Temple Towns to visit in Tamilnadu

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Tamilnadu known as the Land of Tamils, is famous for World Heritage Sites, Tamil architecture, multi-religious pilgrimage sites and Hindu temples. A place dedicated for worship is defined as Temple town. Temples are places of worship and celebration, which are filled with peace and bliss.

Tamilnadu is very famous for temple towns and famous temples a traveller shouldn't miss visiting.

Let's start with

-KANCHIPURAM- situated 70kms from chennai it is a popular pilgrimage site of Tamilnadu. Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kailasanathar Temple are famous temples to see.

How to Reach-

-By Air- chennai is the nearest airport, 70km drive takes you to Kanchipuram.

-By Train- Kanchipuram junction is well connected

-By Bus- There are direct buses to Kanchipuram.

Besides famous temples - Kanchi Kudil, Dutch Fort, Jain temple, vedanthangal Bird sanctuary are some places to visit. September to March is the BEST TIME TO VISIT Kanchipuram.

-RAMESHWARAM- Situated 562km from chennai, this town is a popular temple town of Tamilnadu. Ramanathaswamy temple, Sugreevar temple, Gandamadana Parvatham, Panchamuga Hanuman temple, Jada theertham are some popular temples to see.

How To Reach

-By Air- Madurai is the nearest airport, and from there 180kms drive takes you to Rameshwaram.

-By Train- Rameshwaram junction is well connected.

-By Road- There are direct buses to Rameshwaram.

Besides famous temples- Adams Bridge, Water Bird sanctuary, Ariyaman Beach, Vivekananda Memorial are some place to visit. October to April is the BEST TIME TO VISIT Rameshwaram.

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- KUMBAKONAM- Situated 281kms away from Chennai, it is a popular temple town of Tamilnadu. Kumbhakonam Sarangapani Temple, Chakrapani Temple, Nageshwaran Temple, Someshwar Temple are some popular temples to see.

How To Reach

- By Air- Tiruchi is the nearest airport and 96km drive is Kumbakonam.

-By Train- Kumbakonam junction is well connected.

-By Bus- There are direct buses to Kumbakonam.

Besides popular temples - Mahamaham Tank, Kanchi Mutt are places to visit. November to February is the BEST TIME TO VISIT Kumbakonam.

- CHIDAMBARAM - Situated 217km away from chennai, it is a very popular temple town of Tamilnadu. Thillai Natarajar temple, Thillai Kali Amman temple are popular temples to visit.

How To Reach

- By Air- Pondhicherry airport is the nearest.

-By Train- Chidambaram junction is well connected.

-By Bus- There are direct buses to Chidambaram.

Besides the popular temples- Pitchavaram Backwaters, Pitchavaram Mangrove forest, Tarangambadi, are some places to see. January to March is THE BEST TIME TO VISIT Chidambaram.

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-THANJAVUR- Situated 326km away from chennai, on the banks of River Cauvery it is a famous temple town of Tamilnadu. Brihadeeshwarar Temple, Darasuram Airavatheswar temple, Punnai Nallur Mariamman Temple, swamimalai, Thirubuvanam are popular temples to visit.

How To Reach

- By Air- Tiruchy is the nearest airport and 55kms from here one can reach Tanjavur.

-By Train- Tanjavur junction is well connected.

-By Bus- There are direct buses to thanjavur.

Besides popular temples - Thanjavur palace, Thanjavur Art gallery, Royal museum, are some place to see. October to March is the BEST TIME TO VISIT Thanjavur.

- MADURAI- situated 464km away from chennai, on the banks of River Vaigai, ruled Pandian dynasty it is a popular temple town of Tamilnadu. Meenakshi Amman temple, Koodal Alagar Temple, Thiruparankundram temple, vandiyur Mariamman temple and Pazhamudircholai are some popular temples to visit.

How To Reach

-By Air- Madurai airport is well connected.

-By Train- Madurai junction is well connected.

-By Bus- There are direct buses to Madurai.

Besides the above popular temples- Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Gandhi Museum, Vaigai dam, Kumbakkarai waterfalls are some places to see. December to February is THE BEST TIME TO VISIT Madurai.

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-KANYAKUMARI- Situated 707km away from chennai, located on the southern tip of Indian peninsula, it is a popular temple town of Tamilnadu. Kumariamman Temple, Thanumalayan Temple, Guganatha swamy temple, Nagaraja temple are some popular temples to visit.

How To Reach

- By Air- Trivandrum is the nearest airport and 85kms away is Kanyakumari.

-By Train- Kanyakumari junction is well connected.

-By Bus- There are direct buses to Kanyakumari.

Besides popular temples - Vivekananda Memorial Rock, Gandhi Memorial, Government Museum, Vattakottai, chothavilai Beach are popular places to visit. April to May is the BEST TIME TO VISIT Kanyakumari.

Temple towns will always be close to my heart, for visiting them from childhood, gave me a great inclination towards spirituality. Travellers don't miss seeing them.

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