The Saraswathi Mahal Library in Thanjavur district is said to be one of the oldest libraries in Asia. This library is noted for being one among a few libraries in the world with texts of the medieval period.
The State of Tamil Nadu in India is well renowned for its magnificent temples, rich culture and heritage sites. Tamil Nadu is also home to a large number of historic buildings, religious sites and heritage monuments, designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The history of Tamil and Tamil Nadu without Madurai is impossible. Located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai has been a major settlement for two millennia. This ancient city is the last remaining mega-evidence of a glorious past of the oldest Kingdom in the world.