Tiruvannamalai District

Tiruvannamalai District

History of Tiruvannamalai
Tiruvannamalai district was ruled by small kings like Sambuvarayars, who were under control of Chola dynasty.  After that, it was ruled by Vijayanagara Kings and Arcot Nawabs. Like other places, finally it came under the British. In the year 1989, 30th September, this Tiruvannamalai district was separated from north Arcot district and formed as Tiruvannamalai Sambuvarayar district. Later it was called as Tiruvannamalai district by the year 1997.

Important Borders around Tiruvannamalai
East – Kanchipuram District
West – Dharmapuri
North – Vellore
South – Cuddalore

Tiruvannamalai Details

  • Total Area :  6,188 sq. kms.
  • Total Population :  24, 68,965 (male: 12, 38, 688 and female: 12, 30, 277)
  • Rainfall    :     987mm
  • Literacy: 74.72% (Male – 83.73% ; Female – 65.7%)
  • STD Code    :   04175
  • Pin Code    :    606 ***
  • Railway Station : Tiruvannamalai Junction (lies between major stations like Vellore and Villupuram)
  • Bus Stand :  Main Bus Stand (Located in the heart of city)
  • Airport : Nearest Airports (Chennai (155 km) and Bangalore (170km)

Places of Interest
Famous Tourist and Important Places, you can find around Tiruvannamalai are

  • Sri Arunachaleswarar Temple
  • Renugambal Temple
  • Padaiveedu Amman temple
  • Valapandal
  • Ramana Maharishi ashram
  • Yogi Ram Surat Kumar Ashram
  • Sathanur dam Kalasapakkam
  • Poondi Samiyar Samadhi
  • Bheema Waterfalls
  • Kelappan Yeri
  • Amirthi Zoological Park

Administration

Revenue Divisions – 2 (Tiruvannamalai and Cheyyar)

Taluks – 7 (Tiruvannamalai, Polur, Chengam, Cheyyar, Vandavasi, Aarani, Thandarampattu)

Municipalities – 4 (Tiruvannamalai, Aarani, Vandavasi, Cheyyar)

Town Panchayats – 10 (Chengam, Chettupattu, Kalambur, Polur, Kannamangalam, Kizh Pennathur, Vettavalam, Thesur, Peranamallur, Pudupalayam)

Blocks – 18 (Anakavoor, Aarani, Chengam, Chettupattu, Cheyyar, Javadhu Malai, Kalasapakkam, Kizh Pennathur, Peranamallur, Polur, Pudupalayam, Thandarampattu, Thellur, Thurinjapuram, Tiruvannamalai, Vandavasi, Vembakkam, Aarani)

Parliament constituency - 2 (Tiruvannamalai, Aarani))

Assembly constituency - 8 (Chengam, Tiruvannamalai, Kalasapakkam, Polur, Aarani, Cheyyar, Vandavasi, Kizh Pennathur

Other Details

Famous Business Resources - Cheyyar Sugar Mills, Spinning Mills, Pattu Makers, Rice Mandi, Rice Mills

Agriculture and Crops – Rice, Sugarcane, Ragi, Groundnut

Rivers – Cheyyar, Ponnaiyar River

Dams - Sathanur dam