A major tourist destination and pilgrimage located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam is noted for its cultural and historical significance. Nagapattinam is once a thriving constituent of Cholamandalam. The 6th century
Nagapattinam Kayaroganam Shiva Temple was constructed by Chola Kings. The town has a long pristine beach attracting leisure and adventure lovers. The beach is perfectly ideal for adventure sports and beach entertainments such as boating, beach volleyball, Catamaran rides and water theme parks. Besides, there is a light house and a mini museum that offers majestic view of the beach. Some popular attractions in Nagapattinam include the 17th century Dutch Fort, Velankani Church and Nagore, a prominent Islamic destination with a renowned Sufi Shrine and Dargah. There is a popular temple dedicated to Shani (Planet Saturn), which is located close to Nagapattinam.