Thanjavur rose to glory during the later Chola reign between the 10th and the 14th centuries and became a centre of learning and culture.  It is the headquarters of Thanjavur district, the "Rice Bowl" of Tamil Nadu.  It is also known for its exquisite handicrafts, bronzes and South India Musical Instruments.

During December the climate of Thanjavur has a maximum of 36C and a minimum of 22.8C, with moderate rainfall.  For further details plase visit

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