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Cuddalore City - Tamilnadu

Cuddalore Tourist Places - Southtourism

Cuddalore is a pretty small district in Tamil Nadu having Bay of Bengal as its border on east. The smell of dried fish and the humid air sets this places as the best example of Indian coastal land. Though being a small district it too has some noteworthy places to spend our leisure time.


Cuddalore spills over an area of 3,564 Km2. To the north of cuddalore is the Villupuram district and to the east is the Bay of Bengal and is intervened by two rivers Gadilam and Pennaiyar.


Climate is same as most of the Tamil Nadu cities ranging from 36°C - 28°C. Rainfall in moderate.

Places to Visit:

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple : Chidambaram is a town in Cuddalore and is the house of the famous Nataraja temple. This temple is awash with lots of history and legend. The prime deity is The Lord Siva. Architecture in this temple is greatly admired by all and is considered to be one of the must visit temple in India.

Silver Beach : A 2 km journey will lead to the sublime Silver Sea. Unlike the Chennai beaches, this beach has its beauty in its tranquility. This calm Sea takes great pride in being the second longest beach on the coromandel coast.

Pichavaram Mangrove : Between Vellar and Coleroon estuaries is the world second largest mangrove forest ‘the Pichavaram mangrove Forest’. It is a spectacular sight to see the lush trees arousing out of the water and spreading their green umbrella over the sea. This forest is a safe haven for lots of endangered species and this rare beauty attracts many tourists.

Other Tourist Spots:
  • Neyveli
  • Vadalur
  • Nellikuppam
  • Bhuvanagiri
  • Kattumannarkoil

Travel Mode:

Air:There is no airport, the nearest airport is in Chennai from where you have to take a bus or taxi to reach this district.

Bus:There are lots of local travels from all cities to Cuddalore, it will take 4 hours to reach this city from Chennai via ECR road.

Train:Trains are available from Chennai, Madurai and Trichy. It is a 5 hours – 6 hours travel.