Tamil Nadu – Tamil Nadu means the lend of the Tamil speaking, the thousands of year old highly developed Dravidian language that is stile alive here almost in its original purity.A rich tradition of literature and arts has flourished in Tamil Nadu For about 2000 years splendid temples that dot the country bear witness to the architectural achievements of the Tamils. The Pallavas. Cholas and Pandyas-early Dravidian calns-that rules this southern wedge of the Indian peninsula- all contributed to the development of this architectural style. Marvellous old temple towns all over Tamil Nadu with their ancient rituals and festivals are living museums. For the visitor, Tamil Nadu offers golden beaches on the Coromandel coast, cool scenic hill resorts in the depth of the western Ghats and exciting wildlife reserves and sanctuaries. Tamil Nadu is noted for its tradition of exquisite textile and handicrafts. Rich jewel- colored silks, elegant bronzes cast in the style of the ancient chola Craftsmen, brass temple lamps, intricately, carved wood and stone are part of the artistic wealth of Tamil Nadu. No visit to Tamil Nadu is complete without witnessing a performance of Bharatanatyam , where beautiful dancers decked in silk and flowers bring alive the statuesque poses of exquisite temple sculpture.

Tourist places of Tamil Nadu

Madras- Capital and gateway to the state, it is a major trade centre, well important cities besides being a sea port. It is also the Hollywood of south India. British architecture is very strong here. Fort St. George, St. Mary’s Church, St. George’s Cathedral, St. Andrew’s Kirk, Santhome Basilica, Kapaleeswarar temple, Ashtalakshmi temple, the big mosque, Fort Museum, Government Museum, National Art Gallery, Bronze Galley, Anna Square, Marina Beach, Elliots Beach, Velankanni Church, Valluvar Kottam, Snake Park, Children’s Park,deer sanctuary, Planetarium, Kalakshetra, theosophicalSociety, Cholamandalam- the aritist’s village, Arignar Anna Zoological Park,Vandalur. Airport; Madras.

Parthasarathy temple is the 8th Century Vaishnavite Hindu temple at Triplicane, Chennai, is dedicated to Lord Krishna is probably the oldest temple in Chennai.. It is one of 108 divyadesams or holy places of the god Vishnu. Name ‘Parthasarathy’ in Sanskrit means ‘charioteer of Arjuna’, and Lord Krishna is revered in this role in this temple. There are separate Dwajasthambams (flag) and entrances for Lord Parthasarathy and Lord Narasimha. Temple was initially built by Pallavas in the 8th century and later renovated by Cholas and the Vijayanagara kings in the 11th century. One of the characteristic features is that it includes four deities, avatars, or incarnation of Vishnu: Narasimha (lion), Rama, Varaha (boar) and Venkata Krishna.

Udhagamandalam ( Ooty), Kadaikanal, Yercaud – hill resorts.

Mamallapuram ( Mahabalipuram)– beach resort where there are pallava period monuments of world fame. Among them Arjuna’s penance, the world’s largest bas frlif is noteworthy.

Poompuhar– Monuments complex recapturing ancient glory, it was once a great sea port.

Kanniyakumari- Pilgrim town, beach resort (Vattakottai) and the southern most tip of India. Vivekananda rock Memorial just off the coast.

Courtallam, Hogenakal– health resorts famous for their waterfalls.

Covelong, Muthukadu – beach resorts, boating and windsurfing. Airport: Madras.

Mudumalai, Vedanthangal, Point Calimere, Mundanthurai, Kalakkadu, Anaimalai- Wildlife and bird sanctuaries.

Nagore- famous for its dargah.

Velankanni –church noted for the shrine of our lady of health

Kodaikanal is one of the most visited tourist destinations. It is open all year, thanks to its pleasant climate. The mountain station is very calm and collected, because of its clean air and the old world heritage of the city from the period of British colonial times.

Kodaikanal is a delightful and gorgeous hill station in the middle Palan Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu hiding. The presence of various tourist attractions such as Berijam lake, which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the south of India, besides the natural beauty and tranquility of the hill resort to a very popular tourist destination.
Kodaikanal is situated at an altitude of approximately 2133 m. The small mountain village located only covers 21.45 ha-km. is known for its reputation of educational institutions. The hill station is also very famous for its bananas, fruit and plums, because of their freshness and flavor.

Kodaikanal unique thing is that her beauty is not related to urbanization, which have been contaminated appeared on a different hill stations. There are a number of rows of beautiful pine trees, clear springs and spectacular views of mild weather. With her wooded slopes, mighty rocks, enchanting waterfalls and beautiful Lake Kodaikanal required to fascinate any visitor.

