Tamil Nadu literally means ‘land of Tamils or Tamil Country’. The state of Tamil Nadu is the 11th largest of the 29 states in India. This state is home to many beautiful places. It is in abundance of natural resources. The western, north-western and southern parts are abundant in vegetation as they are the meeting point of the Western and Eastern Ghats with the Nilgiri Hills. Tamil Nadu has also been home to the oldest civilizations and has witnessed the rule of various ancient dynasties such as the Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas who ruled the region between 300 BCE – 300 AD. These places are full of beautiful temples, serene beaches, magnificent forts and waterfalls, and more. Which you must see once.
If you are planning Tamil Nadu places to visit and do not know where to start, here is a list of places that cannot be skipped.
Tamil Nadu Visiting Places :
If you have made up your mind to visit Tamil Nadu, then we will make you aware of such places where you will be very happy to walk. We will tell you about the historical places in Tamil Nadu and famous places in Tamil Nadu which you will see here below.
1.Chennai, Tamil Nadu :
Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu. The city has been surrounded by South Indian states for centuries, thus it has always been at the forefront of all cultural, economic, social, commercial and industrial development in the South of India. Being home to beautiful temples, churches and beaches, Chennai is the best tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. The city is also famous for its distinct culture and heritage. We have a large list of tourist attractions where you should roam. Such as Marina Beach, Semoji Ponga, The Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Pulicat Lake, Kapaleshwar Temple, Breezy Beach, National Art Gallery, Conneman Public Library, Little Mount Shrine.
2.Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu :
Kanyakumari is at the southernmost tip of India. Previously known as Cape Comorin. It is one of the most exotic places in India. Kanyakumari is a paradise for experience seekers. The city is also famous for its distinct culture and hospitable people. Sunrise and sunset can be seen on the same beach. The temples here are built in the Dravidian style of architecture. With many places to see in Kanyakumari, the art, architecture and even the local cuisine of the temples, which reflects every culture of it, will enchant you!
3.Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu :
The city of Kanchipuram is situated on the banks of the Vagavathi River. The city has seen many ruling dynasties and monarchies such as Pandya, Chola, Vijayanagara Empire, Karnataka State and British Monarchy. Kanchipuram is also known as the Golden City of a thousand temples. The city is also famous for its various temples that are built in the Dravidian style of architecture and display marvellous stone carvings. Yes, more than 5000 families are involved in silk weaving and are famous for “Kanchipuram Silk Saris”. You should visit the city here with various temples, bird sanctuaries, beaches, backwaters, etc.
4.Vellore, Tamil Nadu :
Vellore is located on the banks of the Palar River in the north-eastern part of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as the city of the fort. The city came under the rule of various states and monarchies like the Pallavas, Cholas, the state of Karnataka and the British. The name of this place comes from the monolithic fort of Vellore. The city is named Fort City due to the attractive fort located in the middle of the city. Apart from the fort, there are many other attractions that have made it an important tourist destination. Various temples, Yelagiri’s picturesque hill stations, churches and mosques and various shopping hotspots with carvings and spectacular displays of Dravidian style architecture have made it a must-visit destination in Tamil Nadu.
5.Ooty, Tamil Nadu :
Ooty is located in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu. The place is located in the middle of the Nilgiri Mountains with an elevation of 2,240 meters above sea level. Ooty is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu. It has a gorgeous backdrop of hills and greenery, making it a great destination for both honeymooners and families.
The place is characterized by blue smoky haze from dense eucalypt forests and is known as the rare kurunji flower. These are wonderful places to visit in various lakes, mountains, gardens and valleys. The different peaks are great places for trekking and the lakes make wonderful camping and picnic spots. A trip to Ooty and you will experience surroundings that are unique to almost any place in India.