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What travellers are saying
- The best place to beat the heat of Chennai Summer.
Recommended even for elderly parents and also children
Friendly and trained staffWritten 8 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Its worth visiting but not during summer unless you go by private vehicle as it will be very hot as its a open areaWritten 16 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- wonderful experience, its 1hr train from Udhagamandalam to coonoor .. very scenic., need to prebook ticket ..Written 10 February 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The temple is the most important landmark and jewel of Madurai city.
The temple is an architectural marvel and one can easily spend an entire day here.
The sculptures are breath taking.
For Hindus the deities here and poojas will be very memorable.
Do note that there are long lines for viewing the main deities and can be a long wait on auspicious days.
The 1000 pillar mandapam is a wonder!!! Don't miss it.Written 23 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Very good place , must visit . Be prepared with clothing as there would be strong winds.
One side peace of bay of bengal and other side with waves of arabian ocean is wonderful view .Written 10 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Nice place to visit, great views of entire valley and mountain. A must visit place. The walk is long and hence may not be suitable for all.Written 26 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is
A #HinduTemple, the #SriRanganathaswamyTemple is dedicated to #Ranganatha, a form of the Supreme God, #MahaVishnu, located in #Srirangam #Tiruchirapalli #Tamil Nadu #India.
This Temple is constructed in the Hindu architectural style and is glorified with unique distinction of being the foremost among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to The Supreme God Vishnu.Written 1 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- A very good experience, especially the Meditation Hall. Good Clean toilets available, drinking water from tap is available too. However you wont get any shops to buy bottled water so buy it from the mainland if you want. And it can get too hot and sunny in summer or sunny days so make sure you carry hats and sunglasses here.Written 18 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- You cant express in words but can only feel the vibrations in ultimate silence. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has really achieved something larger than life for the benefit of masses.Written 25 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Thillai Nataraja Temple also referred to as the Chidambaram Nataraja temple, is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Nataraja is one of the forms of Lord Shiva as the lord of dance and his consort Parvati as Shivakama Sundari. It has also many shrines and Halls like Nirtta sabha, Raja Sabha (1000 pilar hall), Shatasila sabha (100 pillar hall), Deva Sabha, and a beautiful temple pond which is in the north side of the temple and this temple, the place of birth of Bharatanatyam.1000 pillar temple opens early once . Inside the main temple, every pillar, the roof is related to our body.There are nine entrances in our body, as the Chidambara Natarajar temple has nine entrances. The sanctum sanctorum reveals the heart of man. There are about 21,600 golden tiles on the other side of the sanctum sanctorum. There are more than 65,000 golden nails.21,600 golden tones indicate the average size of the average human being for a day.That means 15 to 15 minutes is calculated as 15 * 60 * 24 and 21,600 gold tiles have been posted.65,000 nails indicate the number of nodes in the human body.Lord shiva resides with his ruthra tandava pose. The demon under Nataraja's feet signifies that ignorance is under his feet It gives a lot of positive energy and relaxation. Everyone must at least spare more than 1hour. It is one of the places where Shaivite and Vaishnavite deities are enshrined in one place.Drawback of the temple is not maintained very well.
Last,You love the people,their tradiation,culture,and the way they perform the pooja.Seriouly, blessed and also felt like staying with them.
Temple Timings – 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.mWritten 14 March 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Good atmosphere, clean. Only you have to shell out money 100 for normal darshan and 250 for abhisheka. You need to walk a lot in star shape walking path before reaching the temple. Handicapped separate arrangement is there.Written 4 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Excellent place, fantastic views, the lake is clean and offers boating, kayaking facilities. Nice drive to the place.Written 26 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This temple is located 1km away from the Kanchipuram bus stand.
Kamakshi Amman Temple is believed as one of the shaktipeeth, where Sati Devi's body parts fall.
Where Devi Kamakshi is seated in yogic posture and flanked by the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar.
We need to contact Pandit for performing abhishekam which starts at 5 in the morning, for abhishekam devotes can bring pooja items,Saree for Kamakshi Amman, and other items.
People who want to do abhishekam have to come on patupancha or shirt to be removed during pooja and this pooja is done inside the main temple.
