Tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu

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Mahabalipuram

Best Time: November to February

Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram) is a small town along the Coromandel coast of The Bay of Bengal. Mahabalipuram can be visited throughout the year. It is famous for its archeological heritage and beaches. The shore temple of Mahabalipuram has been included in Heritage Project of UNESCO. Mahabalipuram is 65km from Chennai and can be reached in an hour via Each Coast Road (ECR).

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Ooty

Best Time: October-June

Ooty also known by its former name "Udagamandalam" is a theme based hill station in South India, the hill station is about 3 hours away from Coimbatore and is a really popular point of attraction in Tamil Nadu.The city welcomes thousands of visitors every month.Although the best time to visit Ooty is during the early winter season as the temperature is moderate and it makes it just a perfect time for sightseeing in Ooty. The scenic Nilgiri Hills adds up to....

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Yercaud

Best Time: October-June

Yercaud is a beautiful hill station, which is in Salem District of Tamil Nadu, India. The hill station falls under the Shevaroy Range of hills of Eastern Ghats. Yercaud means Lake Forest, the name signifying the Lake of this breathtaking hill station that is surrounded with forest. Yercaud is said to be the topmost hill station during summer, mostly for the South People, due to its altitude of 1515 m. The hill station is covered with a plantation that incl....

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Kodaikanal

Best Time: October to June (Winters)

Located in Palani Hills in the western Ghats, this enchanting hill station is one among the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. Blessed with dense green forests, waterfalls and majestic rocks it is an ideal place for both honeymooners and adventure seekers. This 'Princess of Hill stations' with its plunging valleys, sturdy terrains, clear skies, fresh water lakes, rivers, streams and resevoirs, lush plantations and the misty mountains will ....

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Yelagiri

Best Time: November-February

In the state of Tamil Nadu, 93 km away from Vellore, there reclines the arcadia famously known as Yelagiri. The town is also known as “Poor Man’s Ooty”. It is a small hill-station located in between Jolarpettai and Vaniyambadi. It is rich in terms of culture and blessed by natural beauty. This hill-station is quite well-known for many decades, since the British colonial days. The hill station is spread over 30 km2. The village of Yel....

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Thanjavur

Best Time: October- March

Thanjavur also pronounced as Thanjai and Tanjore is a district in Tamil Nadu, It is about 5  hours away from Chennai.Thanjavur is a city of Temples, it is also one of the most important place of the South Indian religion art, heritage and architecture of South India.The place attracts devotees from all over India and even foreigners have also marked Thanjavur as a point of interest, some of the Amazing living Chola temples which are monuments of UNESC....

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Chettinad

Best Time: October-March

Situated in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu, Chettinad was initially ruled by Ramnad kingdom of Pandya Nadu. The word "Chetti" literally means wealthy. Home to the community of Nattukottai Chettiars, this town is known for its heritage, artefacts and the grand architecture. The divine Dravidian architecture will keep you awestruck. It comprises of plush wood furnishings and ceramic collections that gives them the gravitas of ancient times. There ....

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Hogenakkal

Best Time: October to March

Hogenakkal (also known as Marikottayam) is a waterfall on Kaveri river in Tamil Nadu - Karnataka border. Hogenakkal is at a distance of 180km from Bangalore which makes it an ideal weekend getaway destination. The word Hogenakkal means smoking rocks. Hogenakkal is famous for its basket boats. Hogenekkal has been developed as a proper tourist destination only in recent years. It can be visited throughout the year except during the monsoon as the water ....

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Tuticorin

Best Time: December-March

Tuticorin, officially known as Thoothukudi is a port and industrial city in the district of Thoothukudi in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The beautiful city lies on the coast of Coromandel of Bay of Bengal and is a popular tourist place, mostly among marine lovers. This amazing coastal town which is said to have the busiest ports also serves to have wildlife sanctuaries, family parks, sandy beaches, numerous temples and churches, and monumental sites. The....

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Tranquebar

Best Time: November-March

The town Tranquebar was formerly known as Tharangambadi, which literally means land of the singing waves. It is located in Tamil Nadu in a district named Nagapattinam in the Coromadel Coast. It is a small town with a population of 23,191 and it’s official language is Tamil. The place has a very rich history and has not been disturbed by the passage of time. The town has a population with a mixture of Danish, German, British and French colonies. Tranq....

