The words Tamil Nadu literally means ‘The Land of The Tamils or Tamil Country’. The State of Tamil Nadu is the 11th largest State out of the 29 states of India. But what Tamil Nadu lacks in size, it gains in its abundance of natural resources. The western, north-western and the southern parts are abundant in vegetation since they’re the meeting points of the Western and Eastern Ghats with the Nilgiris Hills. This makes the state an ecological niche which gives the State of Tamil Nadu abundance in flora and fauna. Tamil Nadu has also been home to the oldest of civilizations, and has seen the rule of various ancient dynasties like the Chera, Chola and Pandya which ruled the region between 300 BC – 300 AD. The state of Tamil Nadu is thus rich in both the aspects of Cultural and Natural making it a tourist haven. In this article we shall discuss about the 10 popular places you must Visit in Tamil Nadu.
Also known as Udhagamandalam and sometimes Ootacamund, the hill station of Ooty lies near the Nilgiris in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The area came under the occupation of the East India Company around the end of the 18th century leading to its popularity as a hill station. The town is famous for its tourism and attracts a large number of tourists. Apart from tourism the major sources of the town’s economy are agriculture, photographic film and medicine manufacture.
The Nilgiris lit. ‘The blue mountains’ are the major responsible factor for this town’s popularity. The blue misty haze off the eucalyptus trees that cover the area are considered the reason behind its name, many different possible sources may exist however. In this article I have tried to list out the places you “must visit” in Ooty, especially when you’re on a short time schedule.
If you don’t mind the heat of the sun but love to enjoy some warmth from the hearts, if you don’t mind the lack of rich greenery but happy with the richness of reception and if you consider the rich cultural background and the unassuming people more important, then Chennai is the city for you to be on a holiday. Chennai is not only the 4th largest Indian city but it is the 36th metropolitan city the world over. It is also one of must-visit places in Tamil Nadu. The rich heritage and tradition of the city are the reasons for it being referred to as the cultural capital of India. Chennai was established by the British during the 17th century. However, the city has a great historical past that is evident from some of the famous constructions in the city that stand the test of time to prove that the city is much more ancient than its accounted years. If you are planning a visit to Chennai, make sure that you do not miss the following 10 places to visit in Chennai.
If you are keen to visit a place that has a glorious past and a busy present with great temples that flaunt the architectural brilliance of the artisans, you need to be in Madurai. The 2500 plus years old city, which has a rich heritage, is located on the banks of Vaigai river. Famously called ‘The city that never sleeps’, Madurai is always busy regardless of the time of the day. Anytime you venture out, you are sure to find the city busy and even if you are hungry in the middle of the night, you will find ‘idlis’, the famous south Indian dish served here. Incidentally, Madurai is famous for idlis too. If you are planning to visit Madurai, ensure that you include the following six famous places to visit in Madurai in your “list”.
If you aim to visit a destination that is religious, historical, cultural and entertainment clubbed in one, Kanchipuram is the place for you. Considered the religious capital of South India, the city of thousand temples, has a lot to offer. If you set aside whatever faith you may follow, you are sure to be impressed by the sheer architectural skills exhibited in the temples in Kanchipuram. The temples stand proof for the dominance of Dravidian heritage and the city’s glorious past, when it was ruled by kings who were not only powerful but loved and patronized arts. Kanchipuram, which is one of the tourist cities in Tamilnadu is also famous for silk saris. Given below are 6 important places to visit in Kanchipuram.