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Nagore - A Pilgrim Destination


Nagore is a city in the district Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu. This city is located near the Bay of Bengal, and it is positioned at about 4 km north of Nagapattinam and 16 km to the South of Karaikal. The place has been mentioned as Buddha Vihar in the book written by the Chinese tourist Hiuen Tsang. In 690-728 AD, Nagore was governed by Rajasimha, the Pallava king.

Tourist Places In And Around Nagore

The city’s main attraction is the renowned Nagore Dargah and due to this Dargah, Nagore is recognized as a pilgrim destination. This Islamic shrine is dedicated to Meeran Sahib Abdul Qadir Shahul Hamiid Badshah. Yezhu Lebbai Jamia Masjid, Fathima Jamia Masjid and Theeru Palli Masjid are a few among the famous mosques in Nagore.

Another attraction of the city is the Seeralamman Temple which is located in the Nagorepattinacherry Village (a fishing village) and is close to the Nagore rail station. Every year the Seeralamman festival is celebrated in the temple for 10 days. Travellers can also take part in the Kandhuri festival which takes place in Nagore every year in October and November.

Mariamman Temple, Lord Anjaneya Temple, Lord Shiva Temple and Perumal koil are among the other well known temples of the city. Apart from a plethora of temples, mosques and shrines the city also has a beach which is well known for tourism and sports activities. Throughout the year tourists from different parts of the country and of all religions come to visit these places in Nagore.

How To Reach Nagore

Nagore is linked with many cities of Tamil Nadu via rail, air and road. The city has a railway junction which has regular connections with Chennai and Trichy. The airports that are close to Nagore are Chennai and Trichy airports.

Nagore Weather

The city is close to the sea; therefore, it has a coastal climate.

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How to Reach Nagore

  • By Road
    The bus network is very good in Nagore as the city is linked to all the major cities in Tamil Nadu as well as to the towns in Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. Travelers can avail daily bus services from Nagore to Kanyakumari, Trichy, Chennai, Thanjavur, Trivandrum, Madurai and Pondicherry. Deluxe tourist buses are also available between Nagore and several important cities of South India.
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  • By Train
    Nagapattinam is the nearest railway station from Nagore which is located at about 5 kms from the city. The rail station is well connected to all the important towns of India via Trichy and Chennai.
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  • By Air
    The nearby airport to Nagore is the Trichy airport which is located at almost 140 kms from the city. It is linked to the Chennai airport via regular flights. The distance of Chennai airport from Nagore is approximately 300 kms.
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