The place is famous for its monuments and is classified among the UNESCO world heritage sites.
The is of prime importance here as it has been mentioned in almost all the ancient texts and is considered as the prime pilgrim spot for the Tamil people.
The Temple complex consists of 27 different temples and the highest tower with the height of 51.9 meters high crowns the place.
The town is otherwise a small one and the best way to get around it either by foot or bike rental.
The attractions in the whole town can be covered in a day or two.
the sunrise and the sunset can be viewed at the same beach.