(Last Updated on : 04/10/2014)
Thiruvottriyur Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in South India. The beach and the city is located in the north of Chennai.
Due to its proximity to Parrys and Chennai
Central along with comparatively cheaper residential space and decent amenities, it is fast becoming a sought after residential destination.
Thiruvottriyur Beach and the city are located at 13.16 degree North and 80.3 degree east latitudinal limits. The Beach and the city is an esplanade located on the shores of Bay of Bengal
. The sea encroachment was a major problem for the fishermen before building of Groynes was started in 2004. The Groynes, put up over a length of four kilometers, vary in length from 165–300 metres each. Their height is four meters above the sea level. After a few years some acres have been reclaimed with the formation of a beach as predicted.
Tiruvottriyur is one of the oldest coastal habitations near Bay of Bengal. The city has a diverse residential population due to the industrial units, trading activity and nearby fishing hamlets.
Tiruvottriyur is easily accessible by Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses from across the city and has a bus terminus. The area is also served by Tiruvottiyur railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. According to the Population Census in the year 2011, the city of Tiruvottriyur had the population of 249,446.
Thiruvottiyur was widely inhabited even before Chennai was formed. Thiruvottiyur is home to the ancient Thyagaraja Temple, one of the Paadal Petra Sthalangal and amongst the great Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu and the Samadhi of Saint Pattinathar. Thyagaraja Temple was visited by many ancient Indian hermits and poets like Appar, Sundarar, Gnana Sambandhar, Thyagayyar, Vallalar, Valmiki, Kambar, Adi Shankaracharaya Kamba Ramayanam was composed here at Thyagaraja Swamy Vadivudaiamman Temple, before it was recited at Sri Rangam, Trichy in Chennai.
According to the Population Census in the year 2011, Tiruvottiyur city and its beach had a population of 249,446 with a sex-ratio of 991 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 26,903 were under the age of six, constituting 13,782 males and 13,121 females. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 14.16 percent and 2 percent of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 79.03 percent, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The town had a total of 63862 households. There were a total of 94,000 workers, comprising 451 cultivators, 509 main agricultural labourers, 1,568 in house hold industries, 78,522 other workers, 12,950 marginal workers, 163 marginal cultivators, 136 marginal agricultural labourers, 612 marginal workers in household industries and 12,039 other marginal workers. From 2001 to 2011, the population of Tiruvottiyur rose to 248,059, registering a decadal growth of 17 percent.