Often referred to as the Land of Temples, Tamil Nadu is known for its natural beauty, and lively and magnificent temples. Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu is the Gateway to South India. Tamilnadu is one of the top three Indian states, which receives the highest foreign investment in sectors like automobiles, information technology, power, telecommunication, and others. On the social front, Tamil Nadu India has a high per capita income. Its social resources are easily available to people and hence it produces quite a large number of trained manpower to increase its productivity.

Where is the Land of Temples located?
Tamilnadu is characterized by more than 30,000 temples that gave rise to the distinctive title of ”A Land of Temples”. It is bounded by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the north and Kerala in the west. The eastern and western tips of the state are defined by the Point Calimere and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary while the northern extreme is Pulicat Lake and the southernmost tip is Kanyakumari during your Tamilnadu tourism, the land’s end.

Modes of Transportation
By Air – The Anna International Airport, 16 km south of Chennai, has flights to/from Sri Lanka, Dubai, Germany, Jakarta, Malaysia, England, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. Most major Indian cities are also connected to Chennai by regular domestic flights to visit all tourist places in Tamilnadu.

By Rail – The railway station at Chennai has connecting trains to/from all major cities in India.

By Road – The entire state is connected through an extensive network of roads. Ferry services are also available in Chennai.

Attractions
Beaches: The beaches of Tamilnadu Tourism have a charm of their own. Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world, is a must-visit beach. Once the place of relaxation and sunbathing, Elliot’s Beach is now a favorite shooting location for Tamil movies in Chennai. Some other interesting beaches are Cove Long Beach, Kanyakumari Beach, Rameshwaram Beach, Mahabalipuram Beach, and more. So visit these beaches during your Tamilnadu tourism.

Temples: There are more than 30,000 temples in Tamilnadu built by various dynasties. However, these temples bear a superficial resemblance to each other in that they share the same physical features – the gopuram or the imposing tower over the entrance and the spacious halls and corridors, yet they are distinct in their architectural style. Some of the must-visit temples are Shiva Temples revered by the hymns of Manikkavacakr, Tiruvannamalai, Meenakshi Sudareswarara Temple Chidambaram, and other temples during your Tamilnadu tourism.

Wild Life: The topography of Tamilnadu is diverse. Of the 1,30,058 sq-km land area, 17.6% is covered with rich forests. Drylands are bestowed with dry-deciduous forests, thorn forests, scrubs, and mangroves. The Western Ghats and a few cooler regions have moist deciduous, wet evergreen forests and grasslands. There are 5 national parks and 17 wildlife sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu. The famous wildlife sanctuaries are the Anamalai (Indira Gandhi) Wildlife Sanctuary, Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary, Mundanthurai Tiger Sanctuary, Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary and The Viralimalai Sanctuary. The Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park and the Guindy National Park are the most visited national parks in the state. Anna Zoological Park in Chennai is one of the latest and most modern zoos in India. The Snake Park and the Crocodile Bank also located in Chennai are known for their collection of reptiles visit these parks and sanctuaries during your Tamilnadu tourism packages.

Food: The traditional dishes of Tamilnadu are almost exclusively vegetarian. Excellent Brahman food is available in restaurants, both local and star. A wide option of delicious hot ‘thali’ meals with boiled rice, lentil curries, and curd are available here. Steamed ‘idlis’ and a variety of crisp and fried dosas with sambar are the exclusive food items of Tamil Nadu. Chilly powder and turmeric are integral ingredients of Tamil food. Non-vegetarian hotels are also called ‘military restaurants’. Dosas and badas are delicious yet exclusive food of the state. A mix of cooked potatoes, mutter, beans, onions with salt, chilly, and masala stuffed inside crispy and fried dosas are called ‘masala dosas’. It is served with Uzhunnu vadas and sambar and is a very appetizing item. Tamilian’s favorite fish curries are ‘meen ashege’ and Rah curry (prawn curry). Among the sweets; Laddu, Jangiri (Jileby), and Halvahs are native to Tamil Nadu. Tirunelveli Halva is famous for its sweetness. Served in traditional style either in banana leaves or in stainless steel plates, Tamilian food is eaten sitting cross-legged on the floor.

Cultural Tours

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Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country’s balance of payments. Today, tourism is a major source of income for many countries, and affects the economy of both the source and host countries, in some cases being of vital importance.