Welcome to Chidambaram

A tiny town tucked away along the Bay of Bengal in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram is home to what is perhaps the most iconic Shiva temple in India. With several other important temples dotting the landscape, beautiful beaches, rivers, canals, backwaters and widespread mangroves, Chidambaram is so much more than just a temple town.

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Information About Chidambaram

A tiny town tucked away along the Bay of Bengal in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, and the east-central part of Tamil Nadu. Chidambaram is home to what is perhaps the most iconic Shiva temple in India. With several other important temples dotting the landscape, beautiful beaches, rivers, canals, backwaters and widespread mangroves, Chidambaram is so much more than just a temple town....

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Chidambaram (also Thillai) literally means the sky permeated by an atmosphere of intelligence and wisdom. According to legend, it was once a forest of tillai, a mangrove species of trees. There was once a small shrine on the banks of a tank. The sa

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