The Villupuram District in is one of the vast districts in Tamil Nadu as it is counted as the second largest district. The district lies near to Thiruvannamalai district. The Villupuram District is around four hours journey (150 Km) from the Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai. The Villupuram District contains many educational institutions and tourists places. The district also contains many historical monuments such as Gingee Fort. The National high way 45 pass through this city and hence it serves as the main travelling route for the south part of Tamil Nadu. The railway junction in Villupuram is one of the major stop where all the trains available. Here I have listed all the main features of all that are in the Villupuram District.
The Villupuram District was first called as Villupuram Ramasamy Padayatchiyar district. Later on the name was modified as Villupuram in 1993. Many older Tamil kings have ruled over this place and left their monument for their remembrance. In the olden days Tamil Nadu was mainly ruled by three major dynasties. They are,
These three kings have played a vital role in the history of Tamil Nadu. It is The Sozhan who ruled the Villupuram areas. There were many very much famous kings from the Sozha dynasty. One among them is Karigala Sozhan who built the great Dam with stones in Trichy district. The dam is serving as main witness still today. The Dam is popularly known in Tamil as Kallanai. After the Sozha dynasty the place passed into the hands of many other kings such as Shivaji (Maratha ruler), Mughals, French and other Europe countries. Finally all these parts came under the British east India Company. After the Indian independence in 1947 the Villupuram district passed into the hands of the Indian Government.