Tiruvannamalai has situated 196 km (122 mi) from the state capital Chennai and 210 km (130 mi) from Bangalore. This is a well-known city in Tamil Nadu and has very good connectivity of roadways, and railways with most of the important places. It is also a popular getaway to the Megacities of Chennai and Bengaluru. It is also considered to be a city with a balanced hub for spiritual, economical, and cultural activities.
Trading, commercial and services are the major contributors to the economy of the city. The service sector industry includes retail, resorts, and recreation activities. Apart from the service sector, the city is also the hub for many industrial setups including Industrial Estates, spinning mills, and premier educational institutions.
The history of Tiruvannamalai revolves around the Annamalaiyar Temple. The recorded history of the city dates back to the ninth century. The most interesting parts of this city are Annamalai Temple (One of the largest temples in India-25 acres), Annamalai Hill (2671 ft high), Girivalam, and The Karthigai Deepam festival.
Thiruvannamalai municipal district has a town named Arni which consists of a large community of silk weavers. Arni is India’s largest silk apparel producer and is the number one revenue-generating town in the district.
Thiruvannamalai is considered one of the top places to visit in Tamil Nadu, India.