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About Tamilnadu

One of the most culturally vibrant states in southern India, Tamil Nadu offers a lot to see, experience and explore. The state boasts a coastline of 1000 km and 5 wildlife parks. Whether in terms of religion, cultural heritage or art, Tamil Nadu has its own unique place, attracting hordes of domestic travelers and foreign visitors. Another important aspect is highlighted by the number of temples it features. Fondly referred to as the ‘Temple State of India’, the state of Tamil Nadu also has a number of pilgrimage destinations. The fast developing city of Chennai is the capital of the state. Not only this, Tamil Nadu also welcomes beach lovers and hill station lovers from all parts of the world. Chennai in Tamil Nadu has the distinction of having the Marina Beach, the second largest in the world. During your holidays in Tamil Nadu, you are definitely going to discover a world beyond your own. Take your time, set yourself free and explore.

Cultural Heritage
Hardly do visitors have any idea that Tamil Nadu boasts the richest literature in the world? The many dance and music forms have also contributed immensely towards enriching the cultural heritage of the state. Do remember to watch live performances of Bharatnatyam during your tour. Religious festivals of Tamil Nadu also attract hordes of travelers. Pongal (harvest festival), Karthigai Deepam, Mahamagam (celebrated every 12 years), Varushapirapu and Natyanjali Dance Festivals are some of the most popular in the state.

Hill Stations
For honeymooners, newly married couples and families, the state some of world’s most visited hill stations. The ranges of the Nilgiri Mountains give rise to a number of hill stations. Ooty and Kodaikanal are two of the most frequented hill stations in the state. During your tour to these hill stations, you can spend some quality time amidst verdant surroundings and start on scenic treks or walking tours. In addition, you can enjoy a visit to the expansive coffee and tea plantations in the state.

Wildlife Destinations
As mentioned above, Tamil Nadu features 5 wildlife parks. These wildlife sanctuaries provide travelers with an opportunity with an opportunity to enjoy both bird watching and animal viewing. Tigers and leopards can be viewed at close quarters in places like Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and Annamali Sanctuary. If you are a migratory birds lovers, you can make a visit to wetland of the coastal region in places like Vedathangal and Point Calimere.

Pilgrimage Places
How can one forget to begin on a pilgrimage tour while on holidays in Tamil Nadu. The state is home to some of the world renowned pilgrimage destinations. Built on the lines of the southern Indian architecture, these temples are visited for their rituals, prayers and most importantly temple festivals that are a window to the rich cultural heritage of the state. Most frequented pilgrimage places in Tamil Nadu include Madurai, Rameshwaram, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Chidambaram and Kanyakumari among others.

Not many, but the state offers to see beaches that are unique in their own right. The Marina Beach of Chennai happens to be the longest in Asia and the second largest in the world. If you wish to get to the point where coalesce the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal, head straight to the Kanyakumari Beach. Other beaches that call for a visit include Covelong Beach, Rameshwaram Beach, Elliot Beach etc.