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"A Pilgrimage Destination"

Nagore Tourism

Nagore is a pilgrimage centre, known for the Nagore Dargah and located in the Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India. Nagore is a beautiful little coastal town on the eastern shore of India, only fueled by the finger-licking delicacies found in the place. The history of Nagore is entwined with the history of the Dargah. The place essentially is not just a pilgrimage centre but quite a destination for a short trip. The nagore beach by the mighty Bay of Bengal is much less crowded than those of Chennai or Puri.

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What is Nagore Famous for?

The Nagore Dargah, built over the tomb of Sufi saint Shahul Hameed is the most famous of all places in Nagore. The saint, locally referred to as Nagore Andavar, meaning the 'ruler of Nagore'. Although he was a saint, he was believed to have miraculous powers, having demonstrated them to cure the ailment of the Hindu ruler of Thanjavur, king Achyuta Deva Raya. With this, his followers expanded to accommodate people of all the regions residing in the place. Thus, while his dargah was constructed by his followers, many contributing to the minarets on the tomb, the tallest minaret was contributed by the Maratha ruler of Thanjavur, Pratap Singh. Devotees even today, visit the place with faith in their heart of the magic of the hoky Sufi saint.

Local Culture in Nagore

Being a cultural meeting point of the two most dominant religion of India, the Hinduism and Islam, festivals in Nagore are celebrated with great pomp and show, where it is quite a unique experience to blend in with their culture, food and festivals. With finger-licking dishes like soondal, vada, vada, bajji, etc., you would not go on an empty stomach at all. Having quite a lavish lifestyle, the people of Nagore stay true for spending their money on festivals and weddings extensively. One of the most popular festivals includes Milad Nabi, the Prophet's birthday, which is almost similar to Halloween, with children dressing up and visiting houses in their neighbourhood to collect sweets. The other major festival is the Kandhuri festival.


The town has much to offer for a short trip of day or two. There are numerous dargahs, mosques and a few temples. After the pilgrimage tour, one can go relax at the Nagore beach and watch the sunset. There are good places for a bite of snacks near the beach.


It is better to pre-book your accommodation and transport to avoid any last minute hassle. Do carry a lot of sunscreen because it can get really hot. Other sun protection things such as sunglasses and hats should be carried as well. Keep snacks with you at all times. If you are visiting the pilgrim centres, make sure you are dresses appropriately.

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What is famous about Nagore?

The culture and the food is something to fall in love with.

What is not so good about Nagore?

The communication can be a little difficult.

Who should visit Nagore?

The place is apt for almost everyone and can be visited with family as well as friends.

What is the best time to visit Nagore?

Winter from December to February is the best time to visit Nagore. The temperature is considerably cooler, approximately 23-30° C, during these months and the weather is best suitable for outdoor activities. With the weather being moderately humid of about 69%, it is the peak season for tourists and quite rightly so.
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What is the best way to reach Nagore?

The city of Nagore is well connected through the Indian Railways. The New Nagore Railway Station is well connected to all the major cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad etc.The Nagore New Bus Stand too well connected to the nearby cities and travelling by bus is not too much of a hassle. The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli, which is around 144 km from Nagore. One could thereon, drive on to Nagore or hire a private taxi from the airport which would take roughy about three to four hours. Being a pilgrimage destination, it is not too hard to find a commute to the place.
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What are the places near Nagore?

The top places near to Nagore are Hyderabad which is 7 km from Nagore, Hampi which is located 318 km from Nagore, Secunderabad which is located 9 km from Nagore, Nalgonda which is located 71 km from Nagore, Warangal which is located 129 km from Nagore

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