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Sirkazhi ([ˈsiːrkaːɻiː]) is a municipal town in Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located 13 km (8.1 mi) from the coast of the Bay of Bengal, and 250 km (160 mi) from the state capital Chennai. Sirkazhi was a part of Thanjavur district until 1991 and has later been part of Nagapattinam district. The town covers an area of 13.21 km2 (5.10 sq mi) and in 2011 had a population of 34,927. It is administered by a second grade municipality. Sirkazhi is part of the Cauvery delta region and agriculture is the major occupation. Roads are the main means of transportation; the town has 51.47 km (31.98 mi) of district roads, including a national highway. The town is believed to be of significant antiquity and has been ruled by the Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Later Pandyas, the Vijayanagar Empire, the Marathas and the British. The Tamil trinity of Carnatic music; Arunachala Kavirayar (1711–78), Muthu Thandavar (1525–1600) and Marimutthu Pillai (1712–87), originated from Sirkazhi. The Saiva saint Tirugnanasambandar, foremost of the Saiva Nayanars, was born here in the seventh century. The history of the town is centred on the Sattainathar Temple, which is dedicated to supreme God Shiva.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Sirkazhi, which is a city in India. After your splendid visit to Sirkazhi, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Puducherry. Add Puducherry to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Paradise Beach, Promenade, The Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church. A holiday in Sirkazhi can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Sirkazhi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sirkazhi

    Know the pollution level of Sirkazhi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sirkazhi - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 79.31 (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 Sirkazhi

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 40.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 25.42 USD

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

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