Tiruvallur is a district in the Southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is nearly 45 kms from Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu.It is en route to Tirupathi, the abode of Lord Balaji. It derives its name from the Tamil word "Tiru-Evval-ur", meaning "how much". This is a very ancient city.
Tiruvallur is famous for its temples. Especially for the Lord Veeraraghava Temple. The Actual name of Tiruvallur is " Thiru - EVV ul -uur "
Thiru - God; Evv - Snake , Evvul - lying on snake; uur - place/town ; Hence " Thiru - Evv ul - uur " refers the place where god lying on snake.
This can be visualised in the Lord Veeraraghava Temple's primary idol.
Tiruvallur lies 42 kilometres west of Chennai and is well connected by trains and buses.
It lies on the Chennai bangalore rail road. There are many local trains from the Chennai Central Suburban station and some trains from Chennai Beach station to Tiruvallur.
The government-run buses to Tiruttani and Tirupathi (Routes : 97 series and 201) connect Tiruvallur from Chennai. There are two major roads connecting Chennai and Tiruvallur. One route is throuth Porur and Poonamalle and the another one is through Avadi and Ambattur. Tiruvallur is connected from chennai by MTC bus routes from T.Nagar, CMBT, Broadway..etc
Tiruvallur is rich in industries .. we can locate some of the follwing industries in that region. Lancer Car plant, Caterpillar Earth moving Equipment Plant. Hindustan Motors, Hanil Lear, Delphi TVS, India Japan Lighting, Kingfisher's brewary division, Style SPA furnitures, TI India, TCL...etc
Divya Desams, the holy places of Vaishnavaites in Hinduism.
In Tiruvallur You will get a chance to Drink ground water,which taste like Sugar,afterall Tiruvallur is major Drinking water Supplier for Chennai.