yet another temple town that can be visited as part of
excursions from Pondicherry. It is situated about 107
kilometers from Pondicherry and is famous for the
Arunachaleshwara Temple, which holds special importance as
one of the most prominent Shaivite temples in South India.
The ashrama of Sri Ramanna Maharshi, a famous and respected
saint, is also among the places to visit here.
How to Reach Thiruvannamalai
By Air: Chidambaram has the nearest airports in
Tiruchirapalli (195 km) and
By Rail: Chidambaram lies on the Madras-Tiruchirapalli
main line of the Southern Railway, connected with
Tiruchirapalli, Madras, Madurai (335 km), Rameshwaram (575
km), Bangalore (340 km), and Tirupati (290 km.
By Road: You can go for bus services, which are
frequently available to various places in Tamilnadu, Andhra
Pradesh, Karnataka, and Pondicherry states from Chidambaram.