Places around Chennai with Architecture

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1/7 Places to Visit in Chennai with Architecture
Kanchipuram
72 kms from Chennai city limits
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Kanchipuram is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, 72 km from Chennai. This historical city is a religious centre of advanced education for Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism between the 1st and 5th centuries. The Buddhist monasteries in and around acted as nucleus of the Buddhist educational system. Although Kanchipuram was reputed to be the centre of Buddhism in South India, and was visited by Chinese Buddhist monks, there are no remains of the Buddhist presence today. The city houses Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, and Kumarakottam Temple, which a...

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2/7 Places to Visit in Chennai with Architecture
Mahabalipuram
60 kms from Chennai city limits
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Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, situated 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The beauty of the place is not only due to these architecture but the vast casuarinas trees, the silvery sandy beach the classical hand male crafts around have made them all to form what is a collective splendor.

By the 7th century it was a port city of South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas. It has a group of sanctuaries, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries : rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), gia...

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3/7 Places to Visit in Chennai with Architecture
Mayiladuthurai
281 kms from Chennai city limits
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Mayiladuthurai is around 281 km from Chennai capital of Tamil Nadu. Mayiladuthurai is known for the Mayuranathaswami Temple, a prominent Shaivite shrine. The town situated on the banks of the river Cauvery has numerous, noteworthy Hindu temples making it a popular pilgrimage destination.

Mayiladuthurai gets its name from the Mayura or Mayil (peacock) form in which the Hindu goddess Parvathi worshipped the Hindu god Shiva at this place. The Mayuranathaswami Temple dedicated to the goddess Parvathi is one of the most important Hindu temples in the town. There is a statue depicting god...

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4/7 Places to Visit in Chennai with Architecture
Thanjavur
314 kms from Chennai city limits
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Thanjavur, formerly Tanjore, is a city situated in the Cauvery delta, at a distance of 314 km south-west of Chennai. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The green paddy fields and the Kaveri river provide for picturesque spots in the district which is also known as the "Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu".

According to local legend, the word Thanjavur is derived from "Tanjan", an asura (giant) in Hindu mythology who was killed in ...

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5/7 Places to Visit in Chennai with Architecture
Thirukkadaiyur
300 kms from Chennai city limits
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Thirukkadaiyur (Thirukadavur) is a temple town on the east coast of Tamil Nadu, about 300 km south of Chennai. The original temple, Thirukkadaiyur Mayanam now called Thirumeignanam, built in 11th century, was ravaged by sea and is in ruins now.

Amritaghateswarar Abhirami Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva in his manifestation as Kalantaka and his wife Parvati in her form as Abhirami located in Thirukkadaiyur. This temple is particularly associated with Shiva saving his devotee Markendeya from death and the tale of saint Abirami Pattar, a devotee of the presiding go...

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6/7 Places to Visit in Chennai with Architecture
Trichy
322 kms from Chennai city limits
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Tiruchirappalli also called Tiruchi or Trichy, situated on the banks of the river Cauvery located at 322 km south of Chennai. Trichy has several beautiful temples, churches and a large number of scenic spots. Once the citadel of the Chola kings, the fort has seen the passing of dynasties.

Tiruchirappalli's recorded history begins in the 3rd century BC, when it was under the rule of the Cholas. The most prominent historical monuments in Tiruchirappalli include the Rockfort, the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam and the Jambukeswarar temple at Thiruvanaikaval.

The Rockfor...

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7/7 Places to Visit in Chennai with Architecture
Vellore
145 kms from Chennai city limits
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Vellore located on the banks of Palar River in the north-eastern part of Tamil Nadu, about 145 km west of the state capital Chennai. Vellore lies in the Eastern Ghats region and Palar river basin.

Vellore Fort is the most prominent landmark in the city. The fort houses a church, a mosque and a Hindu temple, the latter known for its carvings. The fortifications consist of a main rampart, broken at irregular intervals by round towers and rectangular projections. The main walls are built of massive granite stones, surrounded by a broad moat fed with water by subterranean pipes from th...

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