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The sacred town is located in Tanjore district of Tamilnadu, near to Kumbakonam. It is one of the sixt holy abodes of Lord Murugan. Papanasam, Thiruvidaimaruthur and Mayiladuthurai.The beautiful town is situated on the banks of River Cauvery and surrounded by famous pilgrimages like Tanjore, The major attraction is Swaminathaswami temple which is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is renowned Hindu pilgrimage to worship Lord Murugan. There are many mythological stories associated with this place. This is place where once can find the schools teaching the art of making bronze idols. Thiruvalanchuzhi is another prominent temple attracts several devotees to Swamimalai.

Places to visit

Swaminathaswami Temple
The sacred shrine and fourth of six holy abode of Lord Murugan where he won Demons to establish peace. It is an ancient temple constructed on a artificial hillock. There are three astounding Gopurams and courtyard called ‘Praharam’. The gopurams are adorned with enormous sculptures and statues. One has to climb 60 steps to reach the temple.  Several festivals especially Kanda Shasti, Thaipoosam and Visakam  are celebrated in a grand manner.

Vellai Pillayar Temple
This temple is located in Thiruvalanchuzhi village around 2 km from Swammalai. The main deity is Lord Ganesha. There are several other idols of deities can be found here, mainly Goddess Kali, Periyanayaki and Lord Sadaimudinathar.

Other Places
Kumbakonam and Papanasam village, Mayiladuthurai and Tanjore are nearby places to visit.

How to reach Swamimalai

By Air
Thiruchirapalli airport is located 72 km from Swamimalai is considered nearest airport.

By Train
Kumbakonam rail head is located at a distance of 6 km from Swamimalai is well connected by trains from Chennai, Rameshwaram and Tirupati.

By Road
Swamimalai is well connected to all major and minor cities of Tamilnadu by abundant bus services from state and private sectors.

In summer 23-37°C and in winter 17-30°C. It is best visited from November to February.

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Humidity: 36%
Wind : 5.4 mt/sec towards E

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Best Time To Visit : OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
Near By major Cities
Chennai  289 KM near     
Bangalore  320 KM near     
Thiruvananthapuram  426 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Civil Airport   79 KM near     
Salem Airport   166 KM near     
Madurai Airport   205 KM near     
Chennai Airport   272 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Tiruchirappalli  78 KM near     
Salem  172 KM near     
Madurai  196 KM near     
Tiruppur  243 KM near     
Near By Districts
Thanjavur   30 KM near     
Ariyalur   38 KM near     
Thiruvarur   43 KM near     
Karaikal   61 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Swamimalai Rail Way Station   1.0 KM near     
Darasuram Rail Way Station   3.5 KM near     
Kumbakonam Rail Way Station   7.7 KM near     
Papanasam Rail Way Station   8 KM near     

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