The land of enduring heritage

Land of the Tamils, a land of enduring heritage has the history that dates back several thousand of years. It is a land where traditions and culture blend and continue to live in harmony. After the independence of India, the state of Madras was created in 1956 based on linguistic boundaries. Lying on the southeastern coast of the Indian peninsula, Tamil Nadu is bounded by the Eastern Ghats in the north and Nilgiri, the Annamalai Hills and Palghat on the west. The state abounds in monuments and temples that are ancient and each has its own story of religious, artistic and cultural accomplishment and specialty waiting to be heard. It is the sixth most populous state in India, the third largest economy among the states of India. The Tamil kingdoms of Chera, Chola, Pandya and Pallava were responsible for the production of some of the oldest surviving literature in India. Also, Carnatic Music, Bharatanatyam dance and Indian architecture is evolved within the state. The grandeur of the Hindu temple architecture in Tamil Nadu should be seen to be believed. Tamilnadu is the gate way for travelers to South India.

Attractions in Tamil Nadu, around and from Tamil Nadu

  • Chennai Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the capital of Tamil Nadu and the fourth largest city in India, encapsulates the spirit and unique culture of India's southernmost state. The first British settleme

  • Chettinad (Karaikudi) Chettinad or Karaikudi was famous because of the predominance of the Nattu Kottai Chettiars, a prosperous banking community, who have ventured far and wide to set up their businesses even at the turn

  • Coimbatore The third largest city of the state, Coimbatore, the headquarters of a district of the same name, is one of the most industrialised cities in Tamil Nadu. Known as the textile capital of South India or

  • Coonoor Situated a little lower than Ooty at 1850m, Conoor is a peaceful, often overlooked hill station, which has avoided the ravages of tourism. Visit Sim’s Park, nearby waterfalls, tea gardens or enjoy a

  • Kanyakumari Kanyakumari, also known as Cape Comorin is the Land’s End of the Indian subcontinent, where the Bay of Bengal meets the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Nature is so spectacular at Kanniyakumari th

  • Kodaikkanal Kodaikanal, better known as Kodai, is a stunningly situated, on the southern crest of Palani knolls, about 120km northwest of Madurai. Situated at an altitude of about 2,133-m high, Kodai is the only

  • Madurai Madurai located on the banks of the Vaigai River, apparently named for the nectar that flowed from Shiva’s hair as blessing for new city. It is said that Lord shiva blessed the land and its people h

  • Mahabalipuram Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is a laid back beach town, situated 60km south of Chennai. It was the major sea port of Pallava kings in 7th Century, who conducted a thriving maritime trade here with th

  • Mudumalai Mudumalai wild life sanctuary, created in 1940 is one of the biggest & first wild life sanctuaries in South India. It lies in the westernmost part of Tamilnadu state, bordering Karnataka & Kerala. Ori

  • Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Lying deep in the Nilgiri Hills (blue Mountain) at an altitude of 2,268m, Ooty is south India most famous hill station.

  • Rameshwaram Rameshwaram Island is situated in the Gulf of Mannar, at the very tip of the Indian peninsula, connected to mainland by one of India’s great engineering wonders, the Indra Ghandi Bridge. It is one o

  • Suchindram Close to Kanyakumari, at a distance of approx 14kms is Suchindram temple (Thanumalayar temple) and is the only shrine dedicated to TRINITY. The temple is noted for its exquisite workmenship in stone.

  • Tarangambadi (Tranquebar) Tarangambadi or Tranquebar is a small coastal town in Nagapattinam district. It was a Danish colony in India from 1620 – 1845. Tarangambadi means place of the singing waves. The place is famous for

  • Thanjavur Nestled in the fertile delta of the Cauvery River, Tanjore, now known as Thanjavur, was the capital of the Chola dynasty from the 10th to the 14th century. Here is the famous Brihadeshwara Temple, a d

  • Trichy (Tiruchirapalli) Trichy or Tiruchirapalli (city of three headed demon) sprawls on the banks of the Cauvery River, at the foot of colossal Rock Fort Temple perched on a massive rocky outcrop. A 437 rock cut steps lea