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A place where creativity played with the hands of time...!!

Tamil Nadu has many amazing monuments, which attract tourists from all over the world. The southern state of Tamil Nadu is referred to as the cradle of Dravidian culture, an ancient culture distinguished by unique languages and customs. The cultural icons are everywhere - huge temples with their towering gopurams (spires) not seen anywhere else in the country, intricate rock carvings, evocative music and, of course, the complex classical dance. Tamil Nadu is a bastion of Hinduism at its most vigorous, whose past endures into the present.

Famous Heritage Structures........

Mahabalipuram is noted for the famous Arjuna's Penance, an enormous relief made on two huge boulders. Chennai possesses many ancient monuments such as the Bharathiyar Illam, Kamaraj Memorial House, Madras War Cemetery, Senate House, Rippon Building, Vivekananda Illam and the Valluvar Kottam. Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, a classic example of Indo-Saracenic style is the most visited monument in Madurai. The Padmanabhampuram Palace is a guided tour through the maze of 108 rooms leaving visitors breathless at the artistic expression and sheer opulence of these magnificent rooms. The Rock Fort temple is a prominent landmark in Tiruchirappalli.

Colors of mythology......

Temples in Tamil Nadu were the fulcrum of society and even today art forms that have their origin in religious worship continue to colour daily life. Notable among these are splendid bronzes of deities, painting on glass and Bharatanatyam, an evocative dance form. Tamil Nadu offers the traveller excellent value, particularly in accommodation. Hotel prices are generally lower than they are further north and standards are often higher.

Famous Monuments in Tamilnadu

Built in the architectural style of Thirumalai Nayak's period and infused with Rajputana arts, which the remains are mute witness to, the palace is said to have been ignored during the period of Rajah Doraisingh Thevar (1898-1941).

Arjuna's Penance, perhaps the world's largest bas-relief, is the universe itself in stone, throbbing with a vastness of conception. Legend has it that King Bhagiratha had to bring down to earth the celestial Ganga to sanctify and redeem the cursed souls of his ancestors

The Rock Fort temple complex in Tiruchirappalli is a conglomeration of three temples - the Manikka Vinayaka temple at the foot of the hill, the Uchhi Pillayar Koyil at the top of the hill and the Taayumaanava Koyil (Shivastalam) on the hill.

The memorial to the poet-saint Tiruvalluvar is shaped like a temple chariot and is, in fact, the replica of the temple chariot in Thiruvarur. A life-size statue of the saint has been installed in the chariot which is 33m. tall.

The rice bowl of Tamil Nadu, Tanjavur is a bustling country town situated 55 kms east of Trichy. Tanjore, also known as Thanjavur, was the ancient capital of the Chola kings and later of the Tanjavur Nayaka and Maratha rulers.

There were 275 Siva temples and 108 Vaishnavaite temples in the ninth century A.D. in Tamil Nadu. Of these, 230 temples were in the original Chola Desa. The Cholas were the greatest single dynasty, which had built the largest number of temples in India, perhaps in the world.

Located in Kanyakumari district, about 15 km from Nagercoil has the rare distinction of being one of the most ancient monuments in South India. Known for its strategic planning and military architecture, the palace was the seat of power for the Travancore emperors till 1790.

Built in the architectural style of Thirumalai Nayak's period and infused with Rajputana arts, which the remains are mute witness to, the palace is said to have been ignored during the period of Rajah Doraisingh Thevar (1898-1941).

It is the oldest English fort on the East Coast, the tallest flag post in the region, the oldest Anglican Church in the east of Suez. Constructed between 1640 and 1653 and subsequently reconstructed in 1783, the Fort was once a town, complete with named streets, alleys and roads.