Capital city of Tamilnadu is Chennai , earlier which was knows as Madras. Tamilnadu is in the Southern Part of India and neighboring the two important states of South India namely Kerala and Karnataka. And if we talk about tourism in South India then these three states together takes all the credit. Tamilnadu is popular for the historical temples & their architecture and some of them are UNESCO world heritage sites. Tourism is always popular in Tamilnadu and one of the major components of Tamilnadu economy.
Destinations of Tamilnadu :
Is the capital city of Tamilnadu and also known as the Gateway of South India and Chennai is having the international airport for the arrival of international tourists. Chennai is among the 4 big metropolitan cities of India and also known for its Tollywood (Tamil Cinema). If we talk about the tourism importance of Chennai then it has many things to offer the travelers like St. George Fort, National Art Gallary, Valluvar Kottam, Elliots Beach, Marina Beach and British Colonial Buildings. It is a perfect starting place for your South India tour.
Is a famous destination in state Tamilnadu. It is just 71 Kms from the Chennai and in Mahabalipuram is famous for many important monuments like Arjunas Penance, Panch Pandavas Cave & Rathas, Shore Temple, Trimurti Cave, Mamallapuram Lighthouse, Ganesh Ratha etc. Mahabalipuram is on the beach and you can spend few days at this place because it is historically important and good place to spend quality time when you are on a tour of Tamilnadu.
Is considered as the oldest city of Tamilnadu and it is lies on the bank of River Viagai. Madurai has the great cultural and historical importance and because it is one of the liveliest city of Tamil Nadu, it popularly also known as the Athens of the East. There are many important tourist attractions in Madurai like Sri Meenakshi – Sundereswarar Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Alagar Koil, Gandhi Museum, Mariamman Teppakulam etc. Madurai is also considered as the entrance to Kerala.
Is famous because it is the dead end of India in South. There are many tourist attractions in Kanyakumari like Vivekanand Memoria, Thiruvellur Statue, Museum etc and it has the famous Sunset Point also to see the panoramic sunset view over Indian ocean.
Is the important destination of Tamilnadu because of religious and historical importance. This is the place where lord Rama worshiped Lord Shiva before attacking Lanka. And this Shiva temple is among the 11 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.
Is well known Christian pilgrim city of South India and it is famous for the Catholic Church ‘Our lady of health’ and it attracts tourist & pilgrims from all over the world to worship here.
Hill Stations :
Few of the most important hill stations of South India lies in the state of Tamilnadu namely like Ooty, Kodaikanal and Pudukottai. In summers these hill stations are only the favorite destination amoung the entire south Indian tourists.
Is famous for is French civilization and architecture. Pondicherry once was ruled by the French and that is why today also you can some French speaking villages here and this is the favorite destination for the French Tourists.
Miscellaneous Destinations :
The list of tourist destinations are very long in Tamilnadu State and here we are naming the destinations which you can visit in Tamilnadu and the names of these places are Chidamaram, Kanchipuram, Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Erode, Krishnagiri, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavour, Trichupally etc.