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A quaint air of spirituality pervades the town of Sivagangai. Dotted with temples built during the ancient times, Sivaganga is rooted in Tamil tradition. For a traveller, it is a place worth exploring and more than the temples, the town is also known for its sanctuary and palaces.

The first choice could be the Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary, located in Vettangudipatti and Periya Kollukudipatti village of Tiruppathur Taluk, Sivaganga District. Spread over an area of 40 hectares, Vettangudi Bird sanctuary is the natural habitat of winter migratory birds. It is a breeding habitat for Grey Herons, Darters, Spoonbills, Wite Ibis, Asian Openbill Stork and Night Herons. If you are in luck, you could also catch a glimpse of painted stork, Little Cormorant, Little Egret, Intermediate Egret, Cattle Egret, Common Teal, Spot Bill Ducks and Pintail.  

Head to Karpaga Vinayagar Temple, one of the oldest Cave Temples (Rock Cut) of Tamilnadu and situated at Pillayarpatti. For a religious devout, the place holds a special appeal. Here Lord Vinayaga appears with 2 hands unlike in other places where he is seen with 4 hands. The six feet presiding deity is called as Karpaga Vinayagar [valampuri posture].  

You also get to see over 15 inscriptions in the temple. The ten day long Vinayagar Chathurthi festival held during August-September is noted for its pomp and splendor. Why don't you schedule your trip accordingly and bask in the festivities. It's a colourful town that flaunts tradition with pride.  

Plan a trip to Sivaganga and exploring this town will turn out to be a memorable experience.  Kollangudi Kali Temple, Ariyakkudi Perumal Temple and the Kaleshwarar Temple are the other major tourist destinations. Visit the Chettiar mansion and admire the architectural marvel. 


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