Beaches, lakes, temples, forests – where do you wish to be? Or do you dream of going on a holiday that ensures it all? Either way, Cuddalore welcomes you with its old-age charm and serene spots that bring peace of mind. Located 190 kms from the State Capital of Chennai, Cuddalore attracts a large number of visitors from different parts of India. Thanks to its splendorous locations, no visitors go back disappointed.
Cuddalore is a destination of great historic significance. Many dynasties have ruled over this area across centuries. Pallavas, Medieval Cholas, Vijayanagar empire, Nayaks of Madurai and Thanjavur, Marathas and Tipu Sultan are some of the powers that reigned over the region. Later, Cuddalore also came under French and English rule. Today, Cuddalore is an industrial city with a vibrant and young outlook.
The word Cuddalore is derived from the Tamil Word ‘Kudaloor’ which means confluence. This is indeed true when it comes to the tourism importance of the city. It is where many kinds of experiences come together for travellers, gifting them with unforgettable memories. One of the most visited tourism destinations in Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore is situated along the serene Coromandel Coast along the Bay of Bengal. Thus the locale is blessed with the tranquil beauty of pristine beaches. The Gadlilam river flows through Cuddalore making its backwaters a factor of tourism attraction. Besides, Cuddalore is also a pilgrimage tourism destination as the locale is famous for many amazing temples, thus earning it the nickname ‘The Land of Temples’.