At a distance of 120 Kms from Kanchipuram, 195 Kms from Chennai, 204 Kms from Bangalore and 83 Kms from Vellore, the well-known Arunachala Temple in Thiruvannaamalai is without doubt one of the biggest Shaiva temples in South India. Tiruvannamalai together with Gingee Fort is without doubt one of the perfect Chennai weekend getaways and a serious pilgrimage web site in Tamilnadu.
Constructed inside an space of 25 acres, this temple was constructed by Vijayanagara kings between 16th and the 17th centuries. This temple is legendary for its big & large gopurams constructed on 4 sides of the temple. The Rajagopuram on East Gateway is 217 ft excessive with 11 storeys. The bottom measure 135 ft by 98 ft. This tower was constructed by King Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagar. The Thousand Pillared Mantapam and the tank reverse to it have been additionally constructed by Krishna Devaraya. The temple is fortified by an enormous wall. Every of the prakarams has an enormous Nandi.
The KARTHIGAI DEEPAM FESTIVAL celebrated in Karthika Maasam is widely known with glory.
Sri Ramana Maharishi Ashramam can also be positioned in Tiruvannamalai city.
Timings: 5:30 AM to 9:30 PM.