Tiruvannamalai is a city that lies in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The city is known by the names of Thiruvannamalai, Trinomali, and Tironamalee. This city is best-known for housing the pious Hindu shrine of Annamalai. It is an intricate splendor devoted to Ardhnarishvara, a manifestation of Lord Shiva in a half male-half female form. The land of Tiruvannamalai was ruled by Tuluva dynasty, Hoysala dynasty, Sangama dynasty, and Saluva dynasty.
Tiruvannamalai is elevated 560 feet above the sea level. A major portion of its land is a rough and flat plain. It covers a total area of 17 km. sq. The climate of the region of Tiruvannamalai is classified as a tropical monsoon. It faces mild summers and winters with median temperatures of 37°C and 21°C respectively. It faces heavy rain shower during the monsoon season. 3500 mm is the annual average rainfall received by the city of Tiruvannamalai.
There are several places of interest located in this city. The prime attraction is the Annamalai temple that is thronged by the devotees on a large scale. It is a magnificent example of the Tamil architecture. It has labyrinthine carvings done on its exterior and interior walls.