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Thanjavur Tourism
The Manora fort is situated 65 km (40 mi) away from Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. The fort was built by Maratha ruler Serfoji II in 1814-1815 to commemorate the successful advance of the British over Napoleon Bonaparte. It is an 8-storied, hexagonal tower, which is 23-meters high overlooking the Bay of Bengal. The fort derives its name Manora, from the word Minaret. [1]

In December 2004, five monuments including the fort were damaged in the Indian Ocean Tsunami.[2] It was planned in 2007 by the State Tourism Department to renovate the structure and improve its infrastructure by building several additional facilities including upgrading the children's park and building a tourist's shed.[3]
Manora Tower