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Tamil Nadu Tourism
Feel young at heart by the scintillating glory of the cultural Capital of India – Tamil Nadu
Welcome to Tamil Nadu! The land where the tales and influence of Cholas, Pandyas, and Pallavas can still be seen and the beauty landscape, sacred temples, and imposing wildlife make you feel instantly connected with this tourist destination in India. It is not wrong to say if we call Tamil Nadu the heart of Incredible India. It is one of the top places to visit in India due to its rich culture and heritage.
There is an essence of spirituality through plethora of scenic temples, a touch of serenity through its soothing beaches and hill stations, an aura of wilderness and vitality through its amazing Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks, a sense of joy through its various festivals and art forms, a spirit of authenticity through its delectable cuisines and liveliness in its colorful markets. Yes, this bliss of South India is one of a kind. Come here and you will realize you are in a land of where each mile reveals something of great universal value. In terms of tourism, it has too much to offer that you will fall short of vitality to explore.
Tamil Nadu is really exotic in every respect. It is exotic for its ancient history with its ancient monuments representing various architectural styles. It is equally exotic for its hill stations, waterfalls, national parks, local cuisine and wildlife combined with scenic panorama.
Amongst its monuments, the ancient Kapaleshwarar Temple (1640 AD) at Chennai is constructed in the Dravidian style with mandapams (pavilions facing the temple) and gopuram (gateway tower).
San Thome Cathedral (Roman Catholic Church) originally built by the Portuguese in 1504 then rebuilt in neo-Gothic style in 1893 is also in Chennai. At Mamallapuram, there are temples cut out f rocks. There are many other ancient temples throughout the State.
Tamil Nadu is a tourist attraction for its blue beaches. Marina beach ( 12 km. long fine sandy Beach) at Chennai is most popular. Away from the city, there are three famous beaches of Kovelong, Golden Beach and Eliot’s Beach. 58 km. from Chennai, Mahabalipuram Beach is famous for its Seventh Century Shore Temple.
At Kanyakumari beach (Southernmost Tip), Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet. This is a famous for watching sunrises and sunsets on full moon. The beach with a lighthouse has multi-colored sand. It is famous Hindu Pilgrame too.
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How to Reach Tamil Nadu
You can get access to Tamil Nadu through any means of transport. There are several airports, plenty of railway stations, and well-maintained roads and national highways that take you to your desired destinations in Tamil Nadu and that too without any hassle. No matter in which corner of the country you live in, Tamil Nadu is connected with almost every state and every city in India.
Almost every major city in Tamil Nadu has its own airport. Some of the most active ones are in Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, and Coimbatore. Airway is the easiest, convenient, and time-saving way to reach Tamil Nadu. In total, the state has nine airports, both domestic and international, that are very well linked with other cities, states, and countries through frequent flights. Despite being a bit costly mean, it is the best way to visit Tamil Nadu.
The state of Tamil Nadu is conveniently connected with Indian Railway Network. There are a plenty of trains that ply from all the major cities of the country to Tamil Nadu. The Southern Railways gives an easy connectivity to travellers from other states and cities like Odisha, Bihar, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, and Delhi through different trains. If you’re on a budget trip, then railway is the most effective mean to reach Tamil Nadu.
Perhaps, Tamil Nadu is also well-connected with its neighbour states and cities. If you’re residing in the neighbouring cities or states of Tamil Nadu then you can also choose to enjoy the thrill of a long drive, through roads and national highways, to reach the state. However, in order to reach by road, you can either drive your own car or can board a bus. There are a plenty of buses, both government and private, that ply on a frequent basis from nearby states and cities.
Best Time to Visit Tamil Nadu
Winter season, i.e., the months from November to March, is considered as the best time plan a trip to Tamil Nadu. For the rest of the year, the weather either remains hot and humid or witness a moderate rainfall.
From the mid of March, the summer season marks its beginning in Tamil Nadu that lasts up to late June. In between these months, the temperature goes up to 45ºC and the weather remains hot and humid with zero moisture. However, in the evening the temperature falls a bit in coastal areas because of the sea breeze which ultimately results in some relief for travellers. Whereas, in other parts also the temperature falls down a bit in the evening. Perhaps, not all the places will make you sweat in Tamilnadu. There are hill stations where the temperature remains pleasant and makes summer one of the best season to visit Tamil Nadu. Besides, if you’re visiting other parts of the state, make sure to carry necessary utilities like T-shirts, shorts, sandals, sunglasses, sunscreen, medicines, deodorants, and water.
Monsoon season in Tamil Nadu begins from late June and ends in the month of October. Throughout these months, the temperature varies in between 24ºC and 30ºC and the weather remains pleasant with moderate rainfall. This is the best season to explore Tamil Nadu’s hill station as they display their best form. Every year, in between August and September, there is a famous festival that held in Velankanni to signify the nativity of Mary. This festival has a huge hype amongst tourists, and thus, receives a heavy footfall of travellers. Though monsoon is a pleasant season to explore Tamil Nadu yet, it is advisable to double-check the weather conditions before heading out for a vacation. Also, do carry an umbrella or a raincoat so your holiday not gets affected by the rainfall.
Evidently, winter is the best time to visit Tamil Nadu. It commences in the month of November and continues till the start of March. During these months, the temperature of the state ranges between 21ºC to 30ºC and the weather remains favourable for tourists to explore the attractions. Moreover, this is the best time to visit the places which can’t be explored in summers. Along with the attractions, winter is also that time of the year when some of the popular festivals of Tamil Nadu are celebrated with full zeal. Pongal, Tamil New Year, Margazhi Utsavam, and Carnatic Music Festival are few of them. Being the best time to explore Tamil Nadu, the season witnesses a heavy gathering of tourists, and hence, it is advisable to book your hotel and transportation tickets in beforehand.