Tamilnadu

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  1. Capital :Chennai
  2. Main Language :Tamil
  3. Roads Surfaced: 1,27,427 Kms, Unsurfaced: 66,191 Kms
  4. Railways : 4,000 Kms
  5. Airports : Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchchirappalli, Coimbatore, Thanjavur, Tuticorin
  6. Climate Summer: 43 C to 18 C Winter: 35 C to 17 C Monsoon: October to December



Brief: The state is located on the southeast coast of the country. The main regional Tamil language is known to be approx. 2000 years old. Tamilnadu is one of the most attractive state with its traditional music and dances. Many temples of Tamilnadu has the most distinct architecture in the world. While visiting these fascinating temples through out the Tamilnadu, some great architecture and lively structure can be seen. The state capital Chennai previously known as Madras is the fourth largest city in India. The city has been a textile manufacturing centre for many years. It still have the textile business along with many booming industries like heavy and light vehicles assembly, cigarettes, Engineering, Motorcycle assembly and many others. Chennai is also a large centre for Tamil Filmmaking. Tamilnadu has many fine wild life reserves, good beaches and some very exciting hill station. Udagamandalam (Ooty) is one of the best hill stations in the state.

Places to Visit

Algar Koil: Sri Vishnu Temple, Palace ruins.
Anaimalai: Wildlife sanctuary.
Auroville: International Utopian city being built by Aurobindo Ashram.
Bhavani Sagar: Dam site picnic spot at sangam of rivers Bhavani & Kaveri.
Chennai: Capital of the state, Temples, Churches, Museums, Parks, famous snake park, deer park, Marina beach.
Chidambaram: Natraj temple, Tamil cultural centre.
Cholamandal: Sculpture's colony near Chennai.
Coimbatore: Textile centre of South India known as Manchester of south India.
Coonoor: Hill station.
Gingee: Fort associated with Sri Shivaji Maharaj.
Hogenakal: Waterfalls on river Kaveri.
Kanchipuram: One of the seven sacred city in Hindu Religion. Temples, Handloom silks.
Kanniyakumari: Sacred sangam of three seas. Last geographical land point of India. Famous for Vivekanand rock memorial & Gandhi smarak.
Karaikudi: Temples, exquisite woodwrok.
Kavalur: Astro physical laboratory & biggest astrotelescope.
Kodaikanal: Hill station, Lake, Physical observatory, Museum.
Kodaikarai: Wildlife sanctuary.
Kumbhakonam: Major Hindu Pilgrim centre.
Kotagiri: Hill station.
Kuttalam: Waterfalls.
Madurai: One of the India's most famous temples Sri Meenakshi Temple, Palaces, Handlooms, and Handicrafts. Mamlapuram: Sculpture & artistic cave temples on seashore. Nearby Crocodile sanctuary.
Mudumalai: Wildlife sanctuary.
Mundanthurai: Wildlife sanctuary.
Nagore: Muslim pilgrim centre.
Namakkal: Hindu pilgrim centre, Rock cut caves, Fort.
Padmanabhapuram: Fort, Palace, Museum, Ancient capital.
Palani: Hindu Pilgrim centre. Sri Murugan temple.
Pichavaram: Tourist resort, Backwater boating.
Poompuhar: Excavation of historic port, Art gallery, Beach.
Pudukkottai: Archaeological remains, Temples.
Rameswaram: One of the 12 Jyothirlingams. Pilgrim centre associated with Sri Rama. One of the four most sacred Hindu pilgrims centre.
Salem: Handloom centre.
Sivakasi: Industrial centre firecrackers, matchboxes, and calendars & offset printing presses.
Sriperumbudur: Memorial of Sri Rajiv Gandhi.
Srivilliputtur: Temple with the tallest tower, Unique temple car festival.
Suchindram: Temple, Hindu pilgrim centre.
Swamimalai: Temple, Handicrafts.
Thanjavur: Historical & religious town on river Kaveri. Temples, Frescoes, Art Gallery, Churches, Handicrafts.
Thiruvanmayur: Renowned academy for classical music & bharat natyam.
Tiruchendur: Hindu pilgrim centre on seashore.
Tiruchchirappalli: Known as Trichanapalli or Trichi. Temples & Fort. Nearby Srirangam Island on river Kaveri.
Tirunelveli: Temple, Handicrafts.
Tiruvayura: Temple.
Tiruvannamalai: Temple, Sri Rama Maharshi Ashram.
Tiruttani: Hindu pilgrim centre.
Tiruvakkarai: Petrified forest, Geological park.
Tuticorin: Seaport, Industrial centre.
Udagamandalam: More famous as Ootacamund or Ooty. Hill station, Botanical garden, Lake.
Vandalur: Anna Zoological park.
Vedantangal: Bird sanctuary. Church.
Vellore: Fort, Christian missionary hospital. Temple.
Yercaud: Hill station with lakes & parks


CHENNAI

Chennai stretches out at the coastline of the India and is famous for water
galore, coconut fringes, silk work, temples and the Marina beach, where the
blue waters of the Bay of Bengal mingle with the golden sands.

Places of interest

Marina beach, St.George Fort, Parthasarthi temple, Guindy National Park,
Snake Park, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Santhome Cathedral, Birla Planetarium,
Elliot Beach, Valluvar Kottam, National Art, Government Museum, Anna
Zoological Park, Kalakshetra and Theosophical Society.

Excursions

Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram, Covelong Beach, Muttukkadu,
Thirukkalukundram and Vedathangal Bird Sanctuary.

Distance in Kilometers From Chennai





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