Formerly known as Tanjore, Thanjavur
is a city in Tamil Nadu. It is headquarter of Thanjavur district. Thanjavur
is the second largets city central Tamil Nadu, next only to Trichy
. The Great Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are located in and around Thanjavur
. It is an important centre of South Indian religion, art and architecture. It is home to famous Tanjore paintings.
The National Highways67, 45C, 226 and 226 Extn pass through Thanjavur
. It is connected to major cities like Chennai
, Bengaluru and many more through bus service. It has a well maintained sub-urban public transport system. The city is also connected via railway to various major cities of the country. It is also a major railway junction Thanjavur
railway junction. It has a fully functional and full-fledged air force station. Thanjavur
Air Force Station became a major air base by 2012 to handle Fighter, Transport Aircraft and refuelling air craft. Thanjavur
has four Universities, the Tamil University, SASTRA University, PRIST University and Periyar Maniammai University.the Tamil University is the state run institute and it is only one of its kind for Tamil language for higher research in Tamilology and advanced study in various allied branches like linguistics, translation, lexicography, music, drama and manuscriptology. Thanjavur
Medical College is one of the oldest in Tamil Nadu. Paddy Processing Research Centre, later Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology is a hub for food processing. Thanjavur
has 15 arts science and management colleges, 20 schools and nine engineering colleges. Kalyanasundaram Higher Secondary School, established in 1891, is one of the oldest schools in the city.
The major occupation of the people is tourism and service oriented industry. Agriculture is the traditional occupation. Thanjavur
is also known as the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu. It is also an important centre for silk weaving in Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur
produces metal craft, like bronze images, bowls, etc. the nationalized banks like State Bank of India, Indian Bank, Central Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and private banks like ICICI, City Union Bank, etc. have branches in the city.
There are mostly plots in Thanjavur
. Jemi is a major real estate developer in the city. Jemi A G Nagar
and Jemi Subburaj Nagar
are the two projects are the resale properties in Thanjavur
. The size of the plots in Thanjavur
range between 1,200 sq. ft. and 2, 272 sq. ft.