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Things to see and do in Tamil Nadu.

Tiruchirapalli (Photo Feature)

Tiruchirapalli (Photo Feature)

The city is named after the three-headed demon Trishira who was defeated by Lord Shiva near present-day Tiruchirappalli. It is known for its two remarkable temples – Malaikottai and Ranganathaswamy

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A day in Tiruchirappalli

A day in Tiruchirappalli

The pillars were just absolutely gorgeous; especially the ones that faced an inner courtyard. They had fabulous figurines of a man atop a bucking horse.

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Kumbakonam, a city of temples

Kumbakonam, a city of temples

Kumbakonam is an ancient city with about 188 temples built between the 7th and 16th centuries by the various dynasties that ruled over it during this period.

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Darasuram Airavatesvara Temple

Darasuram Airavatesvara Temple

The Airatesvara temple, located in Darasuram near Kumbakonam, was built by Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th Century AD. The manthapa of the temple, the prayer hall, has 108 exquisitely carved pillars.

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Pichavaram Mangrove Forests

Pichavaram Mangrove Forests

Pichavaram Mangrove Forests are the second largest mangrove forest in the world. It is home to water snakes, water dogs, foxes, turtles, crustaceans, and waterfowl.

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Chidambaram Temple

Chidambaram Temple

The Temples at Kalahasti, Kanchipuram and Chidambaram are along a straight line at 79′ 45″ East longitude.

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