Are you packing up your bag for a historical monuments tour to South India but still perplexed about which places to visit? Well then this article features Monuments details of South India that is sure to help you in making the right decision for choosing the locations. So read on further.
Southern India consisting of 4 major and beautiful state of India is also one of the major tourists attracting part of India. Every year people from all across the world come to visit the beautiful destination in the states of South India including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
But it’s not only breathtaking natural beauty of Southern India that attracts travelers from all across the world. Rather millions of devotees come to visit the famous ancient temples of South India. Other than these magnificent historical monuments of South India are also major attraction points for the travelers as well as devotees too.
Now for all those who are planning to visit the famous historical monuments of Southern India, here is a guide for them with all the details for some of the famous monuments of South India. These are:
Church of Our Lady of Light:
Located in Mylapore, the Church of Our Lady of Lights is a famous Roman Catholic shrine. This shrine is popularly referred by the locals as Luz Church. This name is derived from Nossa Senhora da Luz that is a Portuguese name. This church was built by the Portuguese in the year in 1516. The church is the oldest in the city and its foundation stone marks are referred as amongst the oldest European monuments in India. This church finds its location also near to Santhome Basilica. It was the same place where it is believed that Apostle Thomas is buried.
It is a famous and ancient temple located in Mylapore. The temple ius mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva. However, the form of Shiva’s wife named as Parvati worshipped at this temple which is called as Karpagambal. This temple is a perfect example of Dravidian architecture and was built around 7th century. There are numerous shrines built within the temple but the Kapaleeshwarar and Karpagambal are the most prominent ones. Along with the sanctity and amazing architecture, the Arubathimoovar festival celebrated in the temple also attracts a large number of travelers every year.
Fort St. George Museum:
The Fort St. George Museum is the first-ever British fort built in India in the year 1639. But the museum was opened as well as organized to the public from 31st January 1948.This museum started up with small collection of objects from the British Raj that was donated by the St. Mary’s Church authorities, Madras Presidency Government, the disbanded army units and many others too. At present it is a famous tourist attraction point.