Thiruvannamalai city is the district capital of Thiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu. Thiruvannamalai city hosts the Annamalaiyar Temple dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva. The temple complex is 24acre in area and has four large Gopuram entrances. Every full moon day special rites are conducted in the temple which draws a lot of devotees. The Annamalai hill forms the background of the temple. The Annamalai hill is 487m high and there is walkable trial from the base to the hill top.
Best time to visit Thiruvannamalai is during August to February.
Being a renowned pilgrimage centre, Thiruvannamalai has hotels suiting almost all budgets.
Route 1: Bangalore - Hosur - Krishnagiri - Chengam - Thiruvannamalai.
SETC, TNSTC and KSRTC runs direct services Bangalore to Thiruvannamalai. The Annamalaiyar Temple and Annamalai hill base are at walkable distance. To roam in the city TNSTC buses and autoricksaws are available.