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Northern Coast is in Tamil Nadu. The region consists of the districts of Ariyalur, Chennai, Cuddalore, Kanchipuram, Nagapattinam, Tiruvallur, and Tiruvarur, plus the union territory of Pondicherry.


Map of Tamil Nadu North Coast
  • 1 Chennai (Madras) — the capital of Tamil Nadu. One of India's four greatest cities.
  • 2 Chidambaram — also known as Thillai, since the place was originally a forest of the thillai, botanically known as excecaria agallecha shrubs, is an important pilgrim centre and a holy place for Saivites as the famous Nataraja Temple is located here
  • 3 Cuddalore — town located along the Bay of Bengal, home to several temples and the famous Silver Beach
  • 4 Kalpakkam (Chennai) — a few km away from Mahabalipuram which has the famous Indira Gandhi Atomic Power Plant, a nuclear breeder reactor
  • 5 Kanchipuram — 75 km from Chennai, one of the seven holy cities in the country, and a visit is believed to bestow salvation; renowned for its silk sarees
  • 7 Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) — ancient temples and modern stone carvers, outstanding examples of Dravidian art and architecture
  • 12 Pondicherry — the largest and former French colony in India offers a mixture of French and Indian architecture and culture
  • 14 Sirkazhi
  • 15 Sriperumbudur
  • 16 Tiruvallur — famous for the temple of Sri VeeraraghavaSwami and the 40 foot tall Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha AnjaneyaSwami
  • 18 Tranquebar (also called Tharangambadi) — port and site of a Danish fort (now a museum)

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  • 1 Auroville — a popular spiritual and religious site near Pondicherry


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