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Sirkali: 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.
 
Vaitheeswaran Koil:is 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.
Mayiladuthurai: 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 TamilNadu.
Poombhukar: 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 Cholas.

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: 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.
Annamalai University:It 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.
Pichavaram: Pichavaram, 16 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.
Neyveli: 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. 

 

Courtallam: 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 several hoods.
 
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