(Last Updated on : 01/12/2012)
Nagore is located in Nagapattinam District
in the Indian state
of Tamil Nadu
. It is a small town situated along the shore of the Bay of Bengal
. The town is at a distance of almost 16 kms south of Karaikal
and 4 kms north of Nagapattinam
. The nearby towns surrounding Nagore are Mayiladuthurai, Thiruvarur
Tourist Places in Nagore
The main attraction of the town is the Nagore Dargah. It is a revered place for people of all faiths. This Islamic shrine is almost five centuries old. Few small scale industries have been set up in the vicinity. These produce raw materials for manufacturing soap. Nagore serves as a pleasant seashore area. Flying Fish known as Kola Meen in Tamil language
is a rare fish found here.
Educational Institutions in Nagore
Nagore has set up several schools and colleges to impart education. Some of the important schools here are Ghouthia Nursery and Primary School, National Higher Secondary School, Modern Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kadhiriya Nursery and Primary School, Ghouthia Higher Secondary School, National Elementary School, Al Islaah Nursery and Primary School, Hameediya Nursery and Primary School and Crescent Matriculation Higher Secondary School for Girls. Besides this few colleges that have been established here are Industrial Training Institute (Govt ITI), A.D.J. Dharmambal Polytechnic College, Valivalam Desikar Polytechnic College (VDPC) and E.G.S. Pillai Arts and Science College.
Pilgrimage Centres in Nagore
Perumal Koil, Lord Anjaneya Temple, Mariamman Temple and Lord Shiva Temple are some of the important pilgrimage centres here. Apart from this the Seeralamman temple is another significant temple in the fishermen's area in Nagore. The town also has few masjids such as Mathaar Maricar Masjid, Nawab Walajah Jami'a Masjid, Fathima Jami'a Masjid, Qadiriya Masjid, Hiluru Jami'a Masjid, Dewaansha Masjid, Silladi Masjid, Theru Palli Masjid and Masthan Gani Masjid. Kandhuri festival and Seeralamman festival are some of the important festivals celebrated on a grand scale in the town. Seeralamman festival is celebrated for almost ten days.
Nagore is well connected by different modes of transports. National Highway (NH45) passes through Nagore. The nearby airports are located at Tiruchirapalli
i. The town also has a railway terminal.