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Sittannavasal (58km)

In this village are the remains of 2nd century B.C.Jain cave temple. Fresco paintings reminiscent of Ajanta adorn the walls.  Many of them are typical of the 9th century Pandyan period and include exquisitely detailed pictures of animals, fish, ducks, people gathering lotuses from a pond and two dancing figures.  There arealso inscriptions dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries. Fresco painting from the 7th century can be seen on the ceiling of the Ardhamandapam. There are many pre-historic burial sites around Sittannavasal and among the relics unearthed are burial urns, cists and Kurangupatarai.




Kudumiyanmalai

Kudumiyanmalai temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva as Kuduminatha or Shikhagirinatha. Legend has it that a Kudumi or a lock of hair was noticed on the idol after which the deity was called Kuduminathar. The inner part containing the sanctum was built by the Cholas in 9th century. Kudumiyanmalai oldest part of the temple was a cave temple, and has some interesting inscription as well as beautiful sculptures.




Mukkombu

Mukkombu is a wonderful picnic spot. It is situated 18 kms away from Trichy. Constructed in the 19th century, across the Kollidam, this dam is about 658 mt long and has been forced into three sections instead of one long stretch because of the shape of the island.




Kallanai - Grand Anaicut

It is situated 24 kms away from Trichy. The Kallanai, also known as the Grand Anaicut, is an ancient dam in Tamil Nadu. The Grand Anaicut built by Karikalan Chola in the 2nd century A.D. The Kallanai is a massive dam of unhewn stone, 329 meters long and 20 meters wide, across the main stream of the Cauvery. The purpose of the dam was to divert the waters of the Cauvery across the fertile Delta region for irrigation via canals. This is a beautiful picnic spot.




Vayaloor

Vayaloor is situated 8 kms away from Tiruchi and it is Famous for its Lord Murugan Temple. Lord Murugan (the son of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati) is known as Lord Kartika in the rest of India. Situated amidst lush green vegetation, the place has a tranquil atmosphere giving you the much needed peace of mind.




Puliancholai

Puliancholai is 72 km away from Trichy. Puliancholai on the foot hills of Kollimalai is a place of scenic beauty. The Agaya Gangai falls on top of the Koli Hills, the water here has medicinal value. Agaya Gangai Falls (Hill top) is five hours hard Trek. The falls are famous for age-old rock structures, dolmens and the Pithukkuli caves. Puliancholai is a beautiful picnic spot.




Pachamalai

Pachamalai is 80 kms away from Trichy. Pachamalai is spreading green hill range. It's good hill range for trekking to enjoy nature and the animal life small streams and falls add color to these hills.It's altitude is 500 meters to 1000 meters above msl.This mountain range has in itself different small regions like Thenpara nadu,kombainadu ,Aathi Nadu and Vannadu.




Gangaikondacholapuram (100 km)

The Brahadeeswarar temple at Gangaikonda cholapuramwas conceived and constructed by the Chola King Rajendra -I after his victory over the kingdoms bordering the river Ganga.  Apart from the huge Nandi, there are some beautiful sculptures including a dancing Ganesha,a lion-headed well and a stunning frieze depicting Rajendra being crowned by Siva and Parvati.



Government Museum
Situated at Thirukokarnam, the museum is at a distance of 5 km. from Pudukkottai station.  The rare collections in the sections of Geology, Zoology, Paintings, Anthropology, Epigraphy,Historical Records, etc., are very interesting.  The fine sculptures and bronzes of various periods are the attractive items of the Museum.Open on all days except Mondays and Government Holidays from 8 a.m. to11.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.



Sri Kokarneswarar Temple
The rock-cut cave temple of Sri Kokarneswarar Brahadambal at Thirukokarnam is of Mahendravarma Pallava's period.



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