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Thiruvarur - Where Lagoons And Ancient Temples Dwell


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, was born in this city itself.

Tourist Places In And Around Thiruvarur

Thyagaraja Temple, Saraswati Temple of Koothanur, Neelamega Perumal 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.

How To Reach Thiruvarur

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.

Thiruvarur Weather

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.


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How to Reach Thiruvarur

  • By Road
    By road, the closest places to Thiruvarur which are well connected to main centres in the state like Trichy and Chennai. Chennai is 290km away from Thiruvarur while Trichy is 110km away. Hailing a cab to Thiruvarur from Trichy would cost you around 1500 INR.
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  • By Train
    Thiruvarur has its own railway station with regular services to Mayiladuthurai, Tiruchirapalli, Kochi and Chennai. It is easily approachable by train from every major city in the country. The easiest and best option would be to travel by train to Chennai and then board a train to Thiruvarur.
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  • By Air
    The closest airport to Thiruvarur is Chennai. Chennai is connected to all major cities in the country and the world due to its status as an international airport. Thiruvarur is easily approachable from Chennai by road and by bus. Trichy is all but 110 kilometres away from Thiruvarur and has its own airport. Travelling to Trichy by air and then boarding a train to Thiruvarur is also a recommended option.
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