185 Km from the State Capital, Chennai, Tiruvannamalai is known for the sacred shrine of Lord Arunachaleswara and Ashrams of Ramana Maharishi, Yogi Ramsuratkumar and Seshadrinatha Swamigal, known for eternal peace and divinity. Tirumalai or Arhasugiri is an ancient Jain temple complex, around 50km from Tirvannamalai, consists of three Jain caves, four Jain Temples and a 16 feet (4.9 m) high sculpture of Neminatha of the 12th century, the tallest Jain image in Tamil Nadu. The Sathanur Dam over the Thenpennai river located 20 km southwest of the town is a prominent picnic spot. Ulagalantha Perumal Temple at Tirukoyilur [35 Km] and Adhi Tiruvarangam[30 km] are the popular Vishnu temples near Tiruvannamalai. The festival of Karthigai Deepam, celebrated on the full moon day in the Tamil month of KARTHIGAI [November and December] is a major event. Grand and Huge Deepam (lamp)is lit atop the Annamalaiyar Hill which is visible from several kilometer radius around the Hill. This festival records convergence of more than three million pilgrims in this town.
City of monolithic temples and hills, Tiruvannamalai continues to be the major attraction of South India. The ancient temple of Lord Shiva is admired for its architectural marvel and sculptural beauty.The temple-mountain is worshipped by the ritual of circumambulation to seek the blessings of Lord Arunachala. Javvadhu Hills encloses beautiful sites packed with tourists on weekends.
The nearest airport by distance is the Puducherry airport which is about 100 km away from Tiruvannamalai
Tiruvannamalai railway station is a station in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
Tiruvannamalai is well connected by road to major cities in India
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