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Tamil Nadu North Coast

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Northern Coast is in India.

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Northern Coast consists of the following districts

  • Ariyalur
  • Chennai
  • Cuddalore
  • Kanchipuram
  • Nagapattinam
  • Tiruvallur
  • Tiruvarur

Cities

  • Chennai (Madras) — the capital of Tamil Nadu. One of India's four greatest cities.
  • Chidambaram — also known as Thillai, since the place was originally a forest of the thillai, botanically known as excecaria agallecha shrubs, is an important pilgrim centre and a holy place for Saivites as the famous Nataraja Temple is located here
  • Kalpakkam (Chennai) — a few kms away from Mahabalipuram which has the famous Indira Gandhi Atomic Power Plant, a nuclear breeder reactor Uuranium-235,238)
  • Kanchipuram — 75 kms from Chennai, one of the seven holy cities in the country, and a visit is believed to bestow salvation; renowned for its silk sarees
  • Mamallapuram — ancient temples and modern stone carvers, outstanding examples of Dravidian art and architecture
  • Poompuhar
  • Porur
  • Sirkazhi
  • Tiruvallur — famous for the temple of Sri VeeraraghavaSwami and the 40 foot tall Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha AnjaneyaSwami
  • Tranquebar (also called Tharangambadi)
  • Vaitheeswaran Koil
  • Virudhaachalam
  • Velankanni

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