Best Historical & Heritage Sites in Tamil Nadu

Find the best Historical & Heritage Sites in Kanchipuram District

Kamakshi Amman Temple
  • Location: Kanchipuram
  • Famous for: Their grandeur and great architecture
Varaha Cave Temple
  • Location: Mamallapuram
  • Famous for: It's Indian rock-cut architecture. The most prominent sculpture in the cave is that of Lord Vishnu in the incarnated form of a Varaha lifting Bhudevi
  • Location: Mamallapuram
  • Famous for: It's shore temples built in 7th century

Find the best Historical & Heritage Sites in Thanjavur District

Brihadisvara Temple
  • Location: Balaganapathy Nagar
  • Famous for: Shiva temple which is an exemplary example of a fully realized Tamil architecture and it is also known as Rajarajesvaram
Airavatesvara Temple
  • Location: Kumbakonam
  • Famous for: Exquisite stone carvings. This temple is a storehouse of art and architecture

Find the best Historical & Heritage Sites in Vellore District

Vellore Fort
  • Location: Vellore
  • Famous for: Sripuram Srilakshmi Golden Temple. Vellore Fort is completely made of granite stone.
Sri Margabandeswarar Temple
  • Location: Vellore
  • Famous for: Sculptures and artistic pillars. The main deity of this temple is Swayambu Lingam known as Margabandeeswarar.

Find the best Historical & Heritage Sites in Tiruchirappalli Distric

Sri Ranganathaswamy Templee
  • Location: Srirangam
  • Famous for: Lord Ranganathaswamy and the temple is Constructed in the Tamil style of architecture
Malayadipatti Rock-Cut Temples
  • Location: Malayadipatti village
  • Famous for: Both the Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu temples are situated on the same hillock

Find the best Historical & Heritage Sites in Kanyakumari District

  • Location: Thuckalay
  • Famous for: Padmanabhapuram Fort, amidst hills, dales
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  • Location: Vavathurai
  • Famous for: A memorial to Swami Vivekananda has been built on a rock situated 400m offshore.

Find the best Historical & Heritage Sites in Cuddalore, Madurai, Ariyalur, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Tirunelveli districts

Nataraja Temple
  • Location: Chidambaram taluk
  • Famous for: Lord Nataraja (Shiva) as the lord of dance. Lord Vishnu as Lord Govindaraja Perumal is worshipped in the same temple.
Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Location: Madurai
  • Famous for: Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
Gangaikonda Cholapuram
  • Location: Chidambaram
  • Famous for: Sri Brihadeeswara Temple
Arunachala Temple
  • Location: Arunachala
  • Famous for: It's huge & massive gopurams built on four sides of the Shaiva temple. The hill is also known by the names Arunagiri, Annamalai Hill, Arunachalam, Arunai, Sonagiri and Sonachalam.
Gingee Fort
  • Location: Villupuram
  • Famous for: Vekataramana Temple is located in the lower fort, the temple contains a remarkable sculpture depicting Lord Krishna playing on the flute
Thirumalapuram Rock Cut Cave Temples
  • Location: Sankarankoil Taluk
  • Famous for: It's Architecture. It is also called as Pasupathynatheswarar Cave Temple.

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