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About Narthamalai

A cluster of small hills, Narthamalai is a village surrounded by thin forest cover on the eastern edge and therefore is declared as a reserved area. It is a rocky landscape with prominent landmarks and lush green surroundings. It served as a trading center in medieval Chola period. Narthamalai region has a rich variety of medicinal herbs. It is believed that some of the herbs fell over the area from the Sanjeevani Hill when it was carried by Hanuman. This place is primarily known for its rock cut temples; especially the Vijayalaya Choleeswaram- a magnificent temple built in the town in the ninth century. These rock cut temples have stunning architecture and reveal the architectural styles in India during the ancient times. Other important temples on this land are PazhiyiliIsvaram Temple, Samanar Kudagu Temple, and Mariamman Temple. You can explore the cave temples and spend some time admiring the skillful architecture. The visitors appreciate the artifacts and designs carved on the pillars. Beautiful idols of Lord Vishnu are placed in these temples. The structure reflects the skill of the artisans and rich Tamil culture. Narthamalai is a major tourist attraction site in the Pudukottai district. The place is connected with two cities, Trichy and Pudukottai.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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