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The tongue-twisting name means ‘the town of the Chola who took the Ganges’. Developed as the centrepiece of a city, it was built by the Chola king Rajendra I to celebrate his conquests. The magnificent Brihadishwara Temple (a replica of the Tanjore temple) stands in the tiny village of GANGAIKONDACHOLAPURAM in Ariyalur District, 35km north […]

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A debate arose between Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi as to who was more powerful among them. Shiva claimed he was. But Shakti was too voracious in her defence on the debate to establish her claim. Angry Shiva cursed her to become an Ugrakali. Realizing her haste and violent argument, Shakti begged Shiva for a […]

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In South India, five temples were built for each of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. These are the Pancha Bhuta Sthalas. Geographically, they are all within the Deccan Plateau – four in Tamil Nadu and one in Andhra Pradesh. The temple for water is in Thiruvanaikaval (Trichy), fire is Thiruvannamalai, […]

It is 17 km distance from Chidambaram (one way). Pichavaram is one of the unique Eco-tourism spots in South India. It is the second largest Mangrove forest in the world, near the temple town of Chidambaram. The area is about 2800 acres and is separated from the sea by a sand bar which is a […]

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Santhome basilica is a religious monument located in South Chennai. Santhome Cathedral is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, at Mylapore. Santhome basilica is one of the three churches in the world which holds the tomb of Apostles of Jesus Christ. St. Thomas is the apostle of Jesus after whom the church stands today in the […]

The Hari Parbat Fort in Kashmir has opened to the public for the first time.   The ancient fort’s origins date back as far as 1590, when the Mughal emperor Akbar had the outer wall built as the first stage of a project to create a new capital called Nager Nagor within the walls.   […]

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Elephant ride in Periyar is a unique experience to explore the dense woodlands on an elephant. Periyar is one of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world, where you can witness group of elephants playing freely, bathing and swimming at the Periyar Lake. Fell in the aroma of spices when you are on the […]

It’s a gift to the modern world and known as the mother of all martial arts.Kalaripayattu originated in ancient South India. Kalaripayattu is a Dravidian martial art from the Indian state of Kerala. One of the oldest fighting systems in existence, it is practiced in Kerala and by the Nadars,Ezhavas as well as Mappilas and […]

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Periyar (Thekkady) is the heart land of spices, when you reach Periyar surely you will be welcomed by tea plantations and aroma of the spices. The scent may be of cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon or cardamom and sometimes a fragrance that combines the scents of two or more spices. You can have a close look […]

Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world. Katha means “Story” & Kali means “Play”, so it’s also called as “Story – Play”. Kathakali was originated in Kerala at 17th Century and has its root in Hindu Mythology. Kathakali is famous for its unique combination of Literature, Music, Painting, Acting, Song & […]

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