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Nagapattinam

Beach

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Thanjavur): 85 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: Following places are close to Nagapattinam and can be visited together:

Sikkal Singaravelvar Temple (5 Kms)
Puliyur Vyagrapureeswar Temple (5 Kms)
Velankanni (8 Kms)
Nagore (9 Kms)
Vedaranyam (47 Kms)
Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (56 Kms)

At a distance of 20 km from Karaikal, 85 Kms from Thanjavur & 298 Kms from Chennai, Nagapattinam is a coastal town on Bay of Bengal and is a district headquarters.

This place is also famous for its temples. There are few famous temples in Nagapattinam - The Shri Kayahorana Swami Neelayathatchi Amman Temple, Sowriraja Perumal Temple, and Nellukkadai Mariamman Temple.

The long and clear beaches of Nagapattinam attract large crowds on evenings.

This favourite town of Chola Kings was also celebrated later by Vijayanagara Kings. The Portuguese had a commercial contact with this town during the rule of the Thanjavur Nayak Sevvappa Nayakkar and Acchuthappa Nayakkar.

There are several historical and pilgrimage places around Nagapattinam.