Golden Ramana in Sri Ramanasramam
This tranquil ashram in green surrounds 2km southwest of the city centre and is named after Sri Ramana Maharishi, one of the first Hindu gurus to gain an international following, who died here in 1950 after half a century in contemplation. You’ll find people from all around the world coming here and spending a few days in pure peace and simplicity in Ramana Ashram.
Arunachala Mountain walk (16 km around the mountain) (stopping for Idukku Pillayar and Eesanya Lingam) Its a 16 km walk around the mountain which is considered auspicious when done on a full moon day. There are 9 Shiva lingams around the path too which are symbols of human life and the 5 elements of human body. You will also notice many Sai baba temples on your way.
Arunachaleshwar Temple Kulam
A peaceful temple on the peak of the Annamalai Hill, this is one of the temple in the Naadu Naadu Range. Hymns about the deity of Arunachaleshwar here has been mentioned in the Thembakam scripts also. This is a seat of elemental worship and Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of fire. The temple is itself in the form of the Black Shiva Linga and water rippes down the stone walls continuously. The lord is seen to be in the lap of his mother and this is a scene of love, softness and grace. The Girivalam ritual is performed on every full moon here and this temple is a major reason for the tourist footfall in Tiruvannamalai. Also, you can worship here with a lot of peace since not many people come here due to the climbing they have to do to reach the temple.
A pea-hen in Sri Ramanasramam
The great Vedanta Advaita lived here in this place and the great saint Ramana Mehrishi made this his home from the year 1924 till 1950 when he passed away. The place was named after him and is where you can find immense peace. This ashram is mainly known for meditation and for people who want detoxification. The Ramanashramam has a magical atmosphere and you get the answers to many of your inner queries which can then leave you at peace.
Ramana Towers Hotel is very close to Ramana Ashram. Its a good hotel as far as food and room services are concerned. Also inside the hotel you find a small Kashmir handicrafts shop which might stimulate your shopping instincts. The best feature of this hotel is its location since its very near to the Ramana Ashram, which makes it flexible for travelers to attend pujas and events in the ashram.