Top Attractions In Tamil Nadu

Holiday trips to Tamil Nadu includes a visit to all the famous places in the state that draws tourists from all over the world. The first and foremost spell binding charm of Tamil Nadu can be enjoyed in the temples of the state that boasts of South Indian architecture. Referred as the living museum of style that originated in the 7th century, see the popular Meenakshi temple of Madurai. tourism in tamilnadu, india tamilnadu tourism, tamil nadu india travel, tamilnadu in south india, tamilnadu temple Major pilgrim destinations in Tamil Nadu are Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Chidambaram, Kumbakonam, Rameswaram, Palani, Srirangam, Tiruttani and Kanyakumari. The churches as well as mosque too seek a lot of religious participation in Tamil Nadu.

The beaches of Tamil Natdu holds a separate place in the list of holiday attractions. The famous Marina beach on the eastern side of Chennai is the longest beach in Asia. The scenic Kanyakumari beach is the place where the three water bodies ­ Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal merges. Charming and isolated beach includes Elliot and Covelong beaches. Apart from beaches, the the hill stations and museums of Tamil Nadu are sought after. Showcasing earliest Mesolithic monuments in these regions are the caves of Tamil Nadu that provide authentic evidence of the early spread of Jainism in Tamil Nadu.

The scenic hill stations of Tamil Nadu are situated in the lap of the blue Nilgiri mountains. Ooty and Koidakanal are two of the most illustrious hill stations of Tamil Nadu. Here the sylvan hills offer mountain views and a network of trails winds through forests and tea and coffee plantations. A large outgrowth of deciduous forest fosters the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, full of tigers and leopards. Annamalai Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, closer to Kodaikanal in the Palani hills, is better known for its Lion-tailed Macaques (black-maned Monkeys). The wetlands of the coast provide perfect resting places for migratory birds, whose numbers soar during the winter monsoon at Vedathangal, near Chennai, and Point Calimere.

Tamil Nadu is a state in the south-eastern part of the Indian Peninsula. One of the four Dravidian states of India, it has had more than 4,000 years of continuous cultural history. Tamil Nadu has some of the most remarkable temple architecture in the country, and a living tradition of music, dance, folk arts and fine arts. Tamil Nadu is well renowned for its temple towns and heritage sites, hill stations, waterfalls, national parks, local cuisine and the fabulous wildlife and scenic beauty. here we list out the top tourist attractions in Tamil Nadufor you .


Though there are several places of tourist-interest in the town and district, Kanyakumari is especially popular in India for its spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset. The confluence of three ocean bodies - the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea - makes the sunrise and sunset even more special. On balmy, full-moon evenings, one can also see the moon-rise and sunset at the same time - on either side of the horizon.

2Government Museum

Apart from beaches, Kanyakumari is all known as a land of temples and memorials. One of the perfect places to visit during the trip is the government museum, which is situated in the Gandhi memorial road.Museum is a place where an individual learns about the history and the life of the ancient people. It is more of Informative and enlightening. It is a trait mark for the future generations to have wide knowledge in the different fields.

3St. Xavier Church
St. Xavier Church  In Kanyakumariflickr/Gabe

India is considered to be the pillar of religious places. Because of the influence of British settlement in India, there were numerous churches built in different parts belonging to the community of Christianity. St. Xavier church is an outstanding church built in 1600 AD with an exciting structure.Recognized by St. Francis Xavier, who visited the coastal areas from Goa to Kanyakumari this church is world famous. During his stay at Kottar, he used to go to a small temple dedicated to St. Mary and offer his prayers everyday.

4Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Vivekananda rock memorial is a popular monument in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. Thiruvalluvar statue which is 133 feet tall was built adjacent to this memorial. It ages four decades and is one of the most visited tourist spots in Kanyakumari ever since it was erected. It stands on few rocks amidst the ocean, just 400 meters away from Kanyakumari. The memorial is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, well-known spiritual philosopher who revived Hinduism in India.

5Kumari Amman Temple

Kumari Amman temple is one of the main tourist spot in Kanyakumari and the trip would be incomplete without visiting the temple. It is considered to be a famous pilgrimage in India. It is a place which reflects the Indian Cultural heritages. This temple is situated in the center of the town and close to the seashore. The Kumari Amman temple is a perfect picture of impressive scenic beauty with waters all around

6Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial In Kanyakumariflickr/Ankur Dave

Kanyakumari is a well known tourist spot in India. The whole of city is filled with lovely sights. One such memorable place is Mahatma Gandhi memorial which stands for as a significance of cultural importance. It is situated at the seashore and close to Kumari Amman temple.This memorial was built to honor the great leader, who is known to be the “Father of Nation”. He was a good philosopher and a follower of Non-Violence. He died in the year 1948. It is also said that Mahatma Gandhi Visited Kanyakumari in 1925 and 1937. The memorial was built in the year 1952 on Gandhiji’s birthday (October 2nd), which was established with the intension of portraying the life of the great leader, Mahatma Gandhi, to the future generation. Visiting this memorial will be more informative and pleasurable.

Suchindram In Kanyakumariflickr/Ankur Dave

Kanyakumari is the southern tip of the Indian sub-continent and holds wonderful structures, tourist spots and many pilgrim centers. One such town in Kanyakumari is Suchindram which holds a number of temples and is visited by numerous devotees every year especially during the festive seasons. Suchindram is a small town in the district of Kanyakumari and is located on the banks of River Pazhayar.

8Kamarajar Mani Mandapam

Kamarajar is a veteran political leader of Tamil Nadu and a freedom fighter of India. He was also known as ‘Black Gandhi’ and played a vital role in bringing Indira Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri to power as Indian Prime Ministers. He was born in 1903 and dedicated himself for the people as a politician.

9Thiruvalluvar Statue
Thiruvalluvar Statue In Kanyakumariflickr/C/N N/G

Thiruvalluvar Statue is a popular tourist spot of the Indian nation, standing tall in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the biggest structures in India and was established just a decade ago, welcoming the 21st century. Thiruvalluvar is the renowned poet and saint who lived in Tamil Nadu and has given a phenomenal work known as Thirukural to the world. Thirukural was rated as one of the bestselling books around the globe.

10Kanyakumari Temple
Kanyakumari Temple In Kanyakumariflickr/Ankur P

There was a time when Kanyakumari was known to be the Alexandria of the east. After all Kanyakumari has been well-known for being brimmed up with fine examples of art, architecture, culture, sculptors and a lot more of these, which make the visit to the city a must. Besides this, the city is also known for its rich trade and commerce. Hence, over here you would come across to the best Kanyakumari tourist attractions where you would love to spend time at when you are over here for holidays.

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