Important tourist and sightseeing places in and around Cuddalore

This article titled "Important tourist and sightseeing places in and around Cuddalore" will be a very useful one for those who plan for a tour to Cuddalore. In this article you get to know the famous tourist places not only in Cuddalore but also around Cuddalore. You also get to know how to reach Cuddalore. Read the article to know more interesting facts about Cuddalore.

Tour to Cuddalore

Cuddalore is a very important tourist place in Tamilnadu known for its picturesque beaches and many holy spots. The word "Cuddalore" in tamil means Sea Town. It is located in the eastern part of Tamil Nadu and is a very good industrial place. It is also called as the headquarters of the Cuddalore district.

Facts And Figures
Best time to visit: October - March
Languages: Tamil and English
STD Code: 04142

History of Cuddalore

The history of Cuddalore is witnessed by the remains of Fort St David, a small fort which was built by a Hindu merchant. This fort was taken in possession by the Marathas when Gingi was captured by Shivaji in the year 1677. Later in 1690 the British purchased the historical fort from the Marathas along with the towns and villages that were near the fort. Thus Cuddalore was taken in possession by the British.

Tourist Attractions in Cuddalore

Visit the below famous tourist places in Cuddalore and enjoy your tour to Cuddalore.

Silver Beach
This is situated in Devanampattinam and attracts a number of tourists from all over the world. This silver beach located in the eastern side of the Cuddalore New Town contains an attractive golden sandy beach. The beach also contains other amusements like boating, horse-riding, a children's play area and a boat house. This is a very good place for spending the holidays.

templePadaleshwarar Temple
• This is the very important and famous temple in Cuddalore.
• This temples main deity is Lord Shiva who is known as Padaleshwarar.
• The other presiding deities are Arulmiku Padaleswarar and Arunthava Nayaki.

Devanatha Swami Temple
This is another important pilgrimage place in Cuddalore which stands by on the edge of River Gadilam in Cuddalore. This temple is devoted to Lord Devanayakaswami. It is believed that Sri Ramanuja, the disciple of Lord Vishnu and also a famous philosopher lived in this temple.

Tourist places around Cuddalore

If you go for a tour to Cuddalore you can also enjoy the trip by visiting the tourist places around Cuddalore.

Pondicherry: At present Pondicherry is known as Puducherry. This is one among the important tourist place of Tamilnadu. Listed below are the sightseeing places of Puducherry.
• Sri Aurobindo Ashram
• Auroville
• Puducherry museum
• Promenade
• Chunnambar Resort
• Anglo - French Textile mills

Veeratteswarar Temple: Veeratteswarar Temple is located on the banks of Gadilam River near Panrutti. This temple is one of the 108 important shrines of Lord Shiva. The presiding deities of this temple are Arulmiku Veeratteswrar (Lord Shiva) and Goddess Periyanayaki.

Vridhagiriswarar Temple: This temple is located in Vridhachalam and is an an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva who is known as Lord Vrithagiriswarar or Lord Periyamalainathar in this temple. The Goddess here is known as Virdhambigai or Periyanayaki. The temple walls portrays the 72 dance postures of Bharatnatyam.

Fairs & Festivals in Cuddalore

Annual Summer Festival: This is an important Annual Summer Festival of Cuddalore which is is held between the months of May and June. The venue of this festival is the Silver Beach. The festival also hosts several activities like boating, horse-riding, etc.

Best Time To Visit to Cuddalore
If you plan for a Tour to Cuddalore it is better that you visit between the months of October and March. Avoid summer time
since it will be very hot.

How to reach Cuddalore

How to reach Cuddalore by Air: The tourists who come from other states or abroad can reach the Chennai airport which is the nearest one to Cuddalore.

How to reach Cuddalore by rail: The Chennai Railway Station will be the nearest one for the tourists.

How to reach Cuddalore by road: Tourists can reach Cuddalore by road because it is well-connected by the National Highway 45A which connects major places like Villupuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram and Nagapattinam.

Hotels to Stay in Cuddalore

Tourists can enjoy their trip by staying comfortably in the budget hotels in Cuddalore.

Arcot Woodlands hotel
1, Bharathi Road
Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu
Ph no.: 04142 230707

Hotel Suriyapriya
no1,nethaji road,
Cuddalore- 607001
Ph no.: 04142 233178


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