Tourist places in Thiruvarur

Thiruvarur District is one among 32 districts in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. This district is surrounded by Nagapattinam District on the east, Thanjavur District on the west, Palk Strait on the South. The district headquarter is Thiruvarur town. According to Census 2011, it had a population of 12,64,277 with a gender ratio of 1,017 females for every 1,000 males. The literacy rate of the town was 82% and literacy rate of the district was 74.86% (According to 2011 Census). Here, Thiyagaraja Temple is an important attraction of the town and one of the biggest temples in Tamil Nadu. Thiruvarur is very famous for Thiruvarur Chariot festival. Thiruvarur Chariot is the largest Chariot in Tamil Nadu, India. Thiruvarur has many tourist spots to enjoy. Let's see one by one.

Arulmigu Thiagarajar temple

Thiagarajar Temple is the Hindu temple which is located at Thiruvarur. It is one of the largest temples in Tamil Nadu. Here, the Siva is popularly called as Moolanathar and symbolically indicated as the lingam. His consort is Goddess Parvathi, here worshipped as Kamalambigai. Thiruvarur Chariot is the largest Chariot in Tamil Nadu, India.

Arulmigu Saraswathi Temple, Koothanur at Nannilam taluk

Koothanur is a town located in the Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, India. This town is situated about 25 KMs away from Thiruvarur. Koothanur is the only temple which is dedicated to the Goddess Saraswathi in the state of Tamil Nadu. Goddess Saraswathi is considered as the goddess of wisdom. So, people believe that, if they worship the goddess Saraswathi they will become good in wisdom. Koothanur is the birthplace of the renowned Tamil poet Ottakoothar.

Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary

Vaduvoor Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary situated in the town of Vaduvoor in Thiruvarur District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is situated about 22 KMs away from Thanjavur i.e. on the way to Thanjavur – Mannarkudi state highway. Here, the irrigation tank gets water from November to April every year. This place attracts a several foreign birds from America and Europe. Here, there are several lakes which give the most required variety of fishes for the birds. More than 38 species of water birds are found here.

Jambavanodai Dharga

This mosque is one of the holy place of Muslim devotes, which is located Thiruthuraipoondi Taluk. It is located 53 KMs away from Thiruvarur, and 25 KMs away from Thiruthuraipoondi.

Muthupet Lagoon

Muthupet Lagoon is situated end of the Cauvery River delta on the Bay of Bengal covering a region of 6,803.01hactors of which 4% only occupied by well grown mangroves. The rivers Paminiyar, Koaiyar, Kilaithankiyar, Marakkakoraiyar and other branches of river Cauvery flow through Muthupet and neighboring villages.

Udayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary

The Udayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary flanks a region of around 45 Km2. It has an irrigation tank that caters water from the Mettur Dam. The tank remains arid in the month of April and August. In the month of February and March, open bill storks, purple-moorhen can be found here. The migratory birds include white-ibis, Indian reef heron, grey-heron, coot, white-necked stork, purple-heron, night heron, spoonbill, little cormorant, and darter also found here.

Arulmigu Kothandaramar Temple, Thiruthuraipoondi

It is located in Thillaivililagam in Thiruthruaipoondi taluk. It is situated 20 KMs away from Thiruthuraipoondi.

Rajagopalaswamy Temple, Mannarkudi

Rajagopalaswamy temple is one of the Vaishnavite shrine situated in the town of Manargudi, Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity of the temple is Rajagopalaswamy, a form of Lord Krishna. The temple is known as Dakshina Dwarka along with Guruvayoor by Hindus.

Murugan temple

Arulmigu Murugan temple is located at ENGAN. Engan is 13 KMs away from Thiruvarur. It is one of the famous temple which is worshipped by thousands of devotes every year.