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Manora Fort, Thanjavur in Thanjavur

Summer:25 to 40° C (Very Hot)

Winter: 20 to 30° C (Chilled)

Monsoon: June to September

Best time to visit:  October to March

Opening Time: :00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open all year round

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Located about 65 km. away from Thanjavur, Manora Fort is an 8 storied hexagonal tower that is visited by many tourists each year. Constructed by the Maratha ruler, the magnificent fort has a height of about 23 meters.
Believed to be storing the hidden treasure inside the maze, Manora Fort was once the trading spot for Sri Lankan and Indian traders. Famous for its ancient architecture and unadulterated beauty, the fort has an underground way that goes to the main temple of Thanjavur.
Describing the beautiful history of India, this fort gets its name from the word “minaret.” Overlooking the beauty of Bay of Bengal, Manora Fort presents a spectacular view of shoreline even from the second floor of the fort. The fort appears like a pagoda, with curved windows and roundstairway.
Other nearby famous places includesKumbakonam, Velankani, Manora and Thirubuvanam etc.


Road: The city has excellent roads. Buses and taxis are available to reach Manora Fort from nearby cities like Trichy and Madurai.State transport buses are affordable and convenient alternative.

Railway: Thanjavur Railway Station (located about 68 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach Manora Fort. Regular trains from Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi are available. Visitors can take a bus from the station to the fort.

Airway: Tiruchirapalli International Airport (located about 111 km.) is the nearest airport to reach Manora Fort. Visitors can book prepaid taxi or take a bus from the airport to reach this majestic fort conveniently.