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Tharangambadi

Category Historic

Tharangambadi or Tranquebar is located in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu and 13 Kms. away from north of Karaikal where the dancing waves sing eternally.

Masilamani nathar (Shiva) temple was built here in 1306, in a land given by  Maravarman Kulasekara Pandyan I. It is a Danish settlement with an ancient fort which is known as Fort Dansborg, construction started in 1620.

It is a place where the first printing press in India was established in 1714 and printed the new testaments in Tamil.

Photo Gallery

  • Fort Dansborg at Tharangambadi
  • Nagre Andavar Durgah
  • Shrine Annai Velankanni Church

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli and Chennai.

By Train

Nearest Railway station is Karaikal (13 KMs.) and Mayiladuthurai (29 Kms.)

By Road

All the buses from Chennai to Velankanni on ECR are run by this way.