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Nagapattinam is a town located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu. Nagapattinam is a town on the coastline of Bay of Bengal with major historical significance which is also a renowned pilgrim center with many temples, churches and mosques spread all over. Being an important pilgrim centre, Nagapattinam attracts tourists from all over. An excellent mix of all religions, this town houses Islamic shrines to churches and temples. Visitors also enjoy the Sapta Vidangar, Divya Desam and the sacred town of Velankanni nearby. Apart from various holy sites, there is also a long stretch of beach here. The town is located at a distance of 320 km from Chennai.
Who should visit the city?
Religious people,Beach Lovers
Best time to visit (months)
Season-1 : October - December | Season-2 : February - March
Take a direct bus from Chennai to Nagapattinam, which takes around 8 hours. The bus stand at Nagapattinam is situated at a distance of about 3 km from the Nagapattinam city centre. Hire a cab from Chennai to Nagapattinam, which takes around 7 hours.
Take a direct train from Chennai to Nagapattinam, which takes around 9 hours. Nagapattinam Railway Station is situated at a distance of about 3 km from Nagapattinam city centre.
You can travel from Chennai Airport to Tiruchirapally Civil by booking a flight. The total flight time between Chennai Airport & Tiruchirapally Civil is around 1 hour. After reaching Tiruchchirapali. You can catch a train from Tiruchchirapali and get down at Nagappattinam. Train takes approximately 2 hours 20 minutes.
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Best fair, festivals and attractions
Every year from 29th August to 8th September, the Annual Feast Of Our Lady Of Health is celebrated in Velankanni, which is attended by an estimated 3 million people. Velankanni lies in the Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu The major tourist attractions -Kodikkarai beach, Nellukadai Mariamman Koil, Archaeological Museum, Dutch Fort, Sikkal Singaravelar Temple, Kayarohanaswamy Temple, Arumugaswamy Temple and other attractions.