Tamil Nadu state of India is the most popular state for tourism in the country and also boasts the largest tourism industry in India. The state is renowned for its temple towns,hill stations, waterfalls, national parks, heritage sites and fabulous wildlife.
Tamil Nadu is known as the temple state of India, There are thousands of temples in the state with tallest towers and largest complex.
Tamil Nadu host number of most respected historic fort,palaces and fortress, here is the list of famous forts in Tamil Nadu.
Majestic Palaces are the prime attractions of Tamil Nadu tourism, Padmanabhapuram Palace is located in Kanyakumari district but owned and maintained by the Government Of Kerala.
The state has UNESCO World Heritage Site in the name of Great Living Chola Temples. Here is the complete information about the world heritage sites in Tamil Nadu including tentative list.
The Western and Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu are home to most popular Hill Stations of India, Udagamandalam and Kodaikanal are the best queen of hill stations.
Tamil Nadu blessed with great natural beauty, lies in western and eastern ghats of India. Here are the list of most beautiful waterfalls in Tamil Nadu.
The long coast line beaches of Tamilnadu on Bay of Bengal are one of the most favorite tourist destinations and the natural urban beach of Marina is the world’s longest beach.
The state is home to many water bodies, rivers and lakes, These lakes are either natural or man made, some of them are backwaters of dam.
Museums of Tamil Nadu are best known for important and heritage collections of rich rail heritage,Roman antiquities and houses rare works of artists like Raja Ravi Varma.
Tamil Nadu has the credit of having more then 30000 Hindu Temples and lot of religious sites, the state is also home to 5 Basilica churches in India.
The state has rich heritage sites and structures, Chennai alone is home to the second largest collection of heritage buildings in the country various historical and heritage structures in Tamil Nadu are as follows.
Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of Tamil Nadu are characterised by grasslands and high altitude forest. These parks are home to array of endangered wildlife and keystone species.
The area is also home to many species Avifauna, including hill birds and many species predatory birds.
The Protected areas of Tamil Nadu include Biosphere reserves, National parks and Wildlife sanctuaries. These protected areas are home to incredible wildlife, keystone species and endemic wild animals.
There are 8 wildlife sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu consisting of mainly dry deciduous forests and home to many species of birds and wild animals.
The Nilgiri Mountains of Tamil Nadu is also home to one of the highest mountain peak of Doddabetta Peak and the protected area is known as Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
Chennai has the first crocodile breeding centre in Asia with aim of saving three most endangered species of crocodiles found in India, mugger crocodile, saltwater crocodile and the gharial. Pichavaram Mangrove Forest at Chidambaram is the world’s second largest mangrove forest and Nilgiri Sub-Cluster of the Western Ghats are an International Biosphere Reserve.