Tamil Nadu Tourism

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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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Er tarun Kuldeep

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  • Er tarun Kuldeep
  • Lives in Sikar
  • 30 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  7881 readers

"Parivalaya Centre special Children"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Location And outside View very good. I am to say Tamil Nadu help for poor students. Tamil Nadu people speak only Tamil language some people talk English language.
Bul all most used hind language.
Tamil Nadu weather very good. I am recommend to visit Tamil Nadu.
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Khushboo Verma

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  • Khushboo Verma
  • 4 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"A Perfect Holiday Destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
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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Sachin Guru

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  • Sachin Guru
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
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"Tamil Nadu the city of golden beach!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2016
Tamil nadu is the one of the state s of India. Its capital city is Chennai. I visited this place for the first time with my friend on summer holidays. The city is known for famous marine beach we visited this beach and enjoy a lot with my friends. Apart from this we also had Chennai special food sambar & idlee. We stay in Chennai for 3 days and enjoy a lot with the people of Chennai and we also learned local language a little bit like eating food and welcoming people. It is very good experience and fun visit.
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Vikash Patel

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  • Vikash Patel
  • Lives in Raigarh
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"A good experience"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jan 13, 2016
Enjoyed well and had good experience in Tamil Nadu. If you are a religion person, visits temples then Tamil Nadu is best place suited for you. There are so many god temples and place where you feel peace and your believe in god will get more stronger if you have a plan to visit Tamil Nadu you should visit Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai, Sir Kapaleeswarar Temple, Chennai, Shree Meenakshi Temple, Madurai and there are so many place in Tamil Nadu that amaze you and make you say wow.

Destinations such as Kanyakumari, Rameshwaram, Chennai, Velankanni, Tiruchirappalli and Mudumalai National Park are best visited during winters. Some of the important festivals in Tamil Nadu is also celebrated during winter season including 4 day harvest festival Pongal starting from 14th January every year and the dance festival in Mamallapuram. Yet another major festival to attend is the Tyagaraja Aradhana, the annual Carnatic music festival which is held every year between January and February.
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Issac Benny

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  •  2 helpful votes
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"Nice Tamil Nadu Trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 13, 2015
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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"Tamil Nadu, a very awesome place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 2, 2015
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
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"Ooty best to visit during Summer"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2015
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
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"It was an excellent beach!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2015
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
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  •  5 helpful votes
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"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
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"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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