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Beaches near Chidambaram

Chidambaram is a town and municipality in the Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This place is famous for historical places and the festivals happening all around the year. You can enjoy some peaceful time to enjoy with your family and friends. 

Some famous beaches are :


Silver Beach

The Beach is situated around 46 km away from the town of Chidambaram. It is one of the longest beaches in Asia and is the second-longest beach on the Coromandel coast. Stretching around 57km, this beach look like an island with beautiful backwaters to explore.

The backwater separating the main beach from the island-like structure is a safe place for water sports. There are summer festivals celebrated in Silver Beach yearly during April or May. The beach was struck by the 2004 Asian tsunami. Read more 

Silver beach

Poompuhar Beach

Poompuhar is close to Sirkazhi and Chidambaram. It is a historic place associated with the Kavalan and Kannagi of Silappadhigaram. Poompuhar is also called Kaveripoompattinam. 

The beach is well known for being the meeting point of the famous river Cauvery and the Bay of Bengal. It is also one of the major ports in use since the medieval and the Chola period giving a wonderful glimpse of south Indian history. Read more  


Chidambaram Nataraja temple

Nataraja Temple, also referred to as the Chidambaram Nataraja temple or Thillai Nataraja temple. The Chidambaram temple complex proudly boasts of being one of the oldest temple complexes in Southern India. The most unique characteristic of the Nataraj Temple is the bejeweled image of Nataraj. Read more 


This beach is not a suitable one for swimming as the water is very rough. The other places for sightseeing near Poompuhar beach are Silapthikkara Art Gallery, Zion Church, and other Dutch monuments depicting their architectural skills.

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