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Tourism in Tamil Nadu

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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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Places To Visit In Tamil Nadu

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  • Ariyaman Beach in Rameshwaram

    Ariyaman Beach also known as Kushi Beach is situated on the side of the Palk Bay in the Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu. The beach extends to a stretch of 2 km, measures around 150 km in width, and is located at a distance of 27 km from the city. This well-maintained beach is a much loved spot for relaxation and enjoyin...

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  • Dhanushkodi Beach in Rameshwaram

    The Dhanushkodi Beach, is among the most beautiful places in Rameshwaram that command a visit. It is a vast stretch of silvery sand with crystal clear water and age old relics. This beach in Rameshwaram, imparts a glimpse of the mighty Indian Ocean spread out in a vast expanse. Known as Archal Munai by locals, the beach was...

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  • Dhanushkodi in Rameshwaram

    Tucked at the south eastern tip of Pamban Island, Dhanushkodi is a small town, which is frozen in time since the disastrous cyclone hit it in 1964. It is the land border between Sri Lanka and India. Once a town, teeming with all facilities, Dhanushkodi in Rameshwaram is now just a sandy shoreline with Bay of Bengal on one s...

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  • Pamban Bridge in Rameshwaram

    The Pamban Bridge a massive structure over the Indian Ocean and the first sea as well as cantilever bridge constructed in India. Built as a part of South Indian Railway project, this bridge is an engineering marvel and was completed in 1911. The bridge connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India.

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  • Dolphin's Nose in Coonoor

    Dolphin's Nose Coonoor is one of the favourite places in Coonoor for families and honeymooners. Set amidst the rolling hills of the Nilgiris Hills or Blue Mountains of Tamil Nadu, Dolphin’s Nose View Point in Coonoor is a popular natural attraction for tourists. With an altitude of 1,550 metres, this stunning viewpoint in C...

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Things To Do In Tamil Nadu

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  • Camping in Kodaikanal

    Blessed by Mother Nature, Kodaikanal is among the most scenic spots of India. Among many other sightseeing attractions and things to do, camping in Kodaikanal is one of the most preferred activities. it is an experience to treasure amidst dense jungles with exotic flora and fauna and a favorable environment. There are sever...

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  • Trekking in Kodaikanal

    Trekking in Kodaikanal is truly a trekker’s delight as the city is blessed by several exquisite locales that offer trekking opportunities to both – beginners and professionals. Also known as Princess of Hill stations, the city’s name in Tamil means ‘Gift of the Forest’. So whether, it is about the Princess of Hill stations ...

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  • Scuba Diving in Rameshwaram

    Located in the Pamban Island, the city of Rameshwaram is home to numerous beaches. These beaches form a hub for various adventure sports like snorkeling, kitesurfing, jet skiing, kayaking, and scuba diving in Rameshwaram.

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  • Snorkeling in Rameshwaram

    Adorning the coastline of India, the town of Rameshwaram is not only a pilgrim destination but also a hub for various adventure sports. Home to numerous beaches, the city of Rameshwaram makes a perfect destination for indulging in water sports like Kayaking, jet skiing, stand up board, windsurfing, snorkeling, coral watchin...

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  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ride in Coonoor

    Featured in several Bollywood films such as Dil Se and Sadma, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) is a metre gauge railway in Tamil Nadu. Built under British rule in 1908, Nilgiri Mountain Railway runs up and down a scenic route in the Nilgiri Hills.

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Travel To Tamil Nadu

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By Air

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.

By Train

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.

By Road

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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    Kashmira Pawar

    Pune

    Kashmira's 4 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    Hotel in Ooty was nice but in kodaicanal was worst. And expected a better hotel

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    Aniketkadam

    Pune

    Aniketkadam's 4 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    Hotel are totally clean n specious room for living. Room at hill stations with awesome climate. Food and room services are very good.

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    Ashish Khadpe

    Mumbai

    Ashish's 4 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    We have taken our Ooty Mysore tour with VFM in Aug 2019. Overall experience was good. Few things to appreciate : 1. Bhargavi coordinated very well on tour tho initial response was pretty slow. Provided proper guidance wherever required. 2. Hotel booked during journey were all awesome. No single negative point on hotels provided. 3. Last minute changes were accommodated with ease. Few things to improve : 1. Driver provided false information to us many times due to which we missed few points in Connor. He also misguided us on Mysore palace timings. 2. Could have added more points to visit. All the best VFM !!!

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    Ojhaak

    Madurai

    Ojhaak's 5 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    The driver didn't display card at airport. He was just sitting in his cab. His given mobile number was also not working so I had to contact the travel agent. His accent was not good in hindi. Otherwise he was a good driver and punctual.

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    Amit Mishra

    Bangalore

    Amit's 5 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    Pl be extra careful while selecting hotels because the customre has no other option but to trust ur selection, the price of overall trip was bit on higher side pl see if u can make it economical 50k would have been sufficient as i see it

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    Tomardeepika

    Bangalore

    Tomardeepika's 4 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    It was such a nice experience. We were a group of 4 girls and we enjoyed so much. Driver yogesh was very polite and respectful. He was punctual. Hotel assigned to us was in a prime location and everything was accessible from there. Overall we enjoyed this trip. Will recommend travel triangle and svs tours to everyone.

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    Vinod Rahul

    Lucknow

    Vinod's 6 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    Trip was fantastic. We enjoyed a lot. Can driver hospitality,his friendly nature every thing was good. Thanks travel traingle for the wonderful memory. :)

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    Prashu Jsai

    Bangalore

    Prashu's 3 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    Well organized trip and Driver behavior is very Good

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    Devraj Chouhan

    New delhi

    Devraj's 7 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    It was an amazing trip. Everything just perfectly planned by our travel agency. Hotel and Cab provided by our travel agency Lee vacations were as per our expectations. I will give 5 star to our travel agency Lee vacations and 3 star to travel triangle for not responding to my calls.

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    Yashwanth Koneru

    Hyderabad

    Yashwanth's 4 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    Trip was good and the driver was also cool. The hotel in Ooty needs re considering as it wasn't that good.

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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.

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