Saraswathi Mahal Library


Thanjavur Maharaj Serfoji’s Saraswathi Mahal Library is one among a few libraries in the world with texts of the medieval period. It is a treasure house of knowledge carefully fostered and nurtured by successive dynasties of Nayakkas and the Marathas of Thanjavur. It contains rare valuable collection of manuscripts, books, maps and paintings on all aspects of Art, Culture and Literature. The Encyclopedia Britannica, in its survey of the Libraries of the world, describes it as “ the most remarkable Library in India”. This Library was made a Public Library in 1918. Timings: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Closed on Wednesdays and Govt.Holidays

Photo Gallery

  • Saraswathi Mahal Library
  • Saraswathi Mahal Library Inside
  • Saraswathi Mahal Library Digital Hall

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Airport: Trichy. Thanjavur can be reached by bus or train from Trichy.

By Train

Nearest Junction: Thanjavur

By Road

Thanjavur Old Bus Stand - Saraswathi Mahal Library (0.5Km)