Ranganatha Temple in Nellore
Nellore is situated 3½ hours north of Chennai by train.
This temple was built about 1070. It is on the bank of the River Pennar. The temple has a 110-year-old, 31m (95 ft) high gopuram covered with hundreds of forms of Lord Vishnu. The main Deity, Garbhodakashayi Vishnu reclining on his couch of Ananta Sesa, is 3m (10 ft) long.