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20 Attractions to Explore Near Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple
Karaikal Ammaiyar TempleBharathiyar St, Karaikal, Puducherry 609602, India

Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple is a Hindu Tamil temple dedicated to the goddess Punithavathi. It is located on Bharathiar Street, in the center of Karaikal, India. Ammaiyar or Goddess Punithavathi is one of the renowned goddess in Karaikal. The temple was constructed by Malaiperumal Pillai in 1929. The main goddess is Punithavati, also known as Karaikkal Ammaiyar. The temple was constructed by Malaiperumal Pillai in 1929. The main goddess is Punithavati, also known as Karaikkal Ammaiyar.

Nearby Attractions

Our Lady of Angel's Church
Our Lady of Angel's Church0.78 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Our Lady of Angel's Church is the fourth oldest church in Puducherry, a Union territory in South India. The original structure was built in Greco Roman architecture by Napoleon III in 1855, with the architect being Louis Guerre. It is the only church that offers mass in three languages namely French, Tamil and English.

Karaikal Beach
Karaikal Beach2.19 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Karaikal Beach is one of the best natural beaches in the South Tamil Nadu. It is one of the famous tourist attractions in Karikal located on the banks of Arasalar River. It is popular among the tourists as a place of entertainment and it is also the perfect place for those seeking leisure, tranquility, solitude and piousness.

Saneeswaran Temple
Saneeswaran Temple4.91 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Sri Saneeswarar Temple, also known as Dharbaranyeswara Swamy Temple is one of the most popular Shani Temples in India and is located in Thirunallar near Karaikal. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Dharbaranyeswara Temple houses a rare Marakata Linga. According to history, the great King Nala was relieved from the trouble of Lord Saneeswaran after worshipping the Lord consecrated in this temple. It is believed that by bathing in Nala theertham here will wash off all kinds of misfortunes and miseries cause

Tiruvettakkudi Sundareshwarar Temple
Tiruvettakkudi Sundareshwarar Temple6.72 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Tiruvettakkudi Sundareshwarar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Tiruvettakudi in Pondicherry, India. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Sundareshwarar. His consort is known as Shantha Nayaki.

Danish Fort
Danish Fort11.55 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

It was the second-largest fort built by the Danish. Fort Dansborg overlooks the breathtaking blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. We an explore and study about the Danish style of architecture from here.

Tharangambadi
Tharangambadi11.89 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Tharangambadi is a town in the Nagapattinam district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on the Coromandel Coast. It lies 15 kilometres north of Karaikal, near the mouth of a distributary of the Kaveri River. Tranquebar was established in 1620 as the first Danish trading post in India. King Christian IV had sent his envoy Ove Gjedde who established contact with Raghunatha Nayak of Tanjore.

Sri Abhirami Amirthakadeswarar Temple
Sri Abhirami Amirthakadeswarar Temple17.03 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Sri Abhirami Amirthakadeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva in his manifestation as "Destroyer of Death" and his wife Parvati as Abhirami. It is located in Thirukkadaiyur (Thirukadavur), 21 km East of Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu in India. This temple is associated with the legend of Shiva saving his young devotee, Markendeya from death, and the tale of a saint, Abirami Pattar a devotee of the presiding goddess.

Shri Parvatheeswarar Temple
Shri Parvatheeswarar Temple18.88 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

This is a famous Hindu temple located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamilnadu. This is the 50 th Shiva temple in the bank of Cauvery mentioned in the Thevaram hymns.

Tirumeeyachur Mehanadhar Temple
Tirumeeyachur Mehanadhar Temple20.60 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Sri Meganadha Swamy is a Hindu temple located at Thirumeeyachur in Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Meganathaswami. His consort is known as Lalithambika. It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams – Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Tirugnanasambandar. Lord Siva is Swayambumurthy in the temple.

Poompuhar Beach
Poompuhar Beach24.59 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

This is a natural and ancient beach located in Poompuhar. This beach and poompuhar city plays a significant role in the south Indian history.

Velankanni Beach
Velankanni Beach27.06 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Vellankani Beach is one of the most pious and scenic beaches on the Eastern coast of the Indian subcontinent. It is the perfect buzz-filled holiday spot with the bustling crowds and swaying palm trees. The beach is one of the most popular destinations in the region.

Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health27.13 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

This is a world-famous Mariyan shrine located in the small town of Velankanni. The origin of this church can be traced back to the 16th century and there is so much miracle histories to say.

Kumbakonam Temples
Kumbakonam Temples49.27 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Kumbhakonam is one of the ancient temple towns of Tamilnadu, flanked by the two rivers Cauvery and Arasalar. The grandeur of Tamil Nadu can be seen in the marvelous architectures and temples here. Many of the religious sites in Kumbakonam are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. There are around 188 sites in Kumbakonam.

Shri Airavatesvara Temple
Shri Airavatesvara Temple51.99 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

This is a Hindu temple of Dravidian architecture and also this is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Veeranam Lake
Veeranam Lake54.31 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

One of the water reservoir from where water is supplied to the Chennai city. this was built in the tenth century during the time of great Cholas.

Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram
Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram55.00 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

A Hindu temple dedicated to Nataraja-Shiva, as the lord of dance. The temple has mythical roots and a Shiva shrine existed at the site when the town was known as Thillai. the present temple was built in the 10 th century when Chidambaram was the capital of Chola dynasty

Ponneri Lake
Ponneri Lake55.97 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Ponneri lake is a huge lake located in the district of Ariyalur. This is the main source of water in this area. Here we can see so many birds and animals wandering here.

Mangrove Forest Pichavaram.
Mangrove Forest Pichavaram.56.78 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Spread over 1,100 hectares and joins the Bay of Bengal, where it is separated by a lengthy sandbank.

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)
Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)69.47 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

This sanctuary is created in the year of 1967 for the conservation of the near threatened Blackbuck antelope.

Elakurichi shrine
Elakurichi shrine72.93 KMs away from Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Called as Adaikalamatha shrine. This is a catholic pilgrimage center dedicated to the Virgin Mary.