Tamil Nadu, a South Indian state, is famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples. In Madurai, Meenakshi Amman Temple has high ‘gopuram’ towers ornamented with colourful figures. On Pamban Island, Ramanathaswamy Temple is a pilgrimage site. The town of Kanyakumari, at India’s southernmost tip, is the site of ritual sunrises.
If you don’t mind the heat of the sun but love to enjoy some warmth from the hearts, if you don’t mind the lack of rich greenery but happy with the richness of reception and if you consider the rich cultural background and the unassuming people more important, then Chennai is the city for you to be on a holiday. Chennai is not only the 4th largest Indian city but it is the 36th metropolitan city the world over. It is also one of must-visit places in Tamil Nadu. The rich heritage and tradition of the city are the reasons for it being referred to as the cultural capital of India. Chennai was established by the British during the 17th century. However, the city has a great historical past that is evident from some of the famous constructions in the city that stand the test of time to prove that the city is much more ancient than its accounted years.
Also known as Udhagamandalam and sometimes Ootacamund, the hill station of Ooty lies near the Nilgiris in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The area came under the occupation of the East India Company around the end of the 18th century leading to its popularity as a hill station. The town is famous for its tourism and attracts a large number of tourists. Apart from tourism the major sources of the town’s economy are agriculture, photographic film and medicine manufacture.
The Nilgiris ‘the Blue Mountains’ are the major responsible factor for this town’s popularity. The blue misty haze off the eucalyptus trees that cover the area are considered the reason behind its name, many different possible sources may exist however