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CDM/Chidambaram (3 PFs)
சிதம்பரம்     चिदम्बरम

Track: Single Electric-Line

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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 38
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Railway feeder Rd, Chidambaram
State: Tamil Nadu
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Elevation: 8 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern
Division: Tiruchchirappalli
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Mar 11 2016 (12:48)   CDM/Chidambaram (3 PFs)
G1Nesar~   1093 blog posts
Entry# 1763685            Tags   Past Edits
There's no cloak room in the station.. Even near the temple there's no dedicated cloak room.. Some footwear stalls /one of the dikshitars houses outside the temple may let you keep the luggage, highly unlikely though... So make your own arrangements if you carry heavy luggage with you
Apr 21 2014 (23:07)   CDM/Chidambaram (3 PFs)
Siddharth S^~   23560 blog posts
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While at Chidambaram, its a not-to-be-missed location especially if you have good interest in nature or photography- the Pichavaram mangroves. One of the few still existing mangroves of our country, they provided a natural barrier against tsunami that rocked the South India few years back
the boat ride in the back-waters is a wonderful experience. You find a sense of isolation as the boat moves in vast waters and feel yourselves lost when you mov ein through the narrow passages of mangroves where an ocassional crow and regular kingfisher gives you company. The mangroves are homes to innumerable crabs so any crab eating animals can also be spotted if you are lucky- even otherwise boating through the salty back-waters itself is
an experience.
Since boats are open boats, prepeare yourself armoured for the direct heat if you are a heat allergic. and keep your camera fully charged if you are a camera addict
The spot if located about 7-8 kms from Chidambaram Town. Buses are available but not very regularly- better to engage a taxi for a relaxed enjoyment

May 21 2014 (13:16)
Kartheeswaran   476 blog posts
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Planning to visit Pichavaram by 14th July... This will be really helpful to me...

May 21 2014 (19:42)
Siddharth S^~   23560 blog posts
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Oh Good- try visiting the place where they meet the beach- I guess for that you need to get there early- We couldnt do that- Heard we could go there and relax on the beach sand and it consumes almost half a day I think
Nov 20 2013 (07:35)   CDM/Chidambaram (3 PFs)
Anirudh S
KJMWDM3A14026~   1058 blog posts
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Chidambaram(Thillai) is the panchabhuta sthla of lord Shiva in space aspect ie Akasa. The deity is Nataraja or the Cosmic Dancer. The temple is unique in the face that it is a Vaishnava Divya Desam and Shaiva Sthalam. From one point in the temple, Lord Vishnu and Lord Nataraja can be seen simultaneously. Durin Arati, the priests remove the curtain behind the idol to reveal the Chidamba Rahasyam. The priests of this temple are Dikshitars and once there were 2999 of them and collectively called Thillai Moovairam.(thillai 3000). Also close by is the Kali temple where Kali stormed off after losing the dance contest with Lord Shiva while the judge Lord Vishnu as Govindaraja stayed on and on
Nov 11 2013 (09:38)   CDM/Chidambaram (3 PFs)
Mahesh Sundaram~   7043 blog posts
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1. Alight here for the most-coveted pose of Lord Shiva, the world-famous Nataraja Temple (Lord Shiva in dancing form and one of the Panchbootha Sthalas).
2. Alight here for Pichavaram mangrove backwater boating experience (approx. 11 km by road).
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