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Nagapattinam

Nagapattinam

Weather

Nagapattinam region experiences typical tropical climate with hot summer season and pleasant winters. The summer season from March to May is hot and Humid with average temperatures reaching as high as 40 degrees Celsius. Due to the close proximity of the Bay of Bengal, the evenings of Nagapattinam are usually cooler with a gentle breeze flowing through the region. The monsoon rains lash Nagapattinam between June and September bringing much relief from the summer sun. The Monsoon season brings adequate rainfall increasing the overall humidity of the region. The Winder season between December and February is pleasant with temperatures ranging between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius.

How To Reach

By Road:

Nagapattinam is well connected by road with a number of public as well as private bus services operating around the clock to all major cities and towns of Tamil Nadu. The roads connecting Nagapattinam are well-maintained and comfortable. Nagapattinam is located at a distance of 333 Kms from Chennai while the distance between Bangalore and Nagapattinam is 431 Kms.


By Air:

Nagapattinam does not have a dedicated airport facility and the closest airport is the one located in Tiruchirappali at a distance of 150 Kms. The Tiruchirappali airport is well connected to the state capital of Chennai with regular daily flights. Local cabs and buses are easily available outside the Tiruchirappali airport to reach Nagapattinam city.



By Rail:

Nagapattinam is well connected to all major cities in India through Chennai and Tiruchirappali. The Nagapattinam railway station located in the city center connects the city to all parts of Tamil Nadu and other Indian cities with regular train services to Bhubaneswar (Bbs Rmm Express), Coimbatore (Jan Shatabdi Ex), Madurai (Chennai Express) and Tirupati (Tpty Mdu Exp).


Overview

Nagapattinam located in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu is a popular coastal town and religious center attracting large number of tourists. Historically also known as Cholakula Vallippatinam and Naganadu, Nagapattinam is known for having some of the best harbors in India. With a long stretch of pristine coastline along the Bay of Bengal and ancient temples, Nagapattinam is also an important trading center with its sea ports and fishing industry. With its rich religious heritage and picturesque shorelines, Nagapattinam offers a wonderful insight to Southern India.

 

The city of Nagapattinam has a number of significant temples including the Nellukkadai Mariamman, Sowriraja Perumal and Neelayathatchi Amman temple attracting a huge influx of pilgrims from across Tamil Nadu. The temples not only provide a great spiritual quotient for the devotees but travelers are often mesmerized by the grandeur of the architectural brilliance of these ancient temples. Apart from religious shrines, Nagapattinam is famous for the Dutch Fort which is considered to be one of the finest specimens of Dutch architecture in India. Nature lovers would also enjoy the sights of the salt swamp of Nagapattinam which is one of the most bio-diverse locations in India.

 

The beaches of Nagapattinam with its crustal clean water and white sand attract a large number of tourists. Various fishing excursions are organized for the tourists allowing them to experience the joy of real time fishing activity in small boats and steamers. The people of Nagapattinam are warm and friendly and Tamil is the largely spoken local language although English and Hindi are also well understood. The city has a number of accommodation options from elite hotels to beach resorts to budget hotels catering to the need of all kinds of tourists.

 

With its close location to Thanjavur, Tiruchirappali and state capital of Chennai, Nagapattinam is an ideal holiday destination. From unwinding and relaxing on the beach to soaking in some peace and tranquility at the various ancient temples to experiencing the brilliance of architecture and art in the Dutch Fort and Archeological museum, Nagapattinam has something in it for everyone.