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#10 of 141 Places To Visit in Thanjavur
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Pattukottai, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
timings
All days of the week
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

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Nearest airport to Thanjavur is the Civil Airport, which is in Tiruchirappalli. The airport is at a distance of approximately 48 km from the city centre. Public transport is easily available for the commute. Also, Pondicherry Airport is at a distance of 138 km from this destination. Travelling to Thanjavur by train is cheap, safe and enjoyable. Many trains ply to the Thanjavur Junction on a daily basis. Air-conditioned buses are also available for the commute. Manora Fort is located at a distance of approximately 68 km from Thanjavur Junction. Cabs and buses are available for the commute.

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about manora fort

The stories enveloping the Manora fort, about 65 km from Thanjavur will definitely stir your curiosity. This 8 storey tower was built by Maratha Ruler, Serfoji II and some say that he had hidden treasures in the tower’s maze. The 23 metres tall tower stands alongside a beautiful view of the Bay of Bengal and it is believed that this is where the traders from Sri Lanka and India met. The violent Tsunami waves may have damaged the tower but the legend of the tale of the secret underground passage linking this tower to the Brihadeeswarar Temple still stands strong and attracts a lot of tourists.

For security reasons you will be allowed only up to the second floor of the structure.

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