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Brihadishwara Temple, ThanjavurSouthern India is dotted with places of religious interest. There are several towns that are referred to as the temple towns owing to the grandeur of the temples they are home to. Southern India is dotted with places of religious interest. There are several towns that are referred to as the temple towns owing to the grandeur of the temples they are home to. Rameshwaram is an island- of Lord Rama's temple at Tamil Nadu is a terrific destination. Along with being a major pilgrimage for the Hindus, Rameshwaram is a happening holiday spot too. Rameshwaram is significant for the Hindus as a pilgrimage to Benaras is incomplete without a Pilgrimage to Rameshwaram.

Architecture of South Indian Temples
This is the style that developed in the Dravida Desam. The Vimana and the Gopurams are the distinctive characteristics of the Southern style. The Vimana is a tall pyramidal tower consisting of several progressively smaller storeys. This stands on a square base. The Gopuram has two storeys seperated by a horizontal moulding. The Prakara or the outer wall, envelops the main shrine as well as the other smaller shrines, the tank.The Pallavas, the Cholas, the Pandyas, the Vijayanagar rulers, the Nayaks all contributed to the Southern style of temples.

 


Other Temples in South India

 

Famour Pilgrimage Destination of South India

 

 
Stone Lion at Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram
Related Tour Packages
South India Pilgrimage Tour
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Places Covered : Chennai - Kanchipuram – Mamallapuram - Pondicherry – Trichy - Thanjavur - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Coimbatore - Ooty - Nagarhole - Mysore - Hassan - Bangalore
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Churches of South India
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Places Covered : Chennai (Madras) - Thanjavur - Velanganni - Madurai - Trivandrum - Kollam (Quilon) - Kottayam - Cochin - Kozhikode (Calicut) - Mumbai (Bombay) - Goa
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Ancient South India Temple Tour
Duration : 14 Days
Places Covered : Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Ramesharam - Trivandrum
 
 
 
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