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25 Best Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu

25 Best Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu

The “Land of the Tamils” or Tamil Nadu ranks as 11th largest state in India and witnesses abundance in vegetation and natural resources and has many places to visit. It is rich in both natural and cultural aspects. Hence, it is an ideal tourist heaven. Since summer season is around the corner, you may add these tourist destinations in your checklist to plan your family trip.Here is the List of 25 Best Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu

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1. Chennai

Formerly titled as “Madras”, Chennai has always been the forerunner of economical, cultural, social, industrial and commercial development in South India. The capital city of Tamil Nadu houses around 20 heritage sites and structures. Following Delhi and Mumbai, Chennai is third most sought-after city by the visitors and travelers in India.

2. Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is recognized for its cultural and historic heritage. Being the UNESCO Heritage site, Mahabalipuram is known for its ancient monuments which are designed with granite. Here, you can get the glimpse of ancient Dravidian architecture.It is one of the top 25 Places to visit in tamil Nadu

3. Kanyakumari

One of the beautiful place to see in Tamil Nadu is Kanyakumari Located at the southernmost tip of the country, Kanyakumari is an ancient town known for magnificent temples, beaches, cultural centers and monuments. It has the ancient temples carved in typical Dravidian style. This city is known for having hospitable people and diversity in culture.

4. Pondicherry

In the east coast of the state, we have a beautiful place to visit in Tamil Nadu is Pondicherry. Pondicherry is a cosmopolitan union territory which was a French colony in 18th century. If you want to get the flavor of French culture and need some break from hustles and bustles of Indian cities, Pondicherry is your option.

5. Thanjavur (Tanjore)

Thanjavur (Tanjore)

Thanjavur has more than 70 prehistoric monuments and temples built by Chola Dynasty. The Big Temple or Brihadeswara Temple is the one of the important places to see in Tamil nadu because it has the most astonishing sight to behold and is built only with stone.

12. Kanchipuram

The “City of a Thousand Temples”, Kanchipuram has the remarkable diversity of ancient temples with their architectural ambience. Kanchipuram is also famous for its unique silk sarees and is one of the best place to visit in Tamil Nadu. It has both Vishnu and Shiva temples built by different rulers.

13. Coimbatore

Another Tourist attraction in Tamil Nadu is CoimbatoreThe “Manchester of India”, Coimbatore is a vastly industrialized city in Tamil Nadu. It is also known for diversity in South Indian foods, temples and shopping hubs. It has ious picnic spots and tourist attractions, especially for nature lovers.

15. Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal Falls

It is located in the Dharmapuri District on the Kaveri River. It is yet another major tourist attraction in Tamil Nadu. It is also known as the “Niagara Falls of India” because it has around 14 channels and it drops till 15 to 65 feet.

16. Coonoor

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One of the most beautiful place to see in Tamil Nadu is Coonoor.It is soothing and pleasing hill station in the Nilgiris which holds serene surroundings, misty valleys and milky falls. It has several amazing tourist attractions to visit like Droog, Lamb’s Rock, Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint, Sim’s Park, and Law’s Falls.

17. Tiruchirapalli (Trichy)

Tiruchirapalli (Trichy)

It is located on the banks of Cauvery River. It is traveler’s hotspot with the diversity of ancient and modern architecture. It houses the world-renowned Shiva temples. A habitat of Lord Shiva, Thiruanaikka is also located here.It is one of the beautiful place to see in tamil Nadu

19. Yelagiri Hills

Yelagiri Hills

At the altitude of over 3500 ft, Yelagiri Hills are spread over 30 sq. km. between four mountains. It witnesses favorable climate which never gets too cold during winters. It is the best place for trekking, rock climbing and paragliding.

20. Velankanni

This holy place has no lack of mesmerizing tourist attractions. It has several churches and you may head to beach side. It is a great destination for the pilgrims as well as vacationers.

21. Mudumalai (Masinagudi)

Mudumalai (Masinagudi)

One of the best Tourist Attraction in Tamil Nadu is Mudumali. It is a wildlife sanctuary which houses the borders of three states – Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. It is one of the diverse and dense wildlife sanctuaries of South India and enjoys rich biodiversity.

23. Thiruchendur


It is a little coastal city located at the Toothukodi District. Lies in the Gulf of Mannar, Thiruchendur is among the world-renowned pilgrimage paradise and is one of the Best places to visit in tamil nadu

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