Harboring the Southern Magic
Chidambaram is situated in the east-central part of Tamilnadu state of
southeastern India extending 11.24°N and 79.44°E. In the laps
of the Coleroon River Valley on the Madras-Thanjavur road and rail
system, Chidambaram has a tropical climate with mercury touching up to
37°C in the summers and around 20°C in the winters.
How to Reach Chidambaram
Chidambaram has the nearest airports in Tiruchirapalli (195 km) and
Chennai (245 km).
Chidambaram lies on the Madras-Tiruchirapalli main line of the Southern
Railway, connected with Tiruchirapalli, Madras, Madurai (335 km),
Rameshwaram (575 km), Bangalore (340 km), and Tirupati (290 km).
You can go for bus services, which are frequently available to various
places in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Pondicherry states
Chidambaram - A Tourist Hotspot
Chidambaram tourism is dotted with beautiful temples. The most famous
of all is the Natraja Temple, dedicated to Lord Natraja - God Shiva
conjuring the image of cosmic dancer. The Shivakamiamman Temple has the
Sivaganga tank with the thousand-pillar hall. Chidambaram also houses
the Thillaikaliamman temple is located in the northern precincts of the
town. The city has also a residential Annamalai University, a great
centre of Tamil learning and culture.
Make Chidambaram your tourist destination with lot more hotspots to
visit lying around the city. Some of the favorite hunts are Pichavaram,
16 Km from the city famous for its backwaters and water sports like
parasailing, rowing and canoeing. Thirty kilometers away from the city
is Neyveli, one of India's hot industrial zones with lignite mining. The
Kalavaryan Hills are 150 Km from the town with a beautiful botanical
garden to enthrall your excursion.