Beach & Temple


3 ft. above sea level

STD Code


Best Season

Nov - Feb




Hindi, Rajasthani


Cuddalore Travel Guide

It is one of the south situated states of Tamilnadu. Fishing and exporting are the main occupation of the people living here. It houses chemical, pharmacological and energy industries. Roadways are an efficient mode of transport. It handles small cargo ships, and the construction of the port is on the way. The city is also famous for its educational institutions and medical establishments.

This location has a prominent place in Indian history before and after Independence. Here is the meeting place for Pennaiyar, Kedilam, and Uppanar rivers. This location has tropical wet and dry weather. The site is highly associated with the 2004 tsunami as it is a coastal city in Tamilnadu. The Tamil meaning of the word Koodalur means confluence before English control. It has more facts on flood, cyclone and other natural disasters. This city is accessible near Cuddalore, so plan this trip after the Cuddalore tour for ease of travel. Let us see some featuring spots of tourist interest in Cuddalore.

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Best Tourists Places In Cuddalore

  • Samiyarpettai Beach
  • Silver Beach
  • Sri Raghavendra Swami
  • Devanathaswamy temple
  • Fort St.David

Samiyarpettai Beach

The beach was located in the Samiyarpettai village. Situated on the coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal, this is on the eastern coast of India. The town is the largest of coastal cities in local. People mostly fish here. Most of the men in this village moved to other countries to work to make a living. Lengthy long coconut trees surround the town, with small streams running along the side of the city. This place houses the familiar temple Shri Pinnai Vazhi Amman. It is the biggest temple in the town, and the presiding god is the Pinnai vazhi Amman statue. Samiyarpettai beach becomes a tourist attraction in recent days. The beach was between Cuddalore and Chidambaram east of Pudhuchattiram in Tamil Nadu.

Silver Beach

The beach was a little far away from Cuddalore town. Still, this place remains untouched amidst the busy life of the city. Here is the second-longest beach on the coromandel coast. It is also one of the longest beaches on the Asian continent. The vast long stretch of the beach faces severe sea erosion. From the beach’s south, people can experience the South Cuddalore Bay appears like an Island. For safer sports, this place is suitable, which separates backwater in the main beach from the bay. In the west, a river flows through the dense mangrove forest towers with the chirping of birds. On the beach shore, there is an ancient lighthouse build a century ago. It is also the location of Fort St.David, associated with the long history of the British empire. During summer, tourists and people celebrate annual festivals on the beach.

Sri Raghavendra Swami

Bhuvanagiri is the birthplace of a pleasing saint, Raghavendra Swami. Ramalinga Adigalar’s home Maruthur is also close to this town. The name of the place is the combination of two Tamil-Sanskrit words. Bhuvanam means the world, and Giri means Moutain or unmovable, which gives the meaning place that does not move. Local people refer to Mel Bhuvanafiri and Kezh Bhuvanagiri for the western and eastern segment of this place. Agriculture in the wetland cultivation is the main occupation of the people living here. Rice is the principal crop, and Black gram, green gram are the seasonal crops. Finger millet, Pearl millet, corn, Thoor dhal, sesamum and red gram are the minor crops cultivated in drylands. Water from river Vellaru is the sought of irrigation. Handlooms are familiar for this location. Bhuvanagiri pattu, a form of silk saree and textile, is the incredible stuff.

Devanathaswamy temple

The place is popular with the name Thiruvanthipuram Kovil. It is in the Thiruvanthipuram village dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. The temple has architecture associated with the Dravidian style. It is one of the temples of Divya Prabhandha. This temple is also one in the hundred and eight Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu. The presiding god of the temple is Devanathaswamy, and his consort Lakshmi is Hemabhujavalli. The temple had its origin during the medieval Cholas, with later expansion from Pandyas and other empires. The surface of the temple has fifty inscriptions from different Chola and Pandya kings. During the reign of Koperunjinga, the tower of the Temple was erected.

Fort St.David

It is one of the British fort located on the Coromandel coast of India. It is near Silver beach without any maintenance. The river Gadilam situated at the side of this place has a remarkable history. During the rule of Nayaks in Gingee, this place was under their control. Dutch started the initiative for the project when they started expanding their trade. But the Gingee Nayaks pulled back the Portuguese, and they maintained the port under appointed traders. It became an essential source of sandalwood, camphor, cloves, nutmeg, mace, green velvet, porcelain, copper, and brass. Elihu Yale, the governor of Madras, acquired the fort and named it Fort Saint David after a Welsh Saint in 1960.
Besides all the ports and beaches, there are Bhuvaraha Swamy temple, Thillai Kali temple, Viruthagerreswarra temple, Veeranam lake and the temple city Chidambaram to explore. It is a port city with ships and place of sea article selling. Buy the famous stuff of the places to make the tour memorable.