Tamil Nadu State is the land of religious and cultural heritage. It is the perfect blend of ancient and modern which makes it a delightful destination to explore the cultural heritage along with all the luxuries. There are several tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu including temples, waterfalls, cultural centers, beaches, hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries and much more.
Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram – It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and among the famous Tamil Nadu tourist places. It is the perfect mélange of spiritual significance and mind-blowing architecture. The Lingam of this temple was established by Lord Rama. Every year, thousands of devotees come here to take a dip in holy water and absolve their sins and also worship Lord Shiva to attain salvation.
Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai– This temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her spouse, Lord Shiva. This temple is globally renowned for its wonderful architecture. As Hindu beliefs, Lord Shiva come to Madurai to marry Goddess Parvati. This complex is made in accordance with the Shilpa Shastra and consists of 14 gateway towers or “Gopurams”, holy sanctums, golden “Vimana”, and shrines.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway– It is also called as the Toy Train in Ooty. The journey is filled with picturesque views and gives the chance to discover the pristine treasures of the Nilgiris Mountains. The toy train is weaving amidst dark snaking tunnels, forests, the mist, sharp bends, and fog as well as takes the travelers up and down the green and verdant slopes.
Kapaleeswarar Temple, Chennai– This holy shrine belongs to Lord Shiva which was made by mighty Pallavas. This temple is enriched with a glimpse of Tamil's religious culture. This lovely structure has two architectural styles – Vijayanagara and Dravidian and this design was completed with towering Gopurams.
Brihadeshwara Temple, Thanjavur– This temple is the biggest attraction spot of Thanjavur which is also well-known as the Big Temple. This architectural marvel was constructed by the Great Chola Emperor, Raja Chola. This shrine is a 216-feet structure that is dotted with paintings from the Nayak and Chola periods.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari– This magnificent memorial is perched on a small island of Kanyakumari. This place serves as a serene and peaceful destination for tourists from all over the globe as well as has the picturesque Indian Ocean in its backdrop.
Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram– It is one of the major Tamil Nadu Tourist Attractions. It is an exemplary set of rock temples and is the excellent evolution of with Dravidian architectural style. The Five Rathas are associated with the great Epic Mahabharata. This place is shaped like a hut and is referred to as the Goddess Durga.
Kodaikanal Lake, Kodaikanal– It is a man-made lake in the Kodaikanal city which is also called the Kodai Lake. This lake was built by the British in star-shaped and is surrounded by the lush green Palani Hills Range that is the main watershed for the lake. It is located at an elevation of 2285 m above the sea level.
Ooty Lake– This Lake is one of the most prominent and refreshing sightseeing places in Tamil Nadu. It is covered by greenery and trees all around and is the perfect place for photography. It is filled with beautiful bird waters and people can hire rowing boats, paddle boats, and motorboats from the boathouse.
Mahabalipuram Beach– This beach lies on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is popular for its rock-cut sculptures, massive Rathas, caves, temples, and chariots, etc. This place has a crocodile bank which includes around 5000 crocodiles belonging to 6 different species, snake venom extracting center, and a school of art & sculpture.
Pollachi– It is popular Tollywood Destination for film shoots due to its blissful sceneries and lavish greenery. Initially, it was an agricultural region that adorns with jaggery, coconut, and vegetable fields. Also, it is the home to the famous Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary and Top slip Tiger Reserve.
Yelagiri– This quaint hill station is well-known for its sweeping orchards, Jalagamparai Falls, and rose gardens. This quieter and pleasant destination is ideal for the nature lovers who feel positive vibes and enjoy the mesmerizing views of the surroundings.