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Tamil Nadu Tourist Destinations travel information

Tamil Nadu State (formerly known as Madras State) is located in the south eastern side of Indian peninsula with Kanyakumari as the southernmost tip of the land. This tip is the meeting point of Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Tamil Nadu is renowned for its classical dance forms the Bharathanatyam; rich jewel coloured silks of Kancheepuram, elegant bronzes, brass temple lamps and intricately carved wood and stone pillars. With over 30,000 temples spread across the state, each with its unique rituals and festivals, they are literally living museums of an ancient culture and have earned Tamil Nadu the sobriquet" Land of Temples." The capital city Madras was renamed Chennai in 1996.

From Chennai, the capital and gateway to Tamil Nadu, no place is too far. Good road, rail and air services take the traveler to any point in the state with ease. Spread around are the former capitals of powerful kingdoms - the Cholas, Cheras, Pallavas, and Pandyas. Very close to Chennai are two major centers of this heritage: the Pallava towns of Kancheepuram and Mamallapuram. The former is a temple town that has also lent its name to fabulous hand-woven silk; the latter, with its magnificent rock-cut temples, is a fine beach resort. Further south, in the midst of the Cauvery River delta, are to be found the impressive remains of the Chola kings' penchant for the monumental: witness the Brahadeeswarar temple in Thanjavur, listed as a World Heritage Site, and a temple of the same name in Gangaikondacholapuram. The Nataraja temple in Chidambaram draws both the devout Hindu and the historically-minded. Pilgrims are ancient visitors to the state. For Hindus, Rameswaram needs no introduction. Catholics flock faithfully to the shrine of Our Lady of Good Health in Velankanni. And scores of Muslims make the journey to the nearby Nagore dargah.

There's plenty to delight the nature lover. Crowning the cluster of hills in the north-west part of the state is the Nilgiris - or 'Blue Hills'. Udhagamandalam (Ooty) is the state's best-known hill station, with a wealth of eucalyptus trees that give the air a distinct fragrance. This 'Queen of the Hills' has a botanical garden, annual flower shows, select hotels, clubs, golf course, race course, tennis, horse-racing and shopping centres. Close by are Kotagiri, Coonoor, Doddabetta, Snowdown, Elk-Hill, Cairn Hills and Mukurti Peak. Further south is Kodaikanal, a quiet hill station, set around a lake that exudes colonial charm and showcases the coffee plantations of the south.

To provide you more information about the enchanting Tamilnadu, we have mentioned a table below with major tourist cities for their information's please click the links and have the information of your desired cities.

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Tamil Nadu in Details