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About Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam is an intriguing monument built in 1976 to honour the classical Tamil philosopher, poet and saint, Thiruvalluvar. Located at the intersection of Kodambakkam High road and the Village Road, it stands at what was once the deepest point of a lake here. This monument is built like a temple chariot similar to the temple chariot in Thirvarur, with a life-size statue of Thiruvalluvar installed on this 39 metre high chariot. Thiruvalluvar famous work - Thirukkural, that he wrote some 2,000 years ago, is engraved on the granite columns in the auditorium’s front-hall's corridors. The auditorium of Valluvar Kottam has a capacity of about 4000 and it has been constructed with about 3000 blocks of stone. A lion adorns the main gateway of the Kottam, which is attractively decorated. Valluvar Kottam is a popular attraction of Chennai and a must-visit when you are touring the city.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family

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