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150 kms from Chennai city limits

Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, at a distance of 150 km from Chennai. In terms of its richness in festival traditions, and also in its association with music and dance, this place is the epitome of cultural heritage of our country. The town is known for the Thillai Nataraja Temple, and the annual chariot festival held in the month of December-January. Of the numerous temples the Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram is one of the most significant ones.

The traditional name of the temple complex, Chidambaram Tillai Nataraja-koo...

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314 kms from Chennai city limits

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 ...