Tourist Places

Gangaikondacholapuram

   The Brahadeeswarar temple at Gangaikondacholapuram was 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 figure of King Rajendra being crowned by Siva and Parvati.


Chettikulam Thandayuthapani Swami Temple

   The Ancient Arulmigu Ekambareswar and Thandayuthapani Swami Temples are situated in Chettikulam Village, Perambalur District. The above temples were built by King Kulasekara Pandian. These temples are situated 22 Km. away from Perambalur and 8 Km west of Alathur gate in Trichy to Chennai National Highway These temples reflect the architecture of the early days. In Arulmigu Ekambareswarar temple the Thai Poosam festival is celebrated every year in the month of January for 10 days.

 

Cholagangam Lake

  The lake is now called Ponneri. It was brought into being by Rajendra Chola I as a “water pillar of victory” (Jalamayam and Jayashambam). According to Thiruvelangadu Plates it was named Cholagangam. The bund is very high and the length being more than 5 km at full water-level, It has a water spread of nearly 130 Sq. km . It once had a surplus weir and input channels from Kollidam river and Vellar.

 

Elakurichi

  Adaikala Madha Shrine 65 Km. from Perambalur. 80 Km from Trichy. 375 Km. from Chennai. Elakurichi is famous for its ancient church built by the famous Catholic Missionary Constructive Joseph Beschi popularly known as ‘Veeramamunivar’ on the year of 1711. Tamil nadu Govt. has announced it as a tourist spot in the year 2001. The Church is located in Elakurichi,

 

Ranjankudi Fort

  Ranjankudi Fort is sated 17 km. North of Perambalur. The Fort was built by a Jagirdar under Nawab of Carnatic In 17th century A D The Fort walls lie built with neatly cut stone blocks. The at contains a palace, residential buildings, underground chambers, mosque and flag mast. I lie fort was the scene of the battle of Valikondah between the English and Muhammad All on one side and Chanda Sahib and the French on the other side 1751 AD.


Karaivetti Birds Sanctuary

  The Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary is located about 35 km to the north of Thanjavur in Ariyalur Taluk of Perambalur District. The total area of the sanctuary is 454 ha. This sanctuary is significant in the sense that is has been attracting the largest congregation of water birds after Pt. Calimere Sanctuary in Tamil nadu. The peak congregation takes place in the month of November when over 2.5 lakhs birds arrive in this sanctuary.