State of Tamil Nadu Travel Guide

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  • Pro
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     A vibrant state changing every day... 

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     The dust and heat 

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     have a lot to see eys is not enough 

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Chennai (Madras)

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442,885,172

Kodaikanal

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93,231,55

Mamallapuram

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171,653,7

Madurai

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115,319,21

Udagamandalam

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154,562,0

Rameswaram

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36,62,4

Palani

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28,48,0

Kanchipuram

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28,182,7

Nagercoil

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12,26,0

Kanniyakumari

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97,241,0

Coimbatore

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9,9,28

Vellore

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11,31,0

Tiruvannamalai

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17,90,0

Thanjavur

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72,307,4

Porur

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Adyar

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1,2,0

Tiruchchirappalli

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18,114,0

Mudumalai

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2,17,1

Kuttalam

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0,2,0

Covelong

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1,3,0

Chennai (Madras)

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  • Marina Beach

    Chennai (Madras) Things to Do

    The most popular destination in Chennai is of course, the Marina Beach! It runs some 15 kms in length and the sands are almost a km in from the road!! The biggest negative is how littered it is!! PLease always keep an eye on where you are placing your feet..you could step on almost anything if not careful!! Saddest thing this to see such an awesome...

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  • Taj Coromandel Hotel

    Chennai (Madras) Hotels

    Offering a fusion of rich South Indian design cues and classic European elegance, the Taj Coromandel...

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  • Don't miss Bhangra Pepsi

    Chennai (Madras) Restaurants

    its USP: the location with it's closeness to the beach makes it a preferable restaurant for those looking for a diverse menu with decent non vegetarian options.We has tried Chicken Chettinad which was pretty decent although nothing was too special about it. The manchurian starters were fine too but again nothing too special. Ambience was just fine...

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Kodaikanal

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  • Thalaiyar Falls--Kodaikanal

    Kodaikanal Things to Do

    Thalaiyar Falls--KodaikanalThalaiyar falls was our first pit stop before reaching Kodaikanal. Sad part is this Falls was completely dry as we went here during dry season. And can be viewed from distance and it valley view was so beautiful and we need to enjoy view of all from distance as this waterfall does not have road to reach near to it. It is...

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  • Villa Retreat

    Kodaikanal Hotels

    All that Glitters is not Gold I came to know about this place through Internet and on internet...

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  • Coaker's Walk

    Kodaikanal Things to Do

    Coaker's Walk This place is just next to the hotel "Villa Retreat" where I had stayed at Kodaikanal. There are two entrance to this place, one is near to hotel "Vila Retreat" or Infront of Brayant park Entrance/ next to Van Allen Hospital. Its easy to locate and its open all year at very nominal entrance fees. We paid just 2 Rs./ approximately 5...

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Mamallapuram

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Madurai

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Udagamandalam

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  • Restaurants

    Udagamandalam Shopping

    There are plenty of restaurants to suit all budgets in Ooty. Be it just a quick bite or a leisurely lunch or even an elegant dinner, Ooty has them all. Choose carefully and you’ll be alright. Just keep away from ‘Shinkows Restaurant’. That place is the dumps. The décor is fine, the location just right but the food is plain terrible, with a capital...

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  • Oil & Spices

    Udagamandalam Shopping

    The spices of India are well-known throughout the world but those of Ooty surpasses all others. Spices and herbal oil of this hill station are both very much in demand. Like the people of this region, these are mild but effective.There are plenty of shops in and around the town which sell these products but for truly genuine quality, head for...

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  • Local Chocolates

    Udagamandalam Shopping

    When in Ooty, forget you weight and indulge in the local chocolate. It’s heavenly, it’s intoxicating, it’s divine. And, it’s dirt cheap compared to all the factory-produced ones in the market. The variety is endless, the selection difficult. Go the whole hog. Grab all of them!The locals make these sinfully dark, dangerously appetising and...

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Rameswaram

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  • Largest Temple Corridor in India

    Rameswaram Things to Do

    The corridor of Ramnathswamy Temple at Rameshwaram is the largest temple corridor in India. The temple has 1220 metres of magnificent corridors and has 1200 gigantic granite columns. Ramnathswamy temple was built in the 17th century. The temple is situated close to the sea on the eastern side of the island and has a 54 metre tall gopuram.

