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The port town of Cuddalore lies on the Coromandel Coast of southeastern India. The city was colonized by the French in 1758 and later by the British in 1785. During the British rule, Cuddalore was a bustling port. It is the headquarters of Cuddalore District and is located 192 km south of Chennai.

The Fort Saint David is the prime attraction in the city. The nearby places of interest are Chidambaram, Neyveli and Pondicherry.

Chennai International Airport serves the town. Cuddalore is linked by rail to Chennai via Viluppuram. Cuddalore is well connected by road to Pondicherry (25 km), Chidambaram (43 km), and Neyveli (55 km).

Updated on 25th July, 2005
District: Cuddalore

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