36 Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu that you should visit - With photos & details

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36 Hindu Temples to explore in Tamil Nadu

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

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 Dhandayuthapani Swamy TempleGiri Veethi, Palani, Tamil Nadu 624601, India

Palani is one of the important pilgrim place for Hindus. Palani Murugan (Kartikeya) temple is very famous among Hindu religion.  This temple is situated in the top of a large hills. there is ropeway now to climb the hills, otherwise we should climb around 1000 steps to get there.

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.

Arunachala HillTiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 606601, India

Mountain, Spiritual way, Trekking, viewpoint, nature etc.

AyodhyapattanamVaraterikadu, Mettupattitadanur, Ayodhiyapatinam, Tamil Nadu 636103, India

Ayodhyapattinam means the city of Ayodhya. This is a famous Rama temple located in the heart of Salem district.

Brihadeeswara TempleMembalam Rd, Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613007, India

It is a peerless piece of architecture and represents the culture during Chola Dynasty in India. Moreover, it is a significant Hindu Temple built in ancient times.

KanjamalaiKanjamalai, Tamil Nadu

This hill is situated about 1643 meters above sea level. This wonderful place is a place of worship and a refuge for believers.  It is full of hillock and greenery. Trekking place, viewpoint, etc.

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.

Kolli HillsKolli Hills, Tamil Nadu

This is a small mountain range located in the central Tamilnadu . The mountain rise to 1300m high and covers around 280 sq m. Trekking area, Pilgrimage centre etc. The mountain is a site of pilgrimage, because of the Arapaleeswarar temple, but the area is also popular with Motor cycle enthusiasts because of the high altitude motor-able terrain with 70 hairpin bends.

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.

Mahishamardini Rock Cut MandapaMahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

A 7th-century Indian rock-cut sculptures Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa is located in Mahabalipuram. The temple is part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1984.

Meenakshi Amman TempleMadurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India

A world-famous temple located in Madurai. The temple has a great mythological and historical significance. This temple is nominated as one of the wonders in the world by its architectural beauty and myths.

Nainamalai HillsNainamalai Hills, Nainamalai Adivaram, Tamil Nadu 637404

This is a Hindu temple located on the top of a hill. it is believed that so many rishis including Naina rishi had done tapas in this dense forest. Trekking area, forest, natural beauty.

PADALEESWARAR TEMPLETIRUPADIRIPULIYUR, Pidari Amman Koil St, Muthaiya Nagar, Thirupathiripuliyur, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu 607002, India

A Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the town of Thirupathiripuliyur, Cuddalore. constructed during the Pallava and Medieval Chola periods.

Parvathamalai TopParvathamalai Trail, Parvathiamalai R.F., Tamil Nadu 606901, India

A hilltop location, viewpoint . There is a temple dedicated to Shiva and this place is vested with a lot of spiritual power.