Tiruvannamalai is known for Annamalaiyar Temple and its Ashrams, especially Ramana Maharshi and Seshadri Swamigal. Peace and Divine are the possessions of Tiruvannamalai. Chola and Vijayanagara mark of Art could be witnessed in the temple construction. Famous Tejalingam complex houses 100 temples.
Arunachaleswar Temple: Lord Shiva is worshiped here in the form of Arunachaleswar. 66 m high Gopuram is an architectural marvel. Thousand Pillar Mandap is a good example of Vijayanagara architecture and their patronization to the art. Karthiga Deepam festival (10 days) is a famous one celebrated during the full Moon day of Nov – Dec.
Jawadhu Hills: It is 75 km from Tiruvannamalai. Lake and Bheema falls are prime possessions of this region and are enchanting. There is an Observatory other than Glass House for some knowledge seekers.
Arihanthgiri Jain Math: This math houses the 16 m high sculpture of Neminatha.
Cuddalore: Famous for the St. David Fort, built by the British. Beautiful Krishna temple is famous for its architecture.
How to Reach Tiruvannamalai: Nearest Airport is Chennai( 180 km ). Well connected by Road and Rail network.