At a distance of 40 Kms from Chidambaram, 40 km from Karaikal, 90 Kms from Thanjavur & 257 Kms from Chennai, Poompuhar was as soon as the largest port on the east coast of Tamil Nadu, and was as its peak of glory underneath the sooner Chola kings.
The River Kaveri is merging with the ocean right here. It was often known as puhar as a result of beautiful fantastic thing about the port city, and it later got here to be referred to as Poompuhar. Silappathikaram and Manimekalai, the tamil epics, carry out the greatness of town in a number of the poems in Sangam literature.
Danish Fort that was constructed as early as 1620 A.D is the masterpiece of the Danish structure in India. The fort is in excellent situation until now and a lot of the decorations and carvings are nonetheless outstanding.
A superb seashore and calm waters supply good alternative for sunbathing and swimming.