8 Free Things to do in Nagapattinam That You Shouldn't Miss

May 16, 2022 Elouise Mccaul

Nagapattinam (nākappaṭṭinam, previously spelt Nagapatnam or Negapatam) is a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Nagapattinam District. The town came to prominence during the period of Medieval Cholas (9th–12th century CE) and served as their important port for commerce and east-bound naval expeditions. The Chudamani Vihara in Nagapattinam constructed by the Srivijayan king Sri Mara Vijayattungavarman of the Sailendra dynasty with the help of Rajaraja Chola I was an important Buddhist structure in those times. Nagapattinam was settled by the Portuguese and, later, the Dutch under whom it served as the capital of Dutch Coromandel from 1660 to 1781. In November 1781, the town was conquered by the British East India Company. It served as the capital of Tanjore district from 1799 to 1845 under Madras Presidency of the British. It continued to be a part of Thanjavur district in Independent India. In 1991, it was made the headquarters of the newly created Nagapattinam District. Nagapattinam is administered by a Selection-grade municipality covering an area of 17.92 km (6.92 sq mi) and had a population of 102,905 as of 2011.
Restaurants in Nagapattinam

1. Sattainathar Temple

Brahmapureeswarar Temple Complex, Sirkazhi, Nagapattinam 609108 India +91 91500 98994
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Sattainathar Temple

Reviewed By PuneetS87

We found this temple (Sattainathar Temple, 106 D, Pidari South Street, Thenpathi, Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu 609111) from Thillai Nataraja's temple website while browsing and we immediately made plan to visit this place next morning. I must say, we are blessed to visit this temple. I would request all people travelling to chidambaram must visit this temple as well. Legend says, the shiva linga is installed by Lord Brahama himself @ GF. At FF, there is lord Shiva and Parvathi Idol, first time i saw lord shiva Idol (not linga). Very Mesmerizing and pleasant look. Equally polite was the priest who (fortunately) can speak in Hindi (north indian dialect) so i got to know about the history of this great temple. There is ample of paid parking outside the temple. It's huge from inside with lots of other deities temples inside premise. We spent around 2 hours inside and felt really lucky to visit this place.

2. Sikkal Singaravelar Temple

Sikkal 6 Km from Nagai Bus Route, Nagapattinam India +91 4365 245 350
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Sikkal Singaravelar Temple

Reviewed By KARTHIKb87 - Chennai (Madras), India

This is temple of Sikkal singaravelar,murugan located in Sikkal,TN near Nagoor/Velankanni/Nagapattinam/ thiruvarur. It is Unofficial Seventh Padaiveedu.(murugan had aarupadai veedu(6 abodes)) This temple main God is sivan but murugan is famous and Sikkal temple known for Murugan. Here where Murugan got Vel from Parvathy/Amman his mother to war with soorabadhman,demon in Thiruchendur. Murugar idol is only urchavar/procession deity not as Moolavar/presiding deity. After completion of war murugan settled in Thiruchendur which is now famous pilgrimage. It said to be that here murugar will get sweat heavily on day of every year when vel given to murugan.

3. Goddess Abhirami Shrine

Near Amritaghateswarar-Abirami Temple, Nagapattinam India
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Goddess Abhirami Shrine

4. Soundararaja Perumal Temple

Nagapattinam India
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Soundararaja Perumal Temple

5. Mayuranathaswamy Temple

Mayiladuthurai Town, Nagapattinam India
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Mayuranathaswamy Temple

6. Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars

Banks of the River Cauvery Nr. Myladuthurai Town, Nagapattinam India
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4.0 based on 97 reviews

Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars

Reviewed By MandiraD_12 - Hyderabad, India

This temple is dedicated to Mangal planet and is part of the Navagraha temples. This is very beautiful. Also, there is Nadi astrology offices right outside the temple, in case anyone is interested.

7. Kodikkarai Beach

Kodikkarai On Coromandel Coast, Nagapattinam India
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3.5 based on 10 reviews

Kodikkarai Beach

8. Poompuhar Beach

Poompuhar, Sir Kali Taluk, Nagapattinam India
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3.5 based on 28 reviews

Poompuhar Beach

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