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

1. Fort Dansborg

Must visit 3.5 /5

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

Fort Dansborg is located in the southern part of Tharagambadi, located 283 km (176 mi) from the state capital, Chennai. It is built in Danish style, characterized by large halls, columned structures, high ceilings and projecting drapery.

2. The town gate

Must visit 3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Tharangambadi

The entry into Tranquebar is marked by the Town gate on King's street, the main street of Tranquebar.

3. The Zion Church

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 7
places to visit in Tharangambadi

A piece of history in itself, and affected only eternally by time, the Zion church falls close to the other places of worship in Tranquebar and is surely worth the visit.

4. Old Danish Cemetery

3.1 /5

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

Along with the scattered houses and Fort Dansborg that are beautiful pieces of Danish architecture, is the cemetery that houses ancient tombstones, even them being exquisite in their own way, carved differently with different beautiful quotes.

5. The Zieganbalg museum complex

3.1 /5

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

The museum houses many interesting articles, the most important one being the first printing press of India. The first book, a bible printed in Tamil was printed here. A true attraction for history buffs.

6. The Masilamani Nathar temple

3.1 /5

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

An interesting piece of architecture, the Masilamani Nathar temple is a mix of Chinese and Tamil architecture, built possibly to attract Chinese traders to Tranquebar. It is 700 years old.

7. The New Jerusalem Church

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
7 out of 7
places to visit in Tharangambadi

The church that was specially built for Christian converts also houses tombs that date back to the 18th century in its cemetery. Adding beauty to the town, this church is on King's street and one of the first things you will see in Tranquebar.

FAQs on Tharangambadi

How can I commute within Tranquebar?

One can easily move around the town on foot. An alternative would be to rent a cycle.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Tranquebar?

The top sightseeing places in Tranquebar are Fort Dansborg, The town gate, The Zion Church, Old Danish Cemetery, The Zieganbalg museum complex, The Masilamani Nathar temple.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Tranquebar?

Tranquebar is small enough for you to explore the whole place by foot in a couple of hours. Once you are here, it is best to start from the Bungalow by the Beach at King's street. The bungalow itself is an architectural piece to discover, after which you can visit all the nearby places, namely the Shiva temple, the churches and cemeteries. Tranquebar is a beautiful cultural and architectural mix of a range of different colonies. Tranquebar is perfect to be visited as part of a long trip. It is the perfect break.
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