Thanjavur formerly known as Tanjore is a municipality and the headquarters of the Thanjavur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Thanjavur is situated in the Cauvery delta, at a distance of around 314 km, south-west of Chennai and 56 km, east of Tiruchirappalli.
Most of Thanjavur district is a level plain watered by the river Kaveri and tributaries. The nearest seaport around the temple is Nagapattinam which is 84 kilometres (52 mi) east of Thanjavur. The nearest airport is at Tiruchirappalli.
Thanjavur temple was constructed by Raja Raja Cholan in the years 1003-1010 A.D and the type of construction is antique. Thanjavur temple area is around 29.24 square.kms.
Time to visit : The devotees can visit the Thanjavur temple throughout the year but the best time is winter as summers are very hot over here.