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Thanjavur
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Thanjavur The Essential
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The Cholas established a brilliant civilisation in Southern India from the 9C-13C, choosing Thanjavur, on the east coast, as their capital. In addition to the temple of Brihadishvara, the old town has preserved a complex of palaces from the Vijayanagara period (16C-17C). Tanjore also boasts a tradition of saris made from silk and woven with gold.