TAMIL NADU TRAVEL GUIDE

Boasting cultural opulence; gorgeous coastline; wildlife richness; hill stations to be enamoured of; and temples with intricate carvings to imbibe spirituality, Tamil Nadu is a destination in India that cannot be ignored. Making its place in New York Times 2016's edition as one of the top places to visit in the world, Tamil Nadu beckoned being a popular tourist destination worldwide. Need a relaxing holiday or a spiritual one, exploring the mystery of cosmic powers? Tamil Nadu caters to your interests, and thus, is the right travel destination in India for you to quench your thirst for exploration.

Capital: Chennai,   Location: South India

Best Time to Visit Tamil Nadu:

The months between November and February are ideal for visiting Tamil Nadu.

Why Visit Tamil Nadu?:

For rich culture and traditions; ancient temples; sacred pilgrimages; delectable food; stunning beaches; opulent art and craft; beautiful hill stations; UNESCO World Heritage, Nilgiri Mountain Railway; and visiting the tip of India.

Temperature
  • 25°C to 45°C

    Summer

  • 25°C to 30°C

    Monsoon

  • 10°C to 20°C

    Winter

An Insight into Tamil Nadu Tourism

The art and culture are so deeply embedded in Tamil Nadu that as a tourist here, you have plenty of experiences to relish. Welcome to Tamil Nadu! The land where the tales and influence of Cholas, Pandyas, and Pallavas can still be seen and the beaut landscape, sacred temples, and imposing wildlife make you feel instantly connected with this tourist destination in India. While we mostly focus on the cultural side of this travel place located in South India, there is an urban vibe that we must endeavour to sight occasionally. The capital city, Chennai and several other cities in the state offer a delightful blend of modern and ancient, and thus, give any traveller a chance to revel amidst the fusion. The geography of the state makes it an unsurpassed gift for the nature lovers. From its western fronts where it enjoys the company of the lush Western Ghats to its east coast that is adorned by a long coastal stretch and an island of Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu has plenty of tourist attractions dotting its length and breadth. Then there are copious things to do that further enhance your experience at this impeccable destination in India. Indeed, Tamil Nadu is an inviting tourist place the travel guide of which promises delightful experiences to cherish.

In fact, the state opens its doors to those who are willing to get a new perspective without being skeptical about anything. Therefore, if you are visiting Tamil Nadu, you need to accept a different take on spirituality and culture. Yes, it is the land of Lord Murugan and Goddess Meenakshi but then it is also the abode of Mother Mary and the resting place of St. Thomas.

Tamil Nadu is a perfect place for a pilgrimage tour where the vibrant Hindu temples are not only the haven to seek spirituality but to be in awe of the imposing architecture and rich culture as well. Otherwise a sultry destination, Tamil Nadu is sparsely dotted with some of the most beautiful hill stations like Ooty and Kodaikanal that make an ideal escape during the peak summer season. The famed UNESCO World Site, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, monuments of Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram), Chola temples at Thanjavur, Darasuram, and Gangaikondacholapuram simply add to Tamil Nadu's tourism. Not someone who is interested in heritage and history? Well, the southern state has beautiful beaches right from Chennai to Dhanuskodi where you can spend a vacation on golden sand beaches. Seeking some adventure? Tamil Nadu has wildlife sanctuaries like Mudumalai to enjoy thrilling safaris as well as learn about rich flora and fauna. Museums like Dakshinachitra and festivals like Mamallapuram Dance Festival, Thaipusam, Meenakshi Kalyanam, and Pongal let you have a holistic cultural tour. And to further enhance the cultural tour experience, you can even include flavoursome Tamil Nadu cuisine that goes beyond the conventional idli, dosa, and sambar. Relish delicious seafood, rice dishes, and a lot of vegetarian delights. Wrap up your holiday with a session of some retail therapy and take back with you local handmade items and yes that soft and elegant Silk clothes.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is a tourist magnet with a plethora of attractions ranging right from its temples to beach destinations on offer. This destination is particularly famous for its Hindu shrines like Meenakshi Amman Temple, Ramanathaswamy Temple, and Shore Temple; hill stations such as Ooty and Kodaikanal, beaches like Marina and Velankanni; and waterfalls like Hogenakkal and Courtallam and Kanyakumari being the southern tip of India. Wildlife sanctuaries like Mudumalai and history hubs like Kumbakonam also the major attractions in Tamil Nadu.