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  • Hotel Royal Park

    Rameswaram Hotels

    The Hotel is well appointed with LCD TV's, Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, etc equal to best Star hotel in...

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  • Fishermen village

    Rameswaram Things to Do

    I visit a fishermen village forget name near Rameswaram and I found ton of fish drying on outside and inside of houses.Rameswaram is an important fishing center of Tamil Nadu. The town is famous for its dry fish. Variety of fishes including export quality fish like prawns, sea cucumber, and lobster are available here. Rameswaram is also famous for...

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Palani

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  • Eating Panchamritham

    Palani Local Customs

    This is one of the most sought after local delicacies. It is an sweet offering made to Lord Murugan. It is made with bananas, honey, sugar candy, milk and curds. It has a unique taste. You will find it being sold all over the Pazhani Hills.

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  • Piercing of cheeks

    Palani Local Customs

    Many devotees going to the Murugan temple, pierce their cheeks with "VEL" or the weapon of Lord Murugan which is somewhat like a spear. They use tiny but sharp vels and pierce it through their cheeks. Some of them even pull small chariots or idols tied to this vel that is pierced through their cheeks. It sounds gruesome but this is practiced with...

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  • Kaavadi

    Palani Local Customs

    You will find many people carrying what are called Kavadis and going towards the temple. In the kaavadis, they would be carrying either milk, sandal paste, sugar etc to offer to Lord Murugan. They dance while carrying the kaavadis and walk all the way up hill with great devotion. It is quite fascinating to see this religious custom.

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Kanchipuram

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  • Drive around the country side

    Kanchipuram Off The Beaten Path

    You could hire a cab or even an auto and go around for a drive around the country side. But be sure to fix a rate with the driver and speak to some locals/people at the hotel where you stay regarding which areas to cover.You can see the semi rural/rural lifestyle around, see the green fields and maybe have some hot sweet milk tea in one of the...

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  • INDeco Mahabalipuram

    Kanchipuram Hotels

    Shore Temple Road, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, 603 104, India

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Devarajaswami Temple

    Kanchipuram Things to Do

    Devarajaswami Temple, also known as Varadaraja Perumal Temple, was originally built in the 11th century. The 100 foot gopuram (monumental tower at the entrance of a temple) was rebuilt by the Vijayanagar kings around the 16th century. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Vishnu and is a favorite pilgrimage destination.The highlight of the...

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Nagercoil

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  • Padmanabhapuram Palace

    Nagercoil Things to Do

    Palace of the Travancore kings, it was built in the 17th century and modified through the 18th century. One can walk through the place starting at the courtyard and finishing near the small temple within the palace. One gets a fair idea of the architecture styles of Kerala. They used a lot of hard wood. The flooring is impressive too. It has...

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  • Visit Kanyakumari

    Nagercoil Things to Do

    Nagercoil, a town in Kanyakumari District, is about 20 km from Kanyakumari town. Kanyakumari lies in the southern most tip of India and has a beach which opens up into ocean on three sides. You can read more about Kanyakumari and things to do there in my Kanyakumari page. There are a number of buses going there from either Nagercoil Bus Stand or...

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  • St. Mary's Orthodox Church,...

    Nagercoil Things to Do

    An ancient church that is believed to be established by St. Thomas, is a small but an interesting place, for it has incorporated in its design elements from South Indian temple architecture. The newer additions to the old existing structure has elements of Kerala decor and wood-work. It is also commonly known as Thiruvithancode arapally (ara -...

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Kanniyakumari

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  • After Arriving in KanyaKumari

    Kanniyakumari Things to Do

    Dear friends, I would like to share you a few best tips after arrival in kanya kumari,The first thing pops up in the mind is accommodation as you know that there lots of hotels in kanyakumari they charge a lot and you would not get a good service, so what we did was we explored a place called Vivekananda Kendra which is private property run by...

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  • Thiruvalluvar Statue

    Kanniyakumari Things to Do

    A 133 feet tall statue of Tamil poet and saint Thiruvalluvar was made by sculptor Ganapati Sthapati in 2000 on a rock in the sea adjacent to the Vivekananda rock Memorial . It is one of the biggest statues in Asia .

