Tamil Nadu- The Soul of South India

An intricate tapestry of natural wealth, ancient temples, and centuries of cultural history blended with modern swank; Tamil Nadu is a delightful picture of old world charm meeting the glitzy new. A bundle of attractions; beaches, hill stations, & temples, and a rich legacy of music, art and dance forms; this beautiful southern state is the cultural powerhouse of the south.

Major Destinations in Tamil Nadu

Chennai- Traditionally South!

Magnificent temples, colonial churches, miles of coastline, glamorous theme parks and a whole lot of cultural extravaganza- Chennai is the place to soak in the cultural vibes of the south.

Major Attractions in Chennai

  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple
  • St Thomas Cathedral
  • Valluvar Kottam Monument
  • Marina Beach
  • Queen’s Land Theme Park

Madurai-Abode of the Goddess

Madurai evokes the vision of the intricately carved colorful Gopurams (entrance tower) of the exquisite Meenakshi Amman Temple. A city dominated by a medieval temple and powered by IT hubs, Madurai’s pulsating energy is palpable in its vibrant atmosphere.

Major Attractions of Madurai

  • Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Tirumalai Nayak Palace
  • Temple Art Museum
  • Gandhi Memorial Museum

Mahabalipuram- Heritage on the Shores

Gorgeous shore temples, mystical caves and pristine beaches; Mahabalipuram is an ideal getaway from city sights and sounds. Take a tour of its UNECSO listed monuments, listen to the folklore attached to them and indulge in quiet walks on the beach- the experience is almost surreal.

Major Attractions of Mahabalipuram

  • Shore Temple- Glorious temple on the edge of the sea.
  • Panch Rathas- Magnificent chariots of the five Pandavas from the epic Mahabharata
  • Arjuna’s Penance- A brilliant sculpture
  • Trimurthy Cave Temple
  • Mahabalipuram Beach

Rameswaram- Tranquility Meets Spirituality

This beautiful fishing town on the southernmost edge of India is linked to the Hindu epic Ramayana and is one of the most sacred pilgrimages in India. But even if you are not a believer; Rameswaram’s gorgeous beaches, impressive architecture, and fascinating birding opportunities are reasons enough to visit this tiny hamlet.

Major Attractions in Rameswaram

  • Ramanathswamy Temple
  • Adam’s Bridge/Ram Setu- A mythical bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka
  • Dhanushkodi Beach & Temple
  • Water Bird Sanctuary

Ooty- A Honeymooners’ Paradise

A narrow gauge train, over 100 years old, huffs & puffs along a scenic route as it takes you up the Nilgiris to the colonial retreat of Ooty. The uncontested queen of the hills in the south; Ooty ‘s charming panorama, colonial gardens and sprawling coffee estates paint a gorgeous picture.

Major Attractions in Ooty

  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway – The charming toy train of Ooty
  • Ooty Lake
  • Botanical Garden
  • St. Stephens’s Church
  • Doddabetta- the highest peak in the area

Other Destinations in Tamil Nadu

  • Kanyakumari- The Land’s End
  • Trichy-
  • Kanchipuram
  • Tanjore

Fairs & Festivals in Tamil Nadu

  • Pongal- Harvest Festival celebrated in January
  • Natyanjali Dance Festival- Celebrating the classical dances of India
  • Thiruvaiyaru Festival- Classical music festival of Tamil Nadu
  • Puthandu- Tamil New Year
  • Mamallapuram Dance Festival, Mahabalipuram
  • Cape Festival, Kanyakumari - A cultural carnival

Shopping in Tamil Nadu

Kanchipuram silk saris, Tajore gold-leaf paintings, papier mache dolls and masks; bronze & stone artifacts, wood-carved panels and classical music instruments- Tamil Nadu is a goldmine of handcrafted treasures.

Food in Tamil Nadu

Crispy Dosas, flavorful Uttapams, tangy Rasam, spicy Chicken Chettinad, coconut flavored prawn curry and Payasam are some of the culinary delights of Tamil Nadu

Best Time to Visit

The sweltering hot state of Tamil Nadu is best visited in winters from October to February.

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