Places of historical fame and interest in southern parts of india that attract tourists from foreign countries

Kancheepuram

This town is aptly called "the City of Thousand temples". 75 kms. away from Chennai, it is one of most sacred and ancient centers of pilgrimage for Hindus. It produces internationally renowned silk sarees.

Tirupathi

It is the biggest centre of pilgrimage in South India. Sri Venkateshwara Temple has been built at an altitude of 2800 feet above sea level in the midst of seven hills in the Eastern ghats. This pilgrimage centre is approx. 180 kms away from Chennai. The temple's sanctum sanctorium is a marvel of Dravidian Architecture.

Thanjavur

This historical town is 334 kms away from Chennai. The famous "Peria Kovil" dedicated to Lord Brahadeeswarar (Shiva), was built by King Raja Raja Chola. The temple is an outstanding example of Dravidian Architecture with its unique tower whose shadow never falls upon the ground.

Mahabalipuram

It is a coastal town with temples made of stone carvings. It is located 65 kms away from Chennai. The stone temple was constructed during 7th century by the Pallavas. Just 65 kms away from Chennai, it is a seashore town. The sea shore temple made of stone carvings, attract lots of tourists. The sea shore temple was built by the Pallavas during the 7th century.

Madurai

This is the 2nd largest city in Tamilnadu and it was founded by the King Pandia Kulasekaran. It's main attraction is the legendary Meenakshi temple and the 1000 pillar hall. It is 461 kms away from Chennai.

Kodaikanal

It is a hill station located at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level. It has natural picnic spots like spectacular pillar rocks and the Serene Cocker's walk. It is 480 kms away from Chennai.

Rameswaram

It is a famous pilgrimage centre for HINDUS, located 528 kms away from Chennai on the southern side of Indian peninsula.

Ooty

It is a hill station located at an altitude of 7500 feet above sea level. It is 575 kms away from Chennai. The Ooty botanical gardens offer a rare range of exotic and ornamental plants.

Chennai

The important places of interest for the tourists are Santhome Cathedral, St. Thomas Mount, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Marina beach, Theosophical Society, Kalashetra, Valluvarkottam and Velankanni Church.

 

 
     
 
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