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Tamil Nadu, 'Temple State of India' has a plethora of ancient monuments and temples along with architectural wonders from Dravidian times. Tamil Nadu, which is one of the most urbanized states in the country has an abundance of centuries-old Tamil Nadu temples, sandy beaches, pristine beauty of mountain resorts like Ooty, Kodaikanal leaves you mesmerized. The official language spoken here is Tamil.

Tamil Nadu, which has some of the country's most notable temple architectures, has cascading high waterfalls, picturesque beaches, mountain resorts, scenic beauty and fabulous wildlife. Bharathanaatyam expressing Hindu religious themes, Jallikattu which is an amazing game played between men and bulls are very unique to Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu has an international airport near Chennai. You can also reach Chennai from anywhere in the country by train.

Principal Attractions of Tamil Nadu

#1. Chennai

Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu also called Detroit of India is fampus for its distinctive culture and heritage. The main tourist attractions are Marina Beach, Breezy Beach, Kalakshetra Arts Academy and VGP Golden Beach.

#2. Pondicherry

You can find a perfect blend of adventure, beach, heritage and cultural experiences at Pondicherr. Pondicherry can be reached from all other major cities in India, either by flight or train or bus. The main tourist attractions are Paradise Beach, Auroville Ashram, Raj Niwas, Pondicherry Botanical Garden, Chunnambar Boathouse which offers all kinds of water sports.

#3. Kanyakumari

If you want to see both sunrise and sunset and how the sky changes those tones very close, then visit Kanyakumari, the nearest airport to Kanyakumari is Trivandrum International Airport.

#4. Ooty

Ooty is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can find regular trains and buses from other major cities of the country to Ooty. The main tourist attractions are Lake Ooty and the Yacht Club, the botanical garden and the all over the cottages.

Cusine That You Don’t Find Elsewhere

Ambur chicken biriyani, Chettinad Chicken also known as 'ACHI Samayal' by locals, Milagu Pongal, Urlai Roast, Mulligatawny soup, Muruku is one of the most famous sandwiches.

Festivals

Tamil Nadu is known for its magnificent festivals. Karthigai deepam, Pongal, New Year Tamil, the Tourism Fair that is held by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation in January, Chitthirai Festival held for 10 days during the month of April.

Tourist Circuits

The state government plans to develop coastal tourism circuits in Chennai, Mamallapuram, Rameswaram, Manapadu and Kanyakumari. The project also includes the development of beach services, providing a light show and walking, construction of pedestrian bridge connecting Vivekanand Rock Memorial with the statue of Thiruvalluvar.

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Tamil Nadu Packages

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Highlights of Tamilnadu

04 NIGHTS - 05 DAYS

Day01: Arrival Chennai

Day02: Chennai half day sightseeing. PM drive to Mahabalipuram ( 65 Kms/ 01-02 hours)

Day03: Mahabalipuram – visit world heritage sites

Day04: Mahabalipuram – Chennai via Kanchipuram (100 Kms/03-04 hours)

Day05: In time drop to Chennai airport for onwards journey

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Temples and Beaches of Tamilnadu

05 NIGHTS - 06 DAYS

Day01: Arrival Chennai . Rest of the day relax for own activity

Day02: Chennai full day city tour

Day03: Chennai – Mahabalipuram enroute visit Kanchipuram Temples ( 08 Kms/03-04 hours)

Day04: Mahabalipuram – full day sightseeing with the World Heritage sites of Mahabalipuram

Day05: Mahabalipuram – Pondichery (120kms /02-03 hrs)

Day06: Pondicherry – Chennai drive (03-04 Kms/02-03 hours) to Chennai airport for onwards journey

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Explore Tamil Nadu

05 NIGHTS - 06 DAYS

Day01: Arrival Chennai

Day02: Chennai half day sightseeing. PM drive to Mahabalipuram ( 65 Kms/ 01-02 hours)

Day03: Mahabalipuram – visit world heritage sites

Day04: Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry (120 Kms/02-03 hours) PM ightseeing of Old Colonial French colony

Day05: Pondicherry – Trichy ( 200 Kms/04-05 hours). PM visit heritage sites Sri Rangam Temple

Day06: In time drop to Trichy airport for onwards journey

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Highlights of Tamilnadu

08 NIGHTS - 09 DAYS

Day01: Arrival Chennai. Rest of the day relax for own activity

Day02: Chennai full day city tour

Day03: Chennai – Mahabalipuram ( 60 kms/01-02 hrs). Rest of day relax on the beach hotel

Day04: Mahabalipuram – full day sightseeing with the World Heritage sites of Mahabalipuram

Day05: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (120 Kms/02-03 hours)

Day06: Pondicherry – Kumbakonam via Chidambaram Nataraja Temple (140/04-05 hrs)

Day07: Kumbakonam – Madurai via Trichy (240Kms / 05-06 hours)

Day08: Madurai – Meenakshi Temples and Palaces

Day09: Madurai – Chennai and take connect flights for onwards journey

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Temple Tours of Tamilnadu

08 NIGHTS - 09 DAYS

Day01: Arrival Chennai and drive to Mahabalipuram (65kms / 01-02hrs)

Day02: Visit world heritage sightseeing

Day03: Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry (120 Kms/02-03 hours) PM ightseeing of Old Colonial French colony

Day04: Pondicherry – Kumbakonam (140 Kms/04-05 hours)

Day05: Kumbakonam – Tanjavur (45 Kms/01 hours) . PM visit the Heritage temple

Day06: Tanjavur – Madurai (195kms/03-04 hours) – Evening traditional tradition at Meenakshi Temple

Day07: Madurai – Morning visit Meenakshi Temple . PM Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Day08: Madurai – Rameshwaram (180 Kms/04-05 hours). PM Visit Sri Ramanathswamy Temple

Day09: Rameshwaram - Madurai (180 Kms/04-05 hours) and transfer to airport to connect onwards journey

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Classic tour of South India

10 NIGHTS - 11 DAYS

Day01: Arrival Chennai

Day02: Chennai half day sightseeing. PM drive to Mahabalipuram ( 65 Kms/ 01-02 hours)

Day03: Mahabalipuram – visit world heritage sites

Day04: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (120 Kms/02-03 hours). PM sightseeing of French colonial colony

Day05: Pondicherry – Thanjavur (175 Kms/04-05 hours). PM visit famous heritage site Brihadeeswara Temple

Day06: Thanjavur – Madurai (190 Kms/04-05 hours). Evening traditional tradition at Meenakshi Temple.

Day07: Madurai – Morning visit Meenakshi Temple. PM Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Day08: Madurai – Thekkady (120 Kms/04-05 hours). PM visit Tea Plantation and traditional marshal Art show

Day09: Thekkady – Allepey (140 Kms/03-04 kms) and board in the Houseboat

Day10: Allepey – Cochin (70 Kms/02 hours). PM visit Fort Kochi and evening Kathakali classical dance show

Day11: In time drop to Cochin airport for onwards journey

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