Kalpakkam Tourism

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Kalpakkam is a small town in Tamil Nadu, India, situated on the Coromandel Coast 70 kilometres south of Chennai. A conglomerate of two villages (Puduppattinam and Sadurangappatinam) and a DAE township, it is about 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Thiruvanmiyur and 85 kilometres (53 mi) from Pondicherry. Kalpakkam is mostly famous for its nuclear plants and affiliated research installations. These include the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), one of India's nuclear power plants, and the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), an affiliate of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). Due to increasing congestion in Kalpakkam arising from the need to accommodate more employees, a new township of Anupuram/Amaipakkam, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Kalpakkam, was inaugurated in 1998. The tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake generated widespread damage and resulted in 200 deaths in and around Kalpakkam. There is a tsunami memorial having a white oval plaque engraved with 39 people who lost their lives in the tsunami.


Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Kalpakkam, India. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Puducherry, India. Take a short trip from Kalpakkam and set some time aside to explore the Puducherry. Dotted with places like Vivekananda House And Museum, Marina Beach, Fort St George; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Kalpakkam, you'll have to take a flight to Puducherry; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Kalpakkam.


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Facts and Stats for Kalpakkam*

  • Living in Kalpakkam - Quality of Life

    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kalpakkam

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kalpakkam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.85 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 39.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.73 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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