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Tamil Nadu, the state blessed with the streams of Kaveri and Tamraparni Rivers, was previously known as Cholamandal. Santhome Cathedral, the old and holy place for Christians, still carries the memories of the yester years. The coastal state has been attacked by many over the years but the resilient state still upholds the rich traditions and cultures.
Even though the people of Tamilnadu had spent innumerable years under the control of the western leaders in the past but the matter of the fact is that the people of the state still think independently. Their cultures and ethnicity along with the foods and behaviors are quite different as compared to that of the other states of India. However, the people of Tamilnadu are still very much conservative and are contented with their own cultures.
Numerous buildings and temples of Tamilnadu depict their special architectural grandeur. The architectural flairs of the temples of Tanjor, Nayak, Madurai, Kanchipuram, Kanchi, Kumbhakonam, Trichi, Rameshwaram and Mahabali attract a large number of travelers and temple lovers to Tamilnadu. Architects and artists of Tamilnadu show impressive arts on stones.
The Old Fort Cent George, on the banks on Kayum River, is situated in the middle of the George Town. Chennapatnam, the small ancient town of Tamilnadu, is located in the shades of mango and coconut trees. The River Kayum and the adjoining ocean create magical natural environs.
The people of Tamilnadu are spiritual and friendly. They are calm and quiet. Tamils believe in doing their works peacefully. They are meritorious. The work cultures of Tamilnadu have become an inspiration to the rest of the states of India. Tamils respect their religion and cultures from the core of their hearts. The national language of India, Hindi, is not at all popular in Tamilnadu.
The second largest beach of the world, Marina, is situated in the city of Chennai. It’s not only the beach that amuses holiday makers, the long drawn out hills with the gripping greeneries also have the power to fascinate.
The strong cultural land, Tamilnadu, is also known as a state of temples. The dotted temples, situated in various cities of Tamilnadu, display the excellent touch of the Tamil architectures and fine arts. These temples were built in between 7th to 15th centuries. The territory of each of these hallowed temples is spread over an extensive area. The architectural panache of these temples will definitely fulfill your emptiness. The majestic structures of the temples exhibit unique and singular South Indian elegance. The towering doorways and lingering premises of these temples are shielded with well designed fortifications. The doors of the temples are well adorned with the sculptures of deities and the charming architectures of these temples will undeniably entertain tourists. The largest temple of Tamilnadu is situated in Sri Rangam where as the 2nd largest one is located in Gongaikonda- Cholapuram. The meeting premises of these temples are placed on 1000 pillars and holy ponds are situated in each and every temple premise.
Pongal is celebrated as the National festival of Tamilnadu. The carnival is observed for 3 long days. Bharatnatyam of Tamilnadu and Karnataka music have crossed the national boundaries. Cultural people across the boundaries recognize the wonder and magic of South Indian dance and music forms. Tamil as a language is richer than the national language Hindi.
Tamilnadu is encircled by Karamandal coastal area in the east, by Paschimghat hills range in north-west, by Andhra Pradesh in north, by Kanyakumarica in the south. Indian Ocean and Arabian Ocean assemble at Kanyakumari. A number of travelers flock in Kanyakumari to watch the vista of the ocean.
Tamilnadu is the 11th largest state of India according to the volume and is sixth largest according to the population. The best time to visit Tamilnadu is during December- March.
The infrastructures of the state have been developed immensely after the independence of India. Now, it is known as one of the prime cities of India. The 760 km stretched compelling green terrains of Tamilnadu was blessed with the streams of the River Kaveri. Tamilnadu is ranked at the top in the production of rice (2.5 tons/ hector). Tamilnadu is world famous for its sugar cane productions (100 tons/ hector). 25% of threads, 20% cements, 60% matches, 77% leather items of India are produced in Tamilnadu. Industries of Tamilnadu have created huge employments. Tamilnadu is rich in natural resources and minerals as well. Guindy, Mudumalai, Vedantagal, Mundanthurai, Annamalai are the mesmerizing and attractive wildlife sanctuaries of Tamilnadu.
Assortments of hotels in South India always welcome tourists. Cities of Tamilnadu offer lower rates in hotels and foods as compared to the many other cities of India. South Indian foods are quite different in tastes and flavors. Dosa, Idly, Bada, Rassam and Sambar are the examples of some of the favorite foods of Tamils. Tamils don’t like spicy foods. They predominantly use coconut oils and coconut milks. Various chemical oils have recently taken the place of coconut oils due to the increasing prices of coconuts. Most of the Tamils are vegetarians. Food lovers will not enjoy their stay in Tamilnadu because of the limited, vegeterian and rich-in-tamarind food options. However, Non vegetarian foods are available in Chennai and other big cities of Tamilnadu.
Click here for the official site of Tamil Nadu.
Chennai , the Capital Tiruttani Vedanthangal Vellore Thirukkazhukundram or Pakhitirtham Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram Thiruvannamalai Gingee Tiruchendur Rameshwaram and Tapu Tenkashi Chidambaram Kodaikanal Tiruchirapalli Madurai and Meenakshi Temple Yercaud and Salem Pudukkottai Kumbakonam Hogenakkal Waterfall in Hogenakkalor Thanjavur or Tanjore Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary Kunnur Kotagiri The Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary Ooty or Ootacamund Kanchipuram or Kanchi