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Tourism in Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu Tourism (South Indian State)

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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  • Pykara Lake in Ooty

    Pykara Lake is a popular destination in Ooty for locals and tourists alike. Located a few kilometers away from the city center, this place is also the location for Pykara Falls. The Pykara waterfalls is actually the location for a man-made dam, which forms a huge lake. The end of the lake is where the water falls from a gre...

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  • Stone House in Ooty

    The Stone House is a major tourist attraction in Ooty, because it was the very first bungalow to be built here. It was built by John Sullivan, and is one of the most important historic monuments of this hill station. One of the most famous stone houses in India, this one in Ooty is a sight to behold. It marks the beginning ...

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  • Rose Garden in Ooty

    The rose garden in Ooty is considered to be the largest rose garden in India, not to mention the most beautiful one. It used to be known by several names such as the Jayalalithaa Rose Garden and the Centenary Rose Park among others. The park is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department. The tropical mountain clim...

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  • Tiger Hill in Ooty

    Tiger Hill offers visitors a chance to see the beautiful views from a vantage point that is just as beautiful. The Tiger Hill lies towards the lower end of the Doddabetta Peak. The top of the hill houses a water reservoir and a cave, which is the base for many local legends. The reservoir is a source of fresh water for the ...

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  • Sim's Park in Coonoor

    Founded in 1874, Sim's Park extends over upper Coonoor with winding footpaths, lovely gazebos, and a dense Shola forest nearby. Named after J.D. Sim, a former Secretary to Government, Sim’s Park in Coonoor features a wonderful collection of trees and plants species, both native and from as far as Central America.

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Things To Do In Tamil Nadu

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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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  • Toy train ride in Ooty

    The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR), better known as Ooty toy train is the highlight of the popular hill town of Ooty in Tamil Nadu, India. This is a world heritage train that travels between Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor daily and imparts picturesque views while providing relief from the stifling summer heat. Started in ...

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  • Golfing in Wellington

    Coonoor is an ideal haven to relax and rejuvenate with a range of activities. One of the most popular golf courses in South India, the Wellington Golf Course in Coonoor is nestled in the midst of exotic scenery. The serenity of the town, coupled with its picturesque beauty, adds to the appeal of Coonoor.

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  • Trekking in Coonoor

    Trekking in Coonoor, especially in the Nilgiri Hills, is a popular activity for tourists. Coonoor is famous for tea plantations and viewpoints, however, there are some day treks to waterfalls and through the surrounding forests that are absolutely rewarding. Both nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts can quench their thir...

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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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      Services of hotel in coorg were not good.Faced some problems that I told them. Hotel in Ooty was very good with good food & services. Can driver was very good.He went outside the itinerary to cover a sight seeing in coorg. He drove us to good hotels.
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      Vaibhav Laddha

      Pune, a day ago

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      It was a nice and memorable experience of sightseeing in ooty. Hotel Mountain Trail is bit disappointing in services.Poor staff management and limited and costly food items. Hotel Staff not bothered about inconvenience caused, TV was not working properly. Same menu items are served in breakfast daily and no variation. Driver Rajesh really made sightseeing experience to next level. his humble, sincere and polite nature is really worth a praise. Ms Ramya helped in trip arrangement well. Overall good and memorable experience.
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      Darshan Mali

      Pune, a day ago

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      Thank you travel triangle and sky tours and travel for organizing such a memorable and funfilled trip for us. Our trip organizer Leena were perfectly organized our Itenary, hotels and cab booking. Best memory were visiting Avalanche(upper bhavani lake) near Ooty and toy train journey from ooty to coonoor.
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      Abhishek Rastogi

      Bangalore, 2 days ago

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      Very good driver, hotel location was also very good. Food facility at thr hotel can be upgraded. Driver should get familier with off route location like Avalanch lake.
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      Prakhar Gupta

      Mumbai, 2 days ago

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      I booked cab for 6 days. Mysoor-Coorg-OOty -Coonoor. Driver was experienced and well aware of destination. He had good knowledge of various historical events. Car was clean and nice. We enjoyed a journey a lot. Only problem we faced is, driver didn't have enough money to fill the tank on return journey. He said his manager has not paid him sufficient amount. He wanted make some alternate arrangement in his friend's cab and we were waiting for his friends cab at Mysore for almost 1 hr. Finally, his friend didn't appear and he dropped us at almost last minute of our flight departure. Our flight was at 12:05 AM and we reached airport at 11.35 pm. It was only horrible thing happened to us. I was worrying that we will miss our flight. we didn't even go to washroom for 5 hrs from Mysoor to Banglore as we were frightened to miss flight due to delay. Apart from this incident overall sightseeing was good. We expect Chill Memories need to be very careful while planning and allocate sufficient amount to drivers as we have paid full amount for our journey. So driver will not fall shortage of funds. If this incident can be avoided I would have given full rating to Agency.
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      Chandan Patade

      Pune, 4 days ago

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      The trip was good travel is agent is really quick and accomodating. The driver was little reluctant to show us around. Otherwise all good.
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      Rashmi Rathore

      Bengaluru, 5 days ago

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      Really Thanks Travel Triangle for this tour and thanks for giving Tour Guide like LEE VACATION. And also a lot of thanks to Lee Vacation in our Ooty, Coorg and Mysore tour...... Lee Vacation gives a satisfied & perfect service... it may not be best but satisfied,which is most necessary for a vacation. we really enjoyed the whole tour throughout the every moment. The hostels,which they booked just awesome.. Really trusted company in all purpose. I specially thankful to Ramya Mohan mam.... such a polite behavior is never seen before...Shle helps me a lot in customization of my tour. I have seriously Irritated her for hotels bokking & other stuff things but she never shown any bad effect on her behavior. THANK U.
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      Ankit Karmakar

      Myshore, 5 days ago

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      Overall it was good. Vinu Valley Ooty rooms are good. However do not stay at hotel Vinu Valley as there is no food facility after 8.30 PM. Staff was unprofessional. Hotel Peak resort Kodaikanel was good and food was good. Staff was good. Lee Vacation could have arranged good hotel. Driver was cooperative and drive safely. Could cover most of the site seeing in time. Lee vacation staff was supportive.
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      SATISH GODBOLE

      Bangalore, 5 days ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      The service offered after booking by the customizetrip was worse, they did not respond on time and we had to face problems at the hotels. The driver on day1 was very arrogant and dod not listen to what we said and left us without dropping us to the restaurant for dinner
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      Vaibhav

      Mysuru, 5 days ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      Terrible vfm worst service My cab driver name gangadhar was very good he is very polite and respectful person he is excellent and cover all point positively
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      Shikha Arora

      New delhi, 6 days ago

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    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.

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

    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.

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

     

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

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