Kanniyakumari – Kanniyakumari at the convergence of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, is dedicated to Kanya Devi. Don’t miss the Kumari Amman temple, the 133 ft-tall Thiruvalluvar Statue, Gandhi Memorial, the Vivekananda Memorial and the beach. Several exciting outings are also possible.
Madurai – Madurai is synonymous with the famous Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a vibrant cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. Madurai was an influential cultural and commercial center even as early as 550 AD. It was the capital city of the exceptional Pandya kings. Madurai is famous for Jasmine Flowers.
Trichy – Situated 55 Km from Thanjavur at the crest of the Cauvery delta is this ancient town of Tiruchirappalli often referred to as Trichy or Tiruchy. Trichy’s landmark masterpiece is the Rock Fort from where the wars of the Carnatic were waged in the 18th century during the British-French struggle for mastery in India.
Rameswaram – Located on an island in the Gulf of Mannar, this site is also called the Varanasi of the South. Here, Lord Rama offered thanks to Shiva. The Ramanathaswamy temple here is an authentic place of Hindu worship. Rameswaram is well known for its temple corridor, the longest of its kind, the bathing ghat, Ganthamathana Parvatham, and the Kothandaramar temple.
Chidambaram – Chidambaram is a small industrial conurbation well-known for its historical shrines and great architectural inheritance. Tall and towering monuments mark the backdrop of this city which is considered to be one of the holiest cities in the state of Tamil Nadu. Chidambaram is believed to be the place of the outset of the sculpture and bronze picture depiction of Lord Shiva as the celestial dancer.
Vellore – Vellore is known for being the transit hub for travellers. Popularly acknowledged as the Fort City of Tamil Nadu, Vellore has an illustrious past with a harmonious amalgamation of rich culture and heritage and an eternal legacy of the early Dravidian civilization.
Kanchipuram – A Town of Thousand Temples, Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities and rated as the second holiest place in India. It was successively the capital of the Pallavas, the Cholas and the Rayas of Vijayanagar. The city was also the place of learning Shree Sankaracharya, Appar, and Siruthonder. Kanchipuram is also known for its prolific handloom industry. The silk weavers settled here 400 years ago, and today it is known to be the producer of best silk sarees in the world.
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