Like most other hill stations runs the town’s economy on tourism. Kodaikanal visiting season is from April to June and the second season is from October to January. During this time, the capacities of all the hotels booked and the city is full of tourists from all over. The rest of the off-peak hours is a good time to visit and explore how the city is almost empty.

There are several other destinations of interest and to Kodaikanal, among them the Kodaikanal lake (a reservoir), Bryant Park, COAKER go, Bear Shola Falls Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, is PAMB nose dolphins (also Liril falls after the famous Liril Advertising Soap was made here in 1985.)

Kodaikanal is well on the road to the nearby cities Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore, which connected all airports. The nearest railheads are Palan, Kodi Dingul road and rail junction. 2 to 3 hours by car to kodai through steep and winding stairs from the street or Batlagundu Palan is a memorable experience. Passengers to points on the road to stop and enjoy the beautiful landscape of hills Palan.

Kodaikanal with all its environs offer the tourists a trip of a lifetime with the chance of the closeness to nature and a remarkable experience.

List of Districts and their headquarters in Tamil Nadu state of India.

District Headquarters Area (km²) Official website
Ariyalur Ariyalur 3,208 www.municipality.tn.gov.in/Ariyalur/
Chennai Chennai (Madras) 174 www.www.chennai.tn.nic.in/
Coimbatore Coimbatore 7,469 www.www.coimbatore.tn.nic.in/
Cuddalore Cuddalore 3,999 www.www.cuddalore.tn.nic.in/
Dharmapuri Dharmapuri 4,497 www.www.dharmapuri.tn.nic.in/
Dindigul Dindigul 6,058 www.www.dindigul.tn.nic.in/
Erode Erode 5,714 www.erode.nic.in/
Kanchipuram Kanchipuram 4,433 www.www.kanchi.tn.nic.in/
Kanyakumari Nagercoil 1,685 www.www.kanyakumari.tn.nic.in/
Karur Karur 2,896 www.karur.nic.in/
Madurai Madurai 3,676 www.www.madurai.tn.nic.in/
Nagapattinam Nagapattinam 2,716 www.www.nagapattinam.tn.nic.in/
Nilgiris Udagamandalam (Ootacamund) 2,549 www.nilgiris.nic.in/
Namakkal Namakkal 3,429 www.namakkal.nic.in/
Perambalur Perambalur 1,752 www.www.perambalur.tn.nic.in/
Pudukkottai Pudukkottai 4,651 www.pudukkottai.nic.in/
Ramanathapuram Ramanathapuram 4,123 www.ramanathapuram.nic.in/
Salem Salem 5,220 www.salem.nic.in/
Sivaganga Sivaganga 4,086 www.sivaganga.nic.in/
Tiruppur Tiruppur 5,106 www.tiruppurcorp.tn.gov.in/
Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli 4,407 www.tiruchirappalli.nic.in/
Theni Theni 3,066 www.www.theni.tn.nic.in/
Tirunelveli Tirunelveli 6,810 www.www.nellai.tn.nic.in/
Thanjavur Thanjavur 3,397 www.thanjavur.nic.in/
Thoothukudi Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) 4,621 www.thoothukudi.nic.in/
Thiruvallur Thiruvallur 3,424 www.www.tiruvallur.tn.nic.in/
Thiruvarur Thiruvarur 2,161 www.www.tiruvarur.tn.nic.in/
Tiruvannamalai Tiruvannamalai 6,191 www.www.tiruvannamalai.tn.nic.in/
Vellore Vellore 6,077 www.vellore.nic.in/
Viluppuram Viluppuram 7,217 www.www.viluppuram.tn.nic.in/
Virudhunagar Virudhunagar 3,446 www.www.virudhunagar.tn.nic.in/
List of Indian States, and information like their capital, language of state and year of establishment.
StatesCapitalLanguagesYear of Establishment
Andhra PradeshHyderabadTelugu and Urdu1951
Arunachal PradeshItanagerMiji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi1972
GoaPanajiMarathi and Konkani1961
Himachal Pradesh
ShimlaHindi and Pahari1948
AizawlMizo and English1972
Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter) Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri1948
Madhya PradeshBhopalHindi1956
MeghalayaShillongKhasi, Jaintia and Garo1970
KohimaAo, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha1963
RajasthanJaipurRajasthani and Hindi1948
SikkimGangtokBhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu1975
Tamil NaduChennaiTamil1688
TripuraAgartalaBengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak1956
Uttar PradeshLucknowHindi1937
UttarakhandDehra DunHindi2000
West BengalCalcuttaBengali1947
Union territories:
Andaman & Nicobar1956
National Capital Territory of Delhi2001
Dadra and Nagar Haveli1941
Daman and Diu1987
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