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Thiruvannaamalai , Tamil Nadu

This is a place of great pilgrimage in Tamil Nadu. A place that sees thousands of devotees come to it every single year, the place is definitely one that will fill you with joy. It is a temple town with a truly grand temple that will take your breath away. It is also a place which showcases the verdant greenery and the exotic nature of the state and gives it a place that the state will be proud of. Thiruvannamalai is one of the Pancha Bootha Sthalangal representing the fire element along with Chidambaram, Sri Kalahasti, Thiruvanaikoil and Kanchipuram representing space, wind, water and earth respectively. The places which represent elements are considerd to be extremely holy and thus the reason why this is today one very famous temple town. Every full moon night, tens of thousands of pilgrims worship Shiva by circumambulating the Annamalai hill barefoot. The circumambulation covers a distance of about 14 km.[9] On the yearly Chitra Powrnami (full moon) night in the Tamil calendar year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across the world visit the sacred town. This is truly one of the towns that is holy and attracts people from all over. Karthigai maha deepam is great grand fest in Thirvannamalai and North arcot region. Here you have to light diyas and it happens for seven days. These are the best days to visit this wonderful and holy place. A place that reiterates your faith and makes you want to be a true believer, this is a town that has seen numerous spiritual activities and endured. It should definitely be visited for its great value.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 29.0°C /84.0°F 52 mm 565feet 130301.0 /km2 Jan-Feb,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Gingee Fort

    "Gingee Fort also known as Chenji or Jinji or Senchi in Tamil Nadu, India is one of the few surviving forts in Tamil Nadu, India. It lies in Villupuram District, 160 kilometres (99 mi) from the state capital, Chennai, and is close to the Union Territory of Puducherry. So well fortified was this place that Shivaji ranked it as the \"most impregnable fortress in India\" and it was called the \"Troy of the East\" by the British.\nThe nearest town with a railway station is Tindivanam and the nearest airport is Chennai (Madras), 150 kilometres (93 mi) away."

    Gingee Fort

  • Mamara Guhai

  • Sattanur Dam

  • Virupaksha Cave

  • Arunachaleswara Temple

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