About Villupuram

Villupuram Districts Welcomes You - sacred shrine of Gingee Fort

Viluppuram is a municipality in the Viluppuram district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It serves as the headquarters of the district, the second largest in the state. National Highway No. 45, from Chennai to Dindigul via Tiruchirapalli, goes through the town. Viluppuram also has a major train station. The town's main source of income is agriculture. Its literacy rate was low until the early 1980s, but has since improved constantly and is currently about 75%
Viluppuram lies in the north east of Tamil Nadu, between Chennai and Tiruchirapalli. It is 162 kilometres (101 mi) south of Chennai and 157 kilometres (98 mi) north of Tiruchirapalli. The area contains metamorphic rocks belonging to the Genesis family. There are also three major groups of sedimentary rocks belonging to different geological periods. The Kalvarayan Hills in the north, nearly 40 kilometres from Kallakurichi, represent a continuous range of hills covered with some thorny forests and vegetation. The Gingee Hills offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the district.The "Lord Siva" in the name of "Abath hayeswarar Temple" is located in the entrance of "Sendamangalam village". This temple is part of the Sendamangalam Koperunchingan kadavarayan king fort.