The main road South from Chennai towards Pondicherry brings you to this temple town- there are over 100 temples in it. It has one of the South India's largest temples sprawling over an area of 25 acres.
Arunachaleswara Temple is dedicated to Tejo Lingam, the fire incarnation of the god. A gopuram rises up to 200 feet with 11 sculptures stones. Behind the temple is a magnificent courtyard of 1000 pillars. 'Girivalam' is the major event during the festival being held here.