Brihadeeswarar Temple Thanjavur – Tamilnadu

Brihadeeswarar Temple (locally known as “Big temple”) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as RajaRajeswara Temple Rajarajeswaram and Peruvudayar Temple. It is one of the largest temples in India and is an example of Dravidian architecture during the Chola period. Built by Raja Raja Chola I and completed in 1010 CE, the temple turned 1000 years old . The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Great Living Chola Temples”, with the other two being the Brihadeeswarar Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Airavatesvara temple.

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Padmanabha Swami Temple – Thiruvananthapuram

Padmanabhaswamy temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The temple is built in an intricate fusion of the indigenous Kerala style and the Dravidian style of architecture associated with the temples located in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, featuring high walls, and a 16th-century Gopuram. While the Moolasthanam of the temple is the Ananthapuram Temple in Kasargod, architecturally to some extent. It is the richest Hindu temple in the world. In terms of assets gold and precious stones, it is by far the wealthiest institution and place of worship of any kind, in the recorded history of the world.

Mattupetty – Munnar

Munnar is a town in the Western Ghats mountains in India’s Kerala state. Munnar, a hill station and former resort for the British Raj elite, is set within rolling hills dotted with tea plantations established in the 19th century. Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr, is a seasonal trekking destination encompassing the Lakkam Waterfalls and 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak One of most beautifull place in munnar is Mattupetty Dam, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity

Parassinikkadavu temple – Kannur

Muthappan Temple, also called Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple is a Hindu temple, located at the banks of the Valapattanam river about 10 km from Taliparamba and 16 km from Kannur Corporation in Kannur District, Kerala. Principal deity of the temple is Sree Muthappan, a manifestation of two mythical characters called Thiruvappana and Vellattam. According to the local tradition the presiding deity is a folk deity and not a vedic deity, but there are recent attempts to associate the deity to Vishnu or Shiva.

Mercury emissions lake, Pillar rocks and Guna caves – Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills.  The town centers around star-shaped, man-made Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. The earliest residents of Kodaikanal were the Palaiyar tribal people.  In the 20th century a few elite Indians came to realize the value of this enchanting hill station and started relocating here Air and water-borne mercury emissions have contaminated large areas of Kodaikanal and the surrounding forests. A study conducted by the Department of Atomic Energy confirmed that Kodaikanal Lake has been contaminated by mercury emissions.

Thamarassery churam – Ghat Pass wayanad

The ghat pass (“churam”) begins from Adivaram (downhills), while coming from Kozhikkode and ends at Lakkidi, the beginning of Wayanad district. There is a view point at the top of the ghat pass just after the 9th hairpin and before reaching Lakkidi.  There are 9 hairpin curves, which are numbered from 1 to 9, starting from the first one at the downhills. The best place to stop by is the view point at the top of the churam, near Lakkidi.

Pookode Lake – Wayanad

Pookode Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in the Wayanad district in Kerala, South India. It is spread across an area of 8.5 hectares and with a maximum depth of 6.5 metres.The lake is one of the most popular tourist spots in Wayanad. The lake has the shape of India’s map. There are groups of Blue water lily flowers scattered here and there in the lake.