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The history of
Tamizhagam goes
Poondi Matha Basilica [35 kms] : Nearest Railway Station is Boodalur /
back about 5000
Budalur. It is a Roman Catholic pilgrim centre similar to Vailankanni. Fr.
years...More...
ConstantineJosephBeschipopularlyknownasVeeramamunivarbuilttheChurch
of Mary Queen of Immaculate Conception between 1714 and 1718. This church
ChettinadHouse
was officially classified as a minor Basilica in 1999 by Pope John Paul II.
Chettinad The Land of
Accommodation is provided to the pilgrims by the Church Authorities. Contact
Beaches Heritage & Devotion It
04362280422forfurtherdetails.
Tamil Nadu is known is a place that
especially for its blue enchantsandenhances
Thirukarugavoor [20 kms] : Mullaivana Nathar and Karbarakshambiga Temple is located on the riverbed of
beaches and sunny thesoul.More...
VettaruabranchofRiverCauvery.Itis20kmsfromKumbakonamtoo.ThesaivitesaintsThirunavukkarasarand
skies. Some of south Thirugnanasambandar have sung hymns in praise of the Lord Siva here. Garbha [pregnancy] Rakshambigai
India's spectacular Festivals
[protectinggoddess]is believed to be the protector of Pregnancy and blesses women with smooth delivery of
beachesMore... Tamil Nadu is a land
babies.Hence,expectingmothersfromallcornersoftheStatevisitandpraytothegoddessforherblessings.
of many festivals.
January marks the
Patteswaram[38kms]:PatteeswaramgotitsnamefromPatti,daughter(calf)of
7DXTheatre beginning of the
sacredcowKamadhenu worshipped here. The Durga with a gracious and peaceful
The 7DX Theatre festival season in the
look, on simhavahana with her foot on the head of Mahishasura, is in standing
located near state.More...
posture here. The Goddess appears in a Tribanga stature, eight hands, with three
Mahabalipuram bus eyes. The youngest Saivite Saint Thirugnana Sambandar, one visited the
stand screens India's IshaYogaCenter
Thenupureswarartemple.Itwasaveryhotday.LordSivamadehisGanamstomake
firstandonlyhistorical Thirtythreekilometers
aMuththuPandaltoreducetheeffectofheatontheboy.HeorderedNanditomove
7DX movie, Pallava from the hustle and
aside that the saint have darshan right from where he was. It is a twin temple
Dynasty A time bustle of Coimbatore
complexofDurgaandThenupureeswarar.
travel..More... rise the Vellaiyangiri
Hills, located at an
Manora[65kms]:It is a town located near Peravurani
altitude of 6000 feet.
town. The word 'Manora' was derived from the word
VGPSnowKingdom More...
'Minar'. Manora is known for the eightstoried miniature
Hot. Humid. Summer, fortress built by Rajah Serfoji in 1814. This 75foot tower
12monthsoftheyear! ishexagonalinshapeandguardedbyamoat.Itwasbuilt
These are some of the in honor of Britain's victory over Napoleon Bonaparte at
words you may Waterloo. It is an excellent show case of Chola
associate with architecture. UNESCO has declared Manora as World
Chennai. But VGP Heritage Site. Cool Sea, Sailing Boats, breezy coconut
Snow Kingdom, a grovesaroundmakesManoraapopularpicnicspotandacoastaltowninThanjavur.
snow leisure family
entertainment centre.. Gangaikondaan Cholapuram [71 kms] : The town acquired
More... this name, because Rajendra I during his campaign to the
north, bought water from river Ganga in Golden Pot and
sanctified the reservoir water body here. Hence he was given
thetitleof'Gangaikondan'(theonewhobroughttheGanges).
The popular Siva Temple was built by Rajendra Chola at
GangaikondanCholapuramand devotees call it an equal of the
BigTemple.Thisareaisfilledwithrefreshinglandscapesformilesaround.

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Thiruvarur[55kms]worldHeritageMonument:This is the birth place of, One of


the Musical Trinity and SaintThyagarajar.The Thyagarajaswami Temple, dedicated
to Lord Siva, possesses the biggest Temple Car [Chariot].Car Festival of this temple
iscelebratedinMarchApril,everyyear.KamalalayamTankadjacenttothetemplein
a 25 acre area is one of large temple tanks in the State. TTDC organizes Boating
Experienceinthistempletankfrom1997.

Vedaranyam: [104 kms] : It is also called as Thiru marai kaadu.


Vedaranyeswarar Temple is another architectural specimen of the Chola King.
Paurnami Festivals [full moon] in the Tamil months of Adi [JulAug] and Thai [Jan
Feb] attracts pilgrims from all over Tamilnadu. This town has another significance in
the war of Independence in India. A parallel Salt Sathyagraha March, similar to that
of Dandi March of Mahatma Gandhiji, in 1930 was organized here under the
leadershipofC.Rajagopalachari.

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