Kanchanagiri is famous for the small Siva temple on a plateau surrounded by hills. Kanchanagiri is surrounded by a range of mountains and the middle there is a plain of 60 acres, and a big pond in the centre. Lord Shiva’s favorite cassia abounds the Kanjanagiri. One can see many Suyambhu lingams. It is believed that they are the Siddhas who lived there, thousands of years before.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Kanjanagiri is located at about 2 Kms from Lala Pettai, 2 Kms from Lala Pettai Bus Stop, 7 Kms from Mukundarayapuram, 10 Kms from Ranipet, 10 Kms from Melpadi, 17 Kms from Ponnai, 5 Kms from Agravaram, 8 Kms from Thiruvalam, 32 Kms from Sholinghur, 14 Kms from Arcot, 28 Kms from Vellore and 124 Kms from Chennai. From Lalapettai at the foot of the hill there is a mud road upto 1300 ft up the hill. The road suits two wheelers and lighter vehicles. Lalapettai is connected to Vellore, Katpadi, Arcot and Ponnai through bus service. Nearest Railway Stations are located at Ranipet (10 Kms) and Mukundarayapuram (6 Kms). Nearest Airport is located at Chennai (113 Kms).
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