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Dhanushkodi

Best Time: October-March

Dhanushkodi is an uninhabited town at the south of Pampan Island in Rameshwaram district of Tamil Nadu. The town was destroyed during the Rameshwaram Cyclone in 1964 since then the government of Tamil Nadu is slowly rebuilding this beautiful beach town to become a prominent tourist destination. Although it might be a bit hard to reach the destination, this untouched beauty is one of the unique and unusual beach towns of India. The journey to this town is f....

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Bellikkal

Best Time: June to September

A humble hamlet lolling in the south of Sigur Plateau in the state of Tamil Nadu, Bellikkal is an enthralling hill station. Discovered at an elevation of 5,500 ft, it is girded by Nilgiris of the Western Ghats of the state. Bellikkal is one of the ideal places where you can unwind totally in the lap of nature and encounter the enchanting mountains that will take your breath away. Rather than begetting a number of sites to offer, it will....

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Coonoor

Best Time: October- March

Coonoor is a hill station located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Nilgiris district. The hill station falls on the way from Coimbatore to Ooty. The main attractions at the place for tourists are Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s Nose, Catherine Falls, Lamb’s Rock, Droog Fort, Law’s Falls etc. The nearest city to the hill station is Coimbatore, which is located at a distance of around 70 km. It is the second largest hill station in t....

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Madurai

Best Time: October to March

Madurai, the temple city of Tamil Nadu is a destination that is sure to question your aesthete knowledge and redefine your admiration for traditional roots. Starting right from the planning of the city to the general lifestyle of the people, Madurai owes a great deal of its magnificence to the soul of the city, that is the Meenakshi Amman Temple. Even today, this temple is the anchor around which the city revolves. Just as how the city dissipates its bound....

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Coimbatore

Best Time: September- March

Coimbatore, also known as Kovai and Coyamuthur, is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Coimbatore district. The city is located on the banks of Noyyal River. It is the second largest city with respect to area and population in Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative capital of the Coimbatore district. It is the largest exporters of jewellery, wet grinders and auto components. There are various theories that have led to the development of the n....

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Madumalai

Best Time: December-June

Situated at the gathering purpose of three states namely Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Mudumalai is settled in the thick woods of the Nilgiris and is outstanding for its wildlife haven. Mudumalai has been proclaimed as one of the most extravagant wildlife sanctuaries in the southern part of India and is acclaimed all through the nation just as universally. Built up in 1940, Mudumalai speaks to a standout amongst the most conspicuous and tastefully sati....

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Kanyakumari

Best Time: October - February

Being the southernmost tip of our Indian peninsula, Kanyakumari is renowned for its strategic location. It is at this location that the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean as well as the Arabian Sea converge. Kanyakumari is the only place where you can relish in the beauty of sunset and sunrise in the water bodies in India. It witnesses flocks of tourists who come here for the spiritual position that this location retains. Hence, it has grown as a prime touris....

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Kutrallam (Courtallam)

Best Time: November to February

Courtallam or Kuttalam is a small town discovered at a height of 160 m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Popular for its waterfalls Kutrallam remains thronged by tourists on the weekends. If you too are looking for a place to reconnect with nature then Kutrallam is a perfect getaway for you. The town is seldom referred to as 'Spa of South' since it is gifted with the natural beauty of falls which have medi....

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Chennai

Best Time: October-February

The blue waters of Bay of Bengal blend with the brilliant sands at the shorelines of Chennai. Once is a little town of anglers Chennai accomplished a huge spot during the British Rule. It is one of the four metropolitan urban communities of India. Chennai has a ton to offer to visitors in the form of old temples and Museums, Churches and fortifications built during the British rule. Spreading over a wide scope of differing attractions, the adequate spots t....

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Tirunelveli

Best Time: October to February 

A jewel located amidst a number of small towns is the big city of Tirunelveli on the western banks of Thamirabarani River. It is perfect amalgamation of scenic beauty, majestic waterfalls, pious temples to begin with. It is most definitely not your regular temple town, it is an ideal tourist destination and a complete package when it comes to catering people’s vacation needs. The numerous mesmerising waterfalls in this city are hard to miss.   ....

