Tharangambadi is a coastal town in Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu. There are many sandy beaches along this coastal region which has become a major tourist attraction with people who want to unwind and relax. Tharangambadi was a former Danish colony and is still referred to as Trankebar. This area lies near a distributary of River Cauveri. Nagapattinam is 38.2 km and Chennai is 264 km from Tharangambadi. Nearby places are Akkur, Chandirapady, Nalladai, Kaliyappanallur, and Kurumbagaram.
Places to Stay
As there are no hotels in Tharangambadi, Nagapattinam offers good affordable hotels. Some of them are Hotel Sea Horse (Tariff – Rs.621), Hotel Picnic (Tariff – Rs.865), Sri Balaji Lodge (Tariff – Rs.700), and Mangala Heritage Home (Tariff – Rs.800).
The official language spoken in Tharangambadi is Tamil.
The important festivals celebrated here are Pongal in January, Ayudha Pooja in October, Chithirai Festival held in April, Vinayaka Chathurthi celebrated during September-October, and Karthigai Deepam during November - December.
Places of Interest
Tourist places and attractions in Tharangambadi are the Danish Fort (800 m), Ziegenbalg Statue (750 m) on the way to the Danish Fort and the numerous beaches surrounding the vicinity. In Nagapattinam 38.2 km from Tharangambadi, Sikkal Singaravelan Temple (2 km) is worth visiting.
How to Get There
The major airport is located in Tiruchirapalli about 147 km from Tharangambadi.
Tharangambadi has no railway station. There is a railway station at Nagapattinam (37 km) from Tharangambadi.
Tharangambadi has daily trips by local buses from nearby places such as Chidambaram and Nagapattinam. There are private bus operators like SRM Travels that run buses from Chennai to Tharangambadi. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of online bus ticket booking offers from time to time.