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Valluvar Kottam at Chennai
Valluvar Kottam
34, Valluvar Kottam High Road, Tirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600034 |
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Valluvar Kottam

Both a memorial and an auditorium, Valluvar Kottam is only 5 kilometers from The Raintree Hotels. Constructed in 1976 to honor the Tamil poet-saint Tiruvalluvar who wrote the famous piece "Thirukkural," the structure is shaped like a temple chariot. Inside is a life-size statue of Tiruvalluvar. As for the auditorium, it can hold up to 4,000 people, making it the largest one of its kind in Asia.
 

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Prices -

 Memorial is free. Event rates vary.
 

Hours -

 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Fridays and holidays.
 

Events

  • Grand Lifestyle Expo
  • Carnival of Oneness
  • Annual Crafts Bazaar
 

Activities

  • Memorial
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Tours
 

FAQs

  • What’s unique about Valluvar Kottam?

    One of the most unique aspects of the memorial is that the poet Tiruvalluvar’s masterpiece, “Thirukkural,” is inscribed in bas-relief on the base of the chariot. And it’s not a short poem. There are 133 chapters that feature 1330 verses.
  • What’s the best way to get there?

    Located at the intersection of Kodambakkam High Road and Village Road, Valluvar Kottam is accessible by mass transportation. You can take a bus, auto rickshaw or taxi.
 

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or The Raintree
Distance from attraction: 1.9 miles
Why Stay at The Raintree?
  • Airport shuttle
  • Restaurants in Hotel
  • Poolside Bar
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Wi-fi in Public Areas