(Last Updated on : 05-11-2016)
Holy Cities of South India consists of numerous temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu
, Lord Shiva or Mahadeva
and Lord Surya
Tirupati is the temple city in Andhra Pradesh
and regarded as the "Spiritual City of South India". Tirupati is considered one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites for the presence of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
It is the second grade municipal city in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu
. This city is famous for Ramanathaswamy Temple
, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Kanchipuram, the temple city of early and medieval era ruled by Pallavas and Cholas and there are many popular temples like Kailasanathar Temple
and the Vaikuntha Perumal Temple
Kanyakumari is located on the southern tip of Cardamom Hills. It is the temple town and notable for Kanya Kumari Temple
and Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Once the royal place and the city of many Hindu temples, Mysore has temples, churches and mosques. Ranganathaswamy Temple
is popular in Mysore.
Madurai is known as the "Athens of the East", noted for Meenakshi Amman Temple
, Kazimar Big Mosque
, Koodal Azhagar Temple
, Pazhamudircholai Temple
and Tirupparankunram Dargah.
Nagapattanam is the historical temple town ruled by Cholas and Pallavas, located in Nagapattanam District
of Tamil Nadu, with Kayarohanaswami Temple
and Soundararajaperumal Temple as the famous temples.
Annamalaiyar Temple is present in Thiruvannamalai that was ruled by Pallavas, the Medieval Cholas, the Later Cholas
, the Vijayanagar Empire
, the Carnatic kingdom, Tipu Sultan
, and the British Government in India.
Puducherry is an Union territory of India known for Sri Aurobindo Ashram
, sea beaches and Auroville
is a temple city in Thanjavur District
of Tamil Nadu
famous for the Chola temples and Brihadeeswara Temple
Attukal is the temple town in Thiruvananthapuram
, where Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple
, Attukal Bhagavathy Temple and Padmanabha Swamy Temples are located.
Amaravati is the peoples capital of Andhra Pradesh
and this city is known as the Buddhist pilgrimage destination.
Ahobilam is a holy site of Kurnool district
in Andhra Pradesh. This place is popular for Ahobilam temple Gopuram.
Bhadrachalam is a town in Bhadradri District of Telangana
. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage town with an existence of the Bhadrachalam Temple of Lord Rama
Chidambaram is a town in Cuddalore district
of Tamil Nadu, famous for Thillai Nataraja Temple, where annual chariot festival held in the month of December to January.
Guruvayur in Thrissur District
, of Kerala
has Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, which was built 5000 years ago.
It is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhists, Hindu and indigenous Veda people of Sri Lanka. The town has the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya.
Kolluru is a small temple-town in Udupi district
. It is famous for Mookambika temple