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Tamil Nadu Tourism

The state of Tamil Nadu lies along the coasts of the Bay of Bengal. Once the cradle of a rich ancient civilization, the state today paves successfully the way to progress.

The glorious history of the land spans vividly over more than 2000 years which has witnessed the rise and fall of many dynasties, namely: Cheras, Cholas, Pallavas and Pandyan. Each period has enriched the land with their customs and creations and left a rich legacy on the culture and heritage of the state.

Tamil Nadu has of late started drawing attention of the global tourists. Travel to Tamil Nadu to see how a rich ancient past continues to shape a dynamic present.

Lots of people travel to Tamil Nadu to see the crumbling old temples where myths and legends come live in etched stones. Travel to Tamilnadu to see how master craftsmen chiseled created sheer music out of solid rocks in Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram.

LatitudeBetween North Latitude Between 8 5' and 13 35'
LongitudeBetween East Longitude Between 76 15' and 80 20'
ClimateSummer - Hot
Winter - Cold
Max Temperature42.8°C
Min Temperature4.6°C
Average Annual Rainfall100cms
Capital Chennai
LanguagesHindi, English
ReligionHinduism, Christianity, Islam and others
Best Time to VisitOctober to March
ClothingSummer - light cotton
Winter - woolens

How to Reach Tamil Nadu

The state of Tamil Nadu offers an enchanting combination of temples, monuments, beaches, hill stations and wild life. The intricately carved temples and monuments sport the architectural splendor of the Indian civilization. Tranquil hill stations and picturesque beaches promise you an ideal holiday.

As a sum total, the lure of Tamil Nadu is hard to ignore. 'How to Reach Tamil Nadu' helps you access this beautiful state of south India.

By Air

Tamil Nadu has an International Airport near Chennai, which serves as the most convenient entry point for Tamil Nadu. International airlines from countries like Sri Lanka, Dubai, Germany, Jakarta, Malaysia, England, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore operate regular flights to connect Chennai. You can also approach Chennai from any part of the country by most public and private airlines in India.

By Train

The main Railway Station in Tamil Nadu is in Chennai. Many important trains connect Chennai to other major Railway Stations in the country.

By Road

An extensive network of roadways covers Tamil Nadu. A number of national highways and state highways crisscross the land. The major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bangalore are linked by road to Chennai and other important cities in the state. Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) buses run throughout the state and connect it to the neighbouring cities and states.

Shopping in Tamil Nadu

Shopping in Tamil Nadu is a truly delightful experience. The region boasts of an exceptionally rich heritage of arts and crafts. One of the most popular items for shopping in Tamil Nadu is its silk fabric. Thanjavur, Coimbatore and Kanchipuram have earned worldwide fame for the silks whereas in Mahabalipuram you can buy the stone sculptures.

Another renowned item for shopping in Tamilnadu is musical instruments, which are used in Indian classical music. At the same time the bronze and brass cast statues and artifacts would leave you spoilt for choice.

Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu

  • Vedaranyam
  • Kodikkarai
  • Thirunallar
  • Mundanthurai-Kalakad wildlife sanctuary
  • District Science Centre
  • Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary
  • Courtallam
  • Swamy Nellaiappar-Kanthimathi Ambal Temple
  • Rock Fort
  • Srirangam
  • Thiruvanaikkaval Or Jambukeswarar Temple
  • Vaigai Dam
  • Mavoothu Vellappar Temple
  • Devadanapatti
  • Thanjavur
  • Sri Brihadeswara temple
  • Sri Bragadhambal Temple
  • Thanjavur Churches
  • Meenakshi Sundaresvara Temple
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Last Updated on : 26/09/2013