Travel time 12 min - 8.6 km
Tharangambadi was a former Danish colony that was known as "Tranquebar". This tiny village lies on the Coromandel (east) coast of India. Tarangambadi is located 35-km north of Nagapattinam and 50-kmfrom hidambaram.Ore Gedde, the commander of the RoyalDutch Navy built Tarangambadi Fort, in the year 1620.The fort has two storeys and is a stunning piece of Viking architecture, with enclosing stonewalls and cannons facing the sea.
The fort was the most important building, which housed the top echelons of the Danish officials. Apart from the ramparts, the rest of the buildings are in good condition. The fort is now converted into an archaeological museum, with many weapons and artefacts from the Danish past. The museum also showcases marine life and a row of Danish ships, which sailed into Tranquebar.
Travel time 23 min - 14.9km
Poombuhar is in Sirkali Taluk of Nagapattinam District. It is known as Kaveripoompattinam. Tourists have to alight at Mayiladuthurai junction to proceed Poombuhar by road, visitors from Chennai by train have to get down at Sirkali. Poombuhar is connected to Mayiladuthurai as well as Sirkali by road. The distance from Poombuhar to Mayiladuthurai is 24 kms and to Sirkali 21kms.
Those who come from Madurai, Ramanathapuram and Tirunelvelli may proceed via Mellur, Tiruppathur, Karaikudi, Pattukkotai, Thiruthuraipoondi, Nagapattinam, Karaikkal, Tharangambadi and Akkur. They can also come via pudukottai, Thanjavoor, and Mayiladuthurai.
Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple:
Travel time 30min – 21.1km
There is a small but beautiful temple in the heart of the town for KARAIKAL AMMAIYAR, the only woman out of the 63 Nayanmars. 'Mangani' festival is celeberated every year during the month of June-July ie. the day of full moon falls on 'Aani, a tamil month.
Karaikal Sandy Beach:
Travel time 36min – 23.9km
The Karaikal sandy beach is one of the best natural beaches in the South Tamil Nadu. The beach has been given easy accessibility by widening the two kms. road along the Arasalar river and by illumination of the road with sodium vapour lamps. In addition to natural sandy beach, a boat jetty in the Arasalar, Childrens Park, Immovable sitting chairs along the roads, Vehicles Parking, Beach Restaurant, Tennis Court are also more attracting a heavy crowd of all kind of local peoples as well as of outside tourists.
Travel time 55 min - 35.6km
A very famous muslim pilgrim centre southindia,nagapattinam district called dargha of hazrat SYED SHAHUL HAMEED QADIRI QADIR WALI. Nagoor Darga is famous for its KANDHURI FESTIVAL.
People visit the place from all parts irrespective of caste creed and religion.the dharga is almost 500 hundred years old preaching Fatherhood of god and brotherhood of man.
There is also a pristine beach at nagore where the tourist can enjoy playing beach volleyball, joyful Cuttumaran ride and childrens amusement park.
Travel time 56 min - 43.4km
Chidambaram is one of the most ancient and most celebrated of shrines in India. It is of great religious as well as historic and cultural significance.Chidambaram is associated with Nataraja, or Shiva in his Ananda Tandava pose (the Cosmic Dance of bliss) in the cosmic golden hall and the hall of consciousness (Chit Sabha). Shiva is also worshipped in the "formless form" of the Chidambara Rahasyam, while the temple is known for its Akasa Lingam, an embodiment of Shiva as the formless Space. The word "Koyil" or temple in the Tamil Saivite tradition refers to none other than the Chidambaram Nataraja temple.
Travel time 1 hr 11 min - 50.9km
Velankanni is one of the most visited pilgrims in india.velankanni is situated alon the shore of bay of Bengal.the famous shrine BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF HEALTH draws all kinds of religious Pilgrims from all parts of the world.
Festivals are celebrated here with all pomp and gaiety every year on august 29 th flag of Our lady commences with the hoisting of the flag.The pilgrims wh comes here follows hindu culture of tonsuring head and ear piercing.