About ViluppuramVillupuram is a small town in the district of Viluppuram in Tamil Nadu. Villupuram is one of the largest districts in Tamil Nadu. Villupuram is one of the major railway junctions in Tamil Nadu. It is connected by road through National Highway 45.
Administration in Viluppuram
Viluppuram is the political part of Viluppuram Lok Sabha and State Assembly constituency. The municipality of Villupuram was created in 1919. In the year 1953, the town was upgraded to the second grade municipality. And it was made a first grade municipality in the year 1973. By the year 1988, Villapuram was listed as a selection grade municipality. The total area of Villupuram town is about 8.36 sq. kms.
The head of the municipal council is the Chairperson who is elected by the people of the town through votes. The municipal council consists of 42 wards and same number of ward councilors. A vice-chairperson is elected by the councilors among themselves. A commissioner with a team of officials like municipal engineer, health officer, revenue officer, planning officer, manager and others head the executive wing of the town.
Viluppuram Municipal Chairman
Official Language: Tamil
Total Population of the town as of 2011 Census: 96,253
Geography of ViluppuramViluppuram is located 40 kilometers inland from Bay of Bengal. It is in the far end of southeast India. The coordinates of Viluppuram is 11.941°North and 79.493°east. The area is covered with sedimentary rocks. Most of the area is formed by metamorphic rocks that are formed due to the pressure and heat generated by gneiss like family granite.
Climate of ViluppuramViluppuram is landlocked. The climate of this town is hot and humid. Summer months are very hot as the temperatures can go up to 40° C. Winters are mild with average day time temperatures ranging between 30°C to 35°C. This town receives most of its rainfall during the monsoon months of October through December.
Tourism in Viluppuram
Viluppuram is well known for ancient temples and Gingee Fort. The walls of Gingee fort connect three hills of Krishnagiri, Rajagiri and Chandragiri. These hills are otherwise inaccessible to the people. This fort is believed to be built by the great king Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagara some 800 years ago. The canal with a width of 30 feet was built around the fort to protect it from enemies. The remains of the canal can be seen even today. The fort is open from 8 AM in the morning to 5 PM in the evening.
Other places of interest include:
- Lakshmi Narayana temple
- Ramar temple
- Arulmigu Vakrakaliamman
- Angalamman temple
- Saneeswaran & Anjaneyar Temple
- Sivan Temple
- Murugan Temple
- Ulagalantha Perumal
- Thiruvennai Nallur
These temples are the most visited places in this town. Apart from temples, St. James Church, Haj Mansoorsha Jumma Mosque, Thowheeth Mosque, Umiya Jamia Pallivasal and Ahle hadees Pallivasal are important religious places.
Transport in Villupuram
Viluppuram being the junction is well connected by trains from all the cities in south India. It is also easily accessible by roads with the longest National highway roads going through the town. NH-45, NH-45A, NH-234 and NH-45C are the major National Highways that pass through this town. VIllupuram is also head of the Villupuram division of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC).
Viluppuram railway junction is an important station in the city serving as a main point of transit for Chennai and other important cities in South India. As it is an importnat railway junction it caters to a large number of trains.
Nearest airport to reach Viluppuram is Pondicherry which is at a distance of around 40 Kms. However, the airport is non-functional and therefore one has to use the airport in Chennai which is 147 Kms from Villupuram and Tiruchirapalli airport at a distance of 160 kms.
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