Here are the top 7 tourist attractions to see in Nagapattinam:

1. Dutch Fort

Must visit 3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Nagapattinam

This is the most popular, not religious attraction of the town. The Dutch Fort was built in 1620 and still lies in excellent condition. The fort is often renovated and hence is well maintained.

2. Archaeological Museum

Must visit 3.4 /5

42 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Nagapattinam

This museum lies within a 17th century Dutch Fort - a marvelous example of Dutch architecture. The Archaeological Museum displays many valuable archaeological materials and ancient old artifacts.

3. Sikkal Singaravelar Temple

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
3 out of 7
places to visit in Nagapattinam

A popular temple in a small village called Sikkal, the presiding deity in this temple is Singaravelar (Lord Muruga). Lord Navaneetheswarar (a form of Lord Shiva) with his consort Nedum Kanni Amman (Goddess Parvathi) are also installed in this temple.

4. Kayarohanaswamy Temple

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 7
places to visit in Nagapattinam

Also known as the Neelayatakshi, this is one of the seven temples of the Thyagraja cult. Built in 6th century AD, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva whereas the presiding deity is known as Kayarohana.

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5. Soundaryaraja Perumal Temple

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 7
places to visit in Nagapattinam

dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the form of Soundaryarajan, a synonym of love and beauty, this temple lies on the heart of the city and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year.

6. Nellukadai Mariamman Koil

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Nagapattinam

According to legend, Mariamman appeared in the dream of a rice trader and asked him to build a shrine for him. He constructed a beautiful temple in Nagapattinam and started offering prayers.

7. Poompuhar Beach

7 out of 7
places to visit in Nagapattinam

Located in the quaint little town of Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu, Poompuhar beach is an ancient and natural beach along the Bay of Bengal. The beach starts at river Kaveri and extends towards Neithavasal, around 3 km to the north side. Poompuhar is a coastline town perfect for those who love wandering amidst history and memoirs. It is your gateway to the past. You can plan a weekend trip to the town and live in a unique shell shaped cottages.

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