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Chidambaram is categorised as Pilgrimage

Nataraja Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 July 2016)
Countryside around Chidambaram (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 July 2016)
Countryside around Chidambaram (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 July 2016)
Pichavaram (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 July 2016)
Pichavaram (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 July 2016)
Pichavaram (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 July 2016)
Nataraja Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 July 2016)
Govindaraja Perumal Temple (Photo Courtesy: Raghavendran)
Chidambaram Shiva Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 2 May 2009)

Reasons to Visit
  • Chidambaram is a major pilgrimage site for Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu Devotees
  • Nataraja temple here is at Chidambaram is where one finds deity of Lord Shiva in his form of the Cosmic Dancer (Nataraja).
  • In Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram, there is a deity of Lord Govindaraja Perumal as well, making it one of the few temples where both deities are enshrined in one place.
  • Chidambaram is a temple town and visited as part of Pondicherry - Thanjavur Route or a pilgrimage itinerary of Tamilnadu.
  • Chidambaram is renowned for Nattiyanjali Dance festival is held here at the temple.
  • Destinations to visit for Panchabhoota Stalam Temples of Lord Shiva"Natarajar Temple at Chidambaram is one of the five Pancha Bootha Sthalams (Representing the Sky). Natarajar Temple is one of the most iconic temples in India and visited as a day visit ex-Pondicherry (46 kms), by all travellers on the Pondicherry - Thanjavur Route, as part of tamilnadu Pilgrimage itinerary and as part of Panchabhoota Stalam Temple circuit in South India."
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in Tamil Nadu"Chidambaram is a a Popular visit option on the Pondicherry - Thanjavur route. Chidambaram is home to Chidambaram Temple which is renowned for Lord Shiva standing in Nataraja pose. The temple is renowned for its architectural and pilgrimage significance and is also one of the 5 Panchabhoota Temples and one of the 51 Shaktipeetha Sites. Chidambaram is a must visit destination in any pilgrimage itinerary."
  • Heritage Destinations of Tamil Nadu"A temple town and visited as part of Pondicherry - Thanjavur Route, renowned for its Nataraja Temple Complex, a renowned Lord Shiva Temple, where Lord Shiva is depicted in a Cosmic Dancer pose."
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  • Pancha Bhoota Sthanagal (3 Nights)


  • Temple Heritage of Tamilnadu (9 Nights)

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Destination Ideas

  • Chidambaram Pilgrimage
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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The main complex at Chidambaram Nataraja Temple also is home to Govindaraja Perumal Temple, one of the 108 divya desam temples of Lord Vishnu in Tamilnadu.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    Chidambaram is one of the five Pancha Bootha Sthalams and one of the most significant and visited temples of Shiva. Temple is spread over 40 acres and built around 10-11th century representing Chola period architecture. Chidambaram is the only known temple where Shiva is depicted performing Cosmic activities. The architecture of the temple is imposing and therefore visited by heritage traveller and those interested in temple architecture.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Lord Shiva, Heritage Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Pichavaram is a large mangrove forest and is one of the unique eco-tourism spots in South India. The backwaters are interconnected by the Vellar and Coleroon river systems and here boating, rowing, kayaking are possible. 170+ species of birds have been recorded in the area and is recommended for bird watchers.
    Activity, Rides
    Boating, Bird Watching
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Annamalaiyar Temple is a Lord Shiva Temple in Tiruvannamalai and most significant as it is considered one of the five Pancha Bhoota Shiva temples, Set on a hill (Mount Arunachala) that is considered sacred, the temple is spread over a large area having upto 66 meters of Gupuram height, making it one of the tallest in India and one having largest temple complexes.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva

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Nearest Airport in Chidambaram
  • Puducherry Airport ( PNY ) , Pondicherry-67 Kms
Railway Stations in Chidambaram
  • Chidambaram ( CDM ), Chidambaram
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