Once one of the major centers of power of the Chola dynasty, and today an important influence in the economy and politics of Tamil Nadu, the beautiful port town of Poompuhar has a history that dates back to times immemorial. Located on the estuary of the sea, the city was named Poompuhar as "poohar" means an estuary. Today an important tourist destination of Tamil Nadu, this beautiful city is a must-visit while on a trip to Tamil Nadu, which is why a tour to Poompuhar is gradually becoming important as a part of an itinerary of Tamil Nadu.
How To Reach
The nearest airport to Poompuhar is at Trichy, which is at a distance of 141 kms from Poompuhar. Numbers of flights operate on a daily basis between Trichy, Maduari and a number of other cities of India and Sri Lanka.
Poompuhar is well connected to a number of neighboring cities via cities like Thanjavur, Trichy, Chennai and Nagore.
Poompuhar is well connected to a number of neighboring cities by an efficient network of roads. A number of vehicles ply on these roads including town buses, cars and auto rickshaws.
Major Attractions in Poompuhar
The major attractions of Poompuhar include:
- Silappathikara Art Gallery
- Zion Church
- Town Gateway
- Danish Fort
- Masilamani Nathar Koil
- Danish Governor Bungalow
Besides these the places of tourist interest in Poompuhar also include the following temples:
- Thiruppallavaneeswaram (Poompuhar)
- Melapperumpallam and Keezhapperumpallam
- Thirukkadaiyur (Thirukkadayur)
- Anantha Mangalam
- Vaitheeswaran Koil
- Thirusaikkadu (Sayavanam)