Saraswathi Mahal Library - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Saraswathi Mahal Library

Saraswathi Mahal Library or Tanjore Maharaja Serfoji's Saraswathi Mahal Library is located in Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the oldest libraries in Asia, and has on display a rare collection of Palm leaf manuscripts and paper written in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, English and a few other languages indigenous to India.

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Attractions Near Saraswathi Mahal Library

Maratha Palace

Maratha Palace

0.09km from Saraswathi Mahal Library

The Thanjavur Maratha Palace Complex, known locally as Aranmanai, is the official residence of the Bhonsle family who ruled over the Tanjore region from 1674 to 1855.

Brihadeeswara Temple

Brihadeeswara Temple

1.12km from Saraswathi Mahal Library

It is a peerless piece of architecture and represents the culture during Chola Dynasty in India. Moreover, it is a significant Hindu Temple built in ancient times.

Elakurichi shrine

Elakurichi shrine

18.11km from Saraswathi Mahal Library

Called as Adaikalamatha shrine. This is a catholic pilgrimage center dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary

Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary

23.49km from Saraswathi Mahal Library

This is a 4537 sq km protected area in the Ariyalur district. The sanctuary is in 25 km. This is home for so many migratory birds and it has a large irrigation tank.

Shri Airavatesvara Temple

Shri Airavatesvara Temple

29.66km from Saraswathi Mahal Library

This is a Hindu temple of Dravidian architecture and also this is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Kumbakonam Temples

Kumbakonam Temples

32.4km from Saraswathi Mahal Library

Kumbhakonam is one of the ancient temple towns of Tamilnadu, flanked by the two rivers Cauvery and Arasalar. The grandeur of Tamil Nadu can be seen in the marvelous architectures and temples here. Many of the religious sites in Kumbakonam are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. There are around 188 sites in Kumbakonam.

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Thanjavur

Thanjavur

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Major rice producing district of Tamil Nadu Hence it is also named as Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu. Because the strong fertile region lies in the Kaveri river delta.

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