Cuddalore Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu India

This district was put together in the year 1993,but, previously, this is an ancient region, being mentioned in folklore and historical inscriptions. The geographical map is along the east coast, bordered by Viluppuram, Perambalur and Nagapattianam districts. Cuddalore is the district head quarters and it is the administrative and trade centre of these district.

Cuddalore City

An important British trading port was once a scene of commercial activity.  The Fort St. David at Cuddalore was the southernmost stronghold of the British during the Anglo-French wars. The Mouth of the Ponnaiyar River was once the scene of considerable commercial activity, but now not in use. The most important landmark in Cuddalore is Fort St. David, from where Robert Clive first won his spurs during the campaign against the French.  Today, the Fort houses the offices of parry and company.

Cuddalore Taluk List

Cuddalore district has seven taluks. They are Chidambaram, Virudhachalam, Cuddalore, Panruti, Kurinjipadi, Kattumannarkoil, Tittakudi.

Places to Visit in Cuddalore


         This is a fine tourist spot in the region of cuddalore. Pichavaram back waters system offers a wide scope for water sporting like, rowing, kayak and canoeing. This area has a rare plant species and a great locale for bird sanctuary too.


        The only major location that produces electric energy and especially Neyveli is known for the world class 1st quality coals. Coalmines and Neyveli Lignite Corporation are the factors of the town.

Cuddalore fort

        It is located at the confluence of the rivers gadilam and paravanar. Huge cargo ships and passenger curise anchor in the midstream of about a mile from the shore. This is another important lighthouse to the paths of imports & exports to the state of Tamilnadu.


        This town is famous for its Nataraja Temple which was built during the eleventh century is the world’s history. This temple is so unique where lord Siva is exposed through an idol rather than the customary lingam. This is a saivite temple of the south.

Natijanjali Festival

        A great festive eve is Maha sivaratri day. On this occasion the Nataganjali dance festival at Chidambaram brings all the prominent dancers of India together in order to performance dance and worship the lord siva.

Annamalai University

        This residential university is one of the world famous educational campus. The founder Mr. Raja Annamalai chettiar have started this great centre for tamil learning and carnatic music. Today, this university excels in all the other subjects too, which enables a certificate value throughout the world.


        The history, the sculpture, the pattern defines that this temple could be traced to the periods of cholas& pallvas. It is one of the ancient saivite shrine of the state.


        This is famous for its 108 vaishnaivte shines.


This was built by the Nayaks who ruled those days! Beautiful representation of carved royal portraits on the pillars of the hall exhibits their craze on artistic divine living.Moreover, this is one of the important vaishnavite shrine in the city.

How to get there in Cuddalore

Cuddalore By Air

       Nearest airport – Neyveli, Thanjavur and Chennai

Cuddalore By Rail

        Nearest station – Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Vilupuram and Chennai

Cuddalore By Road

       It is connected to all direction in the state of TamilNadu and Pondicherry.