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1100 years old Annamalaiyar Temple Tiruvannamalai (Arunachalam)

Tiruvannamalai is named after the central deity of the Annamalaiyar Temple, Annamalaiyar. The Karthigai Deepam festival is celebrated during the day of the full moon between November and December, and a huge beacon is lit atop the Annamalai hill. The event is witnessed by three million pilgrims. On the day preceding each full moon, pilgrims circumnavigate the temple base and the Annamalai hills in a worship called Girivalam, a practice carried out by one million pilgrims yearly.

Located on the foothills of Annamalai hills, Tiruvannamalai has been ruled by the Pallavas, the Medieval Cholas, the Later Cholas, Hoysalas, the Vijayanagar Empire, the Carnatic kingdom, Tipu Sultan, and the British. It served as the capital city of the Hoysalas. The town is built around the Annamalaiyar Temple like other Nayak capitals.
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Place Name                   : Annamalaiyar Temple - Tiruvannamalai (Arunachalam)

Timings                          : 5:30AM - 9PM

Festivals                         : Karthika Deepam, Maha Sivaratri, Thiruvoodal Festival

Contact                           : 04175- 252438

Mostly preferred by     : Tourists from all parts of India

Best time to visit          : Early Mornings & Evenings

Ideal Trip Duration Time : 1-2hrs

Transport : Airport : Chennai (195km), Tirupati (205km)
                          Trian    : Tiruvannamalai (Arunachalam)
                           Bus      : Tiruvannamalai (Arunachalam)

Accomodiation             : Tiruvannamalai (Arunachalam)

Nearest town/city        : Tiruvannamalai (Arunachalam)

Networks Available     : All networks

Near by Hospitals        : Tiruvannamalai (Arunachalam)

Near by Police Station : Tiruvannamalai (Arunachalam) 04175-222302

Near by Banks/atm's   : Tiruvannamalai (Arunachalam)

Internet Availability    : Tiruvannamalai (Arunachalam)

Pin code : 606601       STD Code : 91 4175