Sivaganga is a land of heritage and culture, filled with distinguishing customs and rituals. Each geographical area is renowned for traditional arts and different lifestyles. The rural community celebrates a class of festivals and seasonal functions that never fail to spread a spiritual message. Each village has its own Goddess and Deity and attracts people from other parts of the globe. Sivagangai District has many historical linkages.
This district has many traditional heritage sites which bear evidences of ancient kingdoms. Sri Sasivarna Periya Udayana Thevar was the founder and the First King of Sivagangai Dynasty. The Palaces of former rulers exist throughout the district. The major part of Chettinad, the home land of Nattukottai Chettiars (Nagarathars) spreads over this ancient zone of Tamilnadu.
The lakes and ponds over the district is an effort to increase the affluence of their locality in spite of scanty rainfall. There are many places of tourist interest in Sivagangai District. Pillaiyarpatti and Kalaiyarkoil temples offer great spiritual solace for the believers and breathtaking visual experience for the lovers of nature, culture and heritage.
The Chettinad Heritage houses, ancient temples, the fabulous Idaikattur Church and Vettangudi Birds Sanctuary attract large number of tourists. The following links below will give a brief idea about the tourist places in Sivaganga District.
3.Chruches and Mosques