Places To Visit In Chidambram

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Here are the top 10 tourist attractions to see in Chidambram:

1. Pichavaram Mangrove Forests

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Pichavaram is a unique destination which offers one a very special peek into the complexities of Mother Nature. Situated nearby the temple town of Chidambaram, Pichavaram hosts the second largest mangrove forest in the world and is a special place to explore for lovers of nature and the wild.

2. Shopping in Chidambaram

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Chidambaram offers limited possibilities for shopping one can only shop for souvenirs at the markets, the replicas of the temple and the Nataraja and some local handicrafts.

3. The Nataraja Temple

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One of the five Panchbootha Sthala, the Nataraja Temple is a place of deep religious importance for the Hindus. Spread across a sprawling 40 acres complex, the Lord Nataraja Temple situated in the heart of the city is one of the most beautiful examples of the genius of Chola architecture.

4. Natyanjali Dance Festival

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The most awaited dance festival of the year, the Natyanjali Dance festival is not an occasion to be missed. The festival brings together, on a single platform some of India's most accomplished classical dancers, performing in the blessed vicinity of Lord Shiva at the Nataraja Temple.

5. Sirkazhi

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Sirkazhi is a small town in Nagapattinam district of the Tamil Nadu located 250 km from the capital city of Chennai. It is a part of Cauvery Delta region and is situated at a distance of 13 km from the shores of Bay of Bengal. The small town encompasses an area of 13 sq km and is graced with the number of historic edifices from the Medieval period to the modern period of British colonization. Temples, beaches, fort, museums and very intriguing history, the town of Sirkazhi has everything imbibed in its relatively small parameters. A pleasant, peaceful town with historical past, Sirkazhi is adopting modern developments while upholding and honouring its customs and beliefs of a traditional South Indian village.

6. Kali Temple, Chidambram

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A beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Kali in the northern end of the town, the Thillai Kaliamann Temple was built by Kopperunjingan who ruled the region around 1229 to 1278 A.D

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7. Sivakamiamman Temple

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A marvelous temple famous for it's huge Sivaganga Tank and a thousand-pillar hall, Sivakamiamman Temple is a great place of worship for the devotees. The priest in this temple offer agamic poojas which are considered to be very special.

8. Chathapurinathar Temple

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Situated in the outskirts of the city, Chathapurinathar Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and Osai Kodutha Nayagi. The temple is known to attract a huge crowd every year, who come to offer their prayers as well as admire its architecture which has remained true to the Dravidian style of the region.

9. Khadi Handicraft store

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Chidambaram doesn't offer much shopping avenues for the shoppers out there. The market near the temple has a Khadi Handicrafts shop which is a good for buying some souvenirs and local handicrafts products.

10. Nattiya A/C Cocktail Lounge

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Nattiya Cocktail Lounge is the best place to get some drinks and sumptuous cocktails in a nice ambience. Being a temple town and a small one at that, Chidambaram has generally limited nightlife to offer.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Chidambram?

Day 1: Arrive in Chidambram by road or rail and take the morning off to explore the city and familiarise yourself with its sights and sounds. After a sumptuous lunch in one of the many small restaurants, proceed to the Tirunallurpperumanam Temple located near the city centre. Close to this temple is a few more like the Tiruvetkalam Temple, Chathapurinathar Temple and Thillai Kali Amman Temple. All of these temples are very close by, and you can visit each one of then at your own pace while enjoying the walk through the city.

Day 2: Leave for the Thillai Natarajan temple located a kilometre away from the train station. Since the complex is huge and mostly involves walking, a substantial breakfast before leaving is a must. Relax by the side of the lake within the temple complex and marvel at the large intricately carved pillared halls. The roof of this temple (the vimana) was originally made of gold, though it has now been similarly painted. To fully explore the temple, you will need a minimum of three hours.

Day 3: Leave early for the Pichivaram Mangrove Forest and backwaters. After reaching, you can choose from a broad range of activities like boating, kayaking, bird watching or taking a cruise down the rivulets. Be sure to check the tidal chart since the landscape can change dramatically depending on the time of day. For water sports, high tide is an ideal time, but the lower tide is preferable for bird watching and to get a chance to spot some larger animals like deer. 

What are the top sightseeing places in Chidambram?

The top sightseeing places in Chidambram are Pichavaram Mangrove Forests, Shopping in Chidambaram, The Nataraja Temple, Natyanjali Dance Festival, Sirkazhi, Kali Temple, Chidambram.

How can I commute within Chidambram?

Intercity commuting is fairly easy. You could hire a taxi or an auto rickshaw for the entire day or you could hire bicycles. There are local buses available which can take form one part of the city to another.
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