Perambalur was trifurcated from the erstwhile composite Tiruchirappalli district and was formed on 1st November 1995. The district is bounded by Cuddalore district in the North, Tirucirappalli district in the South, Thanjavur in the East and Namakkal and Tiruchirappalli districts in the West. The district for administrative purpose has been divided into six Taluks. They are Perambalur, Kunnam, Veppanthattai, Ariyalur, Sendurai and Jayakondam.
The Brahadeeswarar temple at Gangaikondacholapuram was conceived and constructed by the Chola King Rajendra I after his victory over the kingdoms bordering the river Ganga.
Chettikulam Thandayuthapani Swami Temple
The Ancient Arulmigu Ekambareswar and Thandayuthapani Swami Temples are situated in Chettikulam Village, Perambalur District. The above temples were built by King Kulasekara Pandian. These temples are situated 22 Km. away from Perambalur and 8 Km west of Alathur gate in Trichy to Chennai National Highway These temples reflect the architecture of the early days.
The lake is now called Ponneri. It was brought into being by Rajendra Chola I as a “water pillar of victory” (Jalamayam and Jayashambam). According to Thiruvelangadu Plates it was named Cholagangam.
Adaikala Madha Shrine 65 Km. from Perambalur. 80 Km from Trichy. 375 Km. from Chennai. Elakurichi is famous for its ancient church built by the famous Catholic Missionary Constructive Joseph Beschi popularly known as ‘Veeramamunivar’ on the year of 1711.
The original name of this place was Nellimanagramam as the sacred tree in the local Siva Temple is country gooseberry tree (Nellimaram). The present name is said to have been given by Rajendra Chola before he shifted his capital to Gangai kondacholapuram.
Adjourning Gangai kondacholapuram is a place called Maligai Medu. Archaelogical findings reveal the glory of Rajendra Chola I.
Ranjankudi Fort is sated 17 km. North of Perambalur. The Fort was built by a Jagirdar under Nawab of Carnatic In 17th century A D The Fort walls lie built with neatly cut stone blocks. The at contains a palace, residential buildings, underground chambers, mosque and flag mast.
Karaivetti Birds Sanctuary
The Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary is located about 35 km to the north of Thanjavur in Ariyalur Taluk of Perambalur District. The total area of the sanctuary is 454 ha. This sanctuary is significant in the sense that is has been attracting the largest congregation of water birds after Pt.
Sathanur Fossil Tree
Sathanur Fossil Tree Geological study shows that more than 120,000,000 year ago, the sea (which lies today about 100 Km. East of Sathanur) had transgressed as far as 8 to 10 Km West of Sathanur. These animals, after death, sank to the bottom and were buried by sands and clays brought down by the rivers.