Tiruvallur at a Glance

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.

Area : 3,324 sq.km
Population : 27,54,756 (Census 2001)
Rainfall : 1147.4 mm (Annual)
Climate : Max : 37.9C Min : 18.5C
STD Code : 044
46 Km from Chennai


tiruvallur glance

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 independent.

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.

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