Traditional Tamil Nadu, the land of Tamils and Temples is situated on the southern tip of the Indian Peninsula.
This gateway to the South, offers everything that excites a visitor clean and quite hill stations, beautiful beaches, magnificent temples with towering gopurams, waterfalls, historical monuments, art, culture, heritage and much more.
This worm and hospitable, traditional and tranquil and ever fascinating land is the home of Dravidian art and culture.
Tamil Nadu has over 2000 years of continuous cultural history.
Recorded history of the State commences from about 1st century A.D., and is totally dominated by the Pallavas, the Pandyas, the Cholas and the Cheras up to 14th century.
These empires more or less co-existed in time, but held sway in different parts of Tamil Nadu.
They were great patrons of art and culture, which is very well exhibited in hundreds and thousands of scared shrines dotting the entire State.
Temple worship is still a way of life and traditions are meant to be followed here.
Tamil Nadu has some of the most important pilgrim centres for all faiths and religions, which have flourished here in complete harmony since time immemorial.
This ‘nature’s paradise’ have over 1000 kms long coastline dotted with some of the best beaches of the country.
There are some excellent hill resorts too, endowed with exceptional scenic beauty and bracing climate.
It also has some of the finest wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.
If this is not enough, experience the splendid festivals, the feast of Carnatic music and Bharata Natyam, the shimmering silk of Kanchipuram and the most delicious South Indian cuisine.
A visit to this complete tourist destination is bound to be etched in your mind forever.
Area: 1,30,058 sq. kms.
Population: 7,21,47,030 (2011)
Best Season: October to April
Famous For: Temples, Handlooms, Kanchipuram Silk.
Winter (January and February): 210 C to 300 C
Pre Monsoon (March, April and May): 240 C to 360 C
Monsoon (June, July, August and September): 260 C to 360 C
Post Monsoon (October, November and December): 220 C to 310 C