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Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu : Enchanting Destiantion

We all know how cultured and beautiful the southern part of our country is. And if there had to be one state that would describe the majesty of South India that it has to be Tamil Nadu. Adorned with diversity, Rolling mountains, azure seas, sandy beaches, swaying fields, high cascading waterfalls, lofty shopping malls, there is in fact nothing that this state lacks and therefore it is a must visit in India. Here is a list of some of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu that will definitely open eye to a different and classic India.

Chennai

Chennai

Chennai is a clear winner when it comes to best places to visit in Tamil Nadu. Adorned with temples, churches and beaches, Chennai is like a heritage city that dwells in the modern day. Offering all the comforts of a metro city including the charm of night life and young and vivid crowd, Chennai is indeed the one of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu.

Popular Places to visit : Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Fort St. George, India, San Thome Basilica, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Parthasarathy Temple, Government Museum, Museum on the life of Swami Vivekananda, St. Thomas Mount Church, Vadapalani Andavar Temple, Guindy National Park, Valluvar Kottam, Birla Planetarium

Mahabalipuram


Famous for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves, Mahabalipuram is another jewel in the crown of Tamil Nadu. One may like to explore The Crocodile Bank, where some exquisite species of crocodiles and alligators can be sighted. The Five Rathas offer a tranquil atmosphere and is highly knowledgeable place to be. Covelong (Kovalam) and Sadras are the fishing villages which have been converted into exotic beach resorts and an absolute must visit in Mahabalipuram.

Popular Places to visit : Mahabalipuram Beach, Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Tiger’s Caves, Arjuna’s Penance, Crocodile Bank, Alamparai Fort, Kovalam, Sadras.

Mahabalipuram


Famous for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves, Mahabalipuram is another jewel in the crown of Tamil Nadu. One may like to explore The Crocodile Bank, where some exquisite species of crocodiles and alligators can be sighted. The Five Rathas offer a tranquil atmosphere and is highly knowledgeable place to be. Covelong (Kovalam) and Sadras are the fishing villages which have been converted into exotic beach resorts and an absolute must visit in Mahabalipuram.

Popular Places to visit : Mahabalipuram Beach, Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Tiger’s Caves, Arjuna’s Penance, Crocodile Bank, Alamparai Fort, Kovalam, Sadras.

Rameshwaram

Rameswaram

Situated on an island, Rameswaram is one of the holiest places in India. Separated by Pamban channel from Sri Lanka, Rameswaram is said to be the place where Lord Rama created a bridge across the sea to Sri Lanka.  The place is renowned for its magnificent prakaras with massive sculptured pillars on either side, the Ramanathaswamy Temple on the other side houses the longest corridor in the world.

Popular Places to visit : Ramanathaswamy Temple, Jada Tirtham, Dhanushkodi Temple, Dhanushkodi Beach, Gandhamadhana Parvatham, Pamban Bridge, Ram-Jharokha, Five Faced Hanuman Temple, Lakshmana Tirtham, Villoondi Tirtham (Drinkable Water in the middle of sea), Thiruppullani, Jatayu Tirtham Temple.

Thanjavur (Tanjore)

Also called Tanjore or the City of Temples, Thanjavur is adorned with cultural values. The place is known for Tanjore paintings, antiques, handicrafts, textiles and saris. There are many religious places in and around the district. Brihadeeshwara Temple, Siva Ganga Garden, Art Gallery, Palace & Saraswathi Mahal Library and Sangeetha Mahal are the major tourist attractions in Thanjavur.

Popular Places to visit : Brahadeeswara Temple, Airavateshwara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace, Gangaikonda Temple, The Seforji Sarasvati Mahal Library, Thirumananjeri Temple, Sukkiran Temple.

Thanjavur (Tanjore)

Also called Tanjore or the City of Temples, Thanjavur is adorned with cultural values. The place is known for Tanjore paintings, antiques, handicrafts, textiles and saris. There are many religious places in and around the district. Brihadeeshwara Temple, Siva Ganga Garden, Art Gallery, Palace & Saraswathi Mahal Library and Sangeetha Mahal are the major tourist attractions in Thanjavur.

Popular Places to visit : Brahadeeswara Temple, Airavateshwara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace, Gangaikonda Temple, The Seforji Sarasvati Mahal Library, Thirumananjeri Temple, Sukkiran Temple.

Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari

Dubbed as the tip of India, Kanyakumari is known for its beautiful beaches, Vivekananda Memorial and the ever-so perfect sunset. Indeed it is one of the most exotic places to visit in India. One can find destinations here that can never cease to amaze, there are temples, churches, religious pillars and statues everywhere. The perfect mix of culture of the place is reflected in the art, architecture and even in the local cuisine of Kanyakumari.

Popular Places to visit : Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Suchindrum, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvalluvar Statue.

Ooty

An all time hit hill station in India, Ooty is situated in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. An equally popular haunt for honeymooners, Ooty is located at an altitude of 2, 240 mt above sea level. Adorned with beautiful tea states and green rolling mountains and sprawling grasslands, Ooty doesn’t even need any flattering words to prove that it is one of the best destinations in Tamil Nadu to visit. Click here to read more about things to do and see in Ooty.

Popular Places to visit : Botanical Gardens, Tea Factory, Doddabetta Peak, Hyderabadi Biriyani House, Avalanche Lake, Government Rose Gardens, Pykara River, Ooty Lake, Mudumalai National Park,  Emerald Lake.

Ooty Gozer
Ooty Gozer

Ooty

An all time hit hill station in India, Ooty is situated in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. An equally popular haunt for honeymooners, Ooty is located at an altitude of 2, 240 mt above sea level. Adorned with beautiful tea states and green rolling mountains and sprawling grasslands, Ooty doesn’t even need any flattering words to prove that it is one of the best destinations in Tamil Nadu to visit. Click here to read more about things to do and see in Ooty.

Popular Places to visit : Botanical Gardens, Tea Factory, Doddabetta Peak, Hyderabadi Biriyani House, Avalanche Lake, Government Rose Gardens, Pykara River, Ooty Lake, Mudumalai National Park,  Emerald Lake.

Southern Surprises

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty with which it can create the most memorable experiences for its visitors. Kodaikanal is blessed with dense forest that consists of varieties of trees; huge rocks in the wilderness and enchanting waterfalls. To make the most of this holiday destination in Tamil Nadu, one can undertake various activities such as trekking, boating and horse riding.

Popular Places to visit : Berijam Lake, Coakers Walk, Kodai Lake, Kurinjiandavar Temple, Dolphin’s Nose, Bryant Park, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Green Valley View.

Madurai

Famous for its Meenakshi Temple, Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India. The city is said to be constructed in the form of a lotus and thus known as Lotus City as well. Madurai is basically the place for those who cherish architecture or have great faith in Hindu religion. The place seems to have a sanctifying effect and the moment one steps in the city, a strange kind of peace starts to settle in him.

Popular Places to visit : Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple, Gandhi Museum, Samanar Hills, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Pazhamudhir Solai.

Minakshi Temple
Minakshi Temple

Madurai

Famous for its Meenakshi Temple, Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India. The city is said to be constructed in the form of a lotus and thus known as Lotus City as well. Madurai is basically the place for those who cherish architecture or have great faith in Hindu religion. The place seems to have a sanctifying effect and the moment one steps in the city, a strange kind of peace starts to settle in him.

Popular Places to visit : Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple, Gandhi Museum, Samanar Hills, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Pazhamudhir Solai.

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