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Poompuhar

Poompuhar (40Kms) Poompuhar was once the biggest port on the east coast of Tamil Nadu, and was as its peak of glory under the earlier Chola kings. The River Kaveri, merging with the billowing sea. It wanown as puhar due to the exquisite beauty of the port town, and it later came to be called Poompuhar. Aner name for Poompuhar was Kaveripoompattinam. Silappathikaram and Manimekalai, the tamil epics, bring out the greatness of the city in some of the poems in Sangam literature. The life and time of the Tamil classic Silappathikaram has been recreated at Poompuhar tthe immense pleasure of the Tamils. In order to conjup the decorative ornamental and scenic uty of Poompuhar, the whole art Gallery made to present the environment and atmosphere of the 2nd centurD by the creation of the Illanji Manram, Pavai Manram, etc. A fine beach and calm waters offer good opportunity for sunbathing and swimming. The department of tourism offers shell and conch-shaped cottages to the tourists the Poompuhar tourist complex, at a moderate tariff.

Tarangambadi It was oorg Fort built by Ore Gedde, a Commander of the Royal Dutch Navy, in the 17th century.

GINGEE (132 kms) It is located on the Tindivanam - Thiruvannamalai road about 25 kms. from Tindivanam and about 132 kms. from Chidambaram. This place is associated with Raja Desingh. There is a 700 year old fort running o three hills of huge and steep boulders. Accorng to tradition the original fort was laid by Kone Chiefs. The fort was ruled by Vijayanagar Nayaks, Marath Moghuls, Carnatic Nawabs, the French and the British Rajagiri and Krishnagiri are two important fortifications here and it is a popular picnic spot.

Entrance fee Timings
Per head : Rs. 2.00 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Every Friday free entry. -

Mailam (85 Kms) There is a murugan temple on a hillock. The Panguni Uthiram festivals held in march-April aacts devotees in large numbers from far and near.

Neyveli It is about 30 kms. from Chidambaram via Vadalur. It is onof the biggest indu fertilisers ceramic wares and Leco (cooking coal), a number of by-products are also produced frlignite.

NavaGraha Temples or Shrines for Nine PlanetsThe nine Planets have temples in nine sacred centres. Prayo planets temples are supposed to ward off bad luck and ensure peace and prosperity.

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