Tanjore or Thanjavur is a small city located in the modern-day Tamil Nadu. Once the capital of the powerful Chola dynasty which spread its wings far and wide, even beyond the borders of India, Tanjore is now a quaint town famous for its temples and other architecture from the Chola period.
Although the city never loses its sheen in any weather, some reasons can be avoided and some seasons in which the beauty of Tanjore is exemplified. We will let you know about the ideal time to visit Tanjore.
Like most of India, the summers in Tanjore are unfavorable weather conditions and if possible, should be avoided as the temperatures hover around 35 to 40 degrees Celsius in the months from March till May. The temperature reaches its mercurial heights and tourists can experience inconvenience in this Tanjore heat.
One positive thing about visiting Tanjore during summers is that as it is not peak tourist season, you can easily find cheap accommodation options during summers. Budget travelers can visit Tanjore in this season and they can explore the city during morning and evening hours when the temperature is comfortable as compared to the day time.
Winter sets in the month of December and lasts till the month of February in Tanjore. The weather is generally pleasant with temperature ranging from 20 to 29 degrees Celsius and these are the best months to visit Tanjore. Many events and festivals occur in Thanjavur during this season. One of the most important festivals in the entire Tamil Nadu, Pongal occurs during the month of January when Tamils all over the world celebrate this festival by giving offerings to the sun god.
Other important festivals like Saraswati puja, Ekadasi festival, and Utsava are the annual festival can also be enjoyed in a better manner during winters.
The monsoon season in Tanjore sets in the month of June and lasts till September. Monsoon brings joy in the region as most of the people are dependent on agriculture and the natural beauty of the place during monsoon is just magnetic.
With green paddy fields and coconut plantations forming the background, monsoon can easily be classified as one of the best seasons to visit Tanjore, unless you are not the kind of person who enjoys the wet season.