is a small town, situated in Nagai Ditrict, Sirkazhi is a centre
for Bhairava worship, and the site of authorship of several works. There
are three shrines dedicated to Sri Brahmapureeswara, Sattanathar and
Thoniappar shrines, the Goddess Tirunilai Nayaki shrine and the shrine
of Godchild Gnanasambandar.
Sirkazhi is known mostly for its association with Sambandar. To the west
of Sirkazhi is Tirukkolakka where Sambandar was blessed with a pair of
golden cymbals, south of Sirkazhi is Tirunanipalli the home of his
mother, and north of Sirkazhi is Aachaalpuram where Sambandar attained
beatitude. Sirkazhi Govindarajan, a well-known Tamil poet who has
rendered several recordings of Tevaram hymns hails from here.
situated between Mayiladuthurai and Sirkali . Vaitheeswaran temple
is known in Hindu scriptures as Pullirukkuvelur, (Pul - Irukku - Vel -
Ur, the words in Tamil meaning Bird (Jatayu), Rig Veda, Lord Murugan and
Sun respectively) is one of the important Shiva temples in the South. .
This temple is famous for its sculptural wonders. It is a special
for one of the Navagragha Temple.
is a compact town, situated on the banks of Cauvery. It is 280 kms south
of Madras and can be reached by trains going via Main line and also
through road. Mayiladuthurai is one of the major junctions in Southern
railway with lines branching off to Madras, Trichy, Thiruvarur and
Tharangampadi. The town was in the composite Thanjavur district but now
it is part of Nagappattinam district. It is the headquaters of an
Educational district and is one of the 40 parlimentary constituencies in
Poompuhar, also called "Kaveripoompattinam"
is an ancient historic town situated in Sirkali Taluk(also spelt as
Taluka) of Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu. An archaeologist delight,
Poompuhar is a town for those who like to wander amidst history and take
a stroll through time. It was once a major port during the reign of
The Kaveri, merging with the bellowing sea, was known as "Puhar", but to
the exquisite beauty of the port town it came to be called "Poompuhar".
A fine beach and calm water offer good bathing. The Department of
Tourism offer shell shaped cottages to the Tourists in the Poompuhar
Tourist Complex, at a moderate tariff.
Chidambaram is located in Cuddalore district. It is of great
religious as well as historic and cultural significance. Chidambaram is
associated with Lord Nataraja or Shiva in his "Ananda Tandava" pose in the
cosmic golden hall and the hall of consciousness ('Chit Sabha'). Raja Sabha:The
1,000-pillared hall (ayiram-kal- mandapam) of Raja Sabha, measuring 103m long
and 58m wide witnessed the victory celebrations of the Chola and Pandya kings.
It is a great place for meditation.
is a residential University founded by the Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiar.
It is a great centre of Tamil learning and carnatic music; now offers
educational facilities in various disciplines including Medicine,
Agriculture, Engineering etc.
kms. east of Chidambaram, ranks among the most exquisite scenic spot
with abundant and varied tourism resources. The backwaters which are
interconnected by the Vellar and Kollidam system offer abundant scope
for water sports - parasailing, rowing and canoeing.
It is about 30
kms. from Chidambaram via Vadalur. It is one of the biggest industrial
complexes in the country. The lignite mined here is used for thermal
power generation. Apart from fertilisers ceramic wares and Leco (cooking
coal), a number of by-products are also produced from lignite.
is located in Tirunelveli district, in a deep recess of the
Western Ghats lies Courtallam (also spelt Kutralam, Kurtalam), The Spa
in the South. When the train enters this area, the landscape becomes
alluring, with rivulets, fields, groves and mountains with mist peaks
from Kalladai malai, Sivagiri and Kottaimalai rise up to pierce the sky
to an elevation of about 6,000 ft.
The most popular and frequented waterfalls are the Main falls. Not only
during the season, but also during the period November to January, the
crest receives the Northeastern monsoon emptying itself on the slopes to
swell the falls and the Chittar River. From a height of 300 ft., the
Chittar River makes its last descent to the plains. Five Falls:Connected
by a good road about 3 miles from the Main falls are the Five falls, so
named as the cascade spreads in five heads like a hooded cobra. This
spot is venerated highly as it presents an image of Adisesha with