Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam is a famous monument in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is dedicated to the famous Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar, famous for his work "Thirukkural". This monument commemorates his contribution to Tamil literature and philosophy. The monument is built in the form of a chariot temple. The main attraction of Valluvar Kottam is the huge auditorium that can accommodate thousands of people. This monument houses a Thiruvalluvar statue that is 39 feet tall that represents each part of Thirukural, which consists of 1330 couples divided into 133 parts. Visitors enter the courtyard through the beautifully carved entrance depicting scenes from Thirukural. In addition to the main courtyard, there is a beautiful park around the Valluvar Kottam monument. The park provides a peaceful place for visitors to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.


How to reach Valluvar Kottam?

By Air - Located in the centre of the city, in Chennai, the Chennai International Airport is the nearest, which is around 15 kms from the Valluvar Kottam. This is the Major international Airport that connects to all major cities in India. After getting down at the airport, grab a taxi or auto to reach the Valluvar Kottam.

By Rail - Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station to Valluvar Kottam is Around 6.5 Km. Chennai Egmore to Valluvar Kottam is Around 4.1 Km

Nungambakkam Railway Station to Valluvar Kottam - Around 2.5 Km

By road - The city is well connected by national and state highways being the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. You can rent a cab or car from anywhere in the city to reach the monument.

Why should you visit Valluvar Kottam?

Valluvar Kottam is not only a place of historical importance, but also a place of learning. The monument has a library with great books on Tamil literature, history and culture. Tourists wishing to delve deeper into Tamil Nadu's rich heritage can explore and better understand these resources. Valluvar Kottam, besides its culture and education, offers its visitors a peaceful place to rest and unwind. A large park surrounding the monument provides a peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life. Good buildings and well-maintained roads are the best places for a walk and hang out with family and friends.