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Chidambaram

Chidambaram

Weather

Chidambaram located in the Southern state of Tamil Nadu experiences very warm summer season while the winter months are less cold compared to Northern India. The summer season running from March to May can get extremely hot for tourists as maximum temperatures reach 45 degrees Celsius. Monsoon season from June to September brings relief from the dry summer heat and is a good time to visit Chidambaram.  The winter season from December to February is moderately pleasant with temperatures in the range of 20 to 25 degrees Celsius making it a pleasant time for travelers and tourists. 

How To Reach

By Road:

Chidambaram is well connected by a good road network and driving down to Chidambaram is a good way to reach the city. Chidambaram is located at a distance of 250 Kms from Chennia and 347 Kms from Bangalore. Located on the main national highway to Chennai, Chidambaram has a good service of private cabs and government owned as well as luxury buses with regular itineraries.


By Air:

The city of Chidambaram does not have a dedicated airport facility. The nearest domestic airport is the one located at Tiruchirappalli at a distance of 195 Kms. The Tiruchirappalli airport is well connected to all major Indian cities with regular flights from Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi. Cab and bus services are available at the Tiruchirappalli airport to reach Chidambaram.



By Rail:

Chidambaram is located on the Chennai-Trichy meter-gauge line and is well connected to nearby cities and towns including Rameswaram and Thanjavur. Chidambaram is also connected by rail with Tiruchirapalli, Madras, Madurai (335 km), Rameshwaram (575 km), and Bangalore (340 km).


Overview

Chidambaram is a small temple town located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu attracting a large number of religious tourists from across the globe. Famous for the communion of Indian culture, tradition and religious heritage, Chidambaram also known as ‘Thillai’ attracts thousands of tourists and pilgrims alike.  Famous for its Nataraja temple dedicated to the Dancing Destroyer form or Lord Shiva, Chidambaram has a number of ancient temples underlining the richness of the Indian cultural bygone era.

 

Chidambaram is not just about religious attractions and spiritual bliss but the modern day city hosts one of the elite educational institutions of Annamalai University. Chidambaram also hosts the biggest industrial complex of India at Neyveli making it a broad industrial hub in Southern India.

 

The people of Chidambaram are warm and friendly with Tamil being the widely used local language. A large number of native people of Chidambaram are involved with ornament manufacturing business establishing the city as one of the hubs of good artists and craftsmen when it comes to gold and silver ornaments. Chidambaram is also a hub for ancient Indian handicrafts. Khadi fabrics based textile drapes and souvenirs are unique to the holy town.

 

From historians to spiritual tourists to travel enthusiasts, Chidambaram has something for everyone including the famous annual Natyanjali Dance Festival. The Festival hosted between December and January attracts a large number of performers and folk artists making it one of the most popular festivals of Southern India.

 

Being an ancient holy town, Chidambaram has its eating styles based on traditional cultures with food being served on Banana leaves. Chidambaram has a host of eateries and restaurants serving traditional Tamil food in both vegetarian and non vegetarian range.