Sandwiched between the huge brihadeeswara temple and the Schwartz church is this cute park known as the Sivaganga gardens. It was a place initially built by the Chola King Vesappa Nayakkar. It is said that the Chola kings believed that the water of the Ganges from Shiva’s head in the Brihadeeswara temole will fall and flow till this place. It was later designated to a garden in the 19th century by the local municipalities.
This place is a must visit, especially with kids. There is lot to enjoy and have fun here. There is a swimming pool, boating facilities, a cute little toy train, a garden with pretty flowering plants and even ornamental plants. There is also a cute little zoo with a few birds and animals also and guess what? There is also an amusement park with swings and even a cable car here. There is a huge tank built inside the park which is said to have been giving water to the Thanjavur Palace from several years. The water of this tank has a unique sweetness in it.
You can take a walk through the park or cool yourself with the water sports or even sit and relax on the grass. The area in which the garden is situated is very crowded and not well ventilated but restoration works are on the go and very soon the park will become even more beautiful.
This place is the perfect weekend destination with your family and loved one. Enjoy yourself in this garden cum zoo cum water-park cum children’s park all in one.
Shiva Ganga Garden Travel Tips
- Pets are strictly prohibited inside the garden.
- Do NOT throw food packets or bottles inside the park.
- The garden is very well maintained so do NOT touch the plants here.
- Take proper information about the parking facilities as it can be a problem, given the location of the park.
How to Reach Shiva Ganga Garden
- Nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli
- Nearest railway junction is Thanjavur
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54.14% of people who visit Thanjavur include Shiva Ganga Garden in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
94.12% of people start their Shiva Ganga Garden visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Shiva Ganga Garden
90.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shiva Ganga Garden