Complete Details about Villupuram District in Tamil Nadu
The Villupuram District in is one of the vast districts in Tamil Nadu as it is counted as the second largest district. The district lies near to Thiruvannamalai district. The Villupuram District is around four hours journey (150 Km) from the Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai. The Villupuram District contains many educational institutions and tourists places. The district also contains many historical monuments such as Gingee Fort. The National high way 45 pass through this city and hence it serves as the main travelling route for the south part of Tamil Nadu. The railway junction in Villupuram is one of the major stop where all the trains available. Here I have listed all the main features of all that are in the Villupuram District.
History of Villupuram District in Tamil Nadu
The Villupuram District was first called as Villupuram Ramasamy Padayatchiyar district. Later on the name was modified as Villupuram in 1993. Many older Tamil kings have ruled over this place and left their monument for their remembrance. In the olden days Tamil Nadu was mainly ruled by three major dynasties. They are
These three kings have played a vital role in the history of Tamil Nadu. It is The Sozhan who ruled the Villupuram areas. There were many very much famous kings from the Sozha dynasty. One among them is Karigala Sozhan who built the great Dam with stones in Trichy district. The dam is serving as main witness still today. The Dam is popularly known in Tamil as Kallanai. After the Sozha dynasty the place passed into the hands of many other kings such as Shivaji (Maratha ruler), Mughals, French and other Europe countries. Finally all these parts came under the British east India Company. After the Indian independence in 1947 the Villupuram district passed into the hands of the Indian Government.
Colleges and Educational Institutes in Villupuram District
Medical Colleges in Villupuram District
Government Villupuram medical college, Mundiyampakkam
Arts and Science colleges in Villupuram District
Engineering Colleges in Villupuram District
Nursing and Management colleges in Villupuram
E.S. College of Nursing, Vilupuram
Sri Rangapoopathi College of Nursing, Gingee Taluk
Siga College of Management and Computer Science, Villupuram
Temples located in Villupuram District
Churches near Villupuram
Tourist Places in Villupuram District
The Sathanur Dam is located in the Villupuram district and waters a large amount of land in Villupuram and Thiruvannamalai Districts. The water coverage area in the dam is around 17 Km. The dam serving as the main source of cultivation for thousands of farmers in Villupuram. The Sathanur Dam is not only gives life but also consoles the over burdened hearts. As the Sathanur Dam has the scenic places many people visit these places on the holidays. The Sathanur Dam has Crocodile park and children park. The park is maintained tidy and clean with hundreds of employees. The Swimming pool which is near the Dam is very fantastic and economic. The Sathanur Dam swimming pool entrance ticket is just Rs.25. The people come here to the dam and cook variety of food items and eat and enjoy. The cooking facilities with place are available in Sathanur Dam. The near by hill walk would be a pleasant walk for every one.
How to reach Sathanur Dam
From Thiruvannamalai it is very easy to reach the Sathanur Dam. There are continuous buses to the Dam. On the special occasions many special buses are sending to the Dam for the welfare of the tourists. It is around 30 Kim far away from Thiruvannamalai. Through own vehicles the tourist can reach the place by driving on the Kallakurichi by Pass road.
Gingee Fort in Villupuram
The Gingee Fort in Villupuram is one of the ancient monuments. During the kings rule in India Gingee was considered one of the major city for the kings. Many kings have build their grand palace and lived in this place. Till today the Gingee Fort witnesses the king's rule in the Tamil Nadu region. The grand palaces which were built on the great hills are very stronger even now. The Palace was built by joining three hills. In all the three hills he has built the palace and made a super passing ways to each palace with much safety. The palace is surrounded by a big huge cannel. The olden kings have dug a huge cannel around their palace and filled it with water. They have put enormous number of crocodile in to the cannel through which no one could pass through and enter the Palace. The cannel is visible even today. The cannel is around 30 feet in width…!!!.
The amazing steps to go up to the mountain are well done by the ancient people. The Gingee Fort is believed to have been built before 800 years by the vijaya nagar king. His dynasty had ruled a vast area of land from Nellore to Trichy having Gingee as their capital. After these kings the Fort came in to the hands of many kings. The Mughal Emperors, Maratha leader Shivaji, Europeans and the British people had used this fort for their safety purpose. So as a whole presently the fort remains a historical and amazing forts which attracts the visitors very much?
How to reach Gingee Fort
The Gingee Fort is very easy to reach from Thiruvannamalai. The Thiruvannamalai to Thindivanam road goes in between the two hills in which the Gingee Fort is built. It is around 17 Kim away from Thiruvannamalai.
The Kalvarayan Hills is one of the very good hill stations in Villupuram district. It is the best hill station in Villupuram. The Kalvarayan Hills attracts number of tourists. This place is very scenic area and it is famous for its greenery scene.