The Manora fort is situated 65-km away from Thanjavur. The fort was built byRajah Serfoji in 1814 to commemorate the victory of the British over Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo. It is an 8-storied tower, which is 300-meter high from where one can have a panoramic view of the palm-fringed Bay of Bengal. The fort derives its name "Manora" from the word "Minaret", which means a small minar.
Air: The nearest airport
Tiruchirappalli, which is
connected by various airline services. Some airline services also connect
Rail: The nearest railway station is Thanjavur, which is directly connected by rail to Tiruchirappalli, Madurai and Chennai.
Road: Tourists can access Manora by road from Thanjavur, which is just 65-km away. Regular government bus services are available from Thanjavur. Private taxis and buses are also available from Thanjavur.
Accommodation is available at the economy and small budgeted hotels, lodges and cottages in Thanjavur.