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Karikal is categorised as Pilgrimage / Business and Transit

Lord Shani Temple Tank - Photo Courtesy Vasu
Karikal Church

Reasons to Visit
  • Karikal is part of Pondicherry, 120 kms South of the Pondichery town.
  • Karikal has a renowned Shani Temple and lies in close proximity to Tranquebar beach.
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in Tamil Nadu"Karaikal is renowned for the temple devoted to the Lord Saneeswara (Lord Saturn) at Thirunallar and visited as part of Navagraha Itinerary and Tamilnadu Pilgrimage itinerary"
Access Information

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Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Trichy Airport and KarikalRs. 4343

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Chennai and Drop to KaraikalRs. 7223

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Trichy Railway Station and KarikalRs. 4343

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Destination Ideas

  • East Coast Road (ECR) Experience
  • Karikal Shani Pilgrimage
  • Thiruvarur Pilgrimage

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple is a renowned Lord Shani temple (Planet Saturn depicted as God) within the premiess of Dharbaranyeswarar Temple, a Shiva Temple. Saniswaran Temple is one of the few Lord Shani temples in India.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Navagraha Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Nagore Dargah is a minaret built over the tomb of Hazrath Nagore Shahul Hamid and a renowned pilgrimage centre for all religions and faith. Dargah is about 500 years old.
    Mosque or Dargah
    The Kayarohanaswami Temple is a 6th century Lord Shiva Temple in Nagapattinam visited alongwith Soundararaja Perumal temple, a Lord Vishnu temple and one of the 108 divya desams.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Soundararaja Perumal Temple is a Lord Vishnu temple at Nagapattinam and one of the Divya Desam temples of Tamilnadu.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu, Divya Desam
    Our Lady of Vailankanni is a celebrated Roman Catholic church and Blessed Virgin Mary believed to have appeared in the town. the church is a pilgrim centre for many Roman Catholics of Indian and Srilankan origin
    Roman Catholic Church
    Thiruvarur has been one of the five traditional capitals of the Chola empire and home to 11th century Thyagraja temple. The temple complex of 33 acres is one of the biggest in India. Thyagraja temple is home to chariot festival in April. The chariot weighing 300 tonnes and measuring 90 feet height is the largest in Tamil Nadu
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Lord Shiva, Heritage Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Tranquebar was a Danish colony in 17-19th century period and is home to a 17th century Danish fort and a rocky beach front. the fort houses a Danish museum that contains porcelain ware, Danish manuscripts, sculptures, stones, weaponary etc. There is also part of a whale skeleton.
    View Point, Heritage Site
    Sea or Ocean or Beach, Fort, Colonial Heritage
    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

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Karikal TownSmall town with Shani temple at its centre being the main attractionBusiness/Pilgrimage1
Nearest Airport in Karikal
  • Tiruchirapalli Airport ( TRZ ) , Trichy-164 Kms
Railway Stations in Karikal
  • Karaikal Railway Station ( KIK ), Karikal
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