Thirunallar is 5 kms west of Karaikal. The sanctum sanctorum of Lord Dharbaraneswara Temple holds Siva as the main deity. However, its shrine dedicated to Saneeswaran (Saturn) which figures in the story of Naki Damayanti; makes this the most famous Saturn temple in India. The blessings of Saturn are said to be overwhelming, while its wrath causes great misery. The temple hosts a mammoth festival (Shani peyarchi), each time Saturn moves from one sign of the zodiac to another.
Karaikal beach is one of the most famous beaches for its serenity as well as scenic beauty located in Pondicherry. Karaikal beach offers a picturesque view of the sunrise and thus is an ideal place for sunrise watchers. - The slow flowing Arasalar River merging with the sea will create a spellbound effect on each and everyone. - During night the 2km beach road is fully illuminated with light that provides an enchanting look. The sole walk in the beach and sea costs of the place will give you better look and char... read more