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Travel to Thiruvarur

Thiruvarur Tourism

Thiruvarur has been a cultural hotspot in Tamil Nadu for an extensive period.

This historic town in the center of the age-old Chola Kingdom territory is known for its Sri Tyagaraja temple and also the chariot festival which takes place every year in April. Tiruvarur is also famous for being the hometown of Muthuswami Dikshitar, Tyagaraja, and Syama Sastri, who are referred to as the three masters of Carnatic music.


You can purchase carpets and handicraft items from Thiruvarur at cheap rates.

Places to see in and around Thiruvarur

  • Sri Thiayagaraja Temple- Sri Thiayagaraja Temple is a top tourist destination in Tiruvarur. The historic temple of Sri Thyagaraja at Tiruvarur is dedicated to the Somaskanda avatar of Lord Shiva. Nagore Dharga- Nagore Dharga is a holy place of worship for the followers of Islam. This is located in Nagore at a distance of 30 km from Thiruvarur.
  • Velanganni Church- Velanganni Church lies in Velanganni at a distance of 30 km from Tiruvarur.
  • Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple- Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple is located in Mannargudi which is about 28 km from the principal town. In the month of March an event known as "Par Pughalum Panguni Tiruvizha" is observed annually. This mandir is devoted to Rajagopalaswamy which is a spiritual incarnation of Lord Krishna.
  • Jambavanodai Dharga- Jambavanodai Dharga is located at Tiruthuraipoondi Taluk. It is a sacred site for the followers of Islam and lies at a distance of 25 km from Tiruthuraipoondi and 53 km from Tiruvarur.
  • Sri Murugan Temple- Sri Murugan Temple is located at Engan which is 13 km from Tiruvarur.
  • Sri Kothandaramar Temple- Sri Kothandaramar Temple is located at Thillaivilagam in the Tiruthuraipoondi Taluk and the distance is 20 km from Tiruthuraipoondi.
  • Sri Saraswathi Temple- Sri Saraswathi Temple is located at Koothanur in the Nannilam Taluk. The distance from the town proper is 22 km.
  • Stone Temple Car close to the Thiyagaraja temple- This is a popular tourist draw in the Thiyagaraja temple itself. It is the earliest temple car created by rocks and is an outstanding effort.
  • Agnipureeswarar Temple- This temple is a widely respected place of worship which is believed as one (the 126th) of the chain of Tevara Stalams in the Chola territory
  • spanning the southern areas of the river Cauvery. This historic place of worship is dedicated to Lord Shiva or Agnipureeswarar.
  • Kothanda Ramar Temple- Kothanda Ramar Temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. It lies at Mudikondan on the way between Mayiladuthurai and Thiruvarur.
  • Kamalalayam - Tiruvarur Temple Tank- This tank sprawls about 100000 sq m or 25 acres and is one of the biggest in the nation.
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Last Updated on : January 13, 2014