Praising the works of the famous Tamil philosopher Thallavur, a saint and poet whose verses left readers spellbound, the popular heritage site of Tamil Nadu, Valluvar Kottam was built. Standing strong in the city of Chennai, this monument is among the must visit historical places here which was built by the tedious efforts of the then chief minister Kalaignar M.Karunanidhi in the year 1976. Nestled at the crossing of village road and Kodambakkam high road, while taking a heritage tour you will get to know that this monument was set up at the deepest point of a local lake which existed in the yesteryears. Moreover, what might interest the architecture buffs is that all the 1330 verses of the 133 chapters of Tirukkuṛaḷ , the classic Tamil text by the Thallavur are carved on the granite pillars of the corridor of the front hall. Showcasing great cultural heritage, this monument is adorned with the architectural style of the famous South Indian architect V.Ganapati Sthapati who traditionally imitated the temple chariot in Thiruvarur. Remembering the famous artist, a life size statue is also positioned in the chariot which is 39 m high.
Best Time to Visit
Give your summer drained self a break by taking a cultural tour in Tamilnadu in the winter months of November to February as its the best time to visit Valluvar Kottam. The temperature in these months range between 20°C to 25°C.
47, Valluvar Kottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034