Mahan Sri Ramana maharishi lived in this tiruvannamalai town. Sri Ramana Ashram is one the holy places in this town. People from all over the world visit his Ashram. He attained mukthi in the year 1950.
The Skandasramam is a cave, where Bhagwan Ramana Maharshi lived from 1916 to 1922.We can approach the Skandasramam from side of the Ramanashramam. For reaching this cave you have to climb uphill for 1.4 kms,This is an ideal place for meditation.From there you can get a birds eye view of Arunachaleshwarar templewhich is the biggest temple in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva.It is open from 8.15 am to 4.30 pm
Virupaksha Cave where Sri Ramana stayed for seventeen years from 1899 to 1916, arriving when he was 20, after his stay at Gurumurtam after he arrived in Tiruvannamalai. This cave is situated on the eastern slopes of Arunachala. It is a unique cave as it is in the shape of the syllable “Om”, with a vestibule with a reclining stone "couch" outside the main cave. The cave derives its name from Virupaksha Deva, a renowned 13th century saint. It is believed that Virupaksha spent most of his life in this cave and surroundings. Legends tell that his body turned into ashes just after his Samadhi. The sacred ash (vibhuti) is assumed to be preserved here on the altar.