Kodaikanal is another beautiful hill station located in Tamil Nadu. It is situated about 2133m above the sea level. It is a land rich with waterfalls, lakes, botanical parks, golf club, caves, pillar rocks and forests. As this place was founded by American and European Missionaries, there are plenty of Christian churches in Kodaikanal. The wooded slopes are a speciality of Kodaikanal. The ambience and exotic climate of this hill station mesmerizes all visitors.
It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills 2600m above the sea level. Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam is nicknamed the Ă˘€śQueen of hill stationsĂ˘€ť. Botanical garden, Fernhills palace, Emerald lake, Deer park, Dams, Reservoirs and Toda huts are some of the must watch destinations in Ooty. The travel itself to Ooty is quite unforgettable. People can depend train or road way. The mountain train works on steam engine. The journey from Mettupalayam to Ooty in this mountain train is quite thrilling. On road way, it has to cover 36 hair pin bends to reach Ooty. It is quite adventurous. Acres of tea estates adorn the landscapes of Ooty. The best season to visit Ooty is from October to June. Summers are quite pleasant and winters are very cool here. Every year, flower shows are conducted in Botanical garden. ItĂ˘€™s a feast to the eyes of visitors.
A very important pilgrim centre of the Indians. Rameshwaram is the place from where Lord Rama, built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita, from her abductor, ravana. Rameshwaram is significant for the Hindus as a pilgrimage to banaras is incomplete without a pilgrimage to Rameshwaram.
Madurai is one of the oldest cities in India and the third largest city in Tamil Nadu. It is located on the banks of river Vaigai and is famous for its temples. The most popular temple is Meenakshi Temple in the heart of the city. It is an important cultural and commercial centre of Tamil Nadu. One of the stories behind the name Madurai is Ă˘€śMadhuraĂ˘€ť (sweetness) arising out of the divine nectar showered on the city by the Hindu God Shiva. Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple, Gandhi Museum, Samanar Hills, Koodal Azhagar Temple and Pazhamudhir Solai are the important destinations to be seen in Madurai. The sculptures carved on wood and marble make the temples of Madurai exceptional.
Tanjaore is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, famous universally for its Brihadeeshwara temple. This temple built by the great emperor raja Chol, in the 10th century is an outstanding example of Chola architecture.
A living monument of French culture in India-Pondicherry a union territory of India lies within the state of tamil nadu. Apart from the chaming atmosphere and excellent restaurants, what attracts most travelers toPondicherry is the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and its offshoot, Auroville, 10 km outside town. The French legacy is visible in the well-planned town.
Chennai, the capital of tamil nadu is also its principal harbour and has one of the finest beaches in Asia. Chennai, is one of the oldest cities of India and still maintains the very best of Indian traditions. It has developed over the centuries from a small fishing village into a bustling metropolis. The city was a major centre of the Pallavas of which ample remains in the form of temples and tanks still survive. Mahabalipuram mahabalipuram, built in the 7th century, is an ancient pallava port, 64 km from Chennai. It is among the most outstanding examples of Dravidan art and architecture and a jewel in the crown of Tamil Nadu. Declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO, mahabalipuram boasts of some of IndiaĂ˘€™s most sublime rock -cut art.