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Nagapattinam District
Tamil Nadu

Catched Fishes Fishing, along with Para marine activities like Dry fish ,Prawn farming constitues the second Major economy for the district. The marine ecosystem provides mankind with food, medicines, industrial products and pleasure.  

Danish Fort This 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.  


This is a small town along the shore of the Bay of Bengal.Nagore is a town in the Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located approximately 12 km south of Karaikal and 5 km north of Nagapattinam. Tiruvarur, Mayiladuthurai, Muthupet are nearby towns. It has a population of approximately 92,525. The prime attraction is the renowned Nagore Dargah, a revered place of all faiths. A five centuries old Islamic shrine, Nagore Dargah attracts millions of pilgrims irrespective of caste, creed or religion. The festival season in Nagore occurs during the month of May, typically, but the festival dates will change, as they are based on the lunar calendar. The popular Kandhuri festival is celebrated with festivities and pomp and show. Notable temples exist, too. This shows the peaceful coexistence of Muslims and other faiths. The Seeralamman temple situated in the fishermen's area near Nagore railway station is a century -old Hindu shrine maintained by local fishermen. The annual Seeralamman festival season has ten days of celebration.

In Tamil Nadu Nagore Dargah is not only the Islamic Religious Centre but also Common Religious Gathering Point by which many Hundreds of Thousands of devotees attend to get the peerless benevolence. Whereby Hindus, Christians, Muslims," all Triple Gems" of any other religious devotees can attend without any obstacles which "is irrespective of religion, Race, Caste", and far beyond spiritualism, All three World's Biggest Oceans are destined in one place that is Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, similarly all three religious devotees gathering at one place in the globe "that" is Nagore Dargah, as all known by geographically and physically. Over the past four centuries the devotees from the whole corners of the world visiting with utmost pious and get the blessings abundantly from the Holiest Saint Nagore Aandavargal, and still they follow up the Islamic Cultural Heritage without any single hesitation as common.

holy land of Muslims

Nagore, as a pilgrim town has the Dargaha of saint Hazrat Meeran Sultan Syed Shahabdul Hammeed [Hazrat Mian]. It is a sea-side town, now bustling with activities both related to religion and commerce.

Sepulchre of the Saint

Nagore DhargaThe Dargha in Nagore near Nagapattinam, the district headquarters is a holy place. Not only the followers of Islam but also of all faiths visit this sacred centre throughout the year to offer their prayers and get the blessings of the saint. Nearly five hundred years ago a son was born in a devout Muslim family in a village in the central provinces [Madhys pradesh], He was named Abdul kadhar. With lust for the grace of Allah, he wandered with his followers far and wide. He came to Tamilnadu after visiting different places like Keelakkarai and preaching the doctrine of love, service devotion to the almighty he settled down in Nagore in a piece of land granted by a devotee of this saintly preacher. His words and deeds were divine and prophetic. He said Islam preaches the fatherhood of God and brotherhood of Man He sent his disciples to work among the people and spread the message of Prophet Mohammed. He passed away in 1558 at the age of 68 and in Nagore dargha are the relics of this God-man. Khandoori festival is the anniversary celebrations and devotees from all over the world join the festivals to be blessed by Nagore Andavavar.


A pristine beach has been developed to attract people. Main attractions are beach volleyball, Joyful catumaram rides, childrens amusement park and other recreational facilities. A new color has been added to the beach and is maintained by Nagapattinam New Beach Development committee under the chairmanship of the District Collector

General Information
Area 875Sq.Km.
Population 92,525 [2001 census]
Altitude Sea level
Rainfall 350mm
Season Throughout the year
Languages spoken Tamil and English
STD code 04365
Hotel Tamilnadu, Nagappattinam 224389,225114
ATM Lodge 250758
Deen Lodge 250032
Maraikayar Lodge
Hanifa Lodge 250384
Railway Retiring Rooms available
Climate Max Min
Summer 36°C 28°C
Winter 29°C 21°C
Every year Nagore Dargah Kanduri Festival is celebrated in the Islamic Month of Jamathul Aagir 1st to 14. This is an auspicious and most celebrated day in Nagore. Many people of all faiths congregate along the streets of Nagore to have a glimpse of the flags in procession in adorned chariots carrying to Nagore Dargah. This is the first day of the Kandoori celebration in Nagore. Flag is a sign of identity. It is the symbol of presence. It is signage of existence. In a war a flag is raised as a sign of victory. Similarly, the raising of flags in the five minarets of Nagore Dargah may be cited to the spiritual victory to the Kingdom of Islam through the holy Hazarath Kuthub ul Akthab Syedina Shahul Hameed (RA).
Places of Spritual Importance
Naganathaswamy Temple Perumal Temple
Nagore Andavar Dharga
St.Fathima Annai RC Church , Vetrilaikaran Street.
Nearest Air port is at Thirichirapalli [147kms]
Connected to all major cities in South India via, Chennai, Trichirappalli, Thanjavur and Kollam.
  • Hotel Sangeetha, Big Bazaar
  • Raadha cafe, olld Bus Stand
  • Nawab Rastaurant, Near Dharga
Medical Facilities
  • Govt. Hospital, Sivan South Street
  • Medical shops available
  • post/Telegraph/STD/ISD/Telex/FAX/Courier Facilities available.
  • E-mail and Internet centres are also available.
Local Library, Sivan South Srteet
Recreation Club
Union Recreation Club, [Members Only]
key contacts
District Collector 252500
Dist. Superintendent of Police 242888
Wild life Warden 253091,253092
Public Relation Officer Nagapattinam 274040
Railway Enquiry 250161
Police Station 250100
Post Office 250188
Indian Overseas Bank 250165
Indian Bank 250109
Dagha Trustee 250186
Dargha Office 250194
Tourist Officer, Poompuhar [4364]-260439