Chidambaram is located on east-central region of Tamil Nadu. It lies within the Coleroon River Valley and extends from 11.24 North latitudes to 79.44 East longitudes. Chidambaram has tropic temperatures that vary from 20 degree in winters to 37 degrees in summers. Chidambaram, also known as Thillai literally means the sky permeated by ambience of the wisdom and intellect. The city is located on Madras-Tiruchirapalli main line of the Southern Railways.
Nearest airports to the city are Tiruchirapalli (195 km) and Chennai (245 km). Budget hotels and luxury resorts are easily available in Chidambaram for the avid travelers. Regular bus services that connect Chidambaram to Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry and other parts of Tamil Nadu are also available. Our 3 days long sightseeing of Chidambaram will cover all major tourist places in Chidambaram.
Our 3 days long itinerary of Chidambaram Tour is as follows :
On your arrival to Tiruchirapalli, you will be driven to your comforting hotel accommodation in Chidambaram by our Chidambaram tour representatives in air conditioned car or bus. Freshen up and relax in your hotel. Stroll for some time in markets, have dinner and enjoy your sleep.
After breakfast, we will proceed to see the famous Nataraja Temple, located in the center of town and spread over an area of 40 acres. The presiding deity of the temple is air, which is one of the 05 elements of the universe. 108 gestures of Bharat Natyam dance can be seen engraved on its eastern and western towers, which are 40.8 and 42.4 m high respectively. Post lunch, we will see Annamalai University, Sivakamiamman Temple and Kali Temple, which was constructed by Kopperunijingam in 1220 AD.
We will start our tour with excursion to Pichavaram, which is 16 km east of Chidambaram. The backwaters of the town, which are formed from the intermixing of water systems of Vellar and Kollidam rivers provide abundant Chidambaram tourism facilities to the travelers. Enjoy water sports like parasailing, canoeing and rowing in this exquisite scenic spot. After lunch, we will proceed to Neyveli via Vadalur, which is 30 km from Chidambaram. Enjoy your excursion of this lignite rich land of India. Return back to your hotel at night for dinner.