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Tourism Boat on FishingPlays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and Fishing are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages like Tarangam padi Fort, Poompuhar speaks of the rich civilization of this land.  

This Danish Fort was the only busy trade centre on the Coromandal coast for the Danes. This fort was declared as a protected monument by the Department of Archaeology, Government of Tamilnadu in 1977 ADThe Danes constructed fortifications on the coast at Tranquebar. This fort was a busy trade centre till 1845 AD when the Danes handed over the fort to the English. It was used as a Public Works Department Travellers Bungalow for government servants and colonials till 1977 AD.  

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NagapattinamImage Station is at the Northern part of the of the Town on the coast, opposite to the Old Bus stand and one km from the New Bus stand.  An age old point for both Civil and commodity transport. Local Bus services and Shared Auto services are available through out the day to connect it to other parts of the town and to adjacent places of Importance like Vailankanni, Sikkal, Thirunallar etc., Bank ATM services are available from a Nationalized Bank.

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The only train from Kerala to Velankanni is the old tea garden express which now goes up to Karaikal via Nagapattinam. The good news is that railways provide a connecting passenger train from Nagapattinam to Velankanni. The connecting time is under an hour and the passenger train will wait for the passengers from the Ernakulam train.

Railway track work has been completed up to Velankanni which connects Velankanni with Nagapattinam. Passenger services got started on this route with effect from 21 December,2010. There are two local trains running towards Nagapattinam daily in the morning and evening. Now there also exists Velankanni Express Train [No:17315] from Vasco-Da-Gama[VSG] in Goa to Velankanni[VLKN] andVelankanni-VSG Express Train [No:17316] from Velankanni[VLKN] to Vasco-Da-Gama[VSG]

Train No.TrainArrivalDeparture FrequencyEn Route
6176Nagore-Chennai, Kamban Express05.2020.05All DaysThanjavur
6175Chennai-Nagore, Kamban Express09.1523.16All DaysThanjavur
6865Nagore - Ernakulam Express06.1516:30All DaysThanjavur
6866Ernakulam - Nagore Express11.4522.05All DaysThanjavur
871Nagore - Trichy Passenger11.20 06.55/06.50 All DaysThanjavur
779Nagore - Trichy Passenger17.20 12.35/12.30 All DaysThanjavur
873Nagore - Trichy Passenger19.05 15.05/15.00 All DaysThanjavur
780Trichy - NagorePassenger10.20/ 10.25 06.15 All DaysThanjavur
874Trichy - NagorePassenger13.25/ 13.30 09.35 All DaysThanjavur
876Trichy - NagorePassenger20.25/20.30 16.30 All DaysThanjavur
875Nagore - Thanjavur Passenger21.1518.25/18.20All DaysTiruvarur
872Thanjavur - Nagore Express06.00 08.55/ 09.00All DaysTiruvarur
17316Velanganni-Goa Weekly Express6.00 00.15Tues DaysTrichy
76813karaikkal-Velanganni passenger10.35 10.10All DaysNagapattinam
76817karaikkal-Velanganni passenger11.50 11.25All DaysNagapattinam
11018karaikkal-lokmanya Tilak Express23.45/Tues day 14.30Monday Only Chennai, Raenigunda, Manralayam
58513karaikkal-bangalore Passenger19.00 04.15Daily Mayiladuthurai, Cuddalore,Salem