Heritage village and tourism boost at Singaperumal Koil and nearby villages expected to promote the region

Published on : Monday, September 20, 2021

The Center’s projected plan to create a heritage village and boost tourism at SingaperumalKoil and nearby villages, about 40 kms south of Chennai, is expected to provide a much-needed stimulus to the region’s development.

The government has sanctioned Rs. 25 lakh under the Shyama Prasad MukherjiRurban Mission based on the State government’s suggestion to promote heritage villages and tourism in the region.

The ‘Rurban Mission’ covers SingaperumalKoil and six villages nearby — Appur, Chettipuniyam, Guruvanmedu, Kolathur, Reddipalayam and Venkatapuram.

The funds are assigned funds for improving infrastructure including drainage system, citizen service centers, common service centers, upgradation of schools with smart classrooms, setting up emergency trauma care center, piped water supply, skill development centers, solid and liquid waste management and tourism promotion. A tourism facilitation center at SingaperumalKoil with dormitory facilities is on the anvil too.

The Singaperumalkoil region has become one of the most-sought after residential locations for the past two decades due to industrial units and tech parks like Mahindra World City and educational institutions close by.

Being part of the Chengalpet district, the region is home to ancient temples. Among them, the cave temple of PadalathriNarasimha at the heart of the village is popular. A few kms away, the village Chettipuniyam is recognized for its 400-year old Yoga Hayagreevar temple.

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