Valluvar Kottam, Chennai

Valluvar Kottam | One of the best places to visit in Chennai

LocationNungambakkam Lake Area Main Road, Chennai (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsThe monument opens all day between 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The entry fee is INR 3 for Adults and INR 2 children.
Place TypePalace & Landmarks, Monument
Place visit withFamily, Kids, Friends, Married Couples, Solo, Unmarried Couples, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April, May, June
Nearest MetroThousand Lights Metro Station (2 KM) AG DMS Metro Station (1 KM) Teynampet Metro Station (2 KM) Pachaiyappa College Metro Station (2 KM)

About Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam is a firmly erected monument in Chennai city, one of the historical places here, it is situated at the intersection of village road and Kodambakkam high road. The monument is the largest Tamil cultural center in the city. It was inaugurated in April 1976 by the then President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed as a place of pilgrimage in memory of the poet Thiruvalluvar.

This monument was built at the deepest point of a local lake which is dedicated to philosopher Valluvar, a classical Tamil poet who existed in ancient times. Valluvar Kottam was conceived and implemented in the 1970s by the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. Karunanidhi.

Architecture of Valluvar Kottam

It is about 39 meters high. The monument consists of a 115-foot (35 m) giant chariot within which is a stone effigy of Thiruvalluvar and an auditorium that seats 4,000 people. In the corridors of the façade hall, 1330 verses of the saint are engraved on granite pillars. Valluvar Kottam is designed with an innovative layout and thoughtful execution.

Interesting facts about Valluvar Kottam

  1. Valluvar Kottam's sublime beauty is best experienced in the early morning when the city is just waking up for the day, or you can visit this destination during the evening hours when the sun just sets on the horizon.
  2. Apart from being an important tourist destination in the city, Valluvar Kottam also hosts some of the most important exhibitions and events in the city.
  3. The entirety of the monument is a temple car, attached to the floor, but a delightful addition to the building. Another interesting fact about Valluvar Kottam is that you can also see some plants which were planted here by Mother Teresa herself, and are marked by a stone plate which marks the year 1984.
  4. A very unique feature of Valluvar Kottam is that it is unsupported without any pillar support. The 1330 verses of the epic Thirukkural are carved on granite pillars in the façade hall corridors, enclosing the vast auditorium of Valluvar Kottam.

How to reach Valluvar Kottam

By Metro:- The nearest metro station to Valluvar Kottam is Thousand Lights which is at a distance of 1 km.

By Bus:- Valluvar Kottam Bus Station Valluvar Kottam is at a walking distance of 2 minutes from here you will get bus easily.

By Train:- Kodambakkam railway station near Valluvar Kottam is at a distance of 1 km from here you can take rickshaw.

By Air:- The journey from Valluvar Kottam to Chennai Airport takes 15 minutes. The approximate driving distance between Valluvar Kottam and Chennai Airport is 13 kms.

Nearby famous places

  • Panagal Park 5 minutes away
  • Kamakshi Amman Temple 9 mins away
  • Independence Day Park 10 minutes away
  • Mahalingapuram Sri Ayappa Temple 25 mins away
  • Shri Guru Nanak Sat Sangh Sabha Gurdwara 13 minutes away
  • Chennai Gurdwara Sahib 13 mins away
  • Kapaleeswarar Temple 2.4 km away
  • Ramakrishna Temple 3.6 km away
  • Vadapalani Murugan Temple 3.2 km away
  • Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir 3.6 km away
  • Vinayagar Temple 18 mins away
  • Parthasarathy Temple 3.9 km away

Valluvar Kottam FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Nungambakkam Lake Area Main Road, Chennai.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Valluvar Kottam: The monument opens all day between 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The entry fee is INR 3 for Adults and INR 2 children..

𝒜. You should visit Valluvar Kottam during January, February, March, April, May, June months for best experience.

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