Tiruvannamalai is blessed with history, culture and an essence of spirituality. One of the holiest places in Tamil Nadu, the small sleepy town is settled at the foot of the Arunachala hill or Annamalai. The significance is that the hill is considered as the form of Lord Shiva Himself. The town is home to one of “Panch Bootha Stahala temples’ representing the element of fire.
The major tourist attractions in Tiruvannamalai comprise of ancient temples. One of the top sights in Tiruvannamalai is the Arunachaleswarar Temple. Devoted to Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati, the temple has a divine legend associated with it. Ramana Ashram, Virupaksha Cave and Seshadri Swamigal Ashram, Padavedu Renukambal temple and Nedungunam Ramar temple are some of the popular tourist places to visit in Tiruvannamalai. The Karthigai Dheepam Festival held annually in the month of November/ December is a pleasant time to visit. The celebrations of on for ten days. Attend the festival as do all visitors in the town.