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Chidambaram is a small temple town typical of Tamilnadu,   South India.Chidambaram Nataraja temple is remarkably built by the Cholas and stands as an indication for our artistic heritage. Thus called as Nataraja temple. It has both Govindaraja perumal and Nataraja sannidhis perpendicular to each other thus bringing together the saiva and vaishnava religious group. The beauty of the architecture is that one can stand at intersection place and worship both Govindaraja perumal and Nataraja.
Similarly, there is also one point near the pond where one can see all the four gopurams. It is only here that Shiva is in the form of Nataraja, the Lord of Dance and takes a human form. Rest all other places, one can see Lord Shiva in the form of lingam only. The Goddess (wife of Nataraja) in this temple is Sivagami amman. The specialty of this temple is the Chidambara rahasiyam. The Chidambara rahasiyam is to the right of Nataraja sanctum sanctorium. It is the formless form of Lord Nataraja which is ornamented with golden vilva It is beautiful ancient temple with living traditions


The place is deemed as the second largest Mangroves in the world. It is sited 16 km east of Chidambaram and located in a most attractive picturesque spot

Nataraja temple
It is one of the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu. Shiva is worshipped as Nataraja - the lord of the cosmic.

Thillai Kaali Amman Temple
Arulmigu Thillai Kali Amman Temple - This holy temple is sited towards the North side of  Sri Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram. This temple is mainly dedicated to Goddess Kali with the main idol having four faces. The Thillaikali Amman Temple was built during the 13th century by Kopperunjingan


Best Season to visit Chidambaram is October to March. The best time to visit is in February, during Mahashivratri for the Natyanjali Dance Festival that is dedicated to the tandav Shiva Nataraj. It attracts the finest classical dancers who perform in the `prakara’ in the temple grounds

How To Reach

By Air : The airports at Tiruchirapalli (195 km) and Chennai (245 km) are the nearest airports from Chidambaram.
By Rail : Chidambaram is located on the Madras-Tiruchirapalli main line of the Southern Railway. It is well connected with Tiruchirapalli, Madurai (335 km),Chennai, Rameswaram (575 km), Bangalore (340 km), and Tirupati (290 km).
By Road : There are frequent bus services available to various places in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Pondicherry states from Chidambaram.
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Best Time To Visit : OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
Theme: Temple
Must Visit Places : Parangipettai, Pichavaram

SightSeeings in Chidambaram

Pitchavaram Backwaters
Nataraja Temple
Thillai Kali Amman Temple
Sivakamiamman Temple
Sirai meetta vinayagar koil
Kothandaramar koil
Anandheeswaran koil
Thagam Theertha pillayar koil
Elamayakkinar koil
Selliamman Koil
Kamatchiamman Koil
Keezhatheru Mariamman Koil
Thillaikaliamman Koil
Kalvarayan Hills
Parangipettai, sea shore
Annamalai University
Deva Sabha
Raja Sabha

Near By Other Tourist Places

Chidambaram   0 KM near     
Seerkazhi   20 KM near     
Mayiladuthurai   37 KM near     
Thirumanancheri   40 KM near     
Cuddalore   44 KM near     

Near By major Cities

Chennai  221 KM near     
Bangalore  313 KM near     
Thiruvananthapuram  498 KM near     

Near By Air Ports

Civil Airport   145 KM near     
Salem Airport   189 KM near     
Chennai Airport   204 KM near     
Madurai Airport   276 KM near     

Near By Local Cities

Tiruchirappalli  142 KM near     
Salem  195 KM near     
Madurai  267 KM near     
Tirupati  282 KM near     

Near By Districts

Cuddalore   44 KM near     
Karaikal   61 KM near     
Pondicherry   68 KM near     
Villupuram   74 KM near     

Near By RailWay Station

Chidambaram Rail Way Station   1.3 KM near     
Kille Rail Way Station   5.8 KM near     
Vallampadugai Rail Way Station   6.7 KM near     
Sirkazhi Rail Way Station   19 KM near     



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