Tour to Tirukkalukkunram
Tirukkalukkunram also known as Tirukkalukkundram is a very beautiful town situated about 16 km from Mahabalipuram, which was built by the Pandavas. One can reach the Tirukkalukkundram temple by climbing the stone steps which will take an hour or so. This ancient temple is a very important tourist place of Tamilnadu which attracts tourists from all over the world.
History of Tirukkalukkunram
The history of the Tirukkalukkunram temple is fascinating. It was believed that Lord Shiva had made his devotees who offended him in the form of kites and they were the ones who visited the temple daily. Hindus believe that these pair of kites travel from Varanasi to Rameshwaram everyday and stop at all the pilgrim places. A ritual is performed everyday on the top of the Tirukkalukkunram temple. A priest carries pitcher of water and sweet rice and keeps it on a particular place on the hill top where the birds come and have them. The remaining sweet rice is given as prasadam to the devotees. This ritual takes place at noon and thousands of devotees all over the world come to visit this ritual.
Places around Tirukkalukkunram
Mammalapuram which is situated about 58 km from Chennai is just about 16 km from Tirukkalukkunram. This is one of the important tourist spots to be visited while on a tour to Tirukkalukkundram. The fourteen cave temples, nine shrines, three stone temples, and four sculptured rock panels are attracted by people all over the world. Other places to visit are as follows:
•Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Other towns near Tirukkalukkundram
•Karumbakkam - 12 km
•Chengalpattu - 14.8 km
•Mamallapuram - 15.3 km
•Singaperumalkoil - 19.4 km
•Maduranthakam - 19.5 km
•Nandivaram - 26.7 km
•Cheyur - 28.5 km
•Uttiramerur - 31.4 km
•Vandalur - 33.4 km
•Wālajabad - 35.7 km
How to reach Tirukkalukkunram
Tirukkalukkundram can be easily reached by the government buses from Chennai, Chengalpattu and Pondicherry. The nearest airports to Tirukkalukkundram are Chennai and Pondicherry. One can also take their own vehicle as it is very near Chennai.
Hotels to stay in Tirukkalukkunram
Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram
Five Rathas Road Behind Five Rathas Monuments,
Mgm Beach Resort Muttukadu
1/74 New Mahabalipuram Road
Ideal Beach Resort Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram Beach Tamil Nadu 603 104,
Mamalla Beach Resort Mahabalipuram
108 Kovalam Road,
Mamallaa Heritage Hotel Mahabalipuram
No 104 East Raja Street,
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