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About Sittanavasal

Sittanavasal is situated 58 kilometers away from Trichy and 20 kilometers to the north of Pudukottai. It is a hilly terrain with abundant greenery. The visitors can spend some time while carrying out cliff climbing expeditions. The entry to the village is located by cemented arched gate. The geographical area of Sittanavasal encompasses 70 meters high, which houses several Jain cave monasteries. The destination has developed as main Jain pilgrimage center during the 7th and 9th century. It is famous for rock cut caves dating from the 1st century. One of these popular caves is Sittanavasal Caves. These caves are also known as Arivar Koil and were settled by Jains in the 2nd century. These complexes of Jain caves are located on the western edge of the hill. You will have to move few steps to reach the caves. Sittanavasal caves are maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. These rock cut structures have fine architectural features. The entire complex is plastered and painted displaying the ancient artifacts. Other historic monuments near Sittanavasal are Ezhadipattam and Jambunatha Caves. You will find remains of ancient burial sites on the both side of the road. If you're a historian at heart, you will absolutely love this place.

Highlights

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

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