Tourist Places in Karaikal

Places to Visit in Karaikal

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Karaikal is mostly preferred by travellers from Chennai, Bangalore. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Karaikal is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Karaikal are February, March, October, November, December. There are 29 tourist places in Karaikal, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Karaikal can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Karaikal for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Karaikal Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Karaikal, browse through photos & pictures, explore Karaikal using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Karaikal, which are great places to visit, are Boating Club, Thirumalarjanpattinam, Annai Velankanni Church, Saneeswara Temple, Navagraha Temples. Karaikal can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Karaikal Tourist Places



Saneeswara Temple, Karaikal
  • Type: Temple
Saneeswara Temple, Karaikal
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6.2/ 7 1
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Saneeswara Temple is an ancient temple situated at Thirunallar at a distance of around 5 km from Karaikal. Dedicated to Lord Dharbaranyeswara, one of the incarnations of Lord Shiva, the temple is the only shrine located in Thirunallar. The holy place is frequented by number of... Read More »
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Karaikal Ammaiyar, Karaikal
  • Type: Religious Place
Karaikal Ammaiyar, Karaikal
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Karaikal Ammaiyar is a small shrine, which is dedicated to Karaikal Ammaiyar, the only woman out of the sixty three Nayanmars. Constructed by Malaiperumal Pillai in 1929, this temple is known for the huge idol of this lady saint. Popularly known as Goddess Punithavati, this... Read More »
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Navagraha Temples, Karaikal
  • Type: Temple
Navagraha Temples, Karaikal
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6/ 7 1
7 Ratings & 4 Reviews
The Navagraha Temples, dedicated to nine grahas in Hindu mythology, form a group of nine different temples that are located in and around Karaikal. Featuring the architectural styles of the Chola Empire, the grahas enshrined in the temples are believed to have association with... Read More »
"Temple Trip"Oct 8, 2013 "Needs prior planning"Oct 4, 2013
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Annai Velankanni Church, Karaikal
  • Type: Church
Annai Velankanni Church, Karaikal
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6.4/ 7 1
7 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Annai Velankanni Church is situated in the south of Karaikal and on the coastal line of the Bay of Bengal. The church is dedicated to the Lady of Health, also known as the Madonna of Velankanni, who is renowned for possessing miraculous powers. Constructed in the memory of... Read More »
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Boating Club, Karaikal
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
  • Entry: Paid
Boating Club, Karaikal
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6.8/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 1 Review
The Boating Club, one of the recreation sites, is situated on the banks of the backwaters of the Arasalar. Spread over an area of around 2 km, the site is located on the road constructed on the banks of the sandy beach and sea. Apart from housing a boat house, the club also... Read More »
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  • Type: Historic Place
Thirumalarjanpattinam, Karaikal
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6/ 7 1
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Thirumalarjanpattinam is a prominent historic town, which represents the ruling period of Thirumalrayan, a Vijayanagar ruler. It is believed that the king founded this town and established his kingdom, where poet Kalamegham served as his chief court poet. The inscriptions... Read More »
"It's super"Jan 16, 2014
Nedungadu, Karaikal
  • Type: Religious Place
Nedungadu, Karaikal
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Nedungadu is famous for housing an ancient shrine named Sri Tantonreeswara Temple that is believed to be constructed during the Chola period. Several architectural excavations were conducted at the site in 1948, which resulted in discovery of bronze images of various gods and... Read More »
  • Type: Place of Worship
Kottucherry, Karaikal
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Kottucherry, located on the northern side of Karaikal, is famous for an ancient temple of Sri Kodeeswaramudayar. The temple premises house a statue, a broken ‘kuthuvilakku’ and some other vessels that were discovered from Perumal Koil Maidan in March 1972 and are... Read More »
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  • Type: Place of Worship
Dharmapuram, Karaikal
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Dharmapuram is situated on the west of Karaikal and is famous for housing the shrine of Sri Yazhmurinatheeswarar. It is believed the temple was visited by Thirugnanasambandar, a saint, who sang a Pathigam in praise of the enshrined deity. Read More »
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Karaikal Sandy Beach, Karaikal
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Karaikal Sandy Beach, situated on the banks of Arasalar River, is known for its water sports. Popular for views of sunrise and sunsets, the beach has a boat jetty in the Arasalar, children’s park, vehicle parking, beach restaurant and a tennis court. Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Aayiram Kaliamman Temple, Karaikal
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Aayiram Kaliamman Temple is renowned for housing a wooden statue of the goddess. According to legend, it is believed that the box containing the parts of the body of the goddess was founded by a devotee of Senguntha Mudaliar community on the sea coast of Thirumalairajan... Read More »
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  • Type: Village
Settur, Karaikal
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Settur, a village near Agara Sethur or Pandaravadai Sethur, is located on the Karaikal-Peralam Road. The village is known for housing a 13th or 14th century Sri Prathapasimmeswara Temple, which is also a notable landmark. Besides, the village is frequented by visitors for... Read More »
  • Type: Village
Ambagarattur, Karaikal
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Ambagarattur, located on the western side of Karaikal-Peralam Road, is the second largest village in Karaikal. Renowned for the popular Bhadrakaliamman Temple, the village is frequented by devotees during an annual festival that lasts for twelve days. This festival is... Read More »
  • Type: Dargah
Mastan Syed Dawood Dargah, Karaikal
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Mastan Syed Dawood Dargah is famous for a tomb that houses the relics of Syed Dawood, the Muslim saint born at Bukkara, the capital of Turkistan. Constructed in memory of the descendant of the prophet, the dargah celebrates the Kandoori festival to pay homage to him. The... Read More »
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  • Type: Village
Niravi, Karaikal
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Niravi village lies in the south of Karaikal and is noted for its temple of Sri Jambunatha Swami that is believed to be around 300 years old. The ancient temple was constructed by Thirumalai Rayan who ruled this region between 1453 and 1468 as a representative of the... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Bhadrakali Temple, Karaikal
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The Bhadrakali Temple is located in the Ambagarathur village of the Karaikal District in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. The ancient temple is dedicated to Goddess Parasakthi, who killed a demon named Ambaran. The temple houses an image of the north facing goddess... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Sri Kailasanathar Temple, Karaikal
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5.8/ 7 1
2 Ratings
Sri Kailasanathar Temple is believed to be 200 years old but was reconstructed during the Pallava reign. Located opposite to the Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple, the temple was constructed in parts during the French period. One of the oldest existing temples in Karaikal, it is... Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Keezha Kasakudy, Karaikal
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Keezha Kasakudy, located on the northern part of Karaikal, is renowned for copper plates that were discovered in the village around 1879 by M.J. Delafon. Located in the centre of the village is Nandivarman-II that represents the cultural and traditional values of natives... Read More »
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  • Type: Place of Worship
Mela Kasakudy, Karaikal
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Mela Kasakudy is one of the popular villages located on the Karaikal-Nedungadu Road. The main attraction of the village is the 12th century ancient temple dedicated to Sri Varadaraja Perumal. This temple is protected by the state authorities as an ancient monument. The... Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Sorarkkdi, Karaikal
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Sorarkkdi is famous for housing ancient shrines of Sri Somanatha Swami and Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal in the premises of the village. The site has a major archaeological significance as idols of Sri Thiripurantaka, measuring 60 centimetres in height, and Thiripurasungari,... Read More »
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