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Historical Monuments in Tamil Nadu

The state that flaunts a rich heritage and has clung to its history in this modern era; Tamil Nadu is often visited for its beautiful monuments. The monuments are evidence of the skills and excellence of the artisans of former times. One fine characteristic of ancient architecture here is that the temples have towering gopurams and are adorned with rock-cut inscriptions.

Tamil Nadu, as it possesses priceless monuments, is also addressed as The Cradle of Dravidian Culture. Its cities/towns Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tirunelveli and Madurai are gemlike when it comes to heritage and history. Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple is an iconic structure, with neat detailing in its carving and the right scheme of color.

Mahabalipuram’s Shore Temples, especially its Rathas have a magnetic pull that attracts hundreds of travelers. Also, finest specimens of Dravidian Architecture, The Great Living Cholas Temples hold the front seat in Tamilnadu’s heritage and history scenario. Mystery and tales conspire to make these monuments stand out and be admired.


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Faqs about Historical Monuments in Tamil Nadu

Q: What is the main monument of Tamil Nadu?

Ans: Though there are endless monuments of religious heritage in Tamil Nadu, the most popular among them has to be The Brihadeeswarar Temple (also called the Big Temple). The temple perfectly displays the incomparable skills of Chola architecture. Interestingly, it is the world's first granite temple and also one of Tamil Nadu's most prominent tourist spots.

Q: How many historical places are there in Tamil Nadu?

Ans: There are over 15 significantly popular historical places in Tamil Nadu. Some of the important ones are Government Museum, Fort St George, Valluvar Kottam, Adyar Theosophical Society, Connemara Public Library, San Thome Cathedral Basilica, Victoria Public Hall, and Alamparai Fort.

Q: What are the heritage places in Tamil Nadu?

Ans: Tamil Nadu generates the highest tourism revenue in India, and the primary reason for that is temple tourism (spiritual and religious heritages). To name a few top heritage and historical sites in Tamil Nadu are Airavatesvara Temple, Darasuram; Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai; Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur; Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram; Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram; Kapaleeshwar Temple, Chennai; Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari; and Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram.

Q: What is famous in Tamil Nadu?

Ans: Though the place has endless scope for tourism, Tamil Nadu is majorly famous for its temples, festivals, and for its superior medical facilities. Tourists visit the state from all across the world for these reasons.