Silappathikara Art Gallery is a beautiful seven-tiered building of great sculptural value. The first storey is 12" high, and each storey above it has a height of 5'. The topmost part has Kalasams with a height of 8'. The total height of art gallery is 50'.
The 'Magara Thoranavayil' at the entrance of the art gallery imparts an imposing and beautiful look to the whole structure. Its height is 22½'. It has been designed on the pattern of Magara Thorana Vayil, found in Suruli Malai Mangala Devi Koyil. There is also an anklet shaped tank in the art gallery. On this side of this tank are installed the statues of Kannagi (9½') and Mathavi (8½').
Scenes from Silappathikaram, the Epic of the land have been given lively shapes in stones on the walls of the Gallery. These sculptures carved by the sculptors of the Mamallapuram Art College remain the treasure house of Tamil culture.
Timings: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Air: The nearest airport is at
Rail: The nearest railway station is at Mayiladuthurai (30-km).
Road: Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporations operate town buses to nearby areas like Nagappattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Sirkali etc. Hired Vehicles like cars and auto rickshaws are also available.
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Poompuhar.