Laying on the Coromandel Coast in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, the small town of Tranquebar is a vestige of Danish heritage and rule in India. Tranquebar offers an abundance of quiet in a historically rich environment.
Some of the activities that one can do, apart from sightseeing, are:
Submerge oneself in the ozone rich atmosphere in Tranquebar. Tranquebar is known to have a very rich Ozone layer. Ozone breeze is said to possess rejuvenating effect and is good for breathing and heart ailments.
Take a Heritage Walk organised by INTACH. Download the brochure here: http://intachpondicherry.org/English/pdf/Tranquebar_Heritage_walk_Map.pdf
Swim and get a tan on the beach in front of the Fort, and to the south across the Uppanar river.
Take the short twenty minute trip up the Uppanar river offering some excellent bird watching opportunities. A small uninhabited island gives the option for a lunch stop. Boat trips may be organised along the coast, with possible visits to fishing villages.
Around Tranquebar some of the places to go on an excursion are:
The ancient port city of Poompuhar.
The impressive temple of Chidambaram.
The shrine of Velankanni (Church of our Lady of good health), an important Christian pilgrimage.
Pichavaram, the largest mangrove forest in Tamil Nadu.
The town of Karaikal (Karaikal Ammaiyar, The Church of Our Lady of Angels) and boat club facilities.