Tamil Nadu Tourism

Tamil Tour Guide from vanakkam to mannikkanum

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Best time to visit
Jul - Mar
Ideal Duration
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About Tamil Nadu Destinations

The union between tradition and transformation makes Tamil Nadu tourism unique. Occupying the bottom stretch of the Coromandel Coast, Tamil Nadu is India's southernmost state. Ancient Dravidian temples, colonial coffee plantations, tranquil fishing villages, beautiful beaches, and lively cities are some of the most popular tourist places in Tamil Nadu. October through March, when the weather is pleasant in South India, is the best time to visit Tamil Nadu. Be coastal regions like Rameshwaram or hill stations in the Nilgiri Hills, winter makes travel in Tamil Nadu memorable. 

Best Time to Visit Tamil Nadu

While the hill stations of Tamil Nadu should be visited in the summer season to escape the heat, the coastal regions like Chennai and Rameshwaram offer the best experiences during the winter months. Overall, October through March is the best time to visit Tamil Nadu. The summer months (April through June) can get really hot and humid for sightseeing and other activities. The months between November and February allow a lot of rewards like pleasant weather, local festivals, and more.

Top Cities in Tamil Nadu

The Capital of Tamil Nadu and its largest city, Chennai is a city that holds its history and culture dear to heart. This teeming metropolis is a mix of Raj-era monuments, Hindu temples, modern buildings, and massive billboards. Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwar Temple, San Thome Church, and Arignar Anna Zoological Park are some of the top places to visit in Chennai.

Dodabetta Peak and Botanical Garden are top places to visit in Ooty for honeymooners and families alike. Both Ooty and Coonoor are also famous for toy train rides. Kodaikanal is known for attractions such as Bryant Park and Coaker's Walk. 

Temples in Tamil Nadu

Make sure to uncover the rich Dravidian history by visiting temples in Tamil Nadu like Ranganathaswamy Temple, Brihadeeswarar Temple, Rameshwaram Temple, and Airavateshwar Temple. Tiger Cave and Mahabalipuram Shore Temple are worth making a day trip from Chennai.

Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu

Taking a road trip to Tamil Nadu through ancient coastal towns, scenic hill stations, and vast urban sprawls is a quintessential South Indian experience worth enjoying.

Waterfalls in Tamil Nadu

Catherine Falls is a popular spot among honeymooners in Ooty. The waterfall can be best viewed from Dolphin’s Nose viewpoint. Bear Shola Falls is one of the most beautiful cascades in Tamil Nadu.

Festivals in Tamil Nadu

Pongal is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in South India. Tamil New Year's Day, Thaipusam, Mahamaham Festival, and Karthigai Deepam are other major events for the people of Tamil Nadu.

Beaches in Tamil Nadu

The coastline of Tamil Nadu forms a part of Coromandel Coast of India. Marina Beach in Chennai, Mahabalipuram Beach, Thiruchendur Beach in Kanyakumari, and Dhanushkodi Beach are famous beaches in Tamil Nadu.

Trekking in Tamil Nadu  

Both Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats make up the majority of thick forest cover in Tamil Nadu. Anamalai Hills, Palani Hills, and Kolli Hills are popular bases for trekking expeditions. Dolphin’s Nose Trek and Doddabetta Peak Trek are some of the best trails in South India. 

Historical Monuments in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has two UNESCO world heritage sites: Great Living Chola Temples and Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. There are several places to explore the rich Dravidian culture of Tamil Nadu.


Taking toy train rides in Ooty, evening stroll at Marina Beach, wildlife safaris in Mudumalai National Park, and bowing before deities covered with vermilion paste is the highlight of tourism in Tamil Nadu. One can plan their travel with Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) to avoid any hassle.  

On a Tamil Nadu trip, travellers can experience an enticing charm of historical splendour, colourful celebrations, and natural wealth of Nilgiri Hills. After heavy summer downpours, hill stations in Tamil Nadu become green and lush, whereas, in the Cauvery River Delta, the wildlife of Tamil Nadu is always on the prowl. This detailed Tamil Nadu tour guide leads travellers to all the popular tourist places in Tamil Nadu including Ooty, Kodaikanal, Coonoor, Chennai, and Madurai.

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Chennai International Airport (MAA), about 21 kilometres from city centre, is the fourth busiest airport in India. Domestic flights run from the Kamaraj Terminal, while international flights operate from the Anna Terminal. Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Alliance Air are main domestic airlines operating from Chennai Airport. Direct flights to international destinations such as Sharjah, Mauritius, London, Dubai, Singapore, and Frankfurt are available from the airport in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu has three more international airports namely Coimbatore International Airport, Madurai International Airport, and Tiruchirapalli International Airport. Moreover, Salem Airport and Tuticorin Airport are two other domestic airports. Delhi to Tamil Nadu flights takes about 2 hours to finish the travel. When traveling from major cities in India such as New Delhi, Mumbai, or Kolkata, it’s better to book a flight to Tamil Nadu to cut back travel time.

The train route in Tamil Nadu extends over a wide area. Headquartered in the capital city Chennai, the Southern Railway covers a large area in Tamil Nadu. Chennai Central is the main railway station in Tamil Nadu for trains departing north, whereas Chennai Egmore station serves as a hub for trains leaving south. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tamil Nadu, connects the hill station of Ooty to Mettupalayam near Coimbatore city. Other major train stations in Tamil Nadu include Madurai, Katpadi, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, and Coimbatore Junction. Chennai is also served by a sub-urban railway network.

Road transport in Tamil Nadu is maintained by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TSTC) and State Express Transport Corporation. National Highway 47, NH 49, NH 208, and NH 220 run from Tamil Nadu into Kerala. NH 67, NH 207, and NH 209 connect Tamil Nadu with Karnataka. NH 205, NH 219, and NH 234 connect the state with Andhra Pradesh. The scenic East Coast Road (ECR) runs between Chennai to Cuddalore via Pondicherry.

There are regular buses, both government and private, operating between major tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu. Chennai, Madurai, and Coimbatore have an extensive road network. Depending on the destination, it should take about 6 to 12 hours to travel from Bangalore to Tamil Nadu via road. Major sightseeing tours to temples in Tamil Nadu are organised via road transport.

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FAQ's of Tamil Nadu

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December through February is the ideal time to plan a trip to Tamil Nadu. In the winter season, the temperatures are pleasant for sightseeing.

Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Ooty, Coonoor, Kodaikanal, and Yercaud are popular tourist places in Tamil Nadu.

Compared to the cities in North India, places in South India are much safer for solo travellers and women. Crime rates are lower in Tamil Nadu and the people are usually welcoming.

The state has 32 districts in Tamil Nadu. Chennai is the most populated district while Viluppuram is the largest by area.

 

Temple hopping in Mamallapuram, toy train rides in Ooty, shopping in Tanjore, trekking in Yelagiri, and boating in Kodaikanal are popular things to do in Tamil Nadu.

Tourism in Tamil Nadu

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