Best 10 tourist attractions to visit in Tamil Nadu, the land of temples

Here are the top ten tourist attractions to visit in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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Tamil Nadu, a state in south India, known for its Dravidian- style Hindu Temples. The state represents the Tamil speaking region of what was formerly the Madras Presidency of British India. So, let’s explore the beautiful temples and other tourist places of Tamil Nadu.

Chennai

It is the capital of Tamil Nadu and formerly known as Madras. The city is termed as the ‘Detroit of India’. Marina Beach, Breezy Beach, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Marundeeswarar Temple, and MGR Film City are some of the must-visit places.

Rameshwaram

It is one of the holiest places in India that is termed as ‘The Bridge on the Indian Ocean’. Some of the places to visit in the city are Rameshwaram Temple, Agnitheertham, Villoondi Tirtham, Lakshmana Tirtham, and Dhanushkodi Temple, and Beach.

Yercaud

It is a tranquil hill station, popularly known as ‘The Land of Seven Forests’. Killiyur Falls, Lady’s seat, Bear’s Cave, Emerald Lake, Pagoda Point, and Shevaroy Hills are some of the places to visit. 

Mahabalipuram

It is famous for caved temples and rock-cut caves. Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram Beach, Five Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Alamparai Fort, and Sadras are some places to visit.

Kanyakumari

It is bordered by the three seas, Arabian, Indian, and Bay of Bengal. The only place in India where one can watch the sunrise and sunset on the same beach. The Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Statue of the Poet Thiruvalluvar, the Padmanabhapuram Palace, the Vattakottai Fort, and the Gandhi Memorial are some of the must-visit places.

Madurai

It is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, also known as ‘The Lotus City’. Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Vaigai Dam, Alagar Koil, Meghamalai, and Samanar Hills are some of the places to visit.

Kanchipuram

The city is referred to as the ‘Golden City of a Thousand Temples’ and widely known for its Kanchipuram sarees. It is particularly culture and philosophical hub. Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Devarajaswami Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, and Kanchi Kudhil are some of the important places to visit. 

Kodaikanal

It is one of the most favorite honeymoon destinations in India. Some of the places to visit in the ‘Princess of Hill station’ are Green Valley View, Kodai Lake, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, Thalaiyar Falls and Devil’s Kitchen.

Ooty

It is a hill station, also known as Udagamandalam. It is called ‘Queen of the Nilgiris’ as it captures the panoramic views of the Nilgiri mountains. Places to visit are Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty Lake, Emerald Lake, Ooty Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, and Avalanche Lake.

Hogenakkal

It is a beautiful waterfall that will take your breath away. It is referred to as the ‘Niagara Falls of India’ and also known for the medical baths. Other than the Hogenakkal waterfalls, one can visit places like Mettur Dam, Melagiri Hills, Pennagram Village, and Theerthamalai Temple.

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