Nagapattinam is 320 kms from Chennai. This district came into existence in the year 1991 with its headquarters in Nagapattinam city. Its long stretch of coast line runs along the Bay of Bengal for 188 kms. It has one of the most thriving harbours in India. The Shri Kayahorana Swami Neelayathatchi Amman Temple, Sowriraja Perumal Temple, and Nellukkadai Mariamman Temple are some of the important temples that can be seen here. There is also the mini museum; the towering lighthouse and the long beautiful beach are some of the places worth visiting. Nagapattinam is a unique district with its own historical and cultural significance. The heritage of the town is found in the Burmese historical text dated around the 3rd century B.C. The same text gives evidences of a Buddha Vihar built by the great King Ashoka. The Chinese Traveller Hieun Tsang also mentioned the same Buddha Vihar in his book.
By Air - The Airport at Thiruchi is at a distance to 141 Kms. Air Lanka and Indian Airlines operate services to Sri Lanka from Trichy. The passenger service to Madurai and Chennai from Thiruchi is operated by Indian Airlines.
By Bus - Bus services are available from Nagappattinam to Thanjavur, Thiruchi, Nagore and Chennai.
By Rail - There are train facilities from Nagappattinam to Thanjavur, Thiruchi, Chennai and Nagore.