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Must Visit Destinations in Tamil Nadu


The South Eastern part of Indian Peninsula, Tamil Nadu has many surprises. People referred this landscape as the ‘temple state of India’ because most parts of the state are adorned with magnificent temples. Tour to Tamil Nadu allows you to visit its breathtaking tour destinations like picturesque wildlife sanctuaries, historical monuments, pristine beaches, well preserved culture and most importantly its incredible temples. Tamil Nadu shares its boundaries with three important states of India namely Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. The state houses many hotels which provide a great support to boost up its travel and tourism industry.

Following are some important tourist places of Tamil Nadu, which you must go through during your vacation in South India:


Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai

Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai

This metropolis is the gateway to the South India and it boasts of a rich heritage. Formerly, the city was known as Madras, but the name now has transformed into Chennai. The harvest festival, Pongal showcases the art of Tamil Nadu. Tour to Chennai opens the way to the second longest river, Marina beach which offers a spellbinding sunrise and sunset view. St. George Fort, Parthasarathy temple and Anna Memorial are some of the most visited tourist destination of Chennai, which make South India travel more exciting. During your temple tour you should take a look at Kapaleeswarar temple. It is the most revered temple of the city; dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple shows Dravidian style of architecture.


 Monkey Falls Coimbatore Tamil Nadu

Monkey Falls, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore has a pleasant and salubrious climate. The city is situated on the bank of Noyyal River and is known for its industrial business. If you are planning to take an outdoor trip, then Coimbatore can give you the best excite. There are many sightseeing places, but among them, temples and shrines get the crown for gathering large numbers of traffic. The most popular shrines of the city are Ayyappan Temple, Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple, St Antony’s Church and Marudhamalai Hill Temple. Natural lovers can also find a great array of sightseeing options which include Siruvani Falls and Dam, Kovai Kutralam Falls and Vydehi Falls. The outstanding scenic attraction of Monkey Falls can lure any heart that magnetizes the tourist to experience the best tour of their entire life.


Kamakshi Amman Temple Kanchipuram

Kamakshi Amman Temple Kanchipuram

Tour to Kanchipuram could be a splendid opportunity to buy its famous silk sarees during your heritage sites excursion. The city is the most sacred pilgrim hubs for Hindus which reflects many exceptional temples that were constructed by different rulers in different styles. Kamakshi Amman Temple is the most sacred place which has been dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Drive to Queen Land Park, to experience longest cable car journey. Finding the best accommodation at Kanchipuram is not a big deal. There are ample of budgeted hotels which offer the best facility and take better care of guests.


Kanyakumari Temple, Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari Temple, Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari is the most famous beach destination of peninsula of South India. Kanyakumari temple and Vivekananda Memorial are the foremost attractions of the city. A ferry ride to Vivekananda Rock allows to explore the great Samgam of Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, which is most popular among the tourist. Historic monuments of the city always pull attention of travelers and drive towards its most exotic places like Padmanabhapuram Palace, Vattakottai Fort and Udayagiri Fort. Apart from that you will find several religious pillars, temples, churches over here that will keep your head spinning. Some of them are Lord Subramanya Temple, Alwarthirunagari Temple, Guganathaswamy Temple, St. Xavier Church, etc. Sothavilai Beach and beach are two delightful beach destination of Kanyakumari where you can enjoy a better beach holiday during your visit to South India.


Meenakshi Temple Madurai

Meenakshi Temple Madurai

The temple state, Madurai is popularly known for the world famous Meenakshi Temple also known as Meenakshi Amman Temple. This vast temple is of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati where both deities are worshipped together. Gandhi Memorial also can be found at Madurai. This memorial executes the belongings of Mahatma Gandhi. Just after a few kilometers away Mariamman Teppakulam temple is located. The main feature of this temple is that the idol was found in the tank within the complex.


Kodaikanal Lake

Kodaikanal Lake

Honeymooner’s paradise. This princess of hill station is located amidst the Palani Hills. Its pleasing climatic condition draws the travelers from around the world, throughout the year. Its natural beauty, green slopes and marvelous waterfalls can win any cruel heart. Kodai Lake is the most favored tourist destination as it offers to enjoy boat riding. If you really wish to spend some remarkable time in this South India’s beautiful hill station, then book your tour from most reliable India tour operator, Erco Travels so as to get better value of your money. This tour package also includes sightseeing of Bear Shola Falls, Kurinji Andavar Temple and dolphin’s Nose. Adventure lovers can take the thick routes from Periyakulam – Adukkam- Kodaikanal to indulge in trekking activity.


