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Gingee Fort or Senji Fort Pictures
Gingee Fort or Senji Fort is one of the biggest forts found in Tamil Nadu and it is located at around 160 kilometers away from Chennai in Viluppuram district. This fort was believed to be constructed by Chola Kings originally during 9th Century AD. It was further constructed by Kurumbars,Nayaks and subsequently indaved by series of invaders.More photos of the Fort below,

Posted By Satheesh Babu


Poompuhar - The Ancient Tamil Port Town Photos
Poompuhar is one of the ancient town found in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu and located at the Kaveri river end in Bay of Bengal coast. Poompuhar, the ancient tamil town originally called Kaveripattanam or Kaveripoompattanam is a capital and port city of early Chola kings. Most of the of ancient city is currently under sea and the evidence collected are dated back to 4th century BCE. Poompuhar is best known for Kovalan and Kannagi story in Tamil epic of Silapathigaram.

Posted By Raghunathan K


Brihadeeswarar Temple(Periya Kovil) at Thanjavur - A world heritage site photos
Brihadeeshwarar Temple at Thanjavur is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is build by Raja Raja Chola I in 1010 AD. As in the case of the South Indian dynasties such as the Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagara, Hoysala etc dynasties no part of the temple walls or columns are left blank but are filled with carvings of intricate and fascinating details. There are thousands of such statues in the Thanjavur Brihadeeshwarar temple. This temple is commonly called as Thanjavur Peruvudaiyar Kovil or Thanjavur Periya Kovil in Tamil. This place is recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Posted By Shankar Adisesh


Gangaikondacholapuram Shiva Temple - A World Heritage Monument Photos
This name "Gangaikondacholapuram" which literally means "The Chola town which holds the water of (river) Ganges" was constructed by the great Chola king Rajendra Chola 1 - the only son of the Chola king Raja Raja Chola 1. Raja Raja Chola 1 was one of the greatest Chola kings a warrior who annexed territories far and wide, a patron of arts & architecture and a philanthropist who ruled over the the mighty Chola empire during the years 985 - 1014. This temple is built by Rajendra Chola and it is similar to the Brihadeeshwara (Shiva) temple in Tanjavur constructed by his father the great Raja Raja Chola 1. This monument is a UNESCO listed monument and a must see place in Tamil Nadu.

Posted By Shankar Adisesh


Alamparai Fort in ECR Road Pictures
Alamparai fort is one of the least known historic places found on the southern outskirts of Chennai. It is around 100kms away from Chennai through ECR Road and is very near to Pondicherry. The Fort is believed to be constructed by Muslim rulers around 18th century and what we see now is the broken remains of the Fort. This place is very picturesque since it is on the shores of Bay of Bengal and has scenic backwaters. With a neat sandy beach and backwater the broken Fort is treat to our eyes and is a perfect place for a weekend outing. If you are a photographer, you will love this place since the landscape is very unique with sandy beach, backwater and a Fort closer to each other. Other than this, the beach and backwater has abundant of shells, crabs, fish, etc. Some of the pictures clicked at Alamparai is below.

Posted By Satheesh Babu