Nagapattinam is an exclusive tourist destination enjoying a different historical and cultural significance. It happened to be one of the constituents of Cholamandalam and was highly praised as the most important cities of that era. The city has been part of the splendid erstwhile Chola Kingdom. Cholas constructed the very famous Kayaroganam Shiva Temple in this town. It also enjoys great importance in Buddhism also. The place is mentioned as Padarithitha in ancient Buddhist literature. Nagapattinam offers abundance of tourism opportunities to its visitors. You can book Nagapattinam holiday packages to enjoy a blend of history, religion and nature.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
Situated 10 km away from Nagapattinam, Velankanni is a pilgrimage centre. The place is recognized for the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health - a Roman Catholic Church that was constructed during 17th century. This is a popular religious destination where people of all faiths come for praying.
Kayarohanaswami Temple is a popular Hindu temple in the town to be visited by a number of Hindu devotees. Dedicated to Lord Siva, the temple features Kayarohana and his consort Nilayathakshi as its main deity.
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Soundararajaperumal Temple is one of the most admired Hindu temples of the town. It is counted among the 108 Divya Deshams of Lord Vishnu and has been constructed in Dravidian Style of Architecture. The temple has two inscriptions of the Chola period.