Air : The nearest Airport
is in Chennai Airport - International & Domestic
Airport. It is around 50 km from Tiruvallur.
Rail : Tiruvallur is a
railway station. It is very near to the State of
Andhra Pradesh. The Major railway station is
Chennai Central Railway Station conected to
South & Noth.
Road : Tiruvallur, owing
to its proximity towards Chennai city is well
connected by road.
27,54,756 (Census 2001)
37.9°C Min : 18.5°C
|STD Code :
46 Km from Chennai
In the far past, this region was under a chain
of regimes commencing from the Pallavas during
the 7th century ending with the Nawab of Arcot
during the early part of 19th century when it
came under the British rule. In 1687, the
Golkonda rulers were defeated and the region
came under the Moghul emperors of Delhi. The
towns and villages of this region were the scene
of Carnatic wars. Battles are said to have been
fought in this region during the struggle for
supremacy between the English and French. The
town of Pulicat was the earliest Dutch
possession in India founded in 1609 which was
ceded to the British in 1825. With this, the
region came under the British rule which ended
on the 15th August, 1947 with India becoming
Veera Raghavar temple is one of the 108 sacred
shrines of Vaishnavites. There is a pond nearby
this temple, where the tank festival is held.
There is a Siva temple near this shrine which is
also quite popular among the locals. There is
also a 40 feet tall Viswaroopa panchamukha
Hanuman temple, where the murti is made of a
single green granite stone.