Tiruvanamalai Tourist Places In Tamil Nadu India

          Tiruvannamali is about 185 km from Chennai. Arunachaleswarar Temple is dedicated to Tejo Lingam or Jyothir Lingam. This temple is one of the largest temples in South India. It is situated at the foot a hill. It covers an area of 25 acres. Tiruvannamalai is considered as one of the Pancha Bhutha Sthalas because of the fore incarnation of God. The main gopuram is about 200 feet and 13 storey’s high. The nine imposing gopurams of this temple are very magnificent. This is also an ancient town in the state of Tamilnadu. This district existed in the 1989 by bifurcating from the north arcot districts. Its area is about 6191 sq.km. Landscape of hills and plains, Tiruvanamalai is the district headquarters, which has a junction of two important arterial roads. This town is famous for its role-play is military operations from at least the 15th century onwards and up to the end of the Mysore wars. This district today is bounded by Vellore district in the north and west, on the southwest by Dharmapurai district and on the south by Villupuram district, on the east by Kancheepuram district and now known as a holistic land of Hindu religion.

About Thiruvannamalai

We can see Thiruvannamalai Deepam on the day of karthigai. A huge beacon is lighted at the top of the hill in commemoration of a legendary flame during the month of November to December. The well known Ramana Ashram is here. The famous Sathanur Dam is situated 35 km from Thiruvannamalai. The dam across the Ponniar River is set in the midst of hill and reserve forest area.


Once upon a time God Brahma and Lord Vishnu argued misguidedly. The problem is about who was greater, in order to find a solution they went to Lord Siva to settle their debit. Lord Siva later appeared before them as a pillar of fire. Siva ordered them to find his beginning or end. He informed them who was able to find will be declared as a winner (greater).

Lord Vishnu went downwards into the earth and Lord Brahma flew upwards into the space. They are unable to find the base or the crest of the Lingam of fire. At last both of them lost their arrogance and bowed their head before Lord Siva. The Pillar of fire became the hill of Arunachala which is considered as s “Natural Lingam.”

The Arunachala Temple

          This is the most holistic spot of this place. This temple is the largest one in the south of the country. It is built of 200ft and eleven-storied gopuram (tower). This temple is filled with pilgrims during the Tamil month karthigai’ the festival celebrated with lamps of fire. The pilgrims devote their faith with a 18km walk around the hill to worship the lord and the natural vision of the hills resembles as of lord Siva is lying on the earth is a belief. Nearly you have, Sri Ramana Ashram, Sri Seshastri ashram and yogi ram surathkumar Ashram are the other important devotional places located here.

Tiruvanamalai Tour Information

         The other specified location is sathanur Dam. Which is situated across the Thenpennai River is a good picnic spot for the tourists.

How to get there Tiruvanamalai

By Air

         The nearest airport is Chennai. The airport of Chennai is about 185km from Thiruvannamalai.

By rail

        This place is situated between katpadi and villupuram Junction by rail route.

By road

        It is connected with various parts of the cities and towns in the State.