12 March 2007

Tiruvannamalai Station

Tiruvannamalai is a Railway station on the Villupuram-Katpadi line of Southern Railway and located some 70 kilometers from Villupuram and 97 kilometers from Katpadi. Before the development of a proper road system, it was this railway line that brought many pilgrims and saints to Arunachala.

Due to the rapid urbanisation of Tiruvannamalai, proposals are underway regarding the setting up of an additional railway station some five kilometres from the existing one.

This is the traveller's first sighting of Arunachala after coming out of the railway station.


balasubramanian said...

nice one. thanks

Divyakka said...

Beautiful sight from the station!

Arunachala Living said...

Fascinating to think of all the saints and sadhus that would have disembarked here at Tiruvannamalai railway station. And this would have been their first sight of Arunachala.