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If you have already explored Cuddalore and want to rejuvenate yourself from the busy life in Cuddalore then you can plan for the weekend getaways from Cuddalore. There are many weekend getaways from Cuddalore where you can easily get facilities of accommodation, meals, sightseeing, weekend activities etc. Some of the nearest places to spend your weekend getaways from Cuddalore are Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Poompuhar, Kumbakonam, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Thanjavur, Chennai and many more.
Pondicherry also known as Puducherry, is one among the seven union territories of India, located in the state of Tamil Nadu. Pondicherry is famous for cultural heritage and beautiful beaches which attract the tourists round the year. Pondicherry is located only 25 km away from Cuddalore town, thus, it is easy to visit there to spend your weekends. You can travel by road transports and it takes only 45 minutes to reach there. There are many beautiful places in Pondicherry to enjoy watching in weekends. Paradise Beach, Mandagupattu, Sengazhuneer Amman Temple, French War Memorial, Auroville Beach, Botanical Garden, Boat House, Bharti and Bharthidasan Memorial Museum, Jawahar Toy Museum, Promenade Beach, Ousteri Lake, Bharathi Park and many more places for excursion in Pondicherry which you can enjoy in weekends.
Chidambaram is a beautiful destination in Tamil Nadu located near Cuddalore and can be a good option to spend a weekend. It is located about 44 km away from Cuddalore. It can take an hour to reach Chidambaram from Cuddalore. You can travel to Chidambaram by buses, taxis, cars and trains from Cuddalore. Chidambaram is known as temple town and their Dravidian architecture is famous all over the country. The major attractions in the town of Chidambaram are Thillai Kali Amman Temple, Natraj Temple, Thirunallurpperumnam Temple, Annamalai University, Pichavaram Mangrove Forest and Tiruvetkalam Temple, which you can enjoy watching during the weekends.
Poompuhar is another beautiful place near Cuddalore to spend the weekend. Earlier this town was considered as port town. Poompuhar is situated only 87 km away from Cuddalore and it takes only 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach there. You travel by road or rail transport to reach there. The town of Poompuhar is famous for its scenic beauty and it is always a famous tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. There are many mesmerising spots for the excursion such as Thiruvengadu, Danish Museum, Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple, Old Falls, Honey Falls, Danish Fort, Town Gateway, Poompuhar Beach and lot more, which can be enjoyed in the weekends. Thus, Poompuhar is one of the best weekend getaways from Cuddalore.
Kumbakonam is also one of the beautiful weekend getaways from Cuddalore. It is situated about 110 km away from Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu. Kumbakonam is the oldest and holy town in South India which has about 188 temples in and around the town. If you are planning to visit some pilgrim places near Cuddalore, then Kumbakonam is the right choice and you can also spend the weekend there. Major attractions of the town are Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Bhagavatha Padithurai Ghat, Nageswaran Temple, Ramaswamy Temple, Adi Kumbeswarar Temple and many more.
Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is located in Kanchipuram district of the state of Tamil Nadu. It was the chief sea port in 7th century in South India. It is famous for its culture heritage and beaches, and it is the world heritage site. There you can witness the finest architectural and sculptural attainments in India. Mahabalipuram is situated about 120 km away from the town of Cuddalore and it takes about 2 hours to reach there by road transport. You can also visit there by trains. Mahabalipuram is the best weekend getaways from Cuddalore where you may enjoy watching historical monuments as well as beauty of beaches. The famous place sin Mahabalipuram are Tiger’s Caves, Kovalam, Crocodile Bank, Five Raths (Chariot), Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance, Beach and you can also enjoy Mamallapuram Dance Festival and Open Air Dance Festival.
Kanchipuram is the oldest city in the state of Tamil Nadu, located near the town of Cuddalore. It is known as Golden City which has about thousand temples and it preserves its old world charisma. Kanchipuram is located about 144 km away from Cuddalore and it takes only 2 hours and 40 minutes to reach Kanchipuram by road. It is the best place to spend weekend. Some of the beautiful places in Kanchipuram to spend weekend are Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadhraj Perumal Temple, Devarajaswami Temple, Jain Temples, Kanchi Kudil, Anna Memorial, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Christ Church, Kailasanath Temple and so on which lure the tourists to visit here again and again.
If you want to have some royal experience, you can visit the city of Thanjavur. It is about 158 km away from the town of Cuddalore, and a beautiful place to spend weekend and for excursion. You can also visit the most popular city and the capital of Tamil Nadu, namely Chennai to spend your weekend away from Cuddalore. It is located about 185 km away from Cuddalore. Chennai is a metropolitan city and there you can witness modern as well as traditional lifestyle. Beaches, various historical monuments, amusement parks, temples, shopping malls etc. may provide enjoyment and enthusiasm while visit here to spend your weekend.
Excursion is not limited to the above mentioned places. There are some more places to explore and to plan your weekend getaways from Cuddalore such as Coimbatore, Vellore, Thiruvenkadu, Thiruvannamalai, Rameshwaram, Dharmapuri, Madurai, Salem, Trichy, Tiruchirapalli and many more. So, what you are waiting for, pack your bags to have a splendid time away from Cuddalore.