Famous Tourist places in Tamilnadu
The southern state of Tamilnadu is located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal in the midst of the deep blue Indian Ocean, bordering with Kerala in the west, Karnataka in the northwest and Andhra Pradesh in the north. Tamilnadu is the state of ancient Cholamandalam where the Chola kings built magnificent temples. Tamilnadu tourism offers an exiting tour experience which is sprinkled with pre-historic cultural legacy and has preserved its ancient Dravidian culture. Many thousands of tourists from all around the world visit Tamilnadu every year and are rewarded with a fascinating holiday experience.
Some of the famous tourist places are:
Tamilnadu state has most popular hill stations called as Kodaikal\nal situated at a height of about 2,133-m from sea level. The Kodai Lake is one among the beautiful lakes of South India. This hill station welcomes you with a pleasant climate throughout the year.
Mamallapuram also called as Mahabalipuram is the major port city of Tamilnadu built by the Pallava king. The temples at Mahabalipuram were built in the period around 830-1100 BC. The temples were inspired by Pallava architecture. Nearby are the Panch Pandava Cave temple and Krishna’s Butter Ball, a natural boulder perched precariously on a slope. Some of the popular temples in Mahabalipur include the Five Chariots, the shore temple and Arjuna’s penance. The temples at Mahabalipuram largely depict battle scenes from Mahabharata on their walls.
The city of Kanchipuram is a small temple town and is one of the seven sacred cities of Hindus located at a distance of 75 kms from Chennai. In kanchipuram there are more than 1000 temples in the city. Kanchipuram, the capital of the Pallava and dynasty is one of the serene sacred cities of India. Kailasanathar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, Vardarajar Temple and Vaikunta Perumal Temple are some of the popular temples located in the city of Kanchipuram.
Madhurai is one of South India’s great temple town situated on the banks of river Vaigai. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD. Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple is a major attraction in the city of Madurai. Among the most ancient temples in Madurai Koodal Azhagar temple is very famous dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Thirumalai Nayak Palace located 8 Kms South of Madurai is an excellent example of Indo-Sarcenic architecture.
The city Kanyakumari has been named after the Goddess Kannyakumari Amman (Parvati). It is the southernmost point of peninsular India. Kanyakumari s the meeting point of three oceans – the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari is very famous for its pilgrim centre and is also famous for its beautiful views of sunrise, sunset and moonrise over the waters. Other famous tourist places in Kanyakumari are Kalakkadu Wildlife sanctuary, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thanumalayan Temple, Udayagiri Fort, Padmanabhapuram Palace.
Trichy is also referred as Tiruchirapalli is an industrial and a flourishing commercial hub town with numerous industries. Trichy is located on the Cauvery river banks. Trichy is the fourth biggest city of Tamil Nadu. The early Cholas sited Trichy as their citadel. The city of Trichy in Tamilnadu is an absolute combination of tradition and contemporary surroundings.
There are several churches, colleges, missions, and temples dating back to 1700s. Trichy is an eminent place as it has bestowed with impressive Tamil scholars who have contributed significantly for the Tamil literature. Trichy is popular for artificial diamonds, glass bangles, handloom cloth, cigars and clay toys.