Best Places of Tamilnadu
Chidambaram is a town in the Cuddalore District. It is the Taluk Headquarters of the Chidambaram taluk and 235 Km from Chennai and 78 km South of Pondicherry. Pitchavaram wetlands, the second largest mangrove forests in the world has a large presence of the ancient Tillai Trees, surrounding the temple town. Tillai ambalam literally meaning the open stage of Tillai.It is the location of the popular CHIDAMBARAM NATARAJAR temple also called as Thillai Natarajar Temple.
Hogenakkal is where the Kaveri river splits into multiple streams of waterfalls, making it arguably the most heavenly place in the state. The neighboring regions and small villages that surround this place are breathtaking, making your holiday a perfect amalgamation of relaxation and discovery.
Located in The Dharampuri District, in the southern state of Tamil nadu, Hogenakkal is a small village by the banks of River Kaveri. The quite little town is very famous for the Hogenakkal Falls, which are often touted as the Niagara Falls of India. The even flowing Kaveri River forks into multiple streams at Hogenakkal, making it one of the most spectacular waterfall in India.
Widely known for its ‘Kanchipuram sarees’ and also referred to as the ‘golden city of thousand temples’, Kanchipuram has various temples of religious and cultural importance spread all over the city.
Kanchipuram or just Kanchi also attracts a lot of tourists from all the world who are interested in Hinduism or just want to enjoy the marvel of South Indian architecture and grandeur. It is particularly known for being the seat for bearing culture and philosophy. With such an association being made with this city, it only makes sense that this destination has become such an influential centre in these avant-garde times. Kanchi Kamakshi Temple is the highly revered abode of Kamakshi (Goddess Parvathi) – consort of Lord Shiva.
Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty with which it can create the most memorable experiences for its visitors.
The name Kodaikanal means gift of the forest and the dense forest with many varieties of trees, the huge rocks in the wilderness and the enchanting waterfalls, makes it a real gift for the tourists visiting this place. An area blessed by its location in the Palani Hills in Western Ghats, it creates landscapes and natural beauty that one doesn’t want to miss. To make the most of the enchanting surroundings one can undertake various activities such as trekking, boating, horse riding etc.
Located at the southernmost part of India, Kanyakumari with its beautiful beaches, Vivekananda Memorial and the perfect sunset is one of the most exotic places to go in India.
Possibly amongst one of the most exotic destinations in India, Kanyakumari, is filled with attractions that do not cease to amaze you. You can find temples, churches, religious pillars and statues everywhere to keep you fascinated. The mixed culture of the place is reflected in the art, architecture and even in the local cuisine. If you are a history buff, you can undertake an excursion to the Kumari Amman Temple or to the Vattakottai Fort that stands erect even today. And if you wish to chill out at a seashore, Sanguthurai Beach, Sothavilai Beach amongst plenty others on the coastline are exotic and the perfect place to spend the evening.
Famous for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves, Mahabalipuram also offers beautiful white sand beaches and an exotic shopping experience to the tourists.
The architecture, the serenity, the alluring atmosphere and the impressive setting are all reasons as to why one would want to visit this wonderful town. Beautiful white sandy beaches are plentiful, as are the Casuarinas trees that are found in abundance here. The Crocodile Bank houses some exquisite species of crocodiles and alligators which is fun for children. The Five Rathas provides a tranquil atmosphere and is a highly knowledgeable place to be. Kovalam and Sadras are fishing villages which have turned into exotic beach resorts and a must visit when in Mahabalipuram.
Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India and was ruled by Pandya kings over most of its history. The city is constructed in the form of a lotus and is known as lotus city too.
The place has a great cultural heritage and strong mythological history to be passed on to the coming generations. The reason most people visit the city is the Meenakshi Temple, dedicated to the goddess Meenakshi with a sanctum for her consort, Sundareshwarar. Thiruparankundram is one of the important old temples dedicated to Lord Muruga(Karthikeya) and is located on a hillock approximately 8 km from the city. Gandhi Museum houses Gandhi’s bloodstained dhoti and some other artifacts. Those who wish to know more about the freedom struggle, though, will be interested in the extensive text housed here.
Ooty, the queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district, is one of the most popular tourist destination, especially as a honeymoon destination.
It is situated at an altitude of 2, 240 mt above sea level and is thus a delightful honeymoon spot. One can notice a marvelous change in vegetation, as one goes from Kallar to Coonoor. The establishment of numerous tea estates made Ooty famous. Lofty mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and miles and miles of tea gardens greet the passengers on most routes.
It is an exquisite temple in southern India dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the 12 jyotirlingas. This place has a lot of importance in Hindu mythology and Lord Rama and Sita themselves are believed to have built the two lingams currently housed in the temple. It’s a great pilgrim place for people wishing to achieve salvation in life.
It is said that there are seven such places in India where one can offer prayers for achieving salvation in life and Rameshwaram temple is one of those. The whole Ramayan has been conceived in this place and it has a great mythological importance. The place is phenomenal with pleasant climatic conditions and scenic beauty. The temple is built on strong stone pillars and it has the longest temple corridor in India.
Also known as Tanjore or the city of temples, Thanjavur has a lot of cultural value and is known for its famous Tanjore paintings, antiques and handicrafts, textiles and saris , its Carnatic music and musical instruments and of course the temples.
Thanjavur enjoys a rich historical heritage and holds a very important position in the molding of ancient as well modern south Indian civilization. Being of religious importance, this place is a must for all pilgrims. There are many religious places in and around the district. Siva Ganga Garden, Art Gallery, Palace & Saraswathi Mahal Library, Sangeetha Mahal are the main tourist attractions. This is a place where you can constantly witness the magnificent and dynamic cultures of the past and present breathing life into and living in the everyday, giving the area a unique and glorious identity.
Tiruchirappalli, universally called Trichy or Tiruchi, isn’t just a travel junction: it also mixes up a heaving bazaar with some major temples. It’s a huge, crowded, busy city, and the fact that most hotels are clumped together around the big bus station isn’t exactly a plus point. But Trichy has a strong character and long history, and a way of overturning first impressions.
Trichy may have been a capital of the early Cholas in the 3rd century BC. It passed through the hands of the Pallavas, medieval Cholas, Pandyas, Delhi Sultanate and Vijayanagars before the Madurai Nayaks brought it to prominence, making it a capital in the 17th century and building its famous Rock Fort Temple. Under British control, it became an important railway hub known as Trichinopoly.