Growing City of Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai is a growing city easily accessible by road and rail. The town has number of reputed educational institutions, and some new colleges are coming up offering technical education. Thiruvannamalai has been now made as a district head quarter with all the newly built collectorate and other associated administrative offices. There are number of decent hotels, lodges, restaurants that provide us comfortable accommodation and neat vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes of south and north Indian preparations; some hotels offer delicious Chinese preparations also.

Thiruvannamalai as a punctual shining spot on the National Map

By road Thiruvannamalai is connected to Vellore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Villupuram, Thiruppathur, Salem etc. From all parts of Tamilnadu these are state run buses throughout the day. The floating population changes the picture of the town everyday.

Arunachalam -Thiruvannamalai is one of the major pilgrim centers in South India. It is situated in 187 kilometers away from Chennai, formerly known as Madras- Capital of Tamilnadu. This is the capital of the Thiruvannamalai District. This town stands on an elevation of 266ft above sea level.

General Information
Area 6.5 Sq. Km.
Climate Summer 15.5° C to 44.1° C
Winter 20° C to 26° C
Average Rainfall 1028.7 mm.
Languages Spoken Tamil & English
STD Code 04175


Chennai ( formerly known as Madras) is the closest International Airport from Thiruvannamalai, is 4 1/2 hours drive by road

Thiruvannamalai to Distance in Kmts.
Chennai 187
Kanchipuram 128
Kanniyakumari 586
Kodaikanal 276
Kumbakonam 196
Madurai 334
Pondicherry 103
Rameswaram 478
Tanjore 235
Trichy 235
Vellore 83
Udagamandalam 544

Other Important Phone Numbers

Description Phone Nos.
District Collectorate 233333, FAX-232222
Supdt. of Police 223311
Municipality 222248
Arunachala Temple 252438
Fire Service 222101
City Police Station 222302
Government Hospital 223080
Electricity Board 223098
Railway Enquiry 223089
Travelers Bungalow 223093
Govt. Transport Corporation. 222067
Ramanashramam 222491
Seshathri Ashramam 236999
Visiri Samiar Ashramam 225476