ON TEMPLE TRAILS
Places of interest: Kailasanathar Temple, Vaikuntaperumal Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, Varadarajaperumal Temple, Kamakshiamma Temple, Sakiswarar Temple.
A Chola citadel in 2 BC, the present town and fort were built in later times by the Nayak Kings of Madurai.
Places of interest: Rock
Fort, Srirangam, Tiruvanaikkaval.
||Chidambaram has one of the
oldest and loveliest of Chola temples. The 1000 year old Shiva temple has
a tall gopurams, and elegant mandapas.
|Thanjavur was once the great
capital of cholas. It was Raja Raja Chola, the empire builder, who also erected
the most spectacular of the Thanjavur temples, the Brahadeeswarar Temple.
Little temple towns like Thirukandiyur, Tiruvarur and Thiruvaiyaru aree not far
||Madurai, another of Tamil
Nadu's ancient cities, was the great capital of the Pandyan Kings. Today, it is
a lively, bustling city and a commercial centre.
||The conch shaped island of
Rameswaram, lies iff the coast of Tamil Nadu.
||Kanniyakumari is the southern
- most tip of the Indian peninsula, the spot where three seas - the Indian
Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea meet. Noted for its marvellous
beaches and spectacular sunrises and sunsets.