It is an important pilgrim centre and a holy place for Saivites as the famous Nataraja Temple is located here. Dedicated to Lord Nataraja, this ancient temple of the Cholas is unique not only it is devoted solely to the art of Bharatanatyam, but also it is one of the rare temples where Shiva is represented by an idol rather than the customary lingam.

Thillai Nataraja Temple

12th century

Pichavaram Forest

177 bird species

Sattainathar Temple

11th century

Tillai Kaliamman Temple

built in 1229

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