Mon. Jun 5th, 2023

Chidambaram is known as the temple town of the Tamilnadu state which lies on the banks of the Vella River. The river is where meets the Bay of Bengal. This beautiful temple town is situated in the Cuddalore district which is famous for housing the marvelous Lord Nataraja temple, Thillai Kali temple, and the popular chariot festival. The place has had eye-catching architectural glory and religious significance since antiquity. The significant history of a city that has been ruled at different periods of time such as Pallavas until the ninth century, Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Later Pandyas, Vijayanagara Empire, Thanjavur Nayakas, Marathas, and the last British.  The city hardly takes a full day to explore major tourist spots like the same day Agra tour by car to see monuments like the taj mahal and other local sightseeing but you can also take two days and enjoy the tour in Chidambaram.

Chidambaram is an enriched place with a rich heritage and traditions due to its cultural influence. Apart from its brave history, the city also has a piece of paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers. The Dravidian style of architecture and an adorable presentation of the Dravidian culture are mesmerizing. One of the most enlightening and essential things in the region is the Pichavaram backwater. One can be mesmerized by the intricate river system and network of canals that bind this beautiful place together and support the rich biodiversity of the place. The world’s second-largest Pichavaram mangrove forest, Pichavaram is located off the tourist trail but is well worth the effort. Pichavaram is nearby Chidambaram, you can enjoy the forest by boat ride which is around 1100 hectare area of mangrove forest. After taking the boat ride, you can pass a narrow canal and the breathtaking view of the forest while adoring the bird life of the forest. There are many other places where you must visit such as Sirkazhi, Kali temple, Sivakamiamman temple, Chathapurinathar temple, Natyanjali dance festival, Nattiya cocktail lounge, Khadi handicraft store, local sightseeing, and shopping in the Chidambaram, etc.

Best Time To Visit: Chidambaram is located near the coastal area that is the Bay of Bengal so the weather condition throughout the year is moderate. There is some rainfall throughout the season so the maximum temperature that is reached is about 33 degree Celsius. So, you can visit any time as per your comfort but the major amount of tourists comes in the winter season from the month of November. For the Pichavaram, you must come in the months of winter because of good weather conditions but you can also come here in the summer months as well. The time of opening is 9:00 AM and the closing time is around 6:00 PM remember there is no entry fee as you have paid for the monuments like the taj mahal entry fee.

How To Reach

The city of Chidambaram is well connected by road and railway but not directly with the airport. But there are many major tourist spots in the town so the regular road transport services of buses, taxis, and other vehicles are easily available. Road transport is the popular and convenient way to commute to the city easily. Buses are well connected with the frequent services that are used for intercity and intra-city. The nearest railway station is the Chidambaram and regular trains are available from all corners of the country from major cities. For more details about the city and want to make a good itinerary you can visit the website.

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