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History

Saroma captures your attention with the historical tour of this land, unscathed by the changes of time…..

The Cheras, Pallavas, Pandyas and Cholas ruled the region during the seventh, eight and ninth century. The Pallavas ruled a large portion of South India with Kancheepuram as their capital. Dravidian architecture reached its peak during the Pallava rule. The Shore Temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built during this period.

The Pandyas ruled Tamilnadu in the 8th century with Madurai as their capital. Temples like Meenakshi Amman Temple at Madurai and Nellaiappar Temple at Tirunelveli are the best examples of Pandyan Temple architecture.

The Cholas came to power during the 9th century. The Brihadeshwara Temple in Thanjavur and the Chidambaram Temple in Chidambaram are examples of architecture during the Chola realm. Brihadeshwara temple is an UNESCO Heritage Site.

In early 19th century, East India Company consolidated most of southern India into the Madras Presidency. When India became independent in 1947, Madras Presidency became Madras State, comprising today’s Tamil Nadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh, certain parts of Orissa, northern Karnataka and parts of Kerala. The state was subsequently split up along linguistic lines. In 1968, Madras State was renamed Tamil Nadu.