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Nagapattinam District

Nagapattinam District

About Nagapattinam District and Its History

  • Nagapattinam town is the headquarters of Nagapattinam District in Tamilnadu.
  • The district was separated from Thanjavur district by the year 1991. A lot of Tourist spots have situated around this district.
  • The famous Mosque "Nagore Durgah" is located 7 km from Nagapattinam. Many famous temples like Kayarohanam – Neelayadhakshi Amman Koil, Soundararajan Perumal Temple, Krishna Temple, and Nellukadai Mariamman Koil are located in this district.
  • Velankanni church is well known historical important church located near Nagapattinam.
  • The great kingdom Cholas has ruled the Nagapattinam for long period. This coastal town has played an important role in the history of Cholas.
  • Also, Nagapattinam was the capital of this area, during the Cholas period. Nagapattinam was also called as "Cholakula Vallippatinam".
  • Nagapattinam is proud of the land where the Tamil scholar Maraimalai Adigal lived here.

Nagapattinam District Complete Details

Nagapattinam District Information
Total Area 1940.00 sq.kms
Total Population 16,16,450
Male Population 7,98,127
Female Population 8,18,323
Population Density 629/sq.km.
Average Annual Rainfall 1341 mm
Climate Condition 31*c Maximum and 23*c Minimum
STD Code 04365
Pin Codes 611***
Nearest Airport Tiruchirappalli International Airport, Tiruchirappalli (145km from Nagapattinam)
Bus Stand Nagapattinam New Bus Stand, Velippalayam, Nagapattinam
Railway Station Nagapattinam Junction Railway Station, Tata Nagar, Nagapattinam
Nagapattinam District Court Phone Number, Email id 04365 242089
Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 04365 252700, 9444176000, collrngp@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number 04365 242379
District Chief Education Office Telephone Number 04365 243354
District Employment Office Number 04365 221700
District Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 04365 253050, 9445000921, dro.tnngp@nic.in
District Registrar Office Phone Number, Email id 04365 242366, dronagapattinam@tnreginet.net
District Taluk List 4 Taluks - Nagapattinam (Nagapattinam, Vedaranyam, Thirukuvalai, Kilvelur)
Head Post Office Phone Number 04365 242022
Nagapattinam Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Nagapattinam Emergency Numbers

Nagapattinam Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

Nellukadai Sri Mariamman Kovil Nagapattinam
Nellukadai Mariamman Temple is one of the most popular Amman temples located near Nagapattinam Old Bus Stand. The annual festival held in the month of Chithirai is popular in this temple.

Sri Neelayadhakshi Kayarohaneshwarar Temple Nagapattinam
This is a beautiful temple located near Nagapattinam Anna idol junction. This temple Goddess's name is Neelayadhakshini. The annual Aadipura festival is very popular here.

Nagapattinam Beach
A new beach park is located near Nagapattinam Kadambadi. A multi-purpose complex has been set up for children to play and enjoy, and comfortable seating has been provided along the beach road. Beach is an important recreational feature of Nagapattinam. The dance festival held at Chithirai month is very famous near this beach.

Nagore Dargah
About 3 kilometers from Nagapattinam New Bus Stand, Nagore Dharga was established in the 16th century. The Kanthuri Festival held in Nagore Dharga every year is very popular. Due to the large number of Hindus attending this dargah, Thiruneeru is also offered.

Velankanni Church
The Velankanni Matha Temple, located 12 kilometers from Nagapattinam, is world-famous. It is noteworthy that the Arogya Matha temple, which stands very close to the beach, is kept very clean. There are free accommodations and plenty of paid hotels to accommodate tourists. There are permanent stalls selling various items for devotees and tourists. People crowd can be seen at the numerous open-air restaurants along the beach near the church. The annual Velankanni festival begins on 29th August with flag hoisting and continues for 10 days. Reach Velankanni by a 3-hour bus ride from Tanjore.

Sikkal Singaravelan Temple
The Sikkal Singaravelan temple has been set up with an incomparable artistic technique. Carved out of a single stone, Lord Murugan is made to look like he is sitting on a peacock. The statue is carved in such a way that the peacock stands on one leg. It is also said that the Chola king, who thought that the sculptor who carved the statue in this way should not be erected anywhere else, cut off the sculptor's thumb.
One of the special features of this temple is that there are shrines of Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and Anjaneyar in the very spacious temple. This place is 30 minutes drive from Nagapattinam on the way to Tiruvarur.

Achalpuram Sivan Temple
This place is proud to have been praised by Thirugnana Sambandar. This famous Shivthalam is near the Kollidam next to Chidambaram. It is home to famous musical geniuses.

The place Vedaranyam where Rajaji is proud to have conducted satyagraha against the British. This place also has the name of Thiru Marai Kadar. The festival held here during the full moon is very famous.

About 56 km from Nagapattinam, the Kodiyakarai Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-see place. In this sanctuary, visitors can view Rare birds and animals. The beach here doubles the pleasure for tourists.

Tirunallaru is the main place for worshipping Saneeswaran, situated near Karaikal, about 27 kilometers from Nagapattinam. It is popular for thousands of people to dip their heads in oil in this very small pond on the day of Sanipeyarchi.

On the way from Kilvelur to Thirukkuvalai, you can go to Ettukudi. One of the 18 Siddhas was buried here. Ettukudi is one of the famous Murugan shrines in Tamil Nadu.

Other Tourist Places in Nagapattinam District

  • Ananthamangalam
  • Buddha Vihar
  • Keelaperumpallam
  • Masilamaninathar Temple
  • Mahalakshmieeswarar Temple
  • Melapperumpallam
  • Museum
  • Neelakandeswarar Thirukovil – Iluppaipattu
  • Pillai Idukki Amman Temple
  • Punjai
  • Sempanarkoil
  • Sri Swedaranyeswarar Temple, Thiruvengadu
  • Tranquebar (Tharangabadi)
  • Sri Swarnapureeswarar Temple, Semponarkoil
  • Thillaiyadi Valliammai Memorial
  • Thirukkadaiyur
  • Thirukandiyur
  • Thiru Nangore
  • Zion Church (Tranquebar)
  • Thirusaikkadu (Sayavanam)
  • Danish Fort

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