Sunday, November 17, 2019

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Unique rack railway, 41.8 km long line, rising approximately 2,200 m, built in 1908. Preserved in its historical state. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.3851 N 76.7178 E Categories: Transport...

Kallanai

An ancient, 329 meters long dam on Kaveri River, built around the 2nd century BC. Dam is still in use - it is rebuilt...

Airavatesvara Temple

Beautiful temple from the 12th century - although comparatively small but contains exquisite, sophisticated sculptures. Location, GPS coordinates: 10.9484 N 79.3565 E Categories: Religious architecture, Hindu shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where...

Rameswaram Temple complex

One of important pilgrimage sites, oldest buildings from the 12th century. Contains a group of temples in rich Southern Indian style, including 1 219...

Sri Meenakshi Amman temple

An important temple, dedicated to god Shiva, built in 1600 AD, temple here first mentioned in the 7th century. One of most ornate Hindu...

Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram

One of holiest Shiva temples, representing akasha - aether. Ancient temple, it is known that it has been renovated in the 5th century and...

Annamalaiyar Temple

One of largest temple complexes in India, devoted to Shiva and associdated with fire. Temple here exists at least 2000 years, current one built...

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

One of the largest and most grandiose religious complexes in the world, it is the largest in India and covers 63 hectares. It includes...

Ekambareswarar Temple

Shiva temple, one of the largest temples in India. Tallest tower has 11 floors and is 58.5 m tall. Most part of the temple...

Gangaikonda Brihadeeswarar Temple

The only remaining and usable structure in past capital of powerful Cholas. Ornate temple was built in 1035 and contains some of the most...