Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Best Tourist Spots near Tiruvannamalai

Sattanur Dam
Sattanur Dam: This was built across the river Pennar and is a beautiful picnic spot. It is 35 km. from Tiruvannalamalai. There is a children’s park and a small zoo.

The ancient temple in Tirukkovilur is 30 km from Tiruvannamali on the Tirukkovilur Road that leads to Cuddalore and other southern towns. The 2000 year old temple has Lord Vishnu in his Trivikrama posture as the presiding deity. The idol has the right leg raised to the sky, while the left leg is on the ground. King Mahabali is seen praying to the Lord.

Ginger Fort: At a distance of 37 km from the temple town, is an over 700 year old historic fort dating back to Vijayanagara times. It is famous for its association with Raja De Singh, who revolted against the Nawab of Arctot and became the subject of heroic ballads. The fort interconnects 3 hills. It has a number of structures reflecting the Indo – Islamic style of architecture, Vijayanagara and Nayak styles of building. There are some temples inside the complex.

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