About Cuddalore

Cuddalore is a fast-growing industrial city and the headquarters of Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. Located south of Pondicherry on the Bay of Bengal, Cuddalore has a large number of industries which employ a great deal of the city's population. Cuddalore is known for its picturesque beaches, particularly Silver Beach. Cuddalore was the Capital of the English Possessions on the Coromandal Coast from 1748 to 1752.

Earlier the name Cuddalore was spelt as Koodalur (meaning: confluence in Tamil). It is the place of confluence of three rivers, namely, Pennaiyar River, Kedilam and Paravanar. Since the British regime, it has been called as Cuddalore.

Tourist Spots

Tourist Spots in and around Cuddalore:

  • Silver Beach at Devanampatinam
  • St. David Fort
  • Padaleeswarar temple
  • Thiruvandheepuram Devanatha Swamy temple
  • Thiruvandheepuram Haiyakrever temple
  • Pichavaram one of the world's largest mangrove forests
  • Cuddalore Thouheed Mosque
  • Thirumutam Boovaraga Swami
  • Vadalur Vallalar Sathya Gnana Sabha
  • Kurinjipadi Subraya Swamigal temple
  • Vengadampet Venugopalaswamy temple
  • Thiruvadhigai Veerataneswar temple
  • Silver Beach

    Silver Beach is situated on the southeast coast of Tamil Nadu. It is located 2 km from downtown Cuddalore. Silver Beach, however, is untouched by the busy life of the city and a natural beach to be treasured.


    Cuddalore is connected to other parts of Tamil Nadu through a very good rail and road network. Frequent buses run to nearby towns like Puducherry (Pondicherry), Chidambaram, Panruti, Tindivanam,Villupuram,Vadalur and Neyveli. Buses to major cities of Tamil Nadu such as Chennai, Tiruchirapalli, Salem, Tiruvannamalai,Coimbatore and also to Banglore,Tirupathi and Trivandrum are available from Cuddalore.


    � The main business of Cuddalore is fisheries.
    � The original Cuddalore town is called Old Town; it was once an anchor point for imports and exports. But after the Government started accumulating and organising imports and exports at the nearest Metro city, Cuddalore's labour force was diluted to factories and industries.
    � Currently, the Government is concentrating on small- to medium-sized industries in and around Cuddalore. SIDCO, SIPCOT, Regional Palm Products Manufacturing Society, Regional Sugarcane Research Foundation are a few to name.
    � The proposed harbour is currently under construction, it can attract the Ship Building Industry to Cuddalore.


    Krishnaswamy Eng College - Cuddalore
    St.Joseph's College - Cuddalore
    Jayaram Eng College - Cuddalore
    KNC - Cuddalore
    Periyar Arts & Science - Cuddalore
    Annamalai University - Chidambaram
    RMMC & H - Chidambaram
    MGMCRI & H - Pondicherry
    AVMC & H - Pondicherry
    PEC - Pondicherry
    SVMC & H - Pondicherry
    Rajiv Gandhi Eng College - Pondicherry
    JIPMER - Pondicherry
    PIMS - Pondicherry