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Suchindram

Suchindram (13 kms) The Sthanumalayan temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. This is a repository of art treasures. Musical pillars and a huge 18-ft high Hanuman statue are proof of the artistic skill of the 9th Century A.D. artisans. It has a unique bas-relief carving of Vinayaki or the Female Vinayaka.
Male tourists should remove their upper garments before they enter the temple

Timings:  4.00 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. 5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Nagaraja Temple  Though Nagaraja or the Serpent God is the presiding deity of this temple, the images of Lord Shiva and Ananthakrishna are also enshrined here. The images of the Jain Thirthankaras, Mahavira and Parsvanathar are found etched on the pillars of temple.

St. Xavier’s Church, Kottar (Nagercoil) (16 kms)  This church dates back to the 15th century A.D. and it is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier, a Catholic priest who came to India. A 10-day festival from November 24th to December 3rd is held every year.

Udayagiri Fort (34 kms)  King Marthanda Varma built this fort in the 18th century. The grave of the Dutch General De Lennoy, one of the most trusted generals of the king, lies within the fort


 
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