Tamil Nadu is one of the largest states in the southern part of India. It is blessed with abundant natural beauty, greenery, architectural wonders and tranquillity. Wildlife sanctuaries, beaches, pilgrimage destinations and their rich heritage also draw the attention of tourists from across the world and persuade them to spend a few more days exploring Tamil Nadu tourism. Plan a wonderful holiday trip to Tamil Nadu and you will explore a number of amazing destinations. Some of them are the following:
List of Top Best Places & Attractions to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Chennai – the Capital City
Chennai, earlier called Madras, is the capital city and one of the largest cities in the nation. It is adorned with temples, churches, ancient architectural wonders and beaches. This beautiful city has been offering the perfect amalgamation of both heritage and modern city in a wonderful way. The beautiful metro city is one of the best places to explore in Tamil Nadu that is also counted as ideal for shopping, pilgrimage tours and casual hangout.
Rameswaram – One of the Holiest Places in India
It is one of the holiest places in India on an island that is separated by the Pamban Channel from Sri Lanka. According to the religious significances, it is said that Lord Rama created a bridge across the sea to Sri Lanka. It is also famous for magnificent Prakaras with massive sculptured pillars on either side. You will also see the Ramnathanswamy Temple on the other side which houses the longest corridor in the world. Agniteertham is another place of attraction in Rameswaram to perform poojas in honour of ancestors. Not to mention Five-Faced Hanuman Temple that holds the floating stone which is said to be used to build the bridge between India and Sri Lanka?
Kanchipuram – Famous for Artwork and Sarees
It is famous for its globally renowned Kanchipuram sarees. In addition, it is also referred to as the Golden City of Thousands Temples. It is an important pilgrimage destination in India that attracts a lot of tourists from across the world who is interested in Hinduism or wants to enjoy the marvel of South Indian architectural grandeur. It is also counted as the best place to see for peace of mind and inner strength. You will see Kanchi Kamakshi Temple, Kailasanathar Temple and Ekambeshwarar Temple. Kanchi Mutt or Matha is famous for holding Kutheries or South Indian classical music concerts in the evenings.
Mahabalipuram – Famous for Intricately Carved Temples and Rock-Cut Caves
Another wonderful and one of the most visited destinations in Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram is globally known for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves – counted as another jewel in the crown of Tamil Nadu tourism. You will also explore Crocodile Bank where some exquisite species of crocodiles and alligators can be spotted easily. Not to mention Five Rathas that offers a tranquil atmosphere.
A beautiful island destination, Kanyakumari is a holy place and known for its beautiful beaches. It is also famous for Vivekananda Memorial and sunset view. It is one of the exotic places to visit in the nation where you will find temples, churches, religious pillars and statues everywhere. You can also take an excursion to the Kumari Amman Temple or to the Vattakottai Fort. Sanguthurai Beach, Sothavilai Beach, etc are some other places to explore there.
The wonderful and popular trekking destination is at an elevation of 4600 ft above sea level in Vellore District. It is surrounded by green valleys and dotted with orchards and rose gardens. It includes 14 hamlets amidst four hills; while the place is a beautiful destination to spend time with a loved one. It is an ideal destination for trekking and adventure sports too.
The beautiful hill station in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is a paradise for honeymooners at an altitude 2300 meters above sea level that is well adorned with beautiful tea states and green rolling mountains as well as sprawling grasslands.
Tanjore or Thanjavur is the city of temples adorned with cultural values. It is known for Tanjore paintings, antiques, handicrafts, textiles and saris. Carnatic Music and musical instruments are also main attraction here to enjoy the attention of travellers as well. You will see different religious places in and around the district like Brihadeeshwara Temple, Siva Ganga Garden, Art Gallery, Palace and Saraswathi Mahal Library. Sangeetha Mahal is also a major attraction here.
Being one of the must see destination to add in your tour to Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is on the banks of River Noyyal – blessed with natural beauty and places for sightseeing like temples, churches, dams and more. There are various wonderful attractions to see here like Monkey Falls, Vydehi falls, Kovai Kutralam falls and Siruvani Falls and Dam, Kodiveri Dam and Amaravathi dam. Ayyappan temple, Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple, Infant Jesus Church and Dhyanalinga Yogic temple.
Being one of the most sought after honeymoon destinations in South India, Kodaikanal is famous for its scenic beauty that can create the most memorable experiences for visitors. Kodaikanal is blessed with dense forest ranges that include varieties of trees, huge rocks in the wilderness and enchanting waterfalls. It is also an ideal place for trekking, horse riding and other adventure activities.
The most amazing attraction at the Eastern Ghats, Yervaud is best known for its vast forest ranges and rich coffee plantation as well as for its unique flora and fauna. It is famous for scenic hill stations where you can enjoy trekking and other adventure fun. Anna Park, Japanese Park0, Lady’s Seat, Waterfalls of Killiyur, etc are some of the best places to explore here.
The beautiful place full of tea plantation and lush greenery, Coonoor is a must see destination during your tour to Tamil Nadu. It boasts of panoramic view of the Nilgiri Hills and the Catherine Falls. It is an ideal place for a romantic gateway in Tamil Nadu.
In addition to the aforementioned destinations, you will also see a number of other wonderful places like Madurai, Hogenakkal, Thiruvannamalai, Mudumalai, Dhanuskodi, Tranquebar, Vellankalli, Bellikkal, Chettinad, Tuticorin, Nagapattinam, Kumbakonam and different others that have a charisma of their own to keep you busy and enticed for the time to come.