Tamil Nadu, the southern most state of India, is one of the major tourist destinations of India. Famous for its fascinating cultural heritage, wonderful temples and colonial structures, enchanting beaches and hill stations, and the last but not least for its amazing wildlife, Tamil Nadu is the land of varied beauty and a wonderful tourists destination to be in. Thousands of tourists from all around the world visit Tamil Nadu every year and are rewarded with a fascinating holiday experience.
Tamil Nadu, the cradle of south Indian temple architecture, is a living museum of styles that originated in the seventh century and matured in the huge temple complexes studded with towering gateways-Gopuram-that soar on the skyline of almost every town in the state.
There are hundreds of enchanting tourist attractions that will please you and hold you spellbound in Tamil Nadu. The fascinating temples of Tamil Nadu are major tourist attractions of Tamil Nadu, representing the finest examples of the Dravidian architecture. The temples of Tamil Nadu are famous for their towering Gopuram, representing a unique architectural style, a kind of its own in the world. The temple towns of Madurai, Trichy, Kanchipuram, Tanjore, Palani, Tiruvallur and Mahabalipuram are amongst the most traveled tourist destinations in the state. The 16th century Meenakshi Temple of Madurai with its 1,000 pillar Mandapam, and Brahadeeswara Temple of Tanjore (an UNESCOs World Heritage Site) never fail to enchant its visitors with their architectural charm. The festivals, cuisine and arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu are other major cultural attractions waiting to be discovered on your Tamil Nadu Tour.
Tamil Nadu is not all about temples, but the state has much more to offer to its visitors. The state has some of the finest beaches of India, including the Marina Beach- the second longest beach in the world, Elliots Beach, the Covelong Beach and Kanyakumari Beach, all of them offering perfect ambience and facilities for a range of leisure and recreational activities, including sunbathing, paragliding, surfing, swimming, parasailing etc. The hill stations Tamil Nadu are equally charming as are its beaches. Kodaikanal, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Yelagiri, Yercuad, and Udagamandalam boast some of the stunning landscapes in India. Kanyakumari, the southern most tip of India, is famous for its enchanting sunrise, has some of the picture perfect natural sceneries. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, then Tamil Nadu has a lot to offer you. It has some of the finest wildlife sanctuaries of India like Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary and many more. The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is world-famous for its elephant populations, which can be seen moving in large herds, sometimes numbering into hundreds. Tigers, the king of jungles, can also be spotted in the parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Tamil Nadu. The state also has a number of important eco-tourism destinations of India, including the famous Pitchavaram Mangrove Forests in Chidambaram.