Pitchavaram 56 Km from Cuddalore. 16 Km from Chidambaram. A unique natural phenomenon in the form of mangrove forests which sprawl over 11000 hectares of backwaters is the tourist attraction here. The numerous channels and creeks are ideal for boating A fishing enthusiast will find a variety of fin and shell fish in these waters Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation provides. (TTDC) houses cottages, youth hostel restaurants and boating facilities. Ph 04144-249232
47 Km from Cuddalore. Chidambaram is famous for the temple dedicated to Lord Nataraja, the Cosmic Dancer (Lord Siva). The Annamalai University located here is a major residential University. Pichavaram (16 km from here) is a place of rare scenic beauty with its serene backwaters dotted with dense mangrove forests, which boasts of unique avifauna, Ph : 04l44-222696/618
Mannargudi is a small town in Chidambaram taluk. It is called Kattu Mannargudi to distinguish it from Raja Mannargudi in Thanjavur district. The village was famous for giving birth to famous Vaishnavite saints, Nadamunigal and Alavandar. The local Vaishnavite temple is famous for its sanctity.
1132.4 Mts. of wharf length is available for berthing lighters. The depth alongside the wharves varies from 1.5 to 1.8 mts. There are railway sidings (Meter gauge) at all these wharves. which are connected to the Cuddalore junction which is on the main lines of the Southern Railway, A wharf to a length of 200 mts. on the Western side of river near New Port Office is also available for shipping and landing facilities.
30 Km from Cuddalore. Porto Novo also called Parangipettai. in Chidambaram taluk, is situated on the North bank of the mouth of Vellar. The Portuguese were the earliest European settlers of the place from whom it passed into the possession of the Dutch. This town has a large Muslim population engaged mostly in sea-trade. Tombs of several Muslim saints are situated in this place, most important among them being them dargah to Saint Malumiyar, Araikasu Nachiyar, Hafiz Mir Sahib and Sayed Saheb.
Nellikuppam is one of the most important business centers in Cuddalore District, known for Sugarcane growers and Sugar Factory. Various tourist places like Vadalur Sathyagnana Sabai, Piehavararn, Chidambaram, Neyveli, Cuddalore and Pondieherry are nearby.
Neyveli 40 km from Cuddalore. One of the biggest industrial complexes in the country. Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) Ltd. is entrusted with the task of lignite production and power generation. The company with headquarters at Neyveli in Tamilnadu is engaged in exploration of’ lignite deposit in Tamilnadu.
Panruti is one of the most important business centers in Cuddalore District. This town is famous for Cashew and Jack-fruit.