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Pretty Pamban bridge

Pretty Pamban bridge  Video Review
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Pamban Bridge

Ankita Kumar
8th Jan 18

Very Beautiful Palace

Very Beautiful Palace  Video Review
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Thirumalai Nayak Palace

Vishnu Katara
26th Apr 17

Ruins at Dhanushkodi....

Ruins at Dhanushkodi....  Video Review
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Dhanushkodi Beach

Vishnu Katara
23rd Apr 17

Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake  Video Review
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Ooty Lake And Boat House

Mohit Grover
16th May 16

Ooty Race Course

Ooty Race Course  Video Review
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Ooty Racecourse

Mohit Grover
16th May 16

Ooty lake and boating

Ooty lake and boating  Video Review
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Ooty Lake And Boat House

Mithun Madhusudan
13th May 16

Shopping at Meenakshi temple

Shopping at Meenakshi temple  Video Review
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Meenakshi Temple

Rahul Koottiyani
27th Aug 15

Live Corals in Rameshwaram

Live Corals in Rameshwaram  Video Review
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Rameshwaram Temple

Pushkar
26th Aug 15

Agneeeertham beach

Agneeeertham beach  Video Review
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Agnitheertham

Pushkar
26th Aug 15

Awesome Beach

Awesome Beach  Video Review
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Dhanushkodi Beach

Manoj Menon
5th Jan 18

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Reasons to go to Tamil Nadu

1Kodaikanal: Developed by the Americans
Kodaikanal: Developed by the Americans

The clean air, the fantastic climate,  vibrant, colourful, bursting with life, the amalgamation of both tribal life and the modern Tamil settlements make Kodaikanal a big hit vacation spot all around the year. HolidayIQ reviewer Deepika says, "Kodai lake is very famous, there you can do boating or go cycling around the lake. Take a walk at Coakers to enjoy the Kodai view if the sky is clear." While HolidayIQ reviewer Amith felt "the viewpoint" is "romantic", HolidayIQ reviewer Narendra says that it is great for "children and senior citizens."

Must-see: St Peter Church, Mannavanur Lake, Solar Physical Observatory, Mahalakshmi Temple, Moir Point

Eco-friendly stay: Elephant Valley is a 100 acre nature reserve and organic farm has a stunning location on an old pachyderm migration route in the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu. Every bunglow has its own private garden, overlooking the Gangavaar River and the pesticide-free coffee plantation. Guests are offered fresh food made with produce from the organic garden and steaming cups of local filter coffee.

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2The Special Chicken Chettinad
The Special Chicken Chettinad

A famous dish from Tamil Nadu, Chicken Chettinad is special for its unique way of cooking. A variety of marinated spices are applied as a paste on the chicken which is then cooked until it is tender and super juicyHolidayIQ Traveller Harihara says, “The best part was the food it’s very tasty and be it the breads or the humble Dhal, the taste was authentic and homely. They strive to make the foodie's experience good. Their Biryanis were tasty and spiced just right not taking away the aroma and the blending it for the right taste. The meat succulent and easy on the jaws and the Chicken Chettinad was very well balanced. The pepper and masala just well married to the chicken giving it a very wholesome spicy taste. The Urulai roast did justice to the little roasted potatoes, sinfully good never thought that term fitted a potato.”

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3Vannakkam
Vannakkam

Vannakkam is the most common word you'd here in all parts of Tamil Nadu. It's used to greet someone or to welcome someone. Except for knowing this word, you should also know that every part of this state serves amazing coffee!

HolidayIQ Traveller Priyam Goyal shares, "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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4S Beautifully Flavoured Chutneys, Sambar and Dosas
S Beautifully Flavoured Chutneys, Sambar and Dosas

Tamil cuisine revolves around rice as the staple dish and many vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian curries. Dishes like sambhar, rasam, paruppu, kuzhambu, etc. are mixed with rice. A number of sweet dishes and snacks are also eaten widely by locals. HolidayIQ Traveller Jayanthan says, “Tamil Nadu is a state with various cultural places. I live in Tamil Nadu and visited most of the famous destinations like Meenakshi Amman temple and Madurai. World's second largest beach Marina Beach is a great place. It is one of the largest state in India with more than seven crore people, so there are various cultures followed in each part of Tamil Nadu.The food is served on Banana leaves and is awesome. “

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5Pal Poli & Tirunelveli Halwa
Pal Poli & Tirunelveli Halwa

Pal Poli is a dish of maida rotis that are first deep fried, and then immersed in milk warmed with condensed milk and saffron. Adhirasam is like the Indian doughnut. It is made from rice flour, pepper, jaggery and butter. The sweet dish is popular as an offering to the gods during puja prayers, both at home and in temples in Tamil Nadu. "Please do not forget to try Tirunelveli Halwa at Irutukadai Halwaa shop” says HolidayIQ Traveller Chelladurai.

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Reviews (32)

Sekharipuram Ramkrishnan

Sekharipuram Ramkrishnan4.3/5

10 reviews

A variety of interesting destination to please all

The border of Tamil nadu and Kerala offers fantastic travel destination. The hills, valley, tea garden, wild life sanctuary, dams, waterfalls, temples offer variety of interesting destination to one and all.
  • A variety of interesting destination to please all
  • A variety of interesting destination to please all
  • A variety of interesting destination to please all
  • A variety of interesting destination to please all
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Shruti aggarwal

Shruti aggarwal

1 review

We went to Chennai, Madurai, Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari.

Amazing experience at VGP golden beach, the Rameshwaram temple visit with kund snan. The view at pamban bridge was outstanding. Great trip for all those who love South Indian food.

Tamil Nadu Overview

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.  

Photos of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu

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Sekharipuram Ramkrishnan

A variety of interesting destination to please all
Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu

Photo by

Sekharipuram Ramkrishnan

A variety of interesting destination to please all
Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu

Photo by

Sekharipuram Ramkrishnan

A variety of interesting destination to please all
Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu

Photo by

Sekharipuram Ramkrishnan

A variety of interesting destination to please all

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