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Ranked #1 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #2 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Airavatesvara Temple (Kumbakonam)
Ranked #3 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
This 12th-century Chola temple is a compact gem.
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Ranked #4 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Cultural
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Arjuna's Penance (Mahabalipuram)
Ranked #5 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
This bas-relief with life-size images from a mythical story adorns a huge rock.
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Ranked #6 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Cultural
Many interesting rock-cut temples and giant open-air reliefs from the 7th and 8th centuries.
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Sri Parthasarathy Temple (Chennai (Madras))
Ranked #9 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Close to Marina Beach, yet another architectural wonder from the 8th century can be part of the itinerary. An intricate... more » Owner description: Close to Marina Beach, yet another architectural wonder from the 8th century can be part of the itinerary. An intricate pyramid-shaped rajagopuram (dome) stands prominently and is the main feature of the temple. As anecdotes go, the British were unable to pronounce the original name, Thiriallikeni, and rechristened it Triplicane. « less
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Kapaleeshwar Temple (Chennai (Madras))
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Ranked #10 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
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Ranked #11 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #12 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Vadapalani Murugan Temple (Chennai (Madras))
Ranked #15 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Pancha Pandava Rathas (Mahabalipuram)
Ranked #17 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Dhanushkodi Beach (Rameswaram)
Ranked #18 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Tiruchirappalli)
Ranked #19 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Dedicated to Vishnu, the temple of Srirangam's vast complex has seven enclosures formed by huge rampart walls and 21... more » Owner description: Dedicated to Vishnu, the temple of Srirangam's vast complex has seven enclosures formed by huge rampart walls and 21 elaborate towers. « less
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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple (Chennai (Madras))
Ranked #20 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Marundeeswarar Temple (Chennai (Madras))
Ranked #21 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Arunachaleshwara Temple (Thiruvannamalai)
Ranked #22 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Dhyanalinga Temple (Coimbatore)
Ranked #23 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Kalikambal Temple (Chennai (Madras))
Ranked #26 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Sea Shore Temple (Mahabalipuram)
Ranked #27 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Sri Ramana Ashram (Thiruvannamalai)
Ranked #28 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Jambukeswarar Temple (Tiruchirappalli)
Ranked #29 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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San Thome Church (Chennai (Madras))
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Ranked #30 of 942 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: Probably the most magnificent and prominent reminder of Chennai's colonial lineage, the San Thome Church bears a colossal... more » Owner description: Probably the most magnificent and prominent reminder of Chennai's colonial lineage, the San Thome Church bears a colossal amount of history since A.D. 52, the year when St. Thomas traveled to India, though the Roman Catholic basilica was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. It was then rebuilt by the British in 1893. The imposing structure reaches a height of 155 feet and emanates peace and architectural splendor with its tall spires over the tomb of the saint. The sea makes a wonderful backdrop to the pristine white structure. The San Thome Church is considered one of the pilgrimages for people around the world. « less
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