Tamil Nadu Tourism
Tamil Nadu is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital is Chennai, the largest city. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is bordered by the union territory of Pondicherry, and the states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is bound by the Eastern Ghats in the north, the Nilgiri, the Anamalai Hills, and Palakkad on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Gulf of Mannar, the Palk Strait in the south east, and by the Indian Ocean in the south.
This town is one of the most significant ones in the state and apart from being the capital of Tamilnadu it is also a key access point for the domestic and foreign visitors. It is a blend of urban planning and ancient traditions thus making for a wonderful tourist getaway. There are many historical landmarks and buildings strewn all over the state that are evocative of the bygone era.
It is one of the leading tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu renowned for its brilliant sunrises and sunsets, particularly on full moon days. The beach itself is a gorgeous sight with multihued sand. There is a lighthouse from where one can catch panoramic vistas of the cool blue waters of the sea. Kanyakumari takes its name from the Kumari Amman or Kanyakumari Temple, situated in the town, on the sea-shore, the very confluence of the three water-bodies – the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.
Rameswaram is a town in Ramanathapuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is connected to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge. Rameswaram is the terminus of the railway line from Chennai and Madurai.
Located on the banks of River Kaveri, this town is a famous religious site for the Vaishvanites and is remarkable for the Shirangam temple. This town was also a seat of the Cholas during the ancient times and is strewn with numerous historic temples, monuments, churches and mosques. The man-made dam known as “Kallanai” built by the rulers of Chola dynasty is also a major draw for the tourists.
It is one of the most charming hill stations of south India and indisputably one of the top tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu. This paradisiacal hill station was discovered by the British, in the early 19th century and is also popularly known as Ooty. Botanical garden, St. Stephen’s Church and Government Museum are some of the must see things at this hill station.
Courtallam is a panchayat town situated at a mean elevation of 160 m (520 ft) on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. Many seasonal and a few perennial rivers such as the Chittar River, the Manimuthar River, the Pachaiyar River and the Tambaraparani River originate in this region. The numerous waterfalls and cascades along with the ubiquitous health resorts in the area have earned it the title the Spa of South India.