Tamil Nadu Tourism

Tamil Nadu Tourism


About Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is located along the southeastern coast of India, all the way down to the Indian peninsula's southernmost point where the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean meet (in Kanyakumari town). Tamil Nadu shares borders with Kerala in the west, Karnataka in the northwest and Andhra Pradesh in the north. Its coastal region along the Bay of Bengal is called the Coromandel Coast.

 

To the north lie the Eastern Ghats hill range and to the west the Nilgiri and Annamalai hill ranges. The picturesque Nilgiris have a number of hill spots like Udhagamandalam (Ooty), Conoor, as also the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. A large region of the state is a fertile plain fed by rivers, mainly Kaveri and Vaigai. Big cities like Chennai or Coimbatore are centres of manufacturing and services sector industries.

 

Chennai (known as Madras till 1996) is the capital of Tamil Nadu. It is one of India's four metro cities, and one of its biggest, with a population of over four million. Founded in 1640 by the British, its attractions include historic examples of colonial architecture. It is one of the main harbours in India and has a few beaches, the most popular being the Marina Beach.

 

Tamil people are proud of their traditions: their language Tamil, which is a classical language going back two millennia, their culture of classical Carnatic music concerts, and also their huge Tamil cinema industry. For the visitor, Tamil Nadu is a land most known for its monumental ancient Hindu temples. The temples have a distinct Dravidian style of architecture and are recognisable by their towering carved gateways called Gopurams. The towns of Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Kanchipuram, Chidambaram and Thanjavur are among the important temple towns. The 11th-century Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur and the Meenakshi temple in Madurai, built over many centuries starting in the 7th, are the most famous. The coastal town of Mamallapuram is known for its rock-cut temples and sculptures.

 

Pongal (in January) is Tamil Nadu's most important festival, a celebration of harvest season. Chitirai, the Tamil New Year, is celebrated in mid-April.

 

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Ooty - One of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu
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Kodaikanal - One of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu
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Chennai - One of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu
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Kanyakumari - One of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu
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Rameshwaram - One of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu
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Velankanni - One of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu

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Khushboo Verma

  • Tourist
  • Khushboo Verma
  • 2 Reviews
  •  15 readers

"A Perfect Holiday Destination" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Tamil Nadu is one of the most amazing places I've been to. From Madurai to Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari it's beautiful. Specially the beautiful seas. Mesmerising scenery. We too went to some temples whose painting were so antique and pretty. Even we saw elephants in the temple. A must visit place.
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Issac Benny

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  • Issac Benny
  • 9 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  515 readers

"Nice Tamil Nadu Trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This place is known as Bodimettu not so famous but sightseeing views are there. It is located at the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Nice road heavy turns. Spectacular view when sun just rises.
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Karan Aswani

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  • Karan Aswani
  • Lives in Jaipur
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  • 9 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1787 readers

"Tamil Nadu, a very awesome place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The most adventure place I had ever seen in my life. Tamil nadu is a very good place to visit. The roads are very dangerous to travel there and also there are very high mountains and the Greenery was there and the best thing is that you cannot find the garbage on the roads.
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Anurag Kar

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  • Anurag Kar
  • Lives in Balasore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Ooty best to visit during Summer"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Great place to be at, away from the noise of the city. 6 hours drive from Bangalore, scenic climb up the Nilgiri hills. Lot of places to be at. Good number of recreational places as well. Food destinations are wonderful. Notable places include Botanical Garden, Lake, etc. Couldn't check out others because of a tight schedule. Remember to shell out at least a couple of days to enjoy the stay.
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Gc Sujin

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  • Gc Sujin
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1056 readers

"It was an excellent beach!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its a excellent place for tourist. It has 133 feet Thiruvalluvar statue and vivekananda rock in sea. Swamy vivekananda dis meditation in this rock in his life period. Also Padmanabhapuram palace is there in Kanyakumari district, which is the palace of Trivancore King. So many natural tourist place like Tirparappu waterfalls and mountain areas are there nearby. Everyone should visit this place once during his lifetime.
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Deepika Ahuja

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  • Deepika Ahuja
  • 33 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1942 readers

"Marvellous and enjoyed the culture"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 28, 2015
My experience in quiet nice, me and my loving husband enjoyed our trip because of variety of food. Beaches, plants, variety of people. For us variety of culture because we belongs to north India, that's why it was completely new experience to know about different culture and we both enjoyed to the fullest.
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Sowmya Rhythm

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  • Sowmya Rhythm
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  6868 readers

"Auromode in Auroville"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 26, 2015
A long cycling ride around Revelation forest, kids climbing around endlessly until the last second of departure, good conversations with friends, amazing spotting of peacock up close-getting a chance to follow her around, wi-fi and learnings about trees and birds! If you thought that made the place special, well, read some more, because that's not all.

Auromode is a guest house in Pondicherry with an amazing cook that I wish I could steal. She greeted me and instantly won my heart over - a gaunt figure with a neatly draped sari and an apron on top, fresh flowers adorning the head and a warm smile embracing the face. Her masala chai is the perfect finish to a delectable breakfast of puri's,dosa's and shamelessly-lick-worthy chutneys and sambar.
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Ronak Sahu

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  • Ronak Sahu
  • 2 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  8789 readers

"Awesome hill station"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 22, 2015
I have been to Ooty last month, it was very chill over there, I am writing this review because I want you to visit again and again. Awesome hill station and a great place and is the best place to visit best way to get there by train and it was a great place. I want a home in this place but too expansive.
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Naveen Maharasan

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  • Naveen Maharasan
  • Lives in Bhavani
  • 1 Review
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  10144 readers

"Trip to Worship the God"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 7, 2014
There are many temples which gives a lot of positivity to us. There are many wonderful architectures which one should definitely see in his life. Visiting this place gives peace to your mind. It can be visited by small to large group. Visiting this place gives relaxation to you and your family.
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Priyam Goyal

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  • Priyam Goyal
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  • Lives in Chennai
  • 200 photos
  • 95 Reviews
  •  929 helpful votes
  •  161886 readers

"Multi Faceted State"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 27, 2014
The state of Tamil Nadu is very multi faceted and is a unique blend of old world and new. Tamil Nadu has many ancient temples like Rameshwaram, Meenakshi Amman and Karaikal Ammayar temple. Historic monuments like The ancient temples and structures of the Pandaya empire are also very famous. Tamil Nadu is very famous for its Kanjivaram Sarees. A trip to Mahabalipuram is a must for Tamil Nadu tourists. There are many historic monuments to be explores, art to be appreciated and beaches for entertainment. Chennai is a hot spot for tourists. Rich in heritage and cultural, Chennai has many offerings for a keen traveller. Tamilnadu has a very unique cuisine and is a paradise for foodies.
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