Come and visit the land of the singing waves
The town Tranquebar was formerly known as Tharangambadi, which literally means land of the singing waves. It is located in Tamil Nadu in a district named Nagapattinam in the Coromadel Coast. It is a small town with a population of 23,191 and it’s official language is Tamil. The place has a very rich history and has not been disturbed by the passage of time. The town has a population with a mixture of Danish, German, British and French colonies. Tranquebar has an architectural and cultural significance. The town has several churches and Danish architecture. The weather during the summer months are generally hot and humid.
The Bunglow on the Beach which is located on King’s Street is a beautiful bunglow in the town that serves continental food as well as south Indian dishes.There are several other places available for dining in the town.
How to reach
The town of Tranquebar does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is Chennai airport. The town can also be reached by a number of buses, trains and also by road.
How to Reach by Flight
Tranquebar does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport, which is located as a distance of 270km from the town. The airport connects the town with other major cities of the country and also to the cities of other countries as it is an International airport. Taxi services are present outside the airport for easy transportation.
How to Reach by Train
The town does not have a railway station. The nearest railway station is at Mayiladuthrai, which is present at a distance of 24km from the town of Tranquebar. Taxi services and state-run buses are available outside the railway station.
How to Reach by Bus
The town is well connected with other cities by bus services. State-run buses as well as those owned by private agencies are also present. From Vellore, the distance of the town is around 267km, which will take around 5 hours and from Mysore, it is around 466km and can be covered in around 9 hours.
How to Reach by Road
The town can also be reached by well connected roads. The distance from Pondicherry to Tranquebar is around 120km which takes around 2 hours 45 minutes. From Chennai, the distance is around 270km, which takes around 5 hours t be covered.
How to travel within
The town of Tranquebar is small enough to walk and experience the beauty of the place. Bikes can also be hired to roam around the place.
Tranquebar is one of the best places to just laze around. Sitting in an arm chair, facing the beach or sitting on the boulders on the beach and watching the sunset or even a stroll near the Uppanar River are certain things people can do in the town apart from visiting the beautiful churches and the cemeteries.
Day 1- After landing in Chennai Airport, proceed towards Tranquebar and then have breakfast in the hotel and proceed towards Fort Dansborg, Old Danish Cemetery, and The New Jerusalem Church.
Day2- After breakfast, leave for the town gate and The Zion Church. After this, rest for the entire day and enjoy the beach.