Holiday Trip in Chidambaram

Visit Religious Destination with Chidambaram Holiday Packages

Chidambaram is an industrial destination and a well-known pilgrimage center for various Hindu pilgrims. Knows for its historic shrines and great architectural heritage, Chidambaram is the place where the concept of Lord Shiva as the celestial dancer was firstly depicted. The city is marked by tall and towering shrines in its backdrop and becomes one of the holiest destinations of the state. Chidambaram holiday packages are very popular among people from different parts of India who come to enjoy its rich culture including music and dance, festival traditions and religious grandeur.
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Tourist Attractions in & around Chidambaram

You can come across a number of sightseeing attractions during your Chidambaram tour.

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple:
Spread over an area of 40 acres, it is one of the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu. The temple also features Sivakamiamman Temple and a hall having thousand of pillars.
Mayiladuthurai:
This place is famous for the Dakshinamurthi shrine and the God of wisdom. It also features the famous Mayiladuthurai Temple.
Melakadambur:
Located 30 km away from Chidambaram, it is a small place where you can come across a number of religious places. The place has got a brick structured temple constructed during 1113 A.D. It houses an idol of dancing God Shiva that reflects the Pala art. It features Devara Shrine and Karakkoil that are must visit attractions on your Chidambaram trip.

Things to buy in Chidambaram

Shopping in Chidambaram is restricted to buying local textile and handloom products. Along with that, you can also buy here several products like idols of lords, replicas of popular temples, and many other items. If you want to buy small trinkets like local jewelry and handcrafted items then it offers plenty of these. One can also buy some local snacks and sweets from here to take back as a souvenir of the South Indian city.

Best Time to Visit Chidambaram

The best time to visit Chidambaram is in February, during Mahashivratri. It is the time for Natyanjali Dance Festival, which is dedicated to the Tandav Shiva Nataraj. The festival invites the finest classical dancers for performing in the temple. Otherwise you can visit the place between January and March for the sightseeing. Avoid summer as it is very hot and the temperature reaches up to 38°C.

How to Reach Chidambaram

Being an important destination of Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram is well-connected by all means of transportation. It is an important place that can be reached by using trains, air and roads. Yet, if you are booking Chidambaram tour packages then get complete information about how to reach here.
By Air
Tiruchirapalli Airport is the nearest airport to Chidambaram, which is well connected to almost every major city of India through air route. It is located at a distance of 195 km from Chidambaram. You can rent a taxi from airport at affordable rates to reach Chidambaram.
By Train
Chidambaram has its railway station, so it can be reached easily by train. It is located on the Chennai-Trichy line and connected with various destinations like Rameshwaram, Thanjavur and Kumbakonam through railway.
By Road
Chidambaram is connected to all the major cities and towns of Tamil Nadu through an excellent network of roads and bus services. From Pondicherry, which is at a distance of 80 km, several cyclers can be seen enjoying a biking trip.
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