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Rajendra, Tamil Nadu Travel Expert
Tamil Nadu truly is the heart of South Indian culture. I love the myriad temples, music and dances of Tamil Nadu. The pervasive Dravidian architecture lends an aura of heritage to the region. With eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, there is much to see and do in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu is many things, but it most definitely is the cultural center of South India. Speckled with ancient temples and relics, overflowing with bountiful nature and wildlife, and brimming with performing arts and culture, Tamil Nadu is an ethnic behemoth. The temples of this state are renowned for their artistic beauty, intricate design and unique architecture. The cities of Madurai, Trichy, Thanjavur, Mahabalipuram and Chidambaram boast exquisite temples. The Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the most historic temples in India, situated in Madurai.
Travel to Tamil Nadu
Located in the south of the subcontinent, Tamil Nadu is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the east and south and by the states of Kerala to the west, Karnataka to the northwest and Andhra Pradesh to the north. Explore this state of wonder and charm.
Once you quench your thirst for heritage, you can head to the misty air and cascades of the Nilgiri Hills. Enjoy some wildlife in the Mudumalai National Park, a declared Tiger Reserve on the northwestern part of the Nilgiri Hills. A Tamil Nadu tour is incomplete without discovering the tourist destinations of Ooty, Kodaikanal and Coonoor. Ooty carries the sobriquet ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, and is one of the most popular hill stations in South India. Another charming hill resort, Kodaikanal is nestled amongst verdant beauty, waterfalls and a picturesque lake. Culminate your travel experience in the undulating and lush tea farms of Coonoor.
Tamil Nadu is home to many Hindu temples, and is often considered a celebration of the divine. The majority of the temples in Tamil Nadu have been built in honour of Shiva, Vishnu and their consorts. Overlooking the Bay of Bengal sits the town of Mamallapuram where the beautiful Shore temple, the intricately carved Mahisasuramardhini cave temple and the stone chariot temples stand tall. Walking through this town and visiting these sites instills a sense of spirituality that cannot go unnoticed. Continue explore Tamil Nadu temples and head to the temple of Nataraja in Chidamaram where Lord Shiva appears as a Cosmic Dancer.
It is believed that Tamil Nadu is the homeland to ones of the few living classical civilisations, and this is seen through the Tamils’ language, dance, poetry, and Hnidu religion. The Tamils are often devoted to their heritage, religion and culture and are always eager to share and celebrate their beliefs, however this state is as dynamic as it is immersed in tradition: you’ll see the same man worshipping in one of the Tamil Temples head to an internet café before spending the evening unwinding at a night-time haunt in Chennai. Diversity is at its finest here!
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7 reasons to travel to Tamil Nadu