Tourist Destinations in Tamil Nadu
Looking for a trip in Ooty, Kodaikanal or an adventure ride in the Mudumalai Reserve Forest? Have them all in a combined trip to Tamil Nadu, the state for Tourism in South India.
Prized with some of the most magnificent temple architectures combined with the early tradition of music, dance, and fine arts, Tamil Nadu attracts tourists from every corner of the world with its prestigious heritage sites, beautiful hill stations, stunning waterfalls, richly habitated national parks and its exquisite local cuisine. The early Dravidian culture is been portrayed through awesome architecture that you get to see in the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, Rameswaram temple, Brihadeeshwara Temple, the Gangaikonda Cholapuram, the Garbarakshambigai Temple and in Pamban Island the Kanyakumari, which is located at the southernmost tip of India famous for its rituals for the sunrises. Chennai, being the capital of the state has its popular beaches to encourage the sea lovers.
Travel TipsAs Tamil Nadu is hot in Summer reaching 42.8 °C and in Winter the temperature goes down till 4.6°C, so it is better to carry light cotton clothes if you are visiting the state in summer and not to forget woolens, if your tour is going to be in winter.
How to ReachTamil Nadu is a well connected state where you can reach By Air, by Train and By Road depending on the spot you want to reach and from the place you are planning to set out.
By Air: To reach any spot at Tamil Nadu you can reach the International Airport near Chennai, which is connected with countries like England, Germany, Jakarta, Malaysia, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, and Singapore and from all the prime cities of India.
Chennai is the primary Railway Station in Tamil Nadu that connects the state from all other parts of country.
Chennai is linked by road to all the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore as the Transport Corporation (TNSTC) buses run across the states and keep them connected with each other. There are private luxury buses too which have their daily run to Chennai.
ActivitiesApart from visiting the marvelous places and enjoy the heritage and culture of Tamil Nadu, you can extend your fun into a series of activities of your choice that Tamil Nadu Tourism Centers have to offer. One can join the Golf Courses, go for long Scenic Drives, get a nice Stand-Up Paddleboarding, experience Sea Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing. There are plenty of Water Sports, Aerial Adventure Parks where one can go Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning and lots more.
Apart from these sports there is a good opportunity for music lovers of attending the musical concerts in the Madras Music Season where you get to listen to the live performance of talented musicians that is stretched over a period of six weeks.
Timings & SeasonAs it is scorching hot in summer and quite hard cold in winter, the best time to visit Tamil Nadu is from October to March when the weather would be pleasant and moderate. Those who love monsoon can also visit this place in July and August, when the state will be lush green and the rivers and waterfalls will be full and would be flowing at their highest speed.
HistoryThe history of the state of Tamil Nadu goes back to more than 2000 years witnessing the rise and fall of glorious dynasties like the Cholas, Pallavas Cheras, and Pandyan. Each of the dynasties had their contribution in enriching the culture of the land with their own skills of creativity, customs, architecture and culture of music, dance and literature.
The most interesting part of its history is that the state had its continual existence since the early Upper Paleolithic age to the modern times and except for some relatively short periods of time, the region has been capable of maintaining its independence from external political forces.