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Chennai : One of the top metropolitan cities of India and among the world’s cleanest cities, Chennai is well-known for its splendid coastal stretch. Marina Beach, Edward Elliot’s Beach and Breezy Beach are home to world-class beach resorts. Sharing equal spaces with churches, mosques and temples; the city acts as a melting pot of different religions and cultures.
Meenakshi Temple at Madurai : Built in Dravidian architectural style, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and is praised for its towering gopurams (temple towers). Hall of thousand pillars is among the top highlights of the temple located in Madurai, which is home to many other religious and historic sites.
Temple Towns of Tamil Nadu : Any trip to the state remains incomplete without visiting one of the many temple towns, the most popular ones being Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram (also known for its UNESCO Group of Monuments), Rameswaram, Srirangam, Chidambaram and Kanyakumari (the southernmost tip of India).
Ooty and Kodaikanal : The stunning beauty of Western Ghats can be enjoyed at Kodaikanal, a captivating hill station in the state known for attractions like Berijam Lake, Kodai Lake, Bryant Park, Silver Cascade waterfall and many vintage points. Equally enthralling is the natural charm of another hill station called Ooty. Attractions include Ooty Botanical Gardens and Rose Garden, Wax Museum and enticing tea and coffee plantations.
Wildlife Reserves : Mudumalai wildlife sanctuaries is home to vast cover of teak trees, along with wild species like dholes, tigers, leopards and elephants (elephant safari is a popular activity). Another popular wildlife reserve is Anamalai Sanctuary which accommodates wildanimals likelion-tailed macaque, bonnet and Nilgirilangur. Migratory birds can be spotted at coastal wetlands.
Shopping in Tamil Nadu : The areas like Kanchipuram and Madurai are known for beautiful hand loomed silk sarees. Han-painted fabrics, brassware, bronzeware and copperware are other popular handicrafts at local markets. One can also purchase paintings,carved wooden showpieces and leather objects. Authentic spices and beverages are other noteworthy items.
Carnatic Music : Soothing classical music produced with the help of instruments like violin, mridangam, ghatam, veena, gottuvadayam and nadaswaram.
Classical Dances : Bharatanatyam is the world-famous dance form that can be enjoyed at a cultural venue in the state.
Festivals : Pongal (harvest time festival), Varushapirapu (Tamil New Year) and various temple festivals like Mahamagam, MeenakshiKalyanam and Natyanjali Dance Festival.
Tamil Nadu can be visited all around the year. The state is full of mysticism and relaxing activities that can completely revive your life.
Chennai Meenambakkam is the international airport. Flight ply between Tiruchirapalli, Colombo Sri Lanka. Madurai and Coimbatore are other major ariports. Taxis, city-airport bus shuttles and auto rickshaws are available outside the main terminus.
Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli and Coimbatore are major rail station in Tamil Nadu. Well connected from all over India.
Kerala, Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh all these cities share border with Tamil Nadu and are very well connected via road. State-run buses and privately coaches are common transport tourist can get for Tamil Nadu.