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  • Lighthouse at Kanniyakumari

    Kanniyakumari Things to Do

    The magnificient lighthouse stands tall on the beach in Kanniyakumari.It's red and white stripes combination makes it visible even from a very great distance.I took this picture from the ferry on the way back from the Vivekananda rock Memorial.

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Coimbatore

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  • Coimbatore To Kerala

    Coimbatore Transportation

    We have taken a package from Kannan Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd in Coimbatore for our travel to few destinations in Kerala. The company is very unprofessional, where in they don't believe in stocking to the prices quoted. At the time of final payment, the bill was not given and it was committed that bill will be sent at your house by the office. Later...

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  • The Residency, Coimbatore

    Coimbatore Hotels

    Without question this is the best hotel to stay in Coimbatore. I think this is the only 3 star hotel...

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  • Finding & getting to NAVAKKARAI, Tamil...

    Coimbatore Transportation

    My trip to THE ARYA VAIDYA CHIKITSALAYAM & RESEARCH INSTITUTE "SARANYA" in Navvakkarai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu(Saranya Ayurveda Hospital & Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam & Research Institute, Ayurveda Hospitals, Navakkarai, Madukkarai Post, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu -641105) Re: Where is NAVAKKARAI / How to find Navakkarai?I am already in NAVAKKARAI. I took...

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Vellore

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    Vellore Restaurants

    when in tropics the dictum is go for the crowded restaurants that way you are assured the food is current.one such is hotel sushil right opposite CMC vellore, excellent tamil breakfast strong coffee. variety of fruit juice but be on the safe side avoid. idiappam and coconut milk,dosa,chappathi

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  • ratnagiri temple

    Vellore Things to Do

    this temple is 30mts away from vellore centre. a very old 11th century subramonya temple atop a hill has been renovated and redecorated by the efforts of a single person in to an aesthetic beauty with a very good scenic view. To reach the temple you have to climb a lot of stairs .The bus stop is at the bottom of the hill. you can also reach the top...

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  • government of tamilnadu museum

    Vellore Things to Do

    right across the ASI museum is the government of TN museum.entry fee is nominal.from the outside it does not look as if it housed century old granite idols.The excess are exhibited outside on either side of the building.it also has a good collection of very old spears .

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Tiruvannamalai

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  • Don't miss the mountain view!

    Tiruvannamalai Restaurants

    This is a newly opened restaurant with a very relaxed, laid back atmosphere provided by the owner Naresh. It has an amazing view of the mountain and awesome food. I tried two other restaurants that were suggested by others and I tried the same items (mixed fruit porridge and vegetable biryani) there as I had at Arunchala Ramana and Arunchala won...

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  • Jewelry made from semi-precious stones

    Tiruvannamalai Shopping

    This is my impression of shopping in various shops in Tiruvannamalai, a pure delight."I have been very busy the last two days with having a great time buying presents, doing my christmas shopping so to say. Shopping here is an experience, you sit down with the sales person and he lays out all his wares, you then look and look and he will show you...

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  • Facinating Kolam art of South India

    Tiruvannamalai Local Customs

    The decorative artwork drawn on the floor in front of houses in Southern India is called "Kolam". Usually the woman of the house would early in the morning clean and draw these often very beautiful and intricate kolams using finely ground rice flour. and the floor would be somewhat wet because of having been sprinkled with water. Sometimes colors...

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Thanjavur

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  • The Brihadeeswara Temple

    Thanjavur Things to Do

    Most impressive of Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The Brihadeeswara Temple is located in the centre of the city and this is a must see place. A very big and interesting place.

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  • Ideal River View Resort

    Thanjavur Hotels

    It is a nice hotel in a quiet place next to the river. And the city is very close. The rooms are...

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  • Palacio - Maratha - Palace

    Thanjavur Things to Do

    Es curiosa la historia del museo de esculturas En 1950 , un un arqueólogo de Calcuta vió una escultura de bronce abandonada cerca del río y dado su valor artístico , pensó llevársela al Museo de la India . La gente local se esnteró y no permitió que saliera la escultura , sino que la guardaron en el palacio y se dió orden de que se juntaran allí...

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