Incredible South India Temple Tour

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South India is a land of rich cultural heritage and sheer natural beauty. The beautiful temples of South India speak volumes about its glorious history and rich culture. Visit any city of this land and you will find beautiful temples laced with wonderful mythological legends. South India Temple Tour will take you to some of the most enchanting cities famous for their beautiful temples.

 

Some of the striking features of the temples are big gopurams, arresting sculptures, captivating mandaps, breathtaking carvings and majestically carved pillars. Their architectural beauty deserves special mention.

 

Kanchipuram

It is a cultural city which is dotted with hundreds of temples. Located on the banks of river Vegavati, it is also famous for its silk saris. Majority of the temples here were built in honor of lord Shiva. Buddhist Stupas, Churches and Mosques are also found here. This city is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus. Kamakshi Amman, Varadharaja Perumal, Sri Adikesava Perumal, Ekambareswarar and Kailasanatha are the most famous temples of Kanchipuram.

 

Mahabalipuram

This enchanting city is a World Heritage Site boasting of marvelous temples and monuments. Its scenic beauty is equally enthralling. Its history dates back to the 7th century. Majority of its monuments were constructed between 7th and 9th centuries. It is well known for its rock-cut and monolithic monuments. The temples reflect the wonderful Dravidian style of architecture with raised Gopurams. Visit this city and treat your eyes with the views of its famous temples and monuments: Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, Cave Temple and Monolithic Rathas.

 

Tanjore

This cultural city of South India is a land of art and architecture. Its wonderful monuments built in unique architectural style captivate the hearts of all the tourists who come here from around the world. It has several beautiful temples and Sri Brihadeshwara temple is a must-see attraction. Other attractions her are The Palace, Art Gallery and Saraswathi Mahal Library.

 

Trichy

Located on the banks of river Kauveri, Trichy is a historic city famous for its cultural heritage. The most striking attraction of Trichy is the Rockfort Temple, an architectural marvel. The temple dates back to the 3rd century B.C.

 

Madurai

This town is the most sparkling jewel in the crown of South India when it comes to temples. It is internationally known for its mesmerizing Meenakshi Sundareswawar temple. The epitome of architectural beauty, this temple is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati. This 2000 year old temple is beautifully carved and painted in different colors. Its thousand pillared hall, two golden gopurams and the Golden Lotus Tank which according to the legend was created by Lord Shiva himself are the most striking attractions.

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South India Temple Tour will take you to captivating destinations like Madurai, Kanchipuram, Trichy, Tanjore and Mahabalipuram. These cities are famous for their extravagantly beautiful temples and cultural heritage.

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This article was published on 2010/09/28