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The southern part of our country is truly beautiful and is one of the best places of India to visit. There is a lot to explore and if any state truly showcases the majestic beauty of the southern region, it is Tamil Nadu. The southern tradition, art and culture is preserved very beautifully in this lovely state. Beautiful sea, sandy beaches, flowing fields and stunning waterfalls and mountains adds to the beauty of this place.

Tamil Nadu truly, has a lot to offer. Among the famous temples in Tamil Nadu are Meenakshi Temple, Kanchipuram and Nataraja temple. Here are some places to visit in Tamilnadu, which will give you a true taste of the classical beauty of India. Take a look.

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu

1. Chennai

Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. This beautiful city is filled with temples, churches and beautiful beaches of the Bay of Bengal. Though decked in modernism, Chennai has kept the true south indian tradition and culture intact. From pilgrimage to casual hangouts one of the largest cities of India offers everything.

Along with the major tourist attractions, you can also enjoy shopping and dining in Chennai. The city also offers vivid nightlife scenes and every comfort that can be offered by a metro city.

2. Rameswaram

Rameshwaram is an island city and is a pilgrimage spot. It is considered as one of the holiest place in the nation. It is separated from Sri Lanka by the Pamban channel. Legend has it that, Rameshwaram was the place where Lord Rama created a bridge to make it to Sri Lanka across the sea.

Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameswaram, is the temple with the largest corridor in the world. There is another place in Rameswaram, called Agnitheertham, where people go to perform pujas in the honour of their ancestors. The island city also has another Five faced Hanuman temple, which houses the floating stone. It was believed to be used in making the bridge by Rama between India and Sri Lanka.

3. Coimbatore

Located on the banks of River Noyyal, Coimbatore is a must visit place in Tamil Nadu. There are many places to visit in Coimbatore like temples, churches and abundant waterfalls. The place is full of natural beauty and is one of the most scenic places in the southern region of India.

The place due to its natural beauty attracts a lot of people, especially photographers. This place is perfect for landscape photography.

4. Mahabalipuram

Famous for the intricately carved shore temples and rock cut caves, Mahabalipuram is another gem in the state of Tamil Nadu. Apart from the temples, you will find some scenic beaches and great shopping centers. You can also head to the crocodile bank, where you can spot various species of exquisite crocks in this temple town.

5. Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is often considered as the last tip of India. It is known for its beautiful beaches and the famous Vivekananda memorial. Not to the mention, the sunsets, which are simply breathtaking. There are also numerous temples, religious pillars, churches and statues in Kanyakumari. All in all, Kanyakumari is one of the most exotic places that you will visit in Tamilnadu.

6. Ooty

Considered the queen of hill stations of South India and the capital of the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is one of the most recommended hill stations in India. This newlyweds honeymoon paradise sees guests all through the year. The climate, the Blue Mountains and the steepness of the global experience that Ooty offers make this super popular among photography and nature lovers.

The estates, the tea gardens, the toy train, the high mountains and the splendid views make this a great escape for any occasion. Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Lake, Emerald Lake, Deer Park, St Stephen's Church, and Kalhatty Waterfalls are the best places to visit in Ooty. Tourists can enjoy Nilgiri hills toy train, boating on Ooty lake, mountain biking in the Blue Mountains, paragliding and hang gliding in Kalahatti.

7. Kanadukathan

Karaikudi is the largest city in the Sivaganga district of India. It is also known as the capital of Chettinad, mainly because of the predominance of Nattukottai Chettiars. Karaikudi owes its popularity to the type of constructions it has, are houses built with limestone called Karai Veedu and also due to a plant called Karai, which is widely distributed on the surface.

Another thing Karaikudi is known for is its food. A new cooking genre is named after the region known as Chettinad and the type of cooking is also known as Aachi Samayal. The Chettiars built a financial and commercial empire in Sri Lanka, Burma and Southeast Asia. Their original towns in Chettinadu still show mansions, now abandoned, full of teak furniture, Chinese porcelain and overseas treasures. Stroll through the nostalgia of this region of Tamil Nadu where you can relax in the shadow of the magnificent buildings like the kanadukathan palace.

Visiting Tamil Nadu is an experience worth having. When you plan on your Tamil Nadu visit don't forget to visit these places, to enjoy the true south indian experience.
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