Tiruvallur district, a fast developing district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvallur is a town near Chennai city with establishments of industrial and commercial importance Existence of many academic institution production Units, business establishments religious monuments and temples further enhances the strategic importance of Tiruvallur district. There is also a website and it is an attempt to open a new channel of communication between the people and the government bodies.
Ambattur is an industrial Centre and township which is 16 km. Lu the west of Chennai city and situated in the Chennai Avadi Trunk Road. It has railway station, bearing the same name on the Chennai - Arakkonam broadgauge line. Frequent bus service, both town and mofussil, help the people in transportation.
Chembarambkkam is a Village, situated about 21 km. to the west of Chennai and is five km. from the nearest town Poonamallee. One could see plenty of buses passing through this place enroot to the destinations like Kanchecpuram, Sriperumpudur, Vellore, Bangalore, etc. Pattabiram, the neatest railway station is about 11 km. from here. An ancient Siva Temple could he seen here in a dilapidated condition. The village has big lake which derives supply from anicut thrown across Cooum at Koratur through new Bungaur channel.
It is the birth place of the great poet Sekkizhar. He built the Nageswarar temple here. A Shiva temple, the presiding deity being Tirunageswarar, an old Vishnu temple with excellent sculptures of Rama and Hanuman and a hill shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga are other temples in Kunrathur.
Pazhayanur (Tiruttani Taluk)
Pazhayanaur, a village as ancient and as good sacred place as Thiruvalangadu, is situated at a distance of about 1.5 kilometers from Thiruvalangadu village. The contribution of Pazhayanur to the great tradition and glory of Tamils is unique. It was here that seventy Tamil vahalars together sacrificed their lives to uphold a Tamil worker.
Poondi is a small village, is situated at a distance about 60 km. from Chennai. Frequent buses are available from Chennai and Tiruvallur to reach this place. ‘Poondi’ the name, it is said, is derived from Poondu in Tamil, the shrub which was once abundant in this place. Poondi has acquired a significant importance as it has a huge reservoir called Sathyamurthy Sagar. The water from this reservoir goes to the Red Hills lake from where the Madras city receives water supply after undergoing necessary processing.
Poovirundavalli, more popularly known in its corrupted form as Poonamallee, the birth place of Thirukatchi Nambi Alwar, a staunch devotee of Varadaraja Perumal is at a distance of 20 km. from Chennai, on the road leading to Bangalore.
Pulicat Lake/Bird Sanctuary
A shoe shallow water spread formed by the confluence of Backwaters, Pulicat Lake and Buckingham Canal situated on the northern end of Tamil nadu is an ideal picnic spot.
Sri Karumari Amman Temple
18 Km from Chennai. This Temple is situated at Thiruverkadu. Thaipoosa Latcharechana and Poornima Latcharchana are very auspicious. Other important festivals are. Masi magam, Tamil New Year, Panguni uthiram and Garudaseva.
Veeraraghava Perumal Temple
Tiruvallur is glorified by the location of a famous Vaishnavite temple dedicated to Lord Veeraraghava. Tiruvallur, formely known as “Tiruvvull”, is 42 km from Chennai.
Thirupasur temple is built by Karikal Cholan, it is on the Thiruthani National Highway, about 60 km. away from the city, to the east of Thiruvalankadu and west of Thiruvallore Veeraraghava Swamy temple.
Tiruttani is one among the six abodes of Lord Muruga. The temple is situated on a hillock and has 365 steps. An important Thirtha called kumara Thirtha under this hill and this place is also called as Saravana Poigai. The important festivals are Adi Kirthigai Theppa Thiruvizha.
Vadivudaiamman Sri Thiagarajaswamy Temple
Vadivudaiamman-Sri Thiagarajaswamy Temple Of the 275 Paadal Petra Stalams, 32 lie in the Tondi Nadu, among which the Thiagarajaswamy temple at Tiruvotriyur is unique.