Velankanni (Tamil: வேளாங்கண்ணிVēḷāŋkaņņi) officially spelled as Vailankanni(Canal of white, the river வெள்ளையாறு), also spelled as “Velanganni” (due to Tamil to English Transliteration), is a panchayat townin Nagapattinam district in the Indian state ofTamil Nadu. It lies on the Coromandel Coastof the Bay of Bengal, 350 km south of Chennai(Madras) and 12 km south of Nagapattinam. Once a port that traded with Rome andGreece, the tiny commercial center gradually lost its importance to the larger city of Nagapattinam. […]
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