Nagapattinam Town in Tamil Nadu
Situated along the eastern coastline of Tamil Nadu, the district of Nagapattinam is a prominent town in Tamil Nadu. A sprawling stretch of golden sand engulfs its shores and merges with crystal blue colored sea. The city is endowed with vibrant history and tradition which makes it a must-visit destination
Best Places to Visit in Nagapattinam
Kodikkarai wildlife sanctuary : The oldest sanctuary in the region the Kodikkarai wildlife sanctuary houses a variety of flora and fauna. One can find several different species of mammals and birds in this sanctuary.
Poompuhar beach: Popular since the time of the Chola dynasty, the Poompuhar beach houses light yellow colored sand crystals. It is a popular tourist attraction and allures many visitors throughout the year.
Silappathikara art gallery: The Silappathikara art gallery is a prominent tourist attraction. Silappathikaram, the Tamil epic written by Ilango Adigal has been depicted in the form of paintings along with other artifacts belonging to the Cholan dynasty are placed here.
Famous Temples To Visit In Nagapattinam
Sri Rajagopalaswami temple: A prominent place of religious worship, the Sri Rajagopalaswami temple is the oldest temple in all of Nagapattinam. The spot where the temple is located is believed to be the place where Lord Krishna appeared and blessed two devotees.
Nataraja of Konerirajapuram: The Hindu temple dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Nataraja of Konerirajapuram temple is an ancient temple where the deity is in the form of Lord Nataraja who is the Lord of cosmic dance.
Akshyalingaswamy temple: Another ancient temple in the town of Nagapattinam, the Akshyalingaswamy temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Historians are of the opinion that the temple is more than 2000 years old. The temple is built in pure Dravidian style of architecture.
Other Popular Temples in Nagapattinam : Ettukudi Murugan temple, Sikkal Singaravelar temple and Mayuranathaswamy temple.
Best time to visit :
The city of Nagapattinam is best visited during the months of October to March when winter sets making the climate pleasant.
How to Reach
By Air : The Tiruchirapalli airport is the closest one to Nagapattinam at a distance of 95 kilometers.
By Train : The Nagapattinam railway station is well connected by train to all the major cities, towns and villages.
By Road : Nagapattinam is well connected by the state transport and one can hire or rent a car to reach Nagapattinam by road.