Important tourist places to visit in and around Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu

This resource "Important tourist places to visit in and around Thiruvannamalai" is a very useful resource for those who plan for a trip to Thiruvannamalai. In this resource you get to know all the information about the facts and figures of Thiruvannamalai, the sightseeing places in and around Thiruvannamalai and many more interesting facts.

Important places to visit in Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai is one of the most popular holy place and also the international center for studying spiritualism located in the Thiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu. Thiruvannamalai has been a dwelling place for many yogis and siddhars in ancient periods. The place has got its name from the mountain called Tiruvannan Malai. The exact location of Thiruvannamalai is about 185 km from Chennai and 210 km from Bangalore. People believe that the ego of the Gods Vishnu and Brahma were destroyed in this holy place by Lord Shiva who changed himself into a fire form. The Lord in Thiruvannamalai is known as Ardhanareshwarar which is a form in which both Lord Shiva and Goddess Umadevi are in combined form.

Facts And Figures about Thiruvannamalai
Languages: Tamil and English
STD Code: 04175

Best Time To Visit Thiruvannamalai
The best time to plan for a tour to Thiruvannamalai is between the months of November and March because summers are terribly hot.

Tourist Attractions in Thiruvannamalai

Here is a list of important places for people who plan for Thiruvannamalai tour. Visit the following famous tourist places in Thiruvannamalai:

Arunachaleswara Temple
The Arunachaleswarar temple is one of the beautiful tourist attractions in South India. The temple has got a 66 metre high gopuram, seven prakaras and nine gopurams. This second tallest gopuram in the world was built by king Krishnadevaraya in the fifteenth century. The Arunachaleswarar temple is built in about 25 acres of land. This temple was built by the Pandya and Chola kings.
Lord Shiva is worshipped in Arunachaleswarar temple in the form of fire. The tamil month Karthikai is celebrated with great joy by the people in Thiruvannamalai. On the hill top a flame is lit and millions of devotees come here to worship the lord.


Sri Seshadri Swamigal Ashram
• Famous Holy place in Thiruvannamalai
• Dedicated to Mahan Sri Seshadri Swamigal.

Yogi Ram Surathkumar Ashram
The Yogi Ram Surathkumar Ashram is spread in over four acres land in Tiruvannamalai town. Shri Yogiram also known as Visiri Samiyar attained siddhi or motcham in this ashram in 2001. His followers from all over the world come to this ashram and the place is thus considered as a holy pilgrimage place.

Address of YogiRamsuratkumar Trust
YogiRamsuratkumar Trust,
1833/1 Chengam Road
Tel : + 91-04175-237567
E-mail: [email protected]

Sri Ramana Ashram
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram is another important tourist place in Thiruvannamalai. The place is beautiful with lots of flowering trees which gives a pleasant atmosphere.

Places around Thiruvannamalai

Sathanur dam
• Best tourist attraction of Thiruvannamalai
• The dam is constructed across Pennaiyar River admidst the Chennakesava Hills
• Located about 35 km from Thiruvannamalai
• Well-maintained with green flower park, huge trees.
• Contains a mini zoo with crocodile farm

Padaveedu is a village of temples which is about 35 km from Thiruvannamalai. The palace of Sambuvarayars of the Chola Empire is also in this place.

Javadu Hills
The Javadu hills is situated about 75 km from Thiruvannamalai. There are many sightseeing places in the hill which are listed below:
• Beema Falls
• Komutteri Lake
• Kavalur Observatory
• Amirthi Forest
• Glass House.

Fairs & Festival in Thiruvannamalai

About four Brahmotsavams are celebrated in Thiruvannamalai each and every year. The Brahmotsavam celebrated in the tamil month of Karthikai is the most attractive festival. The deities are well-decorated and they are taken as a procession in the streets near the temple. This is a ten day festival which is full of joy and enjoyment to the natives.

Cattle Fair
This is celebrated on the Karthikai Deepam festival. This is a four day fair during which more than 25,000 Cattle take part.

How to reach Thiruvannamalai

You can plan for a tour to Thiruvannamalai, using the following means of transport

How to reach Thiruvannamalai by Air
The nearest airport to Thiruvannamalai is the Chennai airport which is about 185 kms from Thiruvannamalai.

How to reach Thiruvannamalai by Rail
The visitors can travel to Thiruvannamalai by train the Thiruvannamalai station lies between Vellore and Villupuram.

How to reach Thiruvannamalai by Road
Thiruvannamalai is well-connected by road to all the major cities in South India. Tourists from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh can easily visit the place by roadways either through the bus or in their car.

Hotels in Thiruvannamalai for accommodation

Tour to Thiruvannamalai is made comfortable due to a number of hotels located in Thiruvannamalai which offers the tourists all the comforts needed.

Hotel Nala Residency
No.21, Annasalai,
Tiruvannamalai - 606 601,
Phone : (04175)-252399
Mobile:+(91)-9443222818, 9994498777
Fax : (04175)-250812

Hotel Arunachala
No.5, Vada Sannathi Street,
Tiruvannamalai - 606 601,
Phone : (04175)-225474

Hotel Ramakrishna
No.34-F, Polur Road,
Tiruvannamalai - 606 601,
Phone : (04175)-250005, 250006, 320055
Mobile: +(91)-9443163151
Fax : (04175)-250008

Annamalai Guest house
No.6A, Vada Sannathi Street
Near Periya Gopuram,
Tiruvannamalai - 606 601
Phone : (04175)-222750
Mobile: +(91) 9245273553


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