Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Glimpse into 2000 years old town



Poompuhar also known as 'kaveripoompattinam' the Port town of Chozha Empire and the last well known king who ruled there was the Greate Karikala Chola.

Poompuhar is a town for those who like to wander amidst history and take a stroll through time.


Poompuhar is renowned for its handmade items.Numerous collections for  handicrafts lovers - Bronze art plate, brass lamps, brass miniatures, wood carvings, sandalwood products, wooden lacquer-ware, Thanjavur paintings, palm leaf products, Korai mats, batik prints, Kalamkari prints, applique work, stone carvings, cane products, Thanjavur garlands, papier mache, clay and plaster of paris products, pith products, musical instruments, Thanjavur cut glass and miscellaneous handicrafts.
there are lot of places to hang around.

poompuhar beach :the river kaveri merging with billowing sea .the blue expanse of water and  filled with tranquillity that gives you a peace of mind away from the hustle bustle of the city life. The beach has black sand which makes it look stunning. The beach also houses Silappathikara Art Gallery ,is a beautiful seven-tiered building of great sculptural value. Scenes from Silappathikaram, the Epic of the land have been given lively shapes in stones on the walls of the Gallery.

Zion Church: Built in 1792, this church reflects the rich Christian heritage of Poompuhar and is popular for its architecture.

 

Town Gateway: Reflecting a very prominent Danish architectural influence this structure was built in 1792.

Danish Fort: Today controlled by the Tamilnadu Archaeological Department, this Fort was built in 1620 and is visited by countless tourists each year due to the Archeological Museum which it houses.

Masilamani Nathar Koil: Though heavily eroded by the sea in a number of places, this temple built in 1305 by Maravarma Kulasekara Pandiyan, still manages to impress all the tourists to Poompuhar with its architectural richness.

Danish Governor Bungalow: Used as the residence of the Dansih Governor in 1784, this impressive buildings today controlled by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department.
 
Poompuhar, being a coastal area, experiences a hot and humid climate for most of the year. Summers get extremely hot, but the winter season which is from December to February has a cooler climate than the rest of the year. This is the best time to visit Poompuhar.






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