Golden Temple of Vellore

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A grand ‘golden temple’, the Lakshmi Narayani temple, located at Sripuram, at the foot of a small range of green hills in a place known as “Malaikodi” near Vellore, has been constructed by Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peetam, headed by spiritual …

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Velankanni Railway Station

The pristine white structure designed loosely on the style of a Cathedral characterising the Velankanni Railway Station is nearing completion. The complex bordered by twin-towers on its northern and southern point and mediated by a central dome has been conceived …

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Kanchipuram the City of Temples

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Tiruchirappalli – Rockfort City

IntroductionSituated on the banks of River Kaveri, Tiruchirappalli , the fourth largest city in the state was a citadel of the many dynasties like early Cholas, Pallavas, Pandyas, Vijayanagar dynasty Nayakas, Marathas including French, Nawabs and British colonial rulers. Tiruchi …

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Chidambaram – seat of cosmic dance

Chidambaram Chidambaram is also called as Thillai since the place was originally a forest of Thillai shrubs. It is an important pilgrim centre and a holy place for Saivites as the famous Natarajar Temple is located here. It is 245 …

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Pondicherry – The French Connection

The 17th-18th century headquarters of the French colonial possessions in India, this serene township even today carries a distinct French flavour, which, combined with the sea and laidback air of the place, add up to an irresistible charm. Pondicherry was …

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Tirupati Attractions

Chandragiri FortChandragiri Fort is the southern entrance to the temple for the vehicles coming from Bangalore, Tamilnadu and Kerala.It is a historical fort and encircles eight ruined temples of saivite and vaishanavite pantheons, Raja Mahal,Rani Mahal and other ruined structures. …

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Kanniyakumari

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The origin of name – Kanyakumari (also spelt as Kanniyakumari) district is bounded by Tirunelveli district in the north and northeast, by Kerala state in the northwest and confluence of Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean in the west and south. …

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Madurai

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Madurai is one of the oldest cities of southern India. It has been a centre of learning and pilgrimage, for centuries. Legend has it, that the divine nectar falling from Lord Shiva’s locks, gave the city its name – Madhurapuri, …

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Mahabalipuram

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Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram)Globally renown for its shore temples, Mahabalipuram was the second capital of the Pallava kings of Kanchipuram. 58 kilometres from Madras on the Bay of Bengal, this tiny sea – side village of Mahabalipuram, is set in a boulder …

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