Must-see attractions in Tamil Nadu

  • Kurinji Andavar Temple

    Dedicated to Murugan, this nondescript temple 3km northeast of town affords beautiful panoramas of the surrounding hills and the plains miles below.

  • Old Lighthouse

    Pondy's lighthouse was completed in the 1830s and functioned for more than a century before being replaced in 1979.

  • Masilamani Nathar Temple

    Badly damaged by the 2004 tsunami, this 14th-century seafront temple is now repainted in kaleidoscopic colours.

  • St John’s Church

    Within the fort grounds stands this handsome, yellow-walled church (1846). Only open Sunday.