Arakkonam is a town in Tamil Nadu. It is situated in the Vellore district on the border of Andhra Pradesh. It has a population of around 80000. The literacy rate of 88% is much higher than the national average. Arakkonam is home to many industrial giants such as MRF, Ultratech Cements, Ramco, and Crompton exports. The second biggest Food Corporation of India storage facility is located at Arakkonam.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels such as Sairam Hotel and Rishikam Hotel that offer affordable accommodation for under Rs 1500.
Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Tamil is the local language spoken in Arakkonam. Telugu is commonly understood.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit near Arakkonnam are located 90km away in Chennai including, Shaik Maniyam Masjid -E-Khairunisha, Nemili Bala Tripurasundari and Miracle AG Church.
How to Get There
International Airport located more than 90km away offers connections to major cities around the country.
Arakkonam Junction is third largest railway junction in Vellore district and is located 2km from the bus stand. It connects to Bangalore, Mumbai, Goa, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Tirupathi and Mangalore.
Arakkonam New Bus Stand provides buses to Thiruthani, Kanchipuram and Chennai. TNSRTC offer quality service and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Now, you can easily log on to ticketgoose.com, look up for your favourite operator and book bus ticket online.