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Tiruttani is in Tiruvallur district of northern Tamil Nadu, India. It is most famous for its Sri Subramanya Temple dedicated to Murugan, on top of Tiruttani hills, while the town is on the foothills.



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By plane[edit]

Renigunta/Tirupathi is the nearest airport about 55 km and Chennai International Airport is about 80 km

By train[edit]

Tiruttani (code:TRT) is a station in Southern Railways. Tiruttani lies on Chennai to Mumbai Railway line,next to the Arakkonam Junction (AJJ) towards Renigunta Junction. Southern Railway of India operates frequent passenger services to and from Chennai. Service starts from 4.55AM and available till 10:50PM. Apart from this express trains like Sapthagiri (to Tirupathi), Kacheguda (to Hyderabad), Mumbai mail and Dadar (to Mumbai) stops here.

Time Towards Chennai Train Time Towards Renigunta Train
2.44AM Chennai Central Chennai Mail 0.20AM Chennai - Mumbai Mumbai Mail
4.20AM Chennai Egmore Kacheguda Express 7.00AM Arakonam - Tiruppathi Passenger
4.55AM Chennai Central Passenger 7.48AM Chennai Central - Tirupathi Sapthagiri Express
5.40AM Chennai Central Passenger 1.00PM Chennai Central - Mumbai Mumbai Express
6.25AM Chennai Central Passenger 3.10PM Chennai Central - Tirupathi Tirupathi Express
7.00AM Chennai Central Passenger 5.55AM Chennai Central - Tirupathi Garudathri Express
8.05AM Chennai Central Garudathri Express 6.30AM Chennai Egmore - Kachaguda Kachaguda Express
9.40AM Chennai Central Passenger 7.10PM Nagercoil - Mumbai Nagercoil Mumbai Exp
11.20AM Chennai Central Sapthagri Express
01.00PM Chennai Central Passenger
2.25PM Chennai Central Passenger
2.45PM Chennai Central Chennai Express
5.00PM Chennai Central Passenger
6.05PM Chennai Central Passenger
6.45PM Chennai Central Sapthagiri Express
8.25PM Chennai Central Passenger
8.40PM Arakkonam Passenger
9.40PM Chennai Central Passenger

By car[edit]

National Highway NH 205 passes through Tiruttani from (up) Chennai about 84 km (1.30-2hrs), from (down) Tirupati about 66 km. TNSTC (Villupuram) bus routes 201 & 97 pass through Tiruttani from Chennai (up) and Tirupathi (down) and TNSETC which operates AC, DELUX buses Route 911. Apart from this APSRTC operate buses from Tirupathi, Chittor etc Route 620, 620K, 620TR.

State Highway (SH) 54 which connects with Vellore about 75 km Route no: 400, 405, 401, 162 and Selam, Tiruvannamalai are accessible via Vellore. State Highway (SH) 58 which connects Pondichery, Tindivanam, Chengalpet, Kanchipuram via Arakkonam route 212H, 212C, 212 and TNSTC (Kumbakkonam) Trichy Division operate direct buses to Tiruttani 4 times per day and also TNSTC (Selam) operates direct buses to Tiruttani, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs buses from Bangaluru daily

Get around[edit]


  • Karimalai Aarupdai Murugan Temple, Pudur Medu, Tamil Nadu 631302 (Pudur Medu, Tamil Nadu 631302). Karimalai Aarupdai Murugan Temple is a temple which consists of six Lord Murugan statue in one place. Its called "Aarupadai". This is a must place to see.


Tirutani is popular for Lord Murugan darshan. Millions of pilgrims throng to this holy town to take blessings from Lord Murugan. Along with darshan they also indulge in offering or sacrificing their hair, and do ear piercing ceremony to their kids. Both ear piercing (kadhu kuthal) and hair sacrifice (mottai) is done together mostly. Pilgrims perform this duty inside the temple and also outside, popularly in WEGO Garden, which has ample car parking space and can accommodate hundreds of guests.





Tirutani Devasthanam has built cottages in Tiruttani that can be rented to pilgrims. There are Karthikeyan kudil rooms and cottages, and Thanigai Illam rooms cottages. Alongside the cottages, there are many places where you can stay like WEGO Gargen and GRT Regency. Wego Garden offers AC and non-AC rooms within mango grove and garden like environment. GRT offers elegant stay, though it is much farther to the temple.

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