Tamil nadu and temple tourism
Tamil Nadu is the southern state in India which is well known as the land of temples. It is the place which has maximum number of temples in India. It is the state which has lots of mythological significance and its sanctity can be sensed with the huge number of nig and small temples of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and other deities. If you get the chance to explore the real feel of mythological and religious India, then you should definitely visit Tamil Nadu to visit approximately as many as 33000 ancient temples in the state.
Architecture of the Tamil Nadu temples
Tamil Nadu is said to be the state which was invaded by the Dravidians first. Most of the Tamilnadu temples belong to 12-14 century, thus you can easily witness the Dravidian style of architecture and design in the structures of the temples. Most of the temples are generally constructed in various floors which has Gopuram on the top. When you explore the bewitching monuments and temples in any district of Tamil Nadu you can see the splendid artwork of the Dravidians without using any technology.
Popular temples in Tamil Nadu
The Tamilnadu temples are generally divided in the Saivite and Vaishnavite which means that in the former category, the temples belong to Lord Shiva while in the latter category the temples belong to the Lord Vishnu. Some of the popular and big temples in the state are as follows
- Ramanath Swamy Temple, Rameshwaram
- Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram
- Annamalaiyar Temple, Tiruvannamalai
- Vaitheeswaran Temple, Vaitheeswaran Koil
- Jambukeswarar Temple, Tiruchirappalli
- Sripuram Golden Temple, Vellore
- Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram
- Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
- Srivilliputtur, Virudhanagar
- Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchipuram
Kumbakonam is the ancient district in Tamil Nadu which has the cluster of temples in the state. Alone in Kumbakonam there are more than 300 temples.
Tamil Nadu temple Tourism
With the view of so much popularity of the Tamilnadu temples and their significance all over the world, the state government has provided the facility of Tamil Nadu temple tourism. In this facility, you can take the package from the tours and travel companies to visit the most popular and significant Tamilnadu temples. When you pick the temple tourism package, you can enjoy the facility for temple visits, meals and accommodation facility at affordable rates.
Online portal of Tamil Nadu temple tourism
To promote the Tamilnadu temples, the online portal launched by the government offers the facility to make donations online. You have to enter your name, amount you want to donate and the name of the temples for which you want to make donation. Thus, you will get the eReceipt of the donation. Due to the huge crowd gathering in the Tamilnadu temples, the temple committee decided to enable booking facility for the worshippers to worship their lord. Thus, with the help of the online portal you will be able to get the ebooking without standing in the long queue and waiting for your turn. You can know your schedule for your visit in the temple and then accordingly you can plan your tour.