Nagapattinam District

Nagapattinam is a coastal district of Tamil Nadu, bordered by Bay of Bengal to the east and at a distance of around 326 kilometres from Chennai. The district was formed by bifurcating the Erstwhile composite Thanjavur in the year 1991.

It is well known for its exquisite history and culture. The town of Nagapattinam is the district headquarters.

Major Tourist Attractions of the District

Nagapattinam is a prominent pilgrimage and tourist centre. It is famous for the mini museum, the towering lighthouse and the long beautiful beach. Some major places of worship found are :

  • Shri Kayahorana Swami Neelayathatchi Amman Temple (Temple of Shiva and his consort)
  • Soundararajaperumal Temple (Lord Vishnu Temple)
  • Sikkal Singaravelan Temple (Lord Murugan Temple)
  • Vedaranyeswarar Temple (Lord Shiva Temple)
  • Ettukudi Murugan Temple (Lord Murugan Temple)
  • Nagore Durgah
  • Velankanni – A Roman Catholic Church

How to reach Nagapattinam

Road – There is direct road connectivity between Nagapattinam and to many towns that include Thirunallar, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Trichy, Coimbatore, Erode, Thiruvarur, Puducherry, Chennai, Nagore and Chidambaram. Frequent Tamil Nadu State buses and other buses run through Nagapattinam.

Rail – Nagapattinam has a railway station that connects the place to Chennai, Thanjavur, Trichy, Velankanni, Ernakulam, Bangalore and Mumbai.

Air – Trichy International Airport is the nearest airport, around 150 kilometres away.