Polur, a peaceful town in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai district, is famous for its lakes and mountain temple. This town lies along Cheyyar River and National Highway 234 runs through the region. Thiruvannamalai is 34 km away from Polur and Chennai, its capital, is 171 km away. Some of its surrounding cities include, Arcot, Vellore and Tiruvannamalai.
Places to Stay
There is no lodging facility in Polur. Tiruvannamalai, which is near Polur, provides good budget hotels. A few of these hotels are Ammayii Hotel Resort (Tariff – Rs.175), Abirami Lodge (Tariff – Rs.344), Kannagi Park (Tariff – Rs.350), Vijaya Lodge (Tariff – Rs.497) and Hotel Ganesh International (Tariff – Rs.579).
The official language spoken in Polur is Tamil.
The important festivals celebrated in Polur are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, and Navratri in October.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in and around Polur such as lakes, temples and monuments. Devikapuram Reserve Forest (22 km), Thatchambadi Reserve Forest (20 km), Polur Perumal Hill (2 km), Kunnathur Murugan Temple (3 km), Polur Lake (3 km) and Arni (27 km) away from Polur are some of the places of repute which are worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from here is the Chennai International Airport (158 km).
Polur Railway Station is situated within 400 m from Polur. This railway station connects the town to other nearby cities.
Many state-run and private buses travel to and fro this town. There are comfortable AC buses from nearby cities to this town. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.