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Places of Interest

Cuddalore is the District Head Quarters located 190kms from the State Capital. Cuddalore first rose to prominence during the reign of Pallavas and Medivial Chola rulers. Later followed by Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Nayaks of Thanjavur and Madurai, Marathas and Tippu Sultan. Foreign powers of French and British have also ruled this area. The Gadilam River (also called Kedilam) that flows through Cuddalore dissects the region of Old Town and Thirupadiripuliyur. Gadilam Castle built in the 18th Century by Nawab Umdat-ul-Umara is located to the north of Gadilam river.

This industrial city is nearer to Puduchery on one side and Chidambaram on the other. Lovely beaches, important temples, proximity to popular destinations nearby attracts a large number of tourists from different parts of India. Schools, Arts- Science and Engineering colleges, Government Hospital, Municipal maternity homes and Private Hospitals takes care of the Education and Healthcare needs of the citizens. The District Population is 26,05,914 [census 2011] and City’s population is 1,73,361.

How to reach here
Road : Convenient, Frequent and efficient Transport system connects this town to destinations all around the State.
Rail : Meter gauge service connects to the State Capital.
Airport : Chennai International Airport is 190 kms from Cuddalore.

Places of Interest
1. Lignite Mines at Neyveli : It is 45 kms from Cuddalore. They are biggest open mines. The Lignite mines here supply the fuel required for two Thermal Power Stations here at Neyveli. Apart from fertilizer and coal, there are units manufacturing bye-products from the Lignite.

2. Silver – Beach Devanampattinam : It is situated on the east of Cuddalore Town. Horse Riding, Boating and Chindrens’ play area attracts large number of tourists to this Beach. It is the second longest beach on the Coromandel Coast and considered to be one of the longest beaches in Asia.
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3.Port Novo : It is also called as Parangipettai and it is 23 kms from Cuddalore. This is famous for the battle between the forces of the Mysore Maharaja and Britain during the pre-independence war. It was ruled by the Portuguese first and then followed by the Dutch and British. Remains of the Portuguese fort is located here. Annamalai University has established a Marine Biological Research Station in this town.

4.Bhuvanagiri [44kms] : It is on the banks of River Velar. This is the birth place of Sri Raghavendratheertha as Venkatanatha [called as Mantralaya Mahan] in 1595 . His parents were Thimanna Bhatta and Gopikamba. Silk weaving is every household activity of this town. Bhuvanagiri Silk Textiles have their own brand equity all over the world.
Hogenakal Falls5.Padaleswarar Temple : Padaleswarar- Aunthuva Nayaki Temple dedicated to Lord Siva is located within the city of Cuddalore. Saivite Saints Appar, Thirugnana Sambanthar, Arunagiri Nathar have visited this temple and have sung hymns in praise of the God.
6.Thiruvanthipuram[6kms] : Lord Vishnu is called as Devanatha Swami and Achuthan in this temple and it is located on the banks of Gadilam River, at Thiruvanthipuram. Vaishnavite Saint Thirumangai Azhwar had worshipped Perumal here and had have sung hymns [mangalasasanam] in praise of Perumal. 10 day Chithirai [Apr-May] Devanatha Perumal Brahhmotsavam, 10 days Vasantha Utsavam in May-June are some of the important festivals of this temple.

7.Thiruvathigai[22kms] : Veeratteswarar Temple, is the 26th Siva Temple, on the northern bank of Cauvery River, finds reference in the Thevaram sung by Thirunavukkarasar. Masi Magam [Feb-Mar] , 10 day Kamadagana utsavam and Brahmmostsavam are the important festivals of this temple.

Hogenakal Falls 8.Vridhachalam[60kms] : Ancient Siva Temple called as Vrithagiriswarar Temple [periyamalai nathar] is located here. The walls inside the temple have 72 dance postures beautifully sculptured.

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