Famous for the Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram is considered to be one of the major pilgrimages of the Shaivites and the Vaishnavites.
The place attracts tourists from different parts of the country for its rich culture in terms of music and dance, festival traditions as well as sculptural and architectural splendor. Located towards the eastern part of the state, this city of south India is among the fast emerging industrial city. Apart from this the renowned Annamalai University enhances the value of the city.
Best Time to visit
October to March
GETTING INTO CHIDAMBARAM
Tiruchirapalli International Airport is located at a distance of around 195 km from the city of Chidambaram.
Nearest Railway Station
Mayiladuturai Junction is situated at a nearby distance of 34 km from the Chidambaram city.
Places to see in and around Chidambaram
The Natyanjali annual festival of classical Indian dance that takes place at the end of February is the biggest attraction that brings thousands of people from all over the world
Chidambaram shopping is restricted mainly to local textile and handloom products. Apart from that, the place has got various other options like images of God Shiva carved on stone in the posture of Ananda Tandavam, replicas of the famous temples, framed and laminated images of the Hindu deities and gods. People who love to shop can even opt for the small trinkets like local jewelry, handcrafted items of the state. One can take home some of the local food items such as snacks and sweets as a souvenir of this south Indian city. The city has got many market places, which includes some super markets as well. To name a few of them are: Asian Super Market, U. D. P. Shopping Complex, West Car Street Daily Market, M. U. D. P. Shopping Complex.
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