Gnayiru is the birthplace of Sangili Nachiar who lived about 1,300 years ago. Since her story mentions her worship in this temple, this temple is considered to be much older than 1,300 years. The Sun god worshipped the Lord here to get rid of a curse, and hence this place has come to be named after him, the word Gnayiru in Tamil meaning the Sun.
Yercaud is a beautiful hill station in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. This hill station is located Shevaroys hill range in Eastern Ghats. Yercaud is located at an altitude of 1515 meters above sea level and it is approximately 360 kilometers away from Chennai. This place is most frequently visited by tourists in summer season as it is one of the nearest hill station to both Bangalore and Chennai city. Yercaud hill station is commonly called as "Jewel of the South".
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.
Jalagamparai falls is located in Yelagiri hills in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. The Attaru river in Yelagiri hills forms this falls and it is one of the falls that is near to Chennai.Some pictures of the falls are below,