Known as the ‘land of the temples’, the state of Tamil Nadu has everything from extraordinary architecture influenced by the Cholas to beautiful beaches to hill stations and precious wildlife. Tamil Nadu is also home to the spicy ‘Chettinad Cuisine’ and that in itself is worth a try.

Located in the south of India, Tamil Nadu is homeland to one of the oldest living civilizations and has come to be known by many as the 'land of temples'. Three powerful dynasties - the Cholas, the Pallavas and the Pandyans have influenced this area over a period of thousand years, giving its unique religious and political traditions. There is something for every style of traveler here, if the heat and chaos of Tamil Nadu's temple trail around Thanjavur or the city bustle of Chennai is overwhelming, then you could head towards the cool hill stations areas of Ooty, Yercaud and Kodaikanal; perfect for its lush green hilly areas and stunning backdrops. Those looking to settle beach-side have plenty of options as well and can explore the seaside village of Mamallapuram or head all the way down to the southern most tip of India known as Kanyakumari (or the 'Cape') to witness the sunset where 3 seas meet.
Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

Marina Beach (of Chennai) is the second largest beach in the world after Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach. The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single '80-tonne' piece of granite. Also, this magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.

Best time to visit

October - February

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Languages Spoken

Tamil, English

Recommended Sights - Our Top Pick!

Kanyakumari fondly known as the 'Cape' is the southernmost tip of Peninsular India. In addition to the famous pilgrim center, the Cape offers beautiful stretches of beaches and tons of adventure activities like hiking, biking, swimming and surfing. Furthermore, being able to witness magical sunrises and sunsets at the tip of India where the 3 seas (Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean) meet, makes the Cape our Top Pick for Tamil Nadu, hands down!

Sunset at the Cape (Kanyakumari)

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