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. Apart from the huge Nandi, there are some beautiful sculptures including a dancing Ganesha, a lion headed well and a stunning figure of King Rajendra being crowned by Siva and Parvati.
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. In Arulmigu Ekambareswarar temple the Thai Poosam festival is celebrated every year in the month of January for 10 days. Ph : 04328-268008
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. The bund is very high and the length being more than 5 km at full water-level, It has a water spread of nearly 130 Sq. km . It once had a surplus weir and input channels from Kollidam river and Vellar.
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. Tamil nadu Govt. has announced it as a tourist spot in the year 2001. The Church is located in Elakurichi, Perambalur - 621715.
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. Jayankondam is 10 km from Gangaikondacholapuram.
Adjourning Gangai kondacholapuram is a place called Maligai Medu. Archaelogical findings reveal the glory of Rajendra Chola I. The State Archeological Department is seized of the historical importance of the place.
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. I lie fort was the scene of the battle of Valikondah between the English and Muhammad All on one side and Chanda Sahib and the French on the other side 1751 AD.
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. Calimere Sanctuary in Tamil nadu. The peak congregation takes place in the month of November when over 2.5 lakhs birds arrive in this sanctuary.
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. Along with them some of the trees which flourished on the seacoast or iii shore were also buried after transport by flooded streams and were petrified ‘ii course of time, The large trunk of petrified tree, which can be seen here, lies within the Trichinopoly group of rocks.
Siruvachur Mathurakaliamman Temple
Siruvachur Mathura Kaliaman temple at siruvachur in Perambalur taluk is one of the most popular shrines in the district. The presiding deity of the temple is known as Sri Mathura Kaliamman She is one of the forms of Kali.
The local mythological tale that Lord Nataraja danced in this place with a stag in his hand. So the is Thirumanur (Place of Holy Stage). It is said that Raja Raja Chola left the 20 feet high statue here on his way from perambalur to Thanjavur.
Situated on the banks of Kollidam is, a Picturesque village. Legendary anecdotes say that lord Nataraja promised to give another cosmic dance at Dhalavanam, the original name of the benefit of the sage Markandeya who reached Chidambaram late to witness the Adi-Thandavam.