(Also known as Thiruvanamalai )

Tamil Nadu | India
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Tiruvannamalai is categorised as Heritage / Pilgrimage

Mount Arunachala (Nivalink Trip Dated - 4 October 2010)
Kalyana Mahal at Gingee fort (Photo Courtesy: Varungarde)

Reasons to Visit
  • Thiruvannamalai is visited for the Arunachaleshwara Temple, which is a hub of spirituality and a major pilgrim centre in the area
  • Thiruvannamalai is the home Sri Ramana Maharshi and Arunachaleswara temple.
  • Arunachaleswara temple has a long history beginning from 750 AD. It is one of the five Panchabhoota (five elements wind, water, fire, earth and space) Stalams.
  • Arunachaleshwara Temple is located on a sprawling 25 acre land, encompassing several shrines, mandapams, corridors and other such enclosures each adorned with massive pillars with sculptures minutely and aesthetically carved
  • Overseas guests here visit for the institute that is situated within the temple complex
  • Thiruvannamalai is also a local getaway and a stopover on the Bangalore - Pondicherry route
  • Destinations to visit for Panchabhoota Stalam Temples of Lord Shiva"Arunachaleswara Temple in Thiruvannamalai is one of the Panchabhoota Stalam Temples (Representing Fire). Thiruvannamalai is a major centre for spirituality and therefore visited by Inbound travellers, pilgrimage travellers and visited as part of Panchabhoota Stalam Temple circuit in South India."
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in Tamil Nadu"Thiruvannamalai is a major pilgrimage and centre for Spirituality. It is home to Annamalaiyar temple which is one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalam Temples and visited part of Tamil Nadu pilgrimage itinerary."
  • Heritage Destinations of Tamil Nadu"Tiruvannamalai is visited for the Arunachaleshwara Temple, which is a hub of spirituality for Inbound and heritage travellers. Arunachaleshwara Temple is located on a sprawling 25 acre land, encompassing several shrines, mandapams, corridors etc."
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Pickup from Chennai and Drop to TiruvannamalaiRs. 6945

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Destination Ideas

  • Pancha Bootha Shiva Temples
  • Thiruvannamalai Pilgrimage

Stay Ideas

  • Sparsa Resort Thiruvannamalai – Ethnic Getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Annamalaiyar Temple is a Lord Shiva Temple in Tiruvannamalai and most significant as it is considered one of the five Pancha Bhoota Shiva temples, Set on a hill (Mount Arunachala) that is considered sacred, the temple is spread over a large area having upto 66 meters of Gupuram height, making it one of the tallest in India and one having largest temple complexes.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Gingee Fort is one of the few forts in Tamil Nadu. It was one of the most impregnable forts (with 20 meter walls) and therefore still visited by heritage travellers. The Gingee Fort complex is on three hillocks Krishnagiri, Rajagiri and Chandrayandurg set on a height of 800+ ft asl and spread over 7 sq kms. There are number of monuments within the fort that are still standing and worth a visit.
    Heritage Site
    Gingee Ranganathan is a Lord Vishnu temple having Lord Vishnu in a unique reclining pose 3 kms from Gingee fort.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu

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Nearest Airport in Tiruvannamalai
  • Anna International Airport ( MAA ) , Chennai-187 Kms
Railway Stations in Tiruvannamalai
  • Tiruvannamalai ( TNM ), Tiruvannamalai
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