Top Things to Do on Your Holiday to Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu spoils you for choices when it comes to things to do in this popular tourist destination. There exist a number of experiences like heritage tour, performing pilgrimage in an imposing temple, shopping for silk and gold jewellery, witnessing the local festivals, and relishing the native cuisine required to understand the gist of this otherwise exhaustive state.

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    Pilgrimage

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    Pilgrimage

    The land of a plethora of Hindu temples, decent number of churches and mosques, Tamil Nadu is entitled to have a sacred aura that beckons spirituality seekers to trudge from near and far.

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    Heritage

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    Heritage

    Conserving history that goes as far as the stone age, Tamil Nadu does boasts an unsurpassed and diverse heritage to witness in the form of its incredible monuments, culture, festivals, and traditions.

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    Hill Stations

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    Hill Stations

    Otherwise a sultry weather destination, Tamil Nadu is sparsely dotted with respite-offering hill stations like Ooty and Kodaikanal for some memorable holiday in this beaut state.

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    Wildlife

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    Wildlife

    Tamil Nadu boasts a rich biodiversity that can excite any wildlife lover. The state is abode of endangered Lion-Tailed Macaques to the rare Indian Pangolin, and large number of birds, reptiles and amphibians.

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    Museums

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    Museums

    Tamil Nadu is replete with museums that have extensive collections depicting the rich history of the state. Giving an excellent tour back in the time, each museum is an asset to the opulent heritage of the state.

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    Churches

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    Churches

    Along with the vibrant Hindu temples, Tamil Nadu is a hub of pure white decorative churches that dot its cities and town. Some of them make for pilgrimage tour while others are appreciated for their charming architecture.

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    Festivals

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    Festivals

    The rich and vibrant festivals are the inseparable part of Tamil Nadu. Celebrated with equal enthusiasm for centuries, these festivals are your key to unlock the cultural aspect of Tamil Nadu.

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    Beaches

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    Beaches

    With a coastline running from Bay of Bengal to Indian Ocean, Tamil Nadu flaunts some of the most spectacular beaches in the country. The state boasts Asia’s longest beach in Chennai and an incredibly isolated and pristine one at Dhanushkodi.

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    Lakes

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    Lakes

    As pristine as the beaches, the lakes in Tamil Nadu are truly the major attractions for tourists. Offering a perfect backdrop for a picnic or a romantic getaway, the lakes in Tamil Nadu enhances the sightseeing experience.

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    Waterfalls

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    Waterfalls

    Tamil Nadu is dotted with some surreal waterfalls giving nature lovers yet another reason to visit. From the west to the eastern end, the state has beautiful waterfalls that are visually delightful.

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    Arts & Culture

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    Arts & Culture

    The impeccable art and culture in Tamil Nadu create the backbone of its tourism. Truly, the age-old treasure trove of art and culture has so much for its aficionados to relish and learn.

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    Folk Dance

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    Folk Dance

    Tamil Nadu has a rich scene of folk art and it only adds to its tourism value. The folk dances are the core of the Tamil culture and narrate richness, beliefs and traditions prevalent in the state.

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    Adventure

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    Adventure

    Diverse at its core, Tamil Nadu is gradually making way for the adventure aficionados to savour some adrenaline-rushing activities. Relish from a good session of surfing to trekking and camping in the Nilgiris to enhance your vacation experience.

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    Cuisines

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    Cuisine

    Tamil Nadu invites you for a mouth-watering treat in the state that ranges from delicious seafood to vegetarian delights. There are a wide variety of flavours will give you a tour of the rich traditions that the state has been conserving for ages.

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    Shopping

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    Shopping

    A treasure of silk sarees, filigree work, stone sculptures and Nataraja idols, Tamil Nadu will never let you go back empty-handed. The state is a shopper’s paradise that leaves you spoilt for choice.

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Tamil Nadu Travel Information at a Glance

There's an abundance of culture, tradition, art, craft, nature, and wildlife experiences awaiting in Tamil Nadu. Choose from our wide array of Tamil Nadu travel packages and get that incredible holiday experience at this colour palette kind of a destination. We design the finest tour packages keeping your likes and dislikes in mind so that you are guaranteed a holistic travelling experience that too in a budget of your choice.