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Annamalai Nagar

Situated in a sylvan scene, Annamalai Nagar is about two kilometers to the east of Chidambaram Railway Station, in Cuddalore District. Its earlier name was Tiruvetkalam. The town is named after Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chittinad, who instituted educational institutions here. Annamalai Nagar has close links with Thillai (Chidambaram), the abode of Lord Nataraja (Lord Shiva.) Neyveli, Usuppoor, Tirumullaivasal, Sirkazhi, Kurinjipadi, Parangipettai and Bhuvanagiri can be accessed from Annamalai Nagar. Tiruvetkalam Temple is the main attraction here. Annamalai University, a great centre of Tamil learning and Carnatic Classical Music and having a proud history of more than 50 years, is the major landmark. Annamalai Nagar can be approached from Chidambaram. Tiruchirapalli Airport is the nearest airport.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Cuddalore
Location: Annamalai Nagar    

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