Know Tamil Nadu
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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
Located on the banks of the VAIGAI River, Madurai is the second largest city in Tami Nadu and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Madurai is world famous for the Meenakshi Amman Temple which is one of the major tourist attractions in India, attracting millions of devotees and tourists every year. Due to its unique architecture, Meenakshi Amman Temple has been nominated as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Major Tourist Attraction: Meenakshi Temple, Gandhi Museum, Mariamman Teppakulam
Located by the sea at the confluence of three bodies of water, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, Kanyakumari takes its name from the Kummari Amman or Kanyakumari temple located in the city. This southernmost city on the Indian continent is one of the country's main tourist spots which attracts millions of tourists from all over the country and abroad.
Major Tourist Attraction: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Bhagavathi Amman Temple, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Gandhi Memorial, Sunrise Point
Located on Rameshwaram Island (Pamban Island) in Ramanathapuram Distt. From Tamil Nadu. Ramanatha Swamy Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is closely associated with the Hindu god Rama. Rameshwaram with kashi is the holiest place for Hindus. Being one of Lord Shiva's jyotirlinga Dwardash and also one of the Char Dhams (the other being Badrinath, Jagannath Puri and Dwarka), Rameshwaram is the epicenter of Hindu culture and religion.
Major Tourist Attraction: Ramanathaswamy Temple, Agnitheertham, Hanuman Temple, Dhanushkodi, A P J Abdul Kalam House
Kodaikkanal, popularly known as the “Princess of Hill Stations,” is a popular retreat and tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. Located at an elevation of 7,000 feet from MSL. Kodaikkanal attracts tourists especially honeymooners throughout the year. It is also known for plantains and plump and eucalyptus and Kurinji are purple blue flowers that bloom here once every 12 years which attracts a lot of tourists from all over.
Major Tourist Attraction: Kodaikkanal Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Silver Cascade, Pillar Rocks, Bear Shola Falls
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.
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.