Cities to see

Tamil Nadu Tourism

Tamil Nadu is one of the Indian states, located at the southern end of Indian peninsula. Tamil Nadu is a land of Temples with great stone structures. Tamil Nadu is a bastion of Hinduism at its most hearty, whose past endures into the present.

Main cities to be visited are:


Kapaleeswarar, an ancient Shiva temple, is the biggest temple in Chennai. Sri Parthasarathy Temple, The Santhome Cathedral Church, St. Thomas Mount , St. Thomas ,Fort St. George ,St. Mary's Church ,Fort St. George ,St. Mary's Church ,Kalakshetra ,The Theosophical , society, Fort St. George ,St. Mary's Church ,Kalakshetra ,The Theosophical Society, The Valluvar Kottam, Birla Planetarium houses , The National Art Gallery ,The Valluvar Kottam are places to visit.


City of the Cosmic Dancer is 245 Kms away from Madras. The image of Nataraja (the dancing Shiva) represented by the bronze image known throughout the world as the most perfect creation in metal of art. The main image of Nataraja is within a rectangular shrine, covered with copper tiles and gold and it is called the "The Golden Hall". The Chitrakootam is another shrine, situated adjacent to the Nataraja temple is dedicated to Lord Govindraja.


It is the second largest town of the three Nilgiri hill stations. This place is very pleasant to relax. Places to visit are Sim Park , Lamb's Rock, Udhagamandalam (Ooty), Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake, Stone House, St. Stephen's Church etc.


It is a center of rich agriculture area and is noted for its agricultural university. Botanical garden is a place to see. The VOC Park and Zoo near the stadium has a toy train circuit.


It is situated 76 Kms southwest of Madras. This old city is known as 'the Golden city of 1,000 temples'. It is famous for hand-woven silk fabrics. The Ekambareswara Temple, The Kailasanatha (Shiva) Temple, The Vaikunthaperumal Temple (Vishnu's Paradise), The Varadaraja Temple ,Tiger Cave, Tirukkalikundram, Crocodile Bank , Mamallpuram, Vendantangal Bird Sanctuary are the places for tourist attraction.


It is one of India's holiest sites. Kanniyakumari Temple, Gandhi Mandapam, Vivekananda Memorial, Mundanthurai Tiger Sanctuary, Kuttralam ( Courtallam) ,Nagercoil etc are the places in and near kanyakumari.


It is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. The Meenakshi Temple is the main attraction. Other then this is Tirumala Nayak Mahal.


It is the highly fertile delta of the Cavery River and the capital of the Cholas during their supremacy.The Brihadiswara Temple, The Raja Museum and Art Gallery, Thirukandiyur (10 km), Thiruvaiyaru (13 km, Tiruvarur (55 km), Velenkanni (94 km) are situated near city.


It is situated at the head of the Kaveri delta. The Rock Fort, The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Sri Jambukeswara Temple, Thiruvanaikkaval all are famous for their temple architecture.


The island of Rameshwaram, spread out over 56 km of gentle sand dunes, embellished with casuarina trees and stark palms, is a sacred place for Hindus since, according to the Ramayana; this is where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to absolve himself of the sin of killing Ravana. This Southern state is referred to as the cradle of Dravidian culture because its ancient culture is distinguished by unique languages and customs.