Arjuna's Penance, Mamallapuram

Arjuna’s Penance, Mamallapuram

Tour to Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram brings some new styles of art and architecture to the tourists that were constructed during the rule of Pallavas. Most of the area of the city is brimming with numerous temples and rock-cut caves. It is not only the architectures that catch attention of tourists; its white sandy beaches also take some credit in drawing tourist’ attention. Arjuna’s Penance is a famous attraction of Mahabalipura. Its wonderful stone carving shows some unbelievable figures of Gods, birds, beasts, elephants and monkeys. Panch Rathas rock temple is an excellent example of the evolution of Dravidian style of architecture that resembles Buddhist monasteries. To experience luxurious stay at Mahabalipuram, you can move to Kovalam’s beach resorts which can be visited anytime throughout the year.


Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake

Also known as Queen of Hills. The most striking feature of this beautiful hill station is its scenic beauty. The city has wonderful tea gardens, vegetation and wonderful palm trees that keep Ooty an enchanting tourist destination. Ranging from the traditional Botanical garden, Rose Garden to Ooty Lake and several water bodies, Ooty has all sorts of excitement, which travelers really expect to visit during their vacation. The city offers numbers of exciting treks to indulge the tourist in trekking activity.


Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram

Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram

Holiness survives in this place. Rameswaram is specially a pilgrimage destination. The 12th centuries, Ramanathaswamy Temple, plays a vital role in attracting devotees from anywhere in the world. According to Hindu’s mythology, Lord Rama constructed the rock bride across the sea to Sri Lanka from this place. The Five-faced Hanuman Temple is one another sacred place, from where visitors can see the antique floating stones used for building the bridge on the sea. Beach tour also one can expect at Rameswaram where tourist can visit Olaikuda, Ariyaman Dhanushkodi and Pamban beaches in the evening. Visit its shopping markets to buy some wonderful handicraft items.


Brihadeshwara Temple, Tanjavur

Brihadeshwara Temple, Tanjavur

Thanjavur adds some more excitement in temple excursion. The site helps the travelers to know little bit more about cultural heritage of the city. The prime attraction of Thanjavur is the Brihadeshwara temple. This is one of the preserved heritage sites of Tamil Nadu and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Near this temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and museum is standing which was built in 15th Century. The museum shows a huge collection of art gallery. During India religious tour, Thanjavur’s temple sightseeing cannot be missed out. Some other religious sites of the city are Airavateswara Temple, Thirumananjeri Temple, Schwartz Church and Vellai Puliar Temple.

Handloom cotton sarees, silk sarees and Tanjore paintings are most famous which have a great demand all over the world.


Rock Fort, Trichy

Rock Fort, Trichy

Trichy/Tiruchirapalli is an important industrial site of Tamil Nadu. The city gives the finest combination of tradition and contemporary surroundings. Rock Fort, the oldest Fort is the landmark of the city. Trichy shows its richness in artificial diamonds, glass bangles, clay toys, hand-loom cloth and cigars. Trichy has a number of sightseeing options which include temples like Ranganathaswami Temple, Tiruvanaikkaval Temple and Maariamman Temple; Kallanai Dam; and churches like St. John and St. Joseph’s Church. Mukkombu is an ideal picnic spot of Trichy where number of tourists can be caught, enjoying parties.


Vellore Fort, Tamil Nadu

Vellore Fort, Tamil Nadu

The city, Vellore is the hub of commercial, administrative, educational and medical centre. The city is famous for its advanced medical treatment; patients from every corner arrive here for better treatment. Vellore has many tourism options among them Vellore Fort is mostly visited. The Fort is considered as the strongest Forts in the city, which was built in 16th century. Government Museum is one another attraction, where travelers can see some good collection of objects like anthropology, archaeology, art, pre-history, geology and botany. Religiousness also survives at Vellore, where you can visit temples like Aanaikulathamman Koil Temple, Jalakandeswarar Temple and Ratnagiri Temple.

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Author: Erco Travels

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8 thoughts on “Must Visit Destinations in Tamil Nadu

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  5. Awesome Destinations in Tamil Nadu..

    But My fav destination is Ooty Lake

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  6. Wow.nice post..all places are very good. Like ooty, kanniyakumari, kodaikanal are very nice places to visit. I like the places in pondicherry also. There also so much tourist places available to see.

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  8. Tamil Nadu is Awesome State. This is very Famous Place to visit . There are many fascinating tourist attractions in Chennai.

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