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About Arakkonam

Arakkonam is a city in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. Tiruttani, Sholingur and Thiruvallur are the nearby cities from here. It is one of the hottest towns of India.

Geography of Arakkonam

Arakkonam is located at geographical coordinates of 13°04'40'North and 79°40'00'East with an average elevation of 91 meters above sea level. Arakkonam experiences a tropical savanna climate. The temperature ranges from a maximum of 39.4 °C to a minimum of 13 °C. Like the rest of the state, April to June are the hottest months and December to January are the coldest.

Transport in Arakkonam

Profile ofArakkonamArakkonam is located 79 KM from Vellore and 77 KM from the state capital of Chennai. The city lies in the border of Vellore and Thiruvallur districts. The city is well connected to nearby cities with a good road transport and there are frequent bus services operating here on different routes. Arakkonam junction is the nearest railway station that is one of the oldest junctions of India connecting the city to many major cities of India. Chennai airport is the nearest airport from here located at a distance of 60 KM.

History and Culture of Arakkonam

Arakkonam was earlier known as "Arumthamizh kundram" which is derived from the Tamil word "Aaru Konam" means six angles or a hexagon. This is based on the fact that city is surrounded by six important places of six sides, namely Kanchipuram, Thakkolam, Manavur, Thiruvalangadu, Tiruttani, Ponnai and Sholinghur.

Tamil is the local language spoken here. As per the census of 2011, city has a population of 78,395. The city has a literacy rate of 81.81% .

Economy of Arakkonam

There are many industries in Arakkonam driving economy of the city. Some of the companies that have their manufacturing units here include MRF, Ramco Industries and Ultratech Cement. Also town is home to the biggest engineering workshop for Southern Railway.

Tourism in Arakkonam

Arakkonam is home to many ancient temples like Thiruvalankadu Vadaaranyeswarar Temple and Sholingur Narasimha Swamy Hill Temple. There are also many other popular temples located very near to the city including Kanchi Kamakoti Agastheeswarar Temple, Paranji Sundara Perumal Temple, Nemili Bala Abirami Temple, Muthumari Amman Temple and Arthanareeswarar Temple.

Dr. Baba Saheb B R Ambedkar Centenary Arch is another attraction here that one can visit. Also one can choose to explore some of the popular nearby tourist attractions in Vellore district including Cup and Saucer Waterfalls, Fort Vellore and Amirthi Zoological Park. There are few hotels in and around the city to accommodate tourists visiting Arakkonam.

Hotels in Arakkonam

Regency Tiruttani by GRT Hotels
Address: Mahalakshmi Nagar, Opposite GRT College, Chennai Tirupathi highway, Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu 631209
Phone: 044 2788 0234

Sri Lakshmi Lodge
Address: 13, Arakonam, State Highway 58, Kanchipuram - Vellore Rd, Arcot, Tamil Nadu 631001
Phone: 04177 232 414

Wego Garden
Address: Arakkonam Rd, MGR Nagar, Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu 631209
Phone: 080720 07583

PSR Guest House

Address: No: 105, Sannathi Street, Near Court & Temple, Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu 631209
Phone: 099947 77170

Indra Regency
Address: Akkaiyah, Naidu St, Near LIC office, Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu 631209

Healthcare in Arakkonam

Arakkonam offers complete healthcare solutions through the presence of state of the art medical facilities. The healthcare service therefore also includes doctors, pathological labs, dentists and medical stores amongst others. Being small city there are limited services here but they definitely bring best solutions for the masses. Here is the list of hospitals and chemist shops operating in this part of Tamil Nadu.

Hospitals in Arakkonam

Velu Hospital
Address: Arakkonam North, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001

Railway Hospital
Address: Arakkonam North, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001
Phone: 04177 224 469

Kumaran Nursing Home
Address: No. 16, Sathyamoorthy St, Arakkonam North, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001
Phone: 04177 232 515

Dr.M. Vijayaraghavan Memorial Hospital
Address: 19, N. Kandigai Road, Palanipet, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631002
Phone: 04177 224 068

CSI Hospital
Address: 16/29, Sarojini Street, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001
Phone: 088700 29793

A.G Hospital
Address: Vedhachalam St, Arakkonam North, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001

Arakkonam Government General Hospital
Address: SH58, Arakkonam North, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001
Phone: 04177 232 270

Lakshmi Hospital
Address: 58, Kanchipuram - Thirupathi Hwy, Arakkonam North, Arcot, Tamil Nadu 631002
Phone: 094432 84419

Chemists in Arakkonam

Murugan Pharmacy
Address: SH58, Arakkonam North, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001

Super Medicals
Address: SH58 238 gandhi road, Arakkonam North, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001
Phone: 097901 80131

Babu Medicals
Address: SH58, Arakkonam North, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001

Dr. Nithiya Manikandan Medicals

Address: SH 126, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001

Moorthy Pharmacy
Address: 19, SH58, Arakkonam North, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001

Rajan Medicals
Address: 4/3, Sathyamurthy Street, Stuartpet, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001
Phone: 098437 99743

Sembaruthi Pharmacy
Address: No51, Gandhi Road, Opposite kalvi kottai tutorial, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001
Phone: 099942 18681

Apollo Pharmacy
Address: Jothi Nagar, Opp. to Indira Gandhi statue, Arakkonam, 631003

Balaji Medicals
Address: North, Ganesh Nagar Main Road, Tamil Nadu Housing Board, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001

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