Thursday, 23 April 2015

7 attractive places in Tamil Nadu

Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is a southern state in India which is known for its historical aspects and cultural diversities. Tamil Nadu was under the ruling of ancient dynasties like Chera, Pandya, and Chola. The long history of Tamil Nadu under various dynasties contributed to the land a lot of monuments and attractive temples which are now major attractions in the state. Tamil Nadu is very particular about its culture and traditions. There are a number of attractions to explore for a keen tourist. Let’s go through some of them.

Earlier known as Madras, Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu. The city houses major heritage structures like light house, railway stations, museums and more. Chennai is an important place for South Indian cinema because in earlier times the cinema world was totally depended on film studios in Chennai. Neat and beautiful beaches are another attraction of Chennai. Though the climate in Chennai is always hot and humid, no one would deny the fact that beaches in Chennai are wonderful. An evening walk in Mount Road or Burma Bazar in Parrys Corner will be most enjoyable places for those who love shopping.

Mahabalipuram is one of the prominent tourist places in Tamil Nadu. Also known as Mamallapuram, the place is known for ancient monuments and has been classified as a heritage site by UNESCO. The monuments built with granite display the architectural brilliancy of Dravidian culture. The carvings in the monuments are fruit for eyes and other than monsoon tourists flow to Mahabalipuram to see the craft shown by artisans. There are numerous temples which are perfect examples of sculptures and there is a story behind each monument too.

Kanyakumar is one of the favorite tourist destinations in India. The coastal town is famous for its diverse culture and historical constructions. This is a place where one can view sunrise and sunset at the same beach. The water body of this enchanting beach includes Indian Ocean, Arabian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. Kanyakumari is also a favorite destination for pilgrimage. You can taste unique Dravidian cuisine here in Kanyakumari which food lovers will never forget.

Madurai is special; it is one of the oldest cities in the world to be inhabited. Madurai is known for the temples which stand as the hallmark of the city. Tourists visit Madurai to explore the temples in the city showcasing the ancient artistic brilliancy. Madurai Meenakshi Temple is the most visited temple and which was mentioned in ancient scripts. Madurai is the most important pilgrimage for Tamil people.

Kodaikanal, is a hill station famous for thick forests and cool weather. Kodaikanal is mostly preferred by honeymooners for its beautiful lakes, forests and waterfalls. This place is located in the Palani Hills. Tourists, especially photographers and trekkers choose Kodaikanal as their favorite destination. There are many places like Bryant Park, Coaker's Walk, Bear Shola Falls, Green Valley View (Suicide Point), Pine forests, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Pillar Rocks, Guna caves, Silver Cascade, Dolphin's Nose etc.

Ooty is one of the favourite hill stations in India for tourists. Situated in the Nilgiri Mountains, Ooty also is a primary choice for honeymooners. Throughout the year, Ooty maintains pleasant and cool climate and it has many lakes, mountains, valleys and graders to wander around. Ooty holds a major place in Tamil Nadu tourism. Like Kodaikanal, Ooty ensures a chilled memory to its visitors.

An ancient city known for silk, Kanchipuram situates in the banks of river Vegavathy. Kanchipuram also was ruled by various dynasties and the monuments in the city exhibit its rich cultural ethnicities. This place is famous for its natural and man-made attractions and has bird sanctuary, temples, backwater and beaches for its visitors.


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