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Kumbakonam

Best Time: December-February

Kumbakonam likewise pronounced Coommbaconum, is a charming and satisfying town situated at a pure spot, as it lies sandwiched between two rivers running parallel to one another. This community is arranged in the Thanjavur area of the territory of Tamil Nadu with the two rivers, Cauvery and Arasalar streaming on its either sides; while Cauvery streams on the northern side of Kumbakonam, Arasalar streams on the southern side. Kumbakonam has an intriguing pas....

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Rameswaram

Best Time: October- April

Rameswaram is a city in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is located in the district of Ramanathapuram district. The city is on the Pamban Island, in the Gulf of Mannar, located at the tip of the Indian Peninsula. It is separated from the land of India by the Pamban channel and the Pamban Bridge and is at a distance of around 40 km from Sri Lanka. It is a part of the Char Dham pilgrimage in India and is one of the holiest places in India for Hindus. It has a pop....

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Thiruvannamalai

Best Time: October-March  

A recognized pilgrimage spot and holiday region in the locale of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvannamalai is one of the oldest city that has been related with numerous Yogis and Siddhars in the prevailing course of time. Thiruvannamalai has turned into a worldwide focal point, concentrated by mysticism and pilgrims. Thiruvannamalai is a standout amongst the most loved places in Tamil Nadu. In the past, the word "Annamalai" implied a 'difficult to reach' path to the mou....

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Kanchipuram

Best Time: From March to October.

Positioned at 80 kilometers southwest of Chennai is the Land of thousand temples Kanchipuram. It is located in the Tondaimandalam region of Tamilnadu. Kanchipuram is divided into Shiva Kanchi and Vishnu Kanchi based on the temples found in the area. Also known as Kanchi, it is one of the seven tirtha kshetras of Vaishnavism other than being a famous religious centre for Hindus.It has a very colored history with a plethora of empires and dynasti....

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Vedanthangal

Best Time: November-February

Vedanthangal is a little hamlet situated in the Kanchipuram region of Tamil Nadu and is best known for the bird sanctuary it houses. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary has the qualification of being one of the most established and oldest bird sanctuaries of the nation. The area of Vedanthangal is strategically spotted with little lakes, which draw in different sorts of transient birds. Vedanthangal was changed into a bird sanctuary haven amid the rule of the Brit....

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Tiruchi

Best Time: November-February

Broadly known as Trichy, Tiruchi is a city in the province of Tamil Nadu, in Southern India. It is one of the most established occupied places in the state. Various domains have led over the area with every realm leaving behind its very own heritage. This has brought about the city being presented with rich social legacy and custom. Inside the city, one will see magnificent authentic historical sites and structures. Trichy enchants you with not just the qu....

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Velankanni

Best Time: October-March

Velankanni is located in the coast of Bay of Bengal, at the state of Tamil Nadu. It is a small quaint little peaceful town, famous as a Roman Catholic pilgrimage place. Millions of devotees from India and abroad every year come here to get the blessing of “Mother Mary” on the shrine of ‘Our Lady of Good health’. The splendid church is an example of French Architecture in Gothic Style and said to be an inspiration from the Lourdes in....

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Chidambram

Best Time: October-February

Chidambaram is a prevalent temple town which is situated in Rameswaram. Located around 250 km from the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, this community is spread over a region of 5 sq. km and is a spot for performing pilgrimage by devotees of Lord Shiva. It is the place of the renowned Chidambaram Natarajan temple likewise called as Thillai Natarajar Temple. The other significant blessed places in Chidambaram are the Kali and the Vaidyanatheshwara Templ....

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Nagapattinam

Best Time: October-March

With a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, the Bay of Bengal invites you, as you enter Nagapattinam. An area central command and a key town of Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam has developed as a conspicuous travel goal of South India in the ongoing past. Nagapattinam is acclaimed for its rich history and culture. It is additionally renowned for its harbours which are probably the best in the nation. The town additionally pulls in a few explorers who come to offer th....

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