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Acharapakkam hill along NH45
Acharapakkam hill along NH45
Acharapakkam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°23′45″N 79°48′33″E / 12.3959°N 79.8091°E / 12.3959; 79.8091Coordinates: 12°23′45″N 79°48′33″E / 12.3959°N 79.8091°E / 12.3959; 79.8091
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanchipuram
Metro Chennai
Population (2016)
 • Total 30,000
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 603301
Telephone code 91-44
Vehicle registration TN-19

Acharapakkam is a panchayat town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is famous for its ancient Shiva temple (Arulmigu Aatcheeswarar Temple) which is one of the Devaram temples. Acharapakkam town is about 96 km south-west from Chennai city, which is now included with the Chennai Metropolitan Area limits. Hence considered as Chennai suburban area.


Acharapakkam is located along the busy Chennai-Trichy National Highway NH45 or GST Road, 3 km from the famous temple town Melmaruvathur.Taluk Headquarters is not (Cheyyur) it is Madurantakam.

The Police Station in Acharapakkam is one of the oldest police stations in Tamil Nadu, witnessing over 100 years of its existence.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Acharapakkam had a population of 9013. Males and females each have an equal percentage of the population. Its literacy rate of almost 73% is higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 44% of females being literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Educational institutions[edit]

  • St.Josephs matriculation hr. sec School
  • Adhi parasakthi primary school
  • Marwar Government Higher. Secondary School


As Acharapakkam lies on the Busy NH45, this place is easily reachable from any part of the state. TNSTC-VPM operates buses between Acharapakkam and major parts of the district, and also to some deep interior villages. Although long distance buses (SETC & others) don't stop here at Acharapakkam, due to its proximity to Melmaruvathur, one can easily access Acharapakkam by alighting at Melmaruvathur. Both government and private buses serve Acharapakkam.


Acharapakkam (SC) (State Assembly Constituency) is not a constituency at present. But is part of Chengalpattu (Lok Sabha constituency).[2] Currently Kancheepuram Lok Sabha Constituency


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-08.