Tourism in Viluppuram

Villupuram a small town in the far end of Tamil Nadu is well known for ancient temples and historical sites. The area was ruled by many kings and has witnessed many wars. Since the town is easily accessible from road and train, people find it easy to reach Villupuram.

Villupuram is a major junction so reaching this town via rail road is very easy. The nearest airport to reach Villupuram is Pondicherry airport which is around 40 kms away. Chennai International Airport is at a distance of about 147 kms and Tiruchirapalli airport which is about 160 kms.

Gingee FortViluppuram Tourism


Villupuram has been an important city for the rulers during the ancient times. Many kings have made this place the capital of the kingdom. The village is named after the village deity Gingee Amman who is believed to be one of the seven goddesses who protect the village from evil.

Gingee fort was built by king Krishnadevaraya during his rule. While expanding his empire he chose to build the Gingee fort on three hills Rajagiri, Chandragiri and Krishnagiri which were otherwise inaccessible. A huge canal with around a width of 30 feet was dug around the fort to protect it from invaders.

Today, you can see the glorious past of this fort in what remains of the fort after several wars and invasions. The fort was built in such a way that the wall connecting the three hills was made as thick as 20 meters. The tops of the three hills were used to form a citadel. The citadel made of Rajagiri hill is the highest one at a height of 800 feet.

Religious places in ViluppuramKalyana Mahal


One of the most interesting places in the Gingee fort is the Kalyana Mahal that is built with the mixture in Indian and Islamic styles. The Mahal has a court room that is surrounded by rooms where the ladies. The court room also has a tower that is built with stones. The tower stands 27 meters in height with a roof that is shaped like a pyramid. The construction of the tower is similar to that of other construction done by Vijayanagara dynasty.

Venugopala Swamy Temple in Viluppuram

The temple of Venugopala swamy is located in the lower citadel of the fort. When you move to the west from the inner gate, you see a beautiful sculpture of Lord Krishna playing flute.

Hanuman Temple in Viluppuram

On the outside of the lower part of the fort, one can see the temple of Hanuman. This temple is built amidst beautiful ponds and structures. The two popular ponds in the fort are Chakkarakulam and Chettikulam. The pond Chettikulam was built in the 18th century by the Maratha ruler Raja Shetty.
Temples in Viluppuram

Ranganatha Temple in Viluppuram

Ranganatha temple is well known for its indo-islamic style architecture. The design of the temple resembles the Vijayanayanagara Dynasty style.

You can also find a mosque in the Rajagiri inner fort. The mosque was built by Sad-At-Ullah to celebrate his victory over De Singh in the year 1713. The Persian inscription specifies that the mosque was built in 1717-1718.

Hotels in Vilupuram:Hotel

Viluppuram has a number of hotels to cater to the tourists and people coming for business. These hotels provide good quality service at attractive prices.

Balaji Lodge
No 730, Nehruji Road, Villupuram Ho, Opposite To Veeravalliamman Koil Kvb Bank Upstair, Villupuram – 605602
9442955512, 9840811729
4146-225566

Sri Sumangali Guest House
428/4 5 6, Trichy Main Road, Villupuram Ho, Near New Bus Stand
Villupuram – 605602
9362727180
4146-220033

Archana Residency
Trichy Main Road, Villupuram Ho, Near New Bus Stand
Villupuram – 605602
9585550327
4146-221216, 228996, 221207
4146-220816
www.archanaresidency.in

P.W.M- Guest House
04146-222893
T.P.T.C Guest House
04146-259259

Golden Guest House
K K Nagar Main Road, Villupuram HO
Villupuram – 605602
4146-326163

Vva Hotel
No 177, Trichy Trunk Road, Villupuram HO, Near Bus Stand
Villupuram – 605602
4146-258326, 258826
9944365852

Ramakrishna Lodge
63, K.K Road, Villupuram Ho
Villupuram – 605602
4146-223289

Meenakshi Hotel
No 9/3, Kanniya Kulam Road, Villupuram HO, Near Old Bus Stand,
Villupuram – 605602
9444442702
4146-251279, 251278, 258326

Central Lodge
215, M.G. Road, Villupuram Ho,
Villupuram – 605602
4146-222508

Hotel Anandha Boarding & Lodging
No 44, Nehruji Road, Villupuram Ho, Opposite Old Bus Stand, Villupuram - 605602
4146-250463, 220810

Asg Thirumana Mahal
Villupuram Ho, Opp To Bus Stand,
Villupuram – 605602
4146-222513

Hotel Prabu
31-31, K.K Road, Villupuram Ho
Villupuram - 605602
4146-223220

Valliammai Guest House
Trichy Main Road, Villupuram Ho, Opp To New Bus Stand,
Villupuram – 605602
4146-251204, 251205, 226040

Anandha Guest House
No.27-F, Trichy Main Road, Villupuram HO,
Villupuram – 605602
9791234551
4146-220285

Hotel Ashok Lodge
83, Nehruji Road, Villupuram HO, Villupuram-1,
Villupuram – 605602
4146-222930

Sugam Lodge
125, M.G.Road., Villupuram HO, Villupuram,
Villupuram – 605602
4146-226400

G.J.Guest House
Gurusamy Street, Villupuram HO, Opp To Railway Station,
Villupuram - 605602
4146-225866

Sri Periyanayaki Guest House
Trichy Main Road, Villupuram Ho,
Villupuram – 605602
9894759527

Balamurugan Guest House
Trichy Main Road, Villupuram Ho,
Villupuram - 605602
9789535852

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