. Trek enthusiasts can trek through the Azhagar forest to the highest point in the area called Phalaianaiparai which commands extensive views of the Silambar, Periyaruvi and Bison valley. The national monument Thirumalai Nayak Palace, constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style by Thirumalai Nayakar in 1636 CE, is an example of architectural grandeur. Gandhi Memorial Museum, Eco Park, Rajaji Children Park, and MGR Race Course Stadium are the other attractions in Madurai city.
Thanjavur, also known as Tanjore, is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is one of the olden cities of India. It has a rich cultural history that can be traced back to the Sangam period. The town of Thanjavur was founded by Mutharayar king Swaran Maran. However, the peak of fame was achieved during the rule of the Cholas, who made Thanjavur their capital. After the Chola era, Thanjavur was ruled by several dynasties like Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Thanjavur Nayaks and finally, the British. It became a part of Tamil Nadu after India’s independence. Thanjavur is well-connected with all the important cities of Tamil Nadu and the nearby states. There are regular bus services to the important cities like Chennai, Erode, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Vellore and Dindigul in Tamil Nadu. Important cities of the south, like Bangalore, Ernakulam, Nagercoil, Tirupathi and Thiruvananthapuram also enjoy good connectivity with Tanjavur.