KNOW TAMIL NADU

Tamil Nadu, the heart of the Dravidian culture and tradition, has for time immemorial, been a pioneer of peace and knowledge. There are more than 30,000 temples in this sate which has given Tamil Nadu the title, "Land of Temples". The Bharatnatyam is the traditional dance of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu provides the visitor with a wide variety of delicious food both for the vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarian. It is the ultimate destination. The people of Tamil Nadu speak Tamil, one of the oldest and most developed languages of India. Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu is known for its beautiful beach resorts. Densely forested uplands which abound in wildlife, intensively cultivated farmlands interspersed with rocky wastes, mountain chains of the Western Ghats, which give way to fertile coastal plains and plateaus form the geographical features of Tamil Nadu. he main festival of Tamilnadu is Pongal, which is a harvest festival celebrated in the month of January.

GLIMPSE OF TAMIL NADU

Area 1,30,058 Sq. km
Capital Chennai
Languages Spoken Tamil, English
Best Time to Visit October to March
Climate Summer 25 - 45 °C
Winter 6 - 12 °C

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Tamil Nadu which holds in itself a land, a language and a culture existed since the prehistoric times. The Cholas , the Pallavas, the Pandyas and the Cheras had their influence on Tamil Nadu and established their kingdoms. The Cholas took several measures to the welfare of the people. The Pallavas were the great temple builders that emerged into prominence. Many Tamils played a significant role in the freedom struggle. The region under the jurisdiction of the Madras Presidency formed into a single unit and named Tamil Nadu in 1969.

HOW TO REACH

By ROAD:
The entire state is connected through an extensive network of metalled roads.

By AIR :
Most major Indian and some of the international cities are connected to Chennai by regular domestic and international flights.

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

DESTINATIONS

Chennai, Chidambaram, Coimbatore, Coonoor, Kanchipuram, Kanyakumari, Kotagiri, Madurai, Mamallapuram, Rameswaram, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruvannamalai, Udhagmandalam(Ooty), Vellore.

GUEST ACCOMMODATION

  • CHENNAI
  • Luxury:
  • Hotel Chola Sheraton
    Hotel ITC Park Sheraton
    Hotel Le Royal Meridien
    Hotel The Park
    Hotel Taj Coromandel
  • First:
  • Hotel Trident Hilton
    Hotel Taj Connemara
    Hotel Savera
    Hotel Ambassador Pallava
    Hotel Benz Park Tulip
  • Budget:
  • Hotel Crystal Inn
    Hotel Ambica Empire
    Hotel Pleasant Days
    Hotel Quality Inn Sabri
    Hotel Radha Park In
    Hotel Dee Cee Manor
  • CONOOR
  • First:
  • Hotel Taj Garden Retreat
  • MADURAI
  • Heritage
    Hotel Taj Garden Retreat
  • First:
    Hotel Madura Park Inn
    Hotel Sangam
  • Budget:
    Hotel B.W. Germanus
  • KANYAKUMARI
  • Lodges:
  • Hotel Cape Residency
  • KANCHIPURAM
  • Budget:
  • Hotel T.M. Crystal Inn
  • OOTY
  • First:
  • Holiday Inn Gem Park
    Hotel The Monarch
    Hotel Savoy
  • Budget:
    Hotel Nalapad Residency
    Hotel Sterling Days Inn
  • TRICHY
  • First:
  • Hotel Sangam
    Hotel Jennys Residency
  • COIMBATORE
  • Budget:
  • Hotel CAG Pride
    Hotel Heritage Inn