Keelavalavu

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Keelavalavu On the Madurai – Melur – Thiruppathur – Karaikudi road, about 45 km from Madurai, there is a hillock before the Keelavalavu village, just off the highway. In this cavern, Jain schools existed from 2 CBC to 12 CAD. There are many stone beds, and natural spring found in the caverns as was typically seen in other Jain schools. Brahmi...

Arittapatti

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Arittapatti It is a small village located 25km from Madurai off Melur road. The hillock which looks like a pack of rocks is steeped in 2300 years old history. On one side of the hill are natural Jain caves called Pandava Padukkai and on the other side, a rock -cut Siva temple. Pandava Padukkai has got nothing to do with the Pandavas of Mahabharatham. Yet peopl...

Kazhugumalai

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Kazhugumalai It is located about 120 km from Madurai off the highway to Kanyakumari. It is situated near Kovilpatti on the main road to Sankarankovil from Kovilpatti. The hill where the Jain School was situated is named Thirumalai and Araimalai in inscriptions. Unfortunately, the natural caverns and beds that served as an abode of Jain monks have been converted...

Pathuthoon

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Pathuthoon They are part of the remaining pillars to the entrance to the residential quarters (Ranga Vilasam) of the Thirumalai Nayak Palace. ...

Vilakkuthoon

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Vilakkuthoon In 1840, Blackburn, the then collector of Madurai, allowed the people of Madurai to expand the city limit by removing fort walls and moats that existed surrounding Madurai. People of Madurai appreciating his contribution, erected a lamp post in his memory at the junction of East and South Masi Street. ...

Vilakkuthoon Police Station

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Vilakkuthoon Police Station Located near Vilakkuthoon is the East Masi Street police station. With a 300 year old history, it is yet another historic gem of the city. It was the Police Main Guard in the 17th century and the historicity of the building is still maintained. At the entrance, one can see a plaque on the right compound wall which says that the place was the Kotwal...

Kodaikanal:

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Kodaikanal: Kodaikanal is one of the most popular hill resorts in India. It is a charming hill station, stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. With its rocks, woods, lovely lake and bracing air, Kodaikanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists. Kodaikanal is situated at an altitude of ...

Courtallam

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Courtallam Courtallam (Kutralam) Main Waterfalls is in Tirunelveli district, South Tamil Nadu. It has medicinal qualities, popularly called as the "Spa of the South." Courtallam waterfalls is located at an elevation of about 550 feet in the Western Ghats attracting tourists from all over. The water here passes over a lot of medicinal herbs, ...

Mela Selvanoor-Kela Selvanoor Birds Sanctuary

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Mela Selvanoor-Kela Selvanoor Birds Sanctuary Mela-Keela Selvanoor Bird Sanctuary is located near Sayalkudi in Ramanathapuram district. The sanctuary was declared in the year 1998. This is the Biggest Birds Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. The total area of the Sanctuary is 593.08 ha. Melaselvanoor, Keelaselvanoor Bird Sanctuary is located in Melaselvanoor, Kelaselvanor village tanks at 9o13&rsqu...

Karaikudi Chettinad

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Karaikudi Chettinad Chettinad is a region of the Sivaganga district of southern Tamil Nadu state, India. Karaikudi is known as the capital of Chettinad[citation needed], which includes Karaikudi and 74 (traditionally its said as 96) other villages. Chettinad is the homeland of the Nattukottai Chettiars (Nagarathar), a prosperous banking and business community, ma...