TAMIL NADU: PLACES TO VISIT

Tamil Nadu is the Southern most state in India, to the East of Kerala state. It is peppered with numerous Hindu temples, the most renowned of these being the Madurai Meenakshi in Madurai and the Brihadeeswara Temple (or "Periya Kovil") in …… Tamil Nadu is also the land of the exquisite classical Indian dance form called Bharatanatyam.

TAMIL NADU STATS:

TOTAL AREA: 130,058 Sq.Km (50,216 Sq. Mi) Rank: 11th
POPULATION (2011): 72,147,030 Rank: 6th
CAPITAL CITY: Chennai  
LARGEST CITY: Chennai  
LITERACY RATE: 90.3%  
HDI: 0.570 Rank: 6th
Official Language(s): Tamil  
GOVT. WEBSITE: www.tn.gov.in  

 

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NORTH: KANCHIPURAM

 

Ekambareswara Temple
Ekambareswara Temple

WEST:  OOTY (Udgagamandalam), Capital of Nilgris
WEST: OOTY (Udgagamandalam), Capital of Nilgris

Pykara Falls: Ooty
Pykara Falls: Ooty

  Botanical Gardens: Ooty
Botanical Gardens: Ooty


KODAIKANAL:

Berijam Lake
Berijam Lake
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WEST CENTRAL: PALANI

Palani Murugan Temple
Palani Murugan Temple

SOUTH CENTRAL: COIMBATORE

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

SOUTH: KANYAKUMARI

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Vivekananda Memorial
Vivekananda Memorial
Tiruvalluvar Statue
Tiruvalluvar Statue

  Gandhi Mandapam

 

SOUTHEAST: RAMESHWARAM

 

map   Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ramanatha Swamy Temple

 

THANJAVOOR:

 Brihadeswara Temple
Brihadeswara Temple

SOUTH CENTRAL: MADURAI

map Meenakshi Temple, Tower 1
Meenakshi Temple, Tower 1

 

NORTH CENTRAL: THIRUVANNAMALAI

Shiva-Parvati Temple
Shiva-Parvati Temple

EAST: CHIDAMBARAM

Kali Temple
Kali Temple

CHENNAI: Capital City

map Rippon Building
Rippon Building

 

 Tidel Park, in Taramani
Tidel Park, in Taramani

NORTHEAST Cont: CHENNAI

Chennai Central Station
Chennai Central Station

map Govt. Museum, Egmore
Govt. Museum, Egmore

CHENNAI Cont.

map Kapaleeswarar Temple
Kapaleeswarar Temple

 

NORTHEAST: Cont. MAMALLAPURAM (Mahabalipuram)

Mamallapuram: Rock Art
Mamallapuram: Rock Art

Mamallapuram: Rock art at Shore Temple
Mamallapuram: Rock art at Shore Temple

Shore Temple
Shore Temple

Bharata Natyam
Bharata Natyam

BHARATA NATYAM
BHARATA NATYAM

Tamil Nadu is also the land of Carnatic Music
Tamil Nadu is also the land of Carnatic Music

 

STATE SYMBOLS: (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

State animal Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius) nilgiri Tahr
State bird Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) emerald dove
State flower Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa superba) gloriosa lily
State tree Palm Tree (Borassus flabellifer) palm tree
Song தமிழ் தாய் வாழ்த்து  
Sport Kabaddi sport
Dance Bharata Natyam dance
State Seal   seal

 

TOURIST INFORMATION:

CONTACT: email: www.tamilnadutourism.org
Phone 91 44 25383333, 25389857
Fax: 91 44 25381567