The district of Thiruvallur, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is an administrative district. The rapidly expanding city of Tiruvallur is the headquarters of the district. There is a blend of urban and rural characteristics in the district. Urban characteristics dominate the eastern part of the district of Tiruvallur, while the northern part of the district has an influence on the culture of Andhra due to its location.
The district was split into three income divisions, namely Tiruvallur, Tiruttani and Ponneri. Under the Tiruvallur division, there are four taluks, two taluks under the Tiruttani division, and two taluks under the Ponneri division. There are also 12 blocks, 5 municipalities and 10 municipal panchayats that carry out rural development activities.
According to legend, the sage Saalihothirar once asked Lord Narayan, in the form of a saint, for a place to sleep as a test. The sage offered this place to the Lord, and that is how Thiruvallur got his name, which translates to 'a place where God sleeps'.
Tiruvallur is a Grade I municipality in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and a rapidly growing area. It is situated about 46 km from downtown Chennai (Madras) on the banks of the Cooum River and just 5 km from the megacity boundary, in the western part of the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA). It is the administrative headquarters of the district of Tiruvallur. The city has a less compact population with large areas scattered all over.
Interesting facts about Thiruvallur
Thiruvallur, which lies on the banks of the Cooum River, is well known for its temples and numerous religious and cultural festivals. Thiruvallur is also one of the fastest growing industrial districts in the state of Tamil Nadu, in addition to its spiritual values.
Thiruvallur has everything from religious places and factories to charismatic beauty, making it a perfect place for nature lovers, those on a spiritual journey and businessmen to visit.
The Tiruvallur District was carved out by bifurcating the former district of Chengalpattu .According to the said bifurcation, Tiruttani taluks and Uthukkottai and Pallipattu sub-taluks split from Chengalpattu The District, together with the talks of Ponneri and Gummindipoondi from the income division of Saidapet, created this new District. This region was under a chain of regimes starting from the Pallavas in the far past, during the 7th century, ending with the Nawab of Arcot when it came under British rule. Under Delhi's Moghul emperors, the Golkonda rulers were defeated by the city. This region's towns and villages were the site of the Carnatic Wars.
PULICAT:Pulicat is also crowded with beautiful birds, particularly near Pulicat Lake's water banks. A multitude of roaming birds take refuge almost every year between the months of October and March. While different species of birds are seen, the flamingos are important and throng the swamplands adjacent to the lake.
Pulicat is located 55 km north of Chennai, also known as Pazhaverkaddu. Pulicat was a large settlement on the Coromandel coast of the Netherlands. They had built a fort called "Geldira" here in 1609 to trade with the East Indies. Several wars were fought by the Dutch and the British over Pulicat, and eventually, in 1825, the British seized it. The place is renowned for the Pulicat Lake eco-tourist site.
Interesting Spots in Thiruvallur
POONDI LAKE:The reservoir across the Kotralai River in the Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu State is Poondi Lake or Sathyamoorthy reservoir. It acts as an important source of water for the city of Chennai, which is 60 km away. To reach this location, regular buses are available from Chennai and Tiruvallur.
The Poondi reservoir, from which Chennai derives its water, is of great significance to archaeologists and geologists around the world. The Gudiyum cave, the first of its kind in India, discovered by geologist Sir Robert Bruce Foote, exists near Poondi in the Tiruvallur taluk district of Tiruvallur, and it takes some adventurous paths to the quiet forests to reach there, which can actually be real
Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha Anjaneyaswami Temple: Lord Hanuman, with different names like Anjaneya, Hanumanji, Maruti, Bajrang Bali, Mahavir, Pavan Kumar, is worshipped throughout India. To him were born the Wind God and Anjana Devi. This is one of the Seven Chiranjeevis (immortal ones). Surya, the Sun God, is known as his Guru. The Valmiki Ramayana has a separate section called Sundara Kandam or Sundar kand, which explains Lord Hanuman's quest for Sita across the sea in detail.
Lord Veeraraghava Perumal Temple: The child was renamed Salihotran, as Lord Narayana ordered. With years of development, the child showed signs of precociousness and began on a pilgrimage-visiting temple after temple. He reached Tiruvallur on Tai Amavasya Day (January-February New Moon Day), where he discovered that Lord Brahma, other Devas and great sages including Vasishtha were engaged in Hrittapanasini tank bathing.
He completed one year of penance on the same day of the Pushya Amavasya next year and took a holy bath in the Hrittapanasini tank and observed his prayers in the morning. On that day, as he was fasting without food or drink for one year, he gathered some paddy and prepared prasadam out of it.
He split it into three parts; Lord Narayana was given the first part. The second part was held as a charity offering and the third for his own use. Lord Narayana took the form of an old Brahmin at this juncture and the way came where Salihotran was waiting to give a guest a share. When Salihotran saw the old Brahmin, he immediately demanded that his hermitage be graced by him. He gave the prasadam intended for the guest to the Brahmin respectfully.
Famous Temples in Thiruvallur
Devi Karumariamman Temple: Once upon a time, Lord Thirumal came to witness the law of grace of Umadevi at Thiruverkadu. When Thirumal met his sister Karumari personally, she asked him to "sit there as Thirumurai Srinivasan and assist her and bless the devotees who worship Navagraham and stand southwards." He was pleased and vowed to sit beside her and protect the location of the Nine Planets. Seeing Annai Parasakthi and Lord Venkatesan together, Veda Viyasar was extremely pleased.
Devikarumari was also asked by Sun to celebrate Sunday as Devikarumari's day. Even, Devikarumari approved it. Twice a year in the month of Panguni and Purattasi, he also obtained permission from her to pour on her sunrays. So Sunday is being celebrated as Karumari's day. We will gladly witness the scene of sunrays falling twice a year on the head of Devikarumari.
Vadivudaiamman Udanurai Thygarajaswami Temple: Vadivudaiamman is the form of Gnana Sakthi who blesses the people in this world with wisdom and knowledge to live, visits the temple at noon and participates in the mid-day Pooja with a red saree colour and jack fruit will bless the needs of the devotees entering the temple as a humble offering to Amman, the temple is said to be the first temple formed in this world, hence the name.
VEERA RAGHVAR TEMPLE:The ancient Veera Raghavar Temple is the principal attraction of this area. Lord Veera Raghavar is the presiding deity of this temple. The Sri Vishwaroopa Panchamukha Ajaneyaswami Temple, which houses Lord Hanuman's 32-feet-tall idol and is carved from a single green granite stone, is another temple. There are also numerous other temples in the city, such as the Temple of Vadivudaiamman, the Temple of Bhavani Amman, the Temple of Murugan and the Temple of Lord Siva, to name a few.
Pick up from Theni/Dindigul.
Proceeding towards Thiruvallur.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Thiruvallur Sightseeing such as Arulmigu Vaidhya Veeraraghava Swamy and Vadaranyeswarar Swamy Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast at Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Thiruvallur Sightseeing such as Thiruverkadu Karumari Amman Temple, Arulmigu Periyapalaiyath Bhavani and Sri Vedapureeswarar Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Thiruvallur Sightseeing such as Highway Grand World (Amusement park), Arulmigu Devi Karumariamman and Sivan Temple.
Then Starting Our Journey Towards Theni/Dindigul.
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2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
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From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
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