The North Coast of Tamil Nadu consists of Chengalpattu, Chennai, Cuddalore, Pondicherry, Tiruvallur and Viluppuram districts.

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  • 1 Auroville — a popular spiritual and religious site near Pondicherry
  • 2 Chengalpattu — Kolavai Lake hosts migratory birds such as the whiskered tern, Indian spot-billed ducks, moorhens, coots, and small waders
  • 3 Chennai (Madras) — the capital of Tamil Nadu. One of India's four greatest cities.
  • 4 Chidambaram (Thillai) — an important pilgrim centre and a holy place for Shaivites for the famous Nataraja Temple
  • 6 Cuddalore — a town located along the Bay of Bengal, home to several temples and the famous Silver Beach
  • 7 Kalpakkam — home to the famous Indira Gandhi Atomic Power Plant, a nuclear breeder reactor, plus a Dutch-era fort and an unspoilt beach
  • 8 Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) — ancient temples and modern stone carvers, outstanding examples of Dravidian art and architecture
  • 10 Pondicherry (Puducherry) — the largest and former French colony in India offers a mixture of French and Indian architecture and culture
  • 11 Pulicat (Pazhaverkadu) — former Dutch colony next to the Pulicat Lake
  • 13 Tindivanam — home to Rajankulam, a 17th-century manmade pond, and the Sivan kovil and Perumal kovil temples
  • 15 Tiruvallur — famous for the temple of Sri Veeraraghava Swami and the 40-foot-tall Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha Anjaneyaswami

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