39 Notable Architectures in Tamil Nadu that you should visit - With photos & details

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39 Notable Architectures to explore in Tamil Nadu

Home to historic buildings, multi pilgrimage sites, hill stations, cultural arts, and three world heritage sites.

112 Feet AdiyogiMahashivaratri Grounds, Ishana Vihar, Velliangiri Foothills, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641114, India

Adiyogu statue is the tallest Siva statue situated in the Coimbatore district of Tamilnadu which has been recognized by the Guinness world records as the largest bust sculpture in the world. This was designed by sadguru Jaggi Vasudev and is a part of the Isha foundation.

Anna MemorialUnnamed Road, Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India

This is a memorial structure built in the Marina beach Chennai in memory of the former chief minister of Tamilnadu Mr Annadurai.

Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar TemplePavazhakundur, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 606601, India

This is one of the renowned temples of Tamilnadu with its architecture and history. This temple is located in the foothiills of Arunachaleswar hills.

Arulmigu Avinashi Lingeshwarar TempleMangalam Rd, Avinashi, Tamil Nadu 641654, India

It is believed to be the first among the seven shivasthalams of Kongunadu. The temple construction is connected to a legend based on SUndaramoorthi Nayanar.

Arulmigu Kalyana Pasupatheswarar TempleSannathi Street, Madavilagam, Karur, Tamil Nadu 639001, India

This temple is located at Karur and is one of the seven sivasthalams in Kongu Nadu. It is clear that the temple existed during the reign of the king Rajendra Chola.

Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar TempleKapaleesvarar, Kesava Perumal Sannathi St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India

Kapaleeswarar temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located in Mylapore. The temple is an ancient one that was built around the 7th century in Dravidian architecture.wh

Arulmigu Thiruthani Murugan TempleThiruthani Hill, Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu 631209, India

A Hindu temple located in the hill of Thiruthani, Tamilnadu, India dedicated to Lord Muruga. The temple has 365 steps depicting a year.

Auroville Mothers Earth TempleMatrimandir, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu 605101, India

Matrimandir is an edifice of spiritual significance for the practitioners of Integral Yoga,

Chitharal Rock Cut TempleVellamcode, Tamil Nadu 629151, India

Also, called as Chitharal Malai kovil is situated in the Thiruchanattu malai. There are two monuments and also there is a cave containing rock-cut sculptures of Tirthankaras and the attendant deities carved inside and outside dating back to 9th century AD.

Danish FortTharangambadi, Tamil Nadu 609313, India

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.

Descent of the GangesW Raja St, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

Descent of the Ganges is a huge rock monument located on West Raja Street in Mahabalipuram. Carved in the 7th century during the Pallava reign on the face of an enormous boulder, this along with the adjacent carving, Arjuna's Penance, is one of the largest open-air rock sculptures in the world.

Dr MGR MemorialMarina Beach Road, Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India

Mgr memorial is a memorial structure built on the Marina beach adjacent to the Anna memorial. This memorial is built in the memory of former chief minsiter and actor DR M.G Ramachandran and his protege J. Jayalalitha whose bodies were buried at this site.

Gingee FortNH 66, Gingee, Tamil Nadu 604202, India

The Maratha king Shivaji ranked this fort as the "most impregnable fortress in India" and it was called 'the troy of the East'.

Karpaga Vinayagar TEMPLESekkalai, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu 630003, India

This is an ancient rock-cut cave shrine dedicated to  Lord Ganesha. There are rock-cut images of  Shiva and other gods as well as several shrines.

Kazhugumalai Jain BedsKalugumalai, Tamil Nadu 628552, India

This temple is dedicated to the Hindu and Jain religious figures in rock-cut style.  The unfinished temple is said to have been built during the reign of the Pandyan king.  This examples the rock-cut and architecture of the Pandya period.

Krishnagiri FortNear, New Bus Stand Road, New Housing Unit, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu 635002, India

This fort is perched on a hillock which can be accessed by a flight of stairs, it was built in the 16th century by Krishnaddevaraya. This fort has an important role in the history of Tamilnadu.

Kumbakonam TemplesKanmani Devi Nagar, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu 612001, India

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.

Mahendravadi Rock Cut TempleMahendravadi, Tamil Nadu 632502, India

The contribution of the Pallava to cultural development. The cave temple in this village is an important one as it is the only cave temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which was constructed by Mahendravarman I (600-630 CE). This cave is excavated on a free-standing boulder.

Manora Fort (மனோரா கோட்டை)Sarabendrarajanpattinam, Tamil Nadu 614723, India

Manora Fort principally adopts its name “Manora”, from the corresponding English word “Minaret”. From the nearest shore, the hexagonal tower, which is built within the fort, is an 8-storied building, which is about 23-meters tall, looking over the majestic Bay of Bengal.

Maratha PalaceRajakrisnapuram, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613001, India

The Thanjavur Maratha Palace Complex, known locally as Aranmanai, is the official residence of the Bhonsle family who ruled over the Tanjore region from 1674 to 1855.