Popular for its pleasing beaches and pilgrimage places, Cuddalore
exactly spell out Sea Town in Tamil. It is a huge industrial city and
headquarters of the Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu. Cuddalore is a
rapid rising industrial city located south of Pondicherry on the banks
of the Bay of Bengal. Cuddalore is famous for its picturesque beaches
and its antique Saiva and Vaishnava temples. Cuddalore was first
conquered by the Dutch, followed by Portugal, France and later Britain.
The British built Fort St David in Cuddalore near Devanampattinam
PLACES TO SEE
Pichavaram is very well-known for its backwaters and boating
The most famous temple in Cuddalore, this temple is dedicated to the
Lord Shiva, Padaleshwarar. Arulmiku Padaleswarar and Arunthava Nayaki
are the presiding deities here.
Devanatha Swami Temple
Located on the edge of Gadilam River in Cuddalore, this renowned temple
is devoted to Lord Devanayakaswami. The great philosopher Sri Ramanuja,
the devotee of Lord Vishnu, lived here.
Located in Devanampattinam, this is beautiful golden sandy seashore on
the eastern side of the Cuddalore New Town. There is lots of
entertainment like boating, horse-riding, and a boat house is available
at the beach.
How to reach
By Air: The nearest airport is at Chennai.
By Rail: The closest railhead is the Chennai Railway Station.
By Road: Cuddalore is well-connected by National Highway 45A (Villupuram-Pondicherry-Cuddalore-Chidambaram-Nagapattinam Highway).
For a Tour to Cuddalore, the best time to visit is between the months of October and March.