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Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

Capital City:
Chennai
Population:
67.86 million
Geo Location:
South
Area:
130,058 sq km
Average Climate:
Summer: 25°C – 42°C
Monsoon: 22°C – 35°C
Post-monsoon: 20°C – 30°C
Winter: 18°C – 28°C
 
Best time to visit:
October to March

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About Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu popularly known as The Land of Tamils has been home of Tamil people since 1500 BC. It is the seventh most populous state in India and eleventh largest by area. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula. It is bordered by four states and a union territory and also with the Eastern Ghats, Nilgiri, Anamalai Hills, Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar, Palk Strait and by the Indian Ocean. The cradle of ancient Dravidian culture, Tamil Nadu extends from Coromandel Coast in the east to the forested Western Ghats in the west. Tamil Nadu is home to many natural resources, classical arts, music and literature, Hindu temples of Dravidian architecture, beach resorts, hill stations and multi religious pilgrimage sites, and eight World Heritage Sites. The East Coast runs along a lovely seaside (with unique Puducherry showcasing a French colonial heritage) and the Nilgiri Hills host mist Ooty, Coonoor, Kodaikanal. It has some of the most remarkable temple architecture in the country and a living tradition of music, dance, folk arts and fine arts. Tamil Nadu is well renowned for its temple towns and heritage sites, hill stations, waterfalls, national parks, local cuisine and the fabulous wildlife and scenic beauty.    

Cities to visit


Chennai
Chennai formerly known as Madras, is the state capital of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest industrial and commercial centre in South India and also a major cultural, educational and economic centre. It is sprawling, bustling industrial metro established on the site of a fishing village in 1639 as the first British settlement in Ind...
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Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram (Mammallapuram or as it's otherwise called), the Unesco World Heritage site was once a major port-city which was built in 7th century by the Pallava king, Narasimha Varman I. It was the second capital of the Pallava Empire. It was firstly named after the discourteous, unkind, and arrogant King Mahabali who was killed during a violent battle by Lord Vishnu at that place. It ...
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Tanjore
Thanjavur (also known as Tanjore) is the royal city of the Cholas and  Nayaks.  Thanjavur derives its name from Tanjan - a legendary demon in Hindu mythology. The city lies in the fertile Kaveri Delta, a region often referred to as the 'Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu'. Thanjavur was at height of its glory during Rajaraja Cholan. This great town for nearly a thousand years wa...
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Madurai
Madurai is one of South India’s great temple towns and is synonymous with the celebrated Minakshi Temple. As early as the 3rd century BC, Megasthanes visited Madurai. Some 2,000 years ago it hosted the famous Sangams (gathering of writers and poets), which were to provide Tamil literature with some of its most enduring works. Later many people from Rome and Greece visited Madurai and establi...
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Trichy
Trichy also called as Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchi is situated on the banks of the river Cauvery and it is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu. The name of the town, "Tiruchirapalli", originated as a tribute (thiru in Tamil means respected) to a Jain monk called "Chira". There is also a belief that Tiruchirapalli was named after a three headed demon "Trishira" (the son of Ravana) who perfo...
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Ooty
Ooty or Udhagamandalam, the capital of Nilgiri district, is popularly known as the "Queen of hills" among the tourist attractions. It is situated at a distance of 105 km away from Coimbatore. Ooty is a lovely place with lofty mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and miles of tea gardens. It is located at an altitude of 2,240 m above sea level. Ooty is a land of picturesque picnic spo...
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Holiday packages in Tamil Nadu

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Of temples and Kerala backwaters
Region: South India
Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Trichy, Madurai, Periyar, Kumarakom, Kovalam

The South is relatively different from the north in terms of not only geographic variations but also in terms of what it has to of...


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