Thiruvarur is the headquarters of the Tiruvarur district in Tamil Nadu. It was earlier a part of Nagapattinam district before it was made into a district of its own. Thiruvarur lies adjacent to the Bay of Bengal. It is rich in lagoons and is close to the delta formed by the tributaries of the river Cauvery.
The city of Thiruvarur was also one of the many famous capitals of the Chola Dynasty. The great Kulothunga Chola reigned from this very city in the times of yore. Also, the famous Trinity of Carnatic Music, Thyagaraja, Syama Sastri and Muthuswami Dikshitar were born in this city itself.
Tourist Places in and around Thiruvarur
The Thyagarajaswamy Temple, Saraswati Temple of Koothanoor, Neelameghaperumal Temple at Thirukannapuram, Kothanda Ramar Temple of Mudikondan and the Rajagopalaswamy Temple located at Mannargudi are some famous temples of this place. Moreover, the City Garden and the village of Muthupettai also attract visitors.
Thiruvarur is easily approachable as it well connected by road and rail to the rest of Tamil Nadu and the country. The closest major city to Thiruvarur is Tiruchirapalli at 110 kilometres. Chennai is also relatively close by to Thiruvarur at 290 kilometres. Thiruvarur also has its own railway station and hence it is easy to get to Thiruvarur via rail.
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Thiruvarur has a hot and humid climate. The best times of the year to visit Thiruvarur would be during the monsoon season which is from June to September and during the winter season which is from December to February. Summers are extremely hot in Thiruvarur with the temperature rising to higher than 40 degrees Celsius.