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20 Attractions to Explore Near Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)
Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)Kodiyakadu, Tamil Nadu 614807, India

This sanctuary is created in the year of 1967 for the conservation of the near threatened Blackbuck antelope.

Nearby Attractions

Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health42.39 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

This is a world-famous Mariyan shrine located in the small town of Velankanni. The origin of this church can be traced back to the 16th century and there is so much miracle histories to say.

Velankanni Beach
Velankanni Beach42.50 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Vellankani Beach is one of the most pious and scenic beaches on the Eastern coast of the Indian subcontinent. It is the perfect buzz-filled holiday spot with the bustling crowds and swaying palm trees. The beach is one of the most popular destinations in the region.

Shri Parvatheeswarar Temple
Shri Parvatheeswarar Temple51.12 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

This is a famous Hindu temple located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamilnadu. This is the 50 th Shiva temple in the bank of Cauvery mentioned in the Thevaram hymns.

Manora Fort (மனோரா கோட்டை)
Manora Fort (மனோரா கோட்டை)59.26 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Manora Fort principally adopts its name “Manora”, from the corresponding English word “Minaret”. From the nearest shore, the hexagonal tower, which is built within the fort, is an 8-storied building, which is about 23-meters tall, looking over the majestic Bay of Bengal.

Casuarina Beach
Casuarina Beach59.76 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Casuarina Beach is about 20 km from Jaffna. The beach is known for its crystal clear water and white sand. The beach is named after the Casoorina Trees which dominates the beach. The beach has limited options for water sports but it is a fabulous place for walking and swimming.

Hammenhiel Fort
Hammenhiel Fort65.32 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Hammenhiel fort was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. The fort served both as a prison and an armory storage. Now the fort is turned into a hotel, so the visitors can explore history through its wall. The guests can experience the prison life and even sleep on an actual cell.

Our Lady of Angel's Church
Our Lady of Angel's Church68.71 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Our Lady of Angel's Church is the fourth oldest church in Puducherry, a Union territory in South India. The original structure was built in Greco Roman architecture by Napoleon III in 1855, with the architect being Louis Guerre. It is the only church that offers mass in three languages namely French, Tamil and English.

Karaikal Beach
Karaikal Beach68.84 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Karaikal Beach is one of the best natural beaches in the South Tamil Nadu. It is one of the famous tourist attractions in Karikal located on the banks of Arasalar River. It is popular among the tourists as a place of entertainment and it is also the perfect place for those seeking leisure, tranquility, solitude and piousness.

Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple
Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple69.47 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple is a Hindu Tamil temple dedicated to the goddess Punithavathi. It is located on Bharathiar Street, in the center of Karaikal, India. Ammaiyar or Goddess Punithavathi is one of the renowned goddess in Karaikal. The temple was constructed by Malaiperumal Pillai in 1929. The main goddess is Punithavati, also known as Karaikkal Ammaiyar. The temple was constructed by Malaiperumal Pillai in 1929. The main goddess is Punithavati, also known as Karaikkal Ammaiyar.

Saneeswaran Temple
Saneeswaran Temple70.51 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Sri Saneeswarar Temple, also known as Dharbaranyeswara Swamy Temple is one of the most popular Shani Temples in India and is located in Thirunallar near Karaikal. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Dharbaranyeswara Temple houses a rare Marakata Linga. According to history, the great King Nala was relieved from the trouble of Lord Saneeswaran after worshipping the Lord consecrated in this temple. It is believed that by bathing in Nala theertham here will wash off all kinds of misfortunes and miseries cause

Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil
Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil72.31 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Nallur Kovil is a Hindu temple in Nallur, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. The temple was built in 1735, and it’s considered as one of the most important Hindu temples in Sri Lanka, the presiding deity is Lord Murugan.

Jaffna Market
Jaffna Market72.52 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Jaffna Market is located in the heart of Jaffna city. The market features exclusive souvenirs that are hard to find outside the market. The market is also famous for the vendors and shops that sells fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also find apparel, gold, food, and utensils here.

Jaffna library
Jaffna library73.14 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

A public library located in the city of Jaffna, it is considered as one of the most important and historical places in Jaffna. In 2001 the library was restored after it was burned in 1981. At that time it was the largest library in Asia containing over 97,000 books. The building's classical lines and beautiful proportions make it stand out architecturally.

Tiruvettakkudi Sundareshwarar Temple
Tiruvettakkudi Sundareshwarar Temple76.12 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Tiruvettakkudi Sundareshwarar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Tiruvettakudi in Pondicherry, India. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Sundareshwarar. His consort is known as Shantha Nayaki.

Nagadeepa Raja Maha Viharaya
Nagadeepa Raja Maha Viharaya76.72 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Nagadipa Purana Vihara is a Buddhist temple and it is one of the 16 holiest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka. Nagadipa Purana Vihara is known as the place where Buddha visited to resolve the dispute between two kings of Naga.

Tirumeeyachur Mehanadhar Temple
Tirumeeyachur Mehanadhar Temple76.90 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Sri Meganadha Swamy is a Hindu temple located at Thirumeeyachur in Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Meganathaswami. His consort is known as Lalithambika. It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams – Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Tirugnanasambandar. Lord Siva is Swayambumurthy in the temple.

Nainativu
Nainativu77.45 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Nainativu is a small island revered by Buddhists and Hindus for centuries, the island houses the Hindu shrine of Nagapooshani Amman Temple and the Buddhist shrine Nagadeepa Purana Viharaya.

Danish Fort
Danish Fort80.72 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

It was the second-largest fort built by the Danish. Fort Dansborg overlooks the breathtaking blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. We an explore and study about the Danish style of architecture from here.

Tharangambadi
Tharangambadi81.17 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Tharangambadi is a town in the Nagapattinam district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on the Coromandel Coast. It lies 15 kilometres north of Karaikal, near the mouth of a distributary of the Kaveri River. Tranquebar was established in 1620 as the first Danish trading post in India. King Christian IV had sent his envoy Ove Gjedde who established contact with Raghunatha Nayak of Tanjore.

Sri Abhirami Amirthakadeswarar Temple
Sri Abhirami Amirthakadeswarar Temple86.35 KMs away from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Kodiakarai)

Sri Abhirami Amirthakadeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva in his manifestation as "Destroyer of Death" and his wife Parvati as Abhirami. It is located in Thirukkadaiyur (Thirukadavur), 21 km East of Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu in India. This temple is associated with the legend of Shiva saving his young devotee, Markendeya from death, and the tale of a saint, Abirami Pattar a devotee of the presiding goddess.