(Last Updated on : 13-05-2014)
Valluvar Kottam tops the list of most popular sites that the tourists make visit in great enthusiasm. The Valluvar Kottam is the most significant landmark of the city of Chennai during the contemporary period. It is a memorabilia of the famous Tamil saint cum theorist, Tiruvalluvar, who had composed the popular work, known as Thirukkural. Since he corresponds to the splendid tradition of the Tamilians, more than three thousand blocks of stone were made to make this commemorative plaque of Tamil culture.
In the year 1976, the process of its construction was completed. It had a beautiful structure of a temple chariot, which resembles the famous temple chariot of Thiruvarur.
A mammoth statue of the saint Thiruvalluvar has also been enshrined by the side of the chariot.What is truly is that almost all the one hundred and thirty three chapters of Thirukkal have been inscribed in the front face of the famous chariot. The Valluvar Kottam is also popular for its auditorium, which is considered to be the largest in the whole of Asian continent. It can accommodate a total strength of near about four thousand people. The Valluvar Kottam is a contemporary memorial to the great Tamil poet who represents the glorious culture of the Tamils. Over 3,000 blocks of stone were used to create this memorial to Tamil culture.
Ample facilities are being provided for the tourists to visit the place in great numbers.
Chennai airport establishes connectivity with all the famous cities of India as well as through out the whole world. There are good rail services that enable the park to maintain links with all the main cities like Kolkata, New Delhi, Bombay, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Lucknow etc.
A traveler 'liner' to Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands establishes connection with this important place in Chennai. Also the advanced networking of roads joins Chennai with all the places that are adjacent to it, including some of the important locales of South India as a whole.