Arakkonam is a railway neighbourhood located in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. It is surrounded by the towns of Thiruthani, Thakkolam, Sholimghur, and Kanchipuram. It is a part of the recently established district of Ranipet and falls under the suburban zone of the state capital of Chennai.
Arakkonam was initially known as ‘Arum Thamizh kundram,’ which means hexagon when translated in English from Tamil. This name was conferred upon the town based on six critical places on the six sides of the town. Today this town has a modern infrastructure and still retains its old-world charm due to the beautiful structures from the British era that have survived the test of time. Industries like MRF Tyres, Ramco Industries, and Ultra Tech Industries have set up their units in their area. This place is also the home of Asia’s second-largest Naval Training Centre. The inhabitants of Arakkonam have access to all kinds of basic amenities in and around the town.
The climate of this area is described as Tropical Savanna type. The summer season commences in March, while the winters begin in the first week of December. May is the hottest month of the year, whereas January is known to be the coldest. The monsoons peak in November.
If you want to reach Arakkonam from Tirupati, you have to drive for 1 hour and 51 minutes covering a distance of 78.6 km. You can also take a train from Tirupati Railway Station to Arakkonam Junction. This train journey takes about 2 hours and 4 minutes.
The transportation system of this place provides it excellent connectivity to the rest of the city and the state. The railway station serving Arakkonam is Arakkonam Junction, the largest railway station in the district, while the nearest airport is 55.8 km away and is situated in Chennai. Commonly used means of transportation are state-operated buses, cabs, and auto rickshaws.
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