Area : 1,30,058 sq km.
Capital : Chennai
Languages : Tamil, Malayalam & English.
Temperature : Max. 37° C in Summer.Min. 19° C in Winter.
Best Season : November to March.
Tamil Nadu is a window to the modern South India, yet amazingly, for its modernity, Tamil Nadu retains its old-world charm. The blend of the ancient and the new and the picturesque is truly remarkable. From Chennai, the capital and gateway to Tamil Nadu, no place is too far. Excellent road, rail and air services take the tourist any point in the state with easy. Spread around are capitals of once-proud kingdoms. The magnificent Madurai, with its Meenakshi Temple, one of the wonders of India, and Thanjavur, with its Brahadeeswarar Temple, a tribute to the splendor of Chola architecture beckon the tourists. Here are the Pallava towns of Kancheepuram, and Mamallapuram. The former is major Hindu pilgrim centre and the latter famed for its monuments and sculptures. In Tamil Nadu are Tiruchchirappalli and Kanniyakumari, where ancient legends live on, in rock, plaster and wood; hill station that exude the aroma of tea and coffee, eucalyptus and pine, and hill resorts that call to mined the English country side. All along the coast of South India is long stretches of warm sands, shaded by groves of erect casuarinas and stately palms. But perhaps the most wondrous of all is Kanniyakumari, the land’s end of India, washed by the three seas. Here you find sand that is not merely golden, but sparkling whites, pale pink, creamy yellow and even dark red. A colossal statue of Poet Saint Thiruvalluvar, with a height of 133 ft., was erected on the rock next to the Vivekananda Memorial. The Marina in Chennai is the second longest beach in the world and is an open stretch of white and blue reminiscent, perhaps, of the French Riviera.The States of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka merge in a lovely cluster of hill called the Nilgiris or Blue Mountains. Crowning the Nilgiris is the delightful hill station of Ooty with a wealth of eucalyptus trees that give the air a distinct fragrance. “Snooty Ooty”, the queen of hill resorts, boasts of a botanical garden, annual flowers shows, select hotels clubs, golf course, horse-racing and shopping halls. Further south is Kodaikkanal, carpeted with wild flowers and faintly scented with honey suckle. A lake with a promenade along its fringes, Coaker’s walks, Silver Cascade, a number of waterfalls and a century old observatory make Kodai, a treasure house of nature’s bounty. Forest and sanctuaries untouched by man, Mudumalai, Anaimalai, Vedanthangal and Point Calimere, where the deer and the bison roam and the stork, the flamingo and the egret nest, where you can enjoy thrilling elephant ride into a forest of antelope, monkeys, tigers and leopards. Tamil Nadu is also the home of Cranatic music and Bharatha Natyam, a legacy of temple song and dances throughout the centuries. Gloriously ancient, a proud preserver of India’s traditions, now magnificent, modern and splendid.
Air: Tamil Nadu is well connected by air. The Chennai airport is directly connected with major cities of India.
Rail: Tamil Nadu is connected with Indian Railway network. Chennai is the main railhead.
Road: Good motorable roads connect the place to the all parts of the country.
Travel Spot: Ariyalur, Hogenakkal, Meenakshi, Tenkasi, Chennai, Kallankurichi, Nagapattinam, Thani, Chidambaram, Kancheepuram, Ooty, Thanjavur, Coimbatore, Kanniyakumari, Pachamalai, Tiruchchirappalli, Coornoor, Kapaleeswarar, Pichavaram, Tirunelveli, Courtallam, Kodaikkanal, Poompuhar, Trivandrum, Dhyanalinga, Kumbakkarai, Pulicat, Tuticorin, Dindigul, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Vaitheeswaran Koil, Elagiri, Mamallapuram, Samthome, Vellore, Gangoikonda, Manora, Sivakasi, Vivekananda, Govt. museum, Marina, Suruli, Yercaud.
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