Yelagiri is a small hill station which is located in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. The altitude of this hill station is around 1410 meters above sea level and it is one of the most visited hill station by the people from Chennai.This hill station spreads around 30 kilometer square area and it is fully connected through road.
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.
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.
Varadharaja Perumal Temple is one of the very famous temple in Kanchipuram which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is originally built by Cholas in 1053. The temple has 100 pillared hall with various sculptures in the pillars which depicts the great epic Ramayana and Mahabharata. Some of the pictures of the temple below,