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Top Ten Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, a southern State of India, rich in culture, is the gateway to India. This beautiful state 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. There are many tourist places in this beautiful land, which attract tourists from all over the world. These are just ten of them.

  • Kodaikanal, the princess of Hill Stations, located in the Western Ghats, is one of the main tourist attractions of this land.
  • Ooty (Udagamandalam), known as Queen of Hill stations. This picturesque, green place is also located in the Western Ghats.
  • Madurai, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu, known as the Athens of the East. Madurai is an ancient city, more than 2,500 years old, built in 6th century, with the world famous Meenakshi temple and other attractions.
  • Mamalapuram, famous for the ancient shore temple and the beach. It is the jewel in the crown of the Pallava contribution.
  • Kanyakumari where the three seas meet, was earlier known as Cape Comrin.
  • Nagoor, is a small town but world famous Meeran Sahib Abdul Qadir Shahul Hamid Badshah dargah is located .
  • Trichy, is a heart of tamilnadu, is famous for Rock Fort, Sri Ranganathaswami Temple, Natarwala Dargah, Viralimalai Peacock Sanctuary etc.
  • Rameswaram, an southern border of India, is known as the Varanasi of the South. Lord Rama (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the Indian epic – The Ramayana) performed thanksgiving rituals to Lord Shiva after his triumph over the demon king Ravana in the battle at Sri Lanka. Rameswaram is located on eastern side of the island in the Gulf of Mannar. Tourist places like Ramanathaswamy Temple, Ramjharoka Temple, Agnitheertham, Dhanushkodi, Dhanushkodi and Habeel Qabeel Dargah (nearly 6000 years old graveyard)

  • Chennai, the fourth largest metropolitan city of India, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu, located on the Coramandal coast. This vibrant city offers many tourist interesting spots, like Beach Resorts, Art gallery etc.
  • Tirunelveli, one of the most visited destinations of this state, with many famous temples and waterfalls like Courtallam.


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