Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu-“The State of Temples”

Tourist Place Name

Tamil Nadu


Southernmost of Indian Peninsula Region

Main Attraction

Chennai, Kanchipuram, Trichy, Kanyakumari and Madurai

Best Time To Visit

Every year September to June


Winter Season Min 19°C to Max 28°C and Summer Sea

About Tamil Nadu


Tamil Nadu has a wonderful past, a bright culture. Tamil Nadu is a tourist's dream come true. One can enjoy on the Marina beach, travelling in the theme parks.Tamilnadu is called the state of Temples.

Tamil Nadu not only has the glorious past, but it has set its sight on the future. The state is developing rapidly on all the fronts, whether it is economy, social, human resource, culture, and so on. Tamil Nadu is one among the top three Indian states which receive highest foreign investment in the sectors like automobiles, information technology, power, telecommunication, and others.  Tamil Nadu, India is the state which has a high per capita income. It produces quite a large number of trained manpower to increase the productivity as there is easy availability of social resources to people.


Must visits include -

  1. Chennai
  2. Kanchipuram
  3. Trichy
  4. Kanyakumari
  5. Madurai
Tourist Attractions

Chennai - The Capital City

Chennai (formerly called as Madras) has the Bay of Bengal bordering its east, Andhra Pradesh on its northwest, Kanchipuram on its south and the states of Kerala and Karnataka on its western side.

It has the second longest beach of Asia named The Marina beach stretched  another landmark of Tamil Nadu is  the St. George Fort of  Chennai which is presently used as the state secretariat.  The Parthasarthi temple is the one of the old temples of Chennai, Guindy National Park and Snake Park, situated close to each other near the Guindy station, are other places to visit.The oldest temple of Chennai, named Kapaleeswarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Birla Planetarium, Elliot Beach, Valluvar Kottam, National Art and Government Museum, Anna Zoological Park, Kalakshetra and the Theosophical Society are some of the other worth visiting places.

Kanchipuram - The Seat of Shankaracharya

It is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites in India and the seat of the Shankaracharya. The city is around 70 kms from Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
Kanchipuram is a city of Temples. The Ekambaranathar Temple in the city was constructed  by the Pallavas and was later reconstructed by the Chola and Vijayanagar kings.  The Vaikunta Perumal Temple, built by Nandivarma Pallava. The Varadaraja Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu  This temple, which has a 100-pillared hall, was built by the Vijayanagar kings  depicts the  wonderful work of their artists. Displays the mastery of The Kailasanathar Temple was built by the Pallava kings in the 8th century AD. There is  Kamakshi Amman Temple,  which is dedicated to goddess Parvati in her incarnation as Kamakshi, the goddess of Love.

Trichy - The Abode of Kaveri

The historical city of Trichy (formerly Tiruchirappalli) lies is  on the banks of the Kaveri River (also Cauvery) in Tamil Nadu. At an altitude of 83 m above sea level, is situated  the spectacular Rock Fort Temple.  It is an important landmark on the shores of the Kaveri. The Thayumanaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated halfway to the top. The  most admirable shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu  named The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple lies in South India. The Jambukeshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva has  five concentric walls and seven gopurams. The most important  deity is the Shiva Lingam is almost submerged in water.

Kanyakumari - The City of Dawn

Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India. It is the place where three  oceans meet named the Bay of Bengal,  the Arabian Sea and  the Indian Ocean It is not only  a Hindu pilgrim center, but also known for the scenic beauty of  sunrise and sunset over the waters. The multicolored sand is a unique feature of the beach here.
The center of attraction  is The Kanyakumari Temple,  which, is dedicated to a manifestation of Parvati., the virgin goddess  Two rocks reach out of the ocean, southeast of the Kumari Amman temple. The footprints of   the virgin goddess imprint on this rock.  Vivekananda Rock Memorial built in 1970  and Gandhi Memorial also situated here, where, Mahatma's ashes was kept for public viewing before immersion.

Madurai - The Land of Meenakshi

 It is situated on the banks of the River Vaigai. Besides the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu.  Madurai is also known as  the second largest city in the state. According to a popular belief, it derives its name from the divine nectar (Madhu) that was showered from the locks of Lord Shiva.
 Meenakshi Amman Temple is the temple of  the Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Shiva . The temple has 985 beautifully sculptured pillars that form the Thousand Pillar Mandapam Hall. The other  center of  attraction in Madurai is the Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam.The other worth visiting  places are  the Tirumalai Naik Palace is a must visit spot for the tourists. Munnar, Thekkadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Palani Hills are other places of interest around Madurai.

How to Reach

How to Reach Tamil Nadu

  1. By air- The easiest way to reach Tamil Nadu is by air and the most important airport is Anna International Airport, 16 kms south of Chennai.
  2. By rail- The railway station at Chennai connects trains from/to the major cities of India.
  3. By bus-There are bus terminals on the other side of the Prakasham Road in the George Town, near the High Court Building. There are buses to all the neighboring states. Even, Ferry services are also available in Chennai.

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