Places of Interest



Pataleeswarar Temple, Cuddalore is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva in the town of Thirupathiripuliyur, Cuddalore. It was constructed during the Pallava and Medieval Chola periods. The Saivite saint Appar is believed to have adopted Saivism at this temple.


Silver Beach is a beach on the southeast coast of India. It is located 2 km (1.2 mi) from downtown Cuddalore, the headquarters of Cuddalore district in the state of Tamil Nadu. Silver Beach, however, is untouched by the busy life of the city. It is the second longest beach on the Coromandel Coast and one of the longest beaches in Asia. The 57 km-long stretch of beach faces severe seafront erosion. There are town buses which ply frequently between Cuddalore town bus stand and Silver Beach. It is also accessible via Taxis and Autos from different parts of the town. To the south of the beach the South Cuddalore Bay area appears as if it is a separate island.


Cuddalore Port is an open roadstead (anchorage) Port situated at the confluence of the rivers Uppanar and Paravanar in the East Coast of Tamil Nadu in the Bay of Bengal. Ships anchor at the open sea at the available depth, loading and unloading of cargo takes place by means of Lighters/Steel Barges. The anchorage has 8-10m depth available at the distance of 0.5 Nautical Mile. Cuddalore Port infrastructure development works are in progress to convert as a Deep Water, Direct Berthing Port (Extension of Breakwater, Construction of Wharf & Capital dredging of the Channel)  under Sagarmala / Coastal Berth Scheme with the financial assistance from Government of India.


Devanathaswamy temple in Thiruvanthipuram, a village in the outskirts of Cuddalore in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu.


Fort St David, now in ruins, was a British fort near the town of Cuddalore, a hundred miles south of Chennai on the Coromandel Coast of India. It is located near silver beach without any maintenance. It was named for the patron saint of Wales because the governor of Madras at the time, Elihu Yale, was Welsh.