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1/10 Places to Visit in Chennai with Water
Hogenakkal Falls
342 kms from Chennai city limits
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Hogenakkal Falls or Hogenakal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the river Kaveri. It is located in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, about 342 km from Chennai. It is also referred to as the "Niagara of India". With its fame for medicinal baths and hide boat rides, it is a major tourist attraction.

Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia and one of the oldest in the world. This is also the site of a proposed project to generate drinking water. Boating in Hogenakkal is allowed during the dry-season as the water falls are not s...

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2/10 Places to Visit in Chennai with Water
Hosur
306 kms from Chennai city limits
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Hosur is a town and a municipality in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu. It is located about 35 km from Bangalore and 306 km west of Chennai, the state capital. Hosur is considered as gateway to Karnataka from Tamil Nadu and has become a satellite town of Bangalore. Hosur assembly constituency is part of Krishnagiri Lok Sabha constituency.

Hosur, also known as Little England, for its climatic conditions, has a history of more than 800 Years. Hosur is known on these days, not only for its climatic condition, but for the thousands of industries located here. Hosur houses of industrie...

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3/10 Places to Visit in Chennai with Water
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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4/10 Places to Visit in Chennai with Water
Salem
340 kms from Chennai city limits
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Salem is a city in Tamil Nadu, located about 340 kilometres southwest of the state capital, Chennai.

Salem is the preferred location for many people because it a beautiful city covered by hills and the pollution levels are quite low. There are many good lakes in Salem. The Kumaragiri lake at Ammapet, is one of the important lakes of Salem.

The city is surrounded by hills: Nagaramalai on the north, Jarugumalai on the south, Kanjamalai on the west, Godumalai on the east and the Shevaroy Hills on the northeast. Kariyaperumal Hill is in southwestern Salem. The Thirumanimuthar...

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5/10 Places to Visit in Chennai with Water
Swamimalai
250 kms from Chennai city limits
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Swamimalai Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple located in Swamimalai, 5 km from Kumbakonam on the banks of a tributary of river Cauvery, 250 km from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. The temple is one of the six holy shrines of Murugan called Arupadaiveedu.

The town has one of the six abodes of Karthikeya and the temple is fourth among the Padai Veedugal. According to Hindu belief, Swamimalai is where Muruga preached what as called as "Pranava mantra" to his own father, Lord Shiva, at a young age, after arresting Brahma for not answering his question about Pranava Mantra. The teachin...

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6/10 Places to Visit in Chennai with Water
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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7/10 Places to Visit in Chennai with Water
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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8/10 Places to Visit in Chennai with Water
Velankanni
350 kms from Chennai city limits
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Velankanni officially spelled as Vailankanni (Canal of white, the river), lies on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, 350 km south of Chennai.
The town is home to a significant Roman Catholic Latin Rite shrine dedicated to God in the name of Our Lady of Good Health, Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health.
Velankanni is home to one of the country's biggest Catholic pilgrimage centres. The Catholic Basilica devoted to Our Lady of Good Health is popularly known as the "Lourdes of the East". The origins of this church can be traced back to the 16th century and its founding is attribu...

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9/10 Places to Visit in Chennai with Water
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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10/10 Places to Visit in Chennai with Water
Yercaud
370 kms from Chennai city limits
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Yercaud is a hill station near Salem , Tamil Nadu, in the Servarayan range (anglicized as Shevaroys) of hills in the Eastern Ghats located around 370 km from Chennai. It is at an altitude of 1,500 metres (4,920 feet) from mean sea level. The town gets its name from the lake located at its center - in Tamil "Yeri" means "lake" and "Kaadu" means "forest".

The highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, which is situated at a height of 5326 feet and the stone-age implements have been found near it. Hence the Yercaud hill area is called Shevaroy Hills. It is also explained as S...

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