Sankarankovil

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Sankarankovil Sankarankovil is home to the famous Sankara Narayanan temple. It is situated at Tirunelveli District and 56 km away from Thirunelveli City. Sankarankovil is the second largest town in the district. It is very famous for "Adi Thabasu" festival. In older times, the city was called as Sankaranayinar kovil. Even now it is called as Sanka...

Navathirupathi

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Navathirupathi Navathirupathi Temples is a set of nine Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, Tamilnadu, India in the banks of Thamiraparani river. All these 9 temples are classified as "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu reverred by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. The following is the list of the 9 ...

Vettangudi

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Vettangudi The Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary is located at a distance of 51 Km from Madurai on Madurai - Melur-Tiruppathur road, in Sivagangai District. The Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary is located at 10 deg 10' N latitude and 78 deg 20' E longitude. It is located in Vettangudi patti & Periya Kollukudi Patti village of Tiruppathur taluk, Sivagangai D...

Idaikattur Church

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Idaikattur Church This unique church of the sacred heart of Jesus was built in the year 1894 AD by a French missionary Fr. Ferdinand Celle SJ. This is a replica of the Rheims Cathedral in France. Since the church was said to be built by angels, Fr. Ferdinand Celle SJ has placed 153 depictions of angels in and around the church He has depicted the relics of forty sai...

Nagore Mosque

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Nagore Mosque Nagore(sometimes spelled Nagoor) is a town in the Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located approximately 16 km south of Karaikal and 4 km north of Nagapattinam. Tiruvarur , Mayiladuthurai , Muthupet are nearby towns. It has a population of approximately 90,000. The prime attraction is the renowned Nagore Dargah, a revered place ...

Goripalayam Mosque

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Goripalayam Mosque Goripalayam Mosque is a large mosque in Goripalayam (part of Madurai City) containing two tombs of Delhi sultans of the Madurai Sultanate. Its dome is 70 feet (21 m) in diameter and 20 feet (6.1 m) in height and made of a single block of stone which was brought from the Azhaga Hills. It is said that it was built by Thirumalai Nayak for his Mus...

Velankanni Church - Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health

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Velankanni Church - Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health The church can be traced to the mid-16th century and its founding is attributed to three miracles: the apparition of Mary and Jesus to a slumbering shepherd boy, the curing of a lame buttermilk vendor, and the survival of Portuguese sailors assaulted by a violent sea storm. Although all three events resulted in the erection of a shrine, it was t...

St. Mary's Church

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St. Mary's Church St. Mary's Church in Madurai, Tamilnadu, India was first constructed in 1840. An imposing building with two tall (42 meters) Bell towers, the church has been elevated to the status of a Cathedral in 1969. St. Mary's Church is located on East Veli Street in Madurai; St. Mary's Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese ...

Samanamalai & Pechipallam

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Samanamalai & Pechipallam It is located in the village of Kuyilkudi about 8 km west of Madurai city near Nagamalai Pudukkottai on Madurai – Theni Highway. At the southern part of the hill is Settipodavu, a cavern with images and inscriptions dating back to 9th Century A.D. At the centre of the hill after climbing a bit on the hill, there is a galaxy of Jaina sculpture...

Yanaimalai

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Yanaimalai On the Madurai – Trichy highway, about 8 km North of Madurai, Yanaimalai (Elephant Hill) is located on the western side of the highway. On the south western side of the hill, a Jain school was run in a natural cave that dates back to 1 CAD. Many stone beds as well as bas – relief sculptures of Thirthankars are found in this cave. Vattel...