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Thorapadi comes under Vellore District and Vellore Municipal Corporation. The official language here is Tamil. People also speak Telugu, Urdu, Malayalam and Kannada languages. Thorapadi is an area in Vellore city where some of the prominent institutions and buildings of this fort city exist. Vellore Central Prison, the largest in Asia, is located in Thorapadi. Other institutions here include Women's Jail, Christian Medical College, Warder's Training Institute, Parade Grounds and Thanthai Periyar Govt. Engineering College and Polytechnic.

How to Reach Thorapadi

D.P.Palayam (1 Kms.), K.V.Kuppam (2 Kms.), Vellore (2 Kms.), Saduperi (2 Kms.), Bagayam  (2 Kms.) are nearby localities of Thorapadi. Vellore Cantonment Railway Station  and Vellore Town Railway Station are the very near to Thorapadi. However, the main Railway Station is Katpadi Junction, 10 Kms. from Thorapadi.

Fast Facts about Thorapadi

  • PIN: 632002
  • Telephone Code: 91 416
  • Vehicle Registration: TN 23
  • Lok Sabha Constituency: Vellore
  • Vidhan Sabha Constituency: Vellore
  • Civic Agency: Vellore Municipal Corporation

Geographical Location of Thorapadi

Situated at 12.93° N 79.13° E, Thorapadi is 216 metres above sea level. It has Sripuram in the South, Allapuram in the North, Otteri-Bagayam in the East and Great Thorapadi Lake in the West.
It has an average elevation of 216 metres (708 feet). It is surrounded by Sripuram in the South, and Allapuram in the North. In Tamil Nadu, 'Padi' means a land located near the hills. Many places are named with this suffix 'padi', such as Katpadi, Velapadi etc. 'Thiru' means 'blessed' and this prefix is also used in names of places in Tamil Nadu. For instance, Thirupattur, Thiruvannamalai.

Distances from Thorapadi

  • Katpadi Junction Railway Station: 7 Kms.
  • Old Bus Terminus (Fort): 4 Kms.
  • New Bus Terminus (Green Circle): 5 Kms.
  • Cantonment Railway Station: 3 Kms.

Streets in Thorapadi

In Thorapadi, the main road is Azad road. Nethaji street, Usur road, Pillayar Koil Street (named after Pillayar temple here), Jail Road, CMC-Thanthai Periyar College Road (Hill Road) Periya Theru (big street) are some other roads here. Most of the Muslims reside in Mosque street.

Residential Colonies in Thorapadi

Southern Thorapadi known as Kamaraj Nagar (named after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Kamaraj) is a posh colony in Vellore. There is a large ground inside the premises of Government Higher Secondary School where the cricket matches are held. The route to the famous Sripuram Golden temple and Thirumalaikodi Hills is via Kamaraj Nagar.

Kamaraj Nagar is a busy commercial and educational centre in Thorapadi. It has newly developed and the real estate prices here are already sky rocketing! Kamraj Nagar lies on the banks of Kanar river. There are a number of eating joints too in this area.

And yes! Cricket is the commonly played game in this area. Who doesn't know about the popular KNCC (Kamaraj Nagar Cricket Club) here. The youngsters have a zest for this game and have won accolades for their game.There is a large ground inside the premises of Government Higher Secondary School where the cricket matches are held. The route to the famous Sripuram Golden temple is via Kamaraj Nagar.

Ezhil Nagar too has developed very fast with many residential colonies. There is a theatre here and a badminton training institute too.

Tourist places in Thorapadi

Many people come to Thorapadi hills which has immense scenic beauty with greenery all around. They love to bask in the peaceful surroundings while completing their daily quota of exercise, walking, jogging, doing yoga and yes! even having a tete-a-tete talk.

Venkata Krishnan Temple in Vellore

The Great Thorapadi lake, a really big lake of this region, is lined with another less populated area known as Punthottam. Sri Venkata Krishnan Temple, a 150 years old temple, is also situated in Thorapadi area.

Address of  Venkata Krishnan Temple

Venkata Krishnan Temple
Bajanai Koil Street, Palavansathu,
Thorapadi, Vellore-632002
Tamil Nadu, India

Banks in Thorapadi

Indian Bank
78 Azad Road, Thorapadi 632002
Phone: 0416-2222163

Indian Bank
30, Azad Road,
Near Co-Operative Society,
State Highway 207, Ramset Nagar,
Thorapadi, Vellore-632002
Phone:1800 4250 0000

State Bank of India
Christian Medical College Campus,
Thorappadi Po, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
Phone: 0416-2262267

Andhra Bank
No. 280 P J Comlex, Kamalakshipuram,
Bagayam, Vellore-632002
Phone: (0416) 2265909

Virupakshipuram Primary Cooperative Bank
Virupakshipuram, Pillayar Koil Street,
Bagayam, Vellore-632002
Phone: (0416) 2267917

Hotels in and around Thorapadi

Darling Residency
11/8, Officers Line, Anna Salai,
Kosapet, Vellore
Phone: 0416 221 3001

Hotel River View
Katapadi Road, National Highway 46,
Thottapalayam, Vellore
Phone: 0416 222 2349

Hotel Palm Tree
Officers Line, Behind Raja Theatre,
Thennamara Street, Vellore
Phone: 0416 222 2960

Hotel Khanna
No.16,Officers Line, Near Old Bus stand,
Phone: 099 42 993699

Hotel Krishna Vaibhav
No 10, officers Line (opp. post office),
State Highway 9, Kosapet, Vellore
Phone: 0416 222 1486

Hotel Mount Paradise
No 37,New Bye Pass Road,
New Collector Office,
Sathuvachari, Vellore
Phone: 098 40 477766

Hotel Surabhi International
Anna Salai, Bishop David Nagar,
Kosapet, Vellore
Phone: +91-416-2216399

Gayathri Lodge
53/21, Babu Rao Street,
Sri Gayathri Tour & Travels,
Beripettai, Vellore
Phone: 0416 222 4114

New VDM Guest House
Opp. Vellore Bus Stand, Katpadi Road,
Samuel Nagar, Thottapalayam, Vellore
Phone: 099 94 086014

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