India. Architecture of Parangipettai.
Parangipettai, historically called Porto Novo, is a panchayat town in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The Portuguese, Dutch and English successively colonized the area, situated on the north bank of the mouth of the Vellar river at a distance of 30-km from Cuddalore. Porto Novo was an important trade centre during the colonial era. Parangipettai means "the place of foreigners" in Tamil.Add to Lightbox