Mobiles are allowed inside the temple.
During Fridays, weekends and special days crowd is more.
The temple timings are from 9 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 9 pm. All temples in Kanchipuram are closed in the afternoon.
It is having beautiful architecture. It's a solemn space of grace and calmness.
This is a large complex with a temple tank and several mandapams (halls), including one with 100 pillars. The main sanctum has a gold-plated roof.
you can find visit below temples which is walkable from Kamakshi temple.
1. Sri Ulagalanda Perumal Temple
2. Shri Chitragupta Swamy Temple
3. Ekambaranathar TempleWritten 21 February 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I have visited this place twice. Brihadeeswarar temple is also called Peruvudaiyar Kovil and Thanjai Periya Kovil. The main god of this temple is Lord Shiva.
It is built by a great Tamil king Raja Raja Chozha and it was constructed in 1010. In 2010, this temple celebrated its 1000th anniversary. This temple is a representation of Tamil culture. The height of the Shiva statue in this temple is 12 feet which represents the 12 vowels in the Tamil Language. The height of the Nandhi statue is 18 feet it is built on a single rock and it represents the Consonants in the Tamil language.
The distance between the Shiva statue and the Nandhi statue is 216 feet which represents the uyirmei (combination of vowels and consonants) letters in the Tamil Language. The Vimana which is the topmost part of the temple weighs above 80 tons, still, it is considered an engineering wonder, how they placed, this amount of weight at the topmost part. This temple has all the names of the sculptor on the walls of the temple.Written 31 March 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is an important information for people travelling from Bangalore to Yercaud. I read one review on Bangalore-Yercaud best route, posted long back..many thanks to that person. Below reference
Avoid Google Suggest route from Bangalore - Yercaud
4 years ago
Most of 1st time traveller to Yercaud suffered by taking google Suggested route from Bangalore, Road Condition is Pathetic and Narrow (hardly 10 Feet wide), Out of Mobile Coverage area, Try To avoid this route
Bangalore -> Krishnagiri -> Dharmapuri -> Thoppur -> Kadayampatti -> Danishpet -> Kanavaipudur -> Sorakkapeti -> Nagalur -> Yercaud (211KM)
Best Route From Bangalore to Yercaud 230KM
Bangalore -> Hosur -> Krishnagiri -> Dharampuri -> Salem -> Hasthampathi -> Yercaud (24/7 Safe Ghat session)
I followed advice and took the suggested road from Bangalore to Yercaud.all fine ! Only issue was that in Salem, I spent some time in city to get the road for Yercaud. However, GOT TRAPPED while coming back :-(..I checked Google, it suggested two routes, 1st with NH44...I thought this was the same route....BUT it turned out to be horrible. !...Yercaud to Devattipati-Danishpet( till one gets to the plains from mountain)...was a nightmare!...extremely bad road, rather almost no road for most of distance just mud and stones...with dangerous bends, no safety at sides...it was unbelievable, as why vehicles are even allowed to ply on this road!..and width not enough for single car
..and to add, there were minibuses coming from opposite side. We managed to reach down after lot of struggle in 90 mins ! Only positive I can say that, it bypasses Salem city, and crosses thru of greenery....but one cannot even enjoy a bit due to bad road!. Please DO NOT take that route, unless you want some daredevilry !! Follow the same route suggestion back to Bangalore...Yercaud to Salem, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Hosur, Bangalore
Google should give some kind of warning for this route. Also, we should not totally rely on Google !
On Yercaud, It is a nice little hill station with all that Ooty having, but in smaller scale. I felt, one should go there to relax, covering few places, without rushing for everything. There are many view points, I liked Annamalaiyar Temple and the view point, top of the hill, enough space to move around and relax. However, approach road to the temple was not ok, damaged by rains.Written 23 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Tamil Nadu
- The best day trips from Tamil Nadu according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai by private car with guide
- Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai
- Private Tour of Mahabalipuram from Chennai by car with guide and lunch
- Day Trip to Coonoor (Guided Sightseeing Tour by Car from Ooty)
- Guided City Tour in Pondicherry with complimentary refreshments