Nestled at Tamil Nadu , Chengam is a Panchayat town in the Thiruvannamalai district. The headquarters is the town of Chengam. It is at an average elevation of 272 metres above sea level (892 feet).
Demography of Chengam
According to the 2001 census Chengam had a population of about 28, 0581. The population of Chengam is equally divided between the males and the females. The literacy rate of this town is 65% which is higher than the national average literacy standard of 59.5%. The male and the female literacy rate is 72% and 58% respectively. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Places of Interest at Chengam
There are several tourism places that can be accessed from Chengam by the visitors. Some of them are like;
Sathanur Dam (20 km).
Thiruvannamalai Temple (30 km)
Kuppanatham Dam (15 km).
Theerthamalai (30 km via Mel Ravanthavadi, Neepathurai).
Gingee Fort (60 km via Thiruvannamalai).
Roadways of Chengam
Chengam is well connected with major nearby towns like Polur, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Singarapettai, Pudupalayam, Sathanur Dam, Thandarampattu and Uthangarai. Frequent buses ply from Chengam to Salem, Dharmapuri, Bangalore, Hosur, Krishnagiri, Tirupattur, Chennai, Hogenakkal, Puducherry, Kallakurichi, Vizhuppuram and Chidambaram. Local town buses ply to Kadaladi, Kanchi, Neepathurai, Mel Ravanthavadi, Thaazhaiyoothu, Pachal and many other villages.
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