South Zone Cultural Centre in Thanjavur in Tamilnadu state is one of many regional cultural centres established by Indian Government to preserve and promote traditional cultural heritage of India.
The South Cultural Zone is one of seven Cultural Zones of India defined and provided with administrative infrastructure by the Government of India.
The South Zone Cultural Centre was established to bring the indigenous cultures of the zone closer to the masses, especially to the rural populace and to the under privileged, and make them understand, experience, educated and enjoy this cultural variety of our country. This will not only help the country to keep alive the cultural values and traditions but will also keep it emotionally integrated.
Much of our cultural development after independence has been limited to a few who have appreciated it, the knowledgeable. It has not been permeated down to the rest of our society. Dance, Drama, Music and Art must all integrate to make a total concept of every aspect of our culture through Zonal Cultural Centres. The programmes are organized in line with this vision and with the intention to perform the centrifugal role of disseminating culture outwards.
It is located at the heart of the City and located very near to the world famous Brihadeeswarar Temple. Autos and Buses are available to reach this place from Bus Stands & Railway Stations.
The nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli airport.
Nearest Railway Station is located at Thanjavur.
South Zone Cultural Centre is 6.5 Kms (15 Minutes) from Thanjavur old bus stand, 2.9 Kms (10 Minutes) from Thanjavur New bus stand, 51.5 Kms from Trichy.