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Best Things To Do in Tamil Nadu

An alluring blend of historical color, modernity, and grandeur, Tamil Nadu in India is a place that simply attracts and charms all its tourists. As one of the most famous tourist destinations in India, Tamil Nadu receives a splendid number of footfalls every year. Moreover, a visit to South India can never be complete without a Tamil Nadu Tour. From beautiful beaches to ancient temples and monuments, a tour to Tamil Nadu throws up delightful surprises for the visitors to remember. Tamil Nadu, a tourist attraction has a fascinating history etched that captivates the travelers to the location. Tamil Nadu introduces the state’s rich culture that amazes travelers from all across the globe. Be it a Bharatanatyam performance or a shopping tour around few of the markets, you will find that the culture of Tamil Nadu well mirrored in everything you view. The best things to do in Tamil Nadu can just be experienced through a deep dive into the cultures and tradition of Tamil Nadu.

 

Tamil Nadu has a rich past, a vibrant traditional culture, a glorious tapestry of retrospective history and natural bounty in the form of clear skies, blue beaches and natural greenery around. Tamil Nadu is a traveler’s dream come true where the tourist can enjoy on the Marina beach, go cruising in the theme outdoor parks and relish the tranquility and peace in the midst of magnificent temples. Also, Tamil Nadu is not only a city that shares impressive prints of past but is also a city setting a firm imprint on future prospects. Regarded as one of the top Indian states, Tamil Nadu receives the highest foreign investment in the sectors like automobiles, power, telecommunication, and technology. On social grounds, the state has a high per capita income, easy availability of social resources to people producing a large number of trained manpower to increase the end product. Therefore, the past and present of Tamil Nadu share a harmonious existence. Among best things to do in Tamil Nadu are visiting the Bandipur National Park, Madumalai National Park, Meenakshi Amman Temple, visiting Kodaikanal and Kanyakumari, etc.

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    Trek to Kotagiri in Ooty
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    About the Activity:Grab a mind blowing opportunity to partake in an exciting trekking trip at the earliest and find the beauty of Kotagiri Hill station amazing. A three day happy trip is now on!!!Kotagiri hill station is situated in Nilgiri district at a height of about ...

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    Cycle Rickshaw Tour, Madurai
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    Particularly known for its centuries old temples, market places, trade fair, and some brilliant architecture, Madurai is beautiful every inch of the way. Over 2.5 hours, experience a slice of history and heritage and get transported to a bygone civilization. The guide...

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    A Mystical Walk, Chennai
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    The Mystical Walk is an extraordinary way to discover a city as vibrant and dynamic as Chennai. With the company of a guide, your walk will being around 8am and will take you through fascinating stories hidden behind some common beliefs and practices of the region. Explo...

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    Local Guided Tour, Thanjavur
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    On this day trip, which introduces the local flavour and fervour of Thanjavur, you’ll witness why this region is a fascination amongst varied people.  Unfold its rich heritage art and architectural marvels, signs of literature and music, legacy of exquisite handicrafts a...

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    Authentic Food Tour, Madurai
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    Treat yourself to an unforgettable amazement of authentic and regional road-side food in Madurai. Known as a city of temples, the ancient city also has noteworthy food courts, stalls and eateries. Your sumptuous tour begins at 5.30 pm where you are taken to the city’s...

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    Masinagudi Jeep Safari
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    About the Activity:Experience 2 hours of wilderness fun with a jeep safari in Masinagudi; a forest region located at the foothills of the Nilgiris. Organised every early morning and late evening, this jeep safari will take you through amazing forests and lush green t...

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    Madurai Sightseeing Day Tour
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    One of the oldest Indian cities, Madurai, has been an ancient metropolis with a vibrant trade history. Visitors have never been alien to this city, which is known to be the soul of Tamil Nadu. For around 10 hours, you’ll experience the popularity of this captivating plac...

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    Kadumbadi Bicycle Tour, Mahabalipuram
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    On this 2-3 hours bicycling tour of the Kadumbadi Village, witness rural India at its pristine best. Ride through the country roads and explore the local life, enjoy the serene and rustic atmosphere of the village. Assembling anywhere between 8am-3pm, one can undertake t...

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    Surfing in Chennai
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    The First Wave surfing classes in Covelong, known for its pristine beaches, offers a wonderful opportunity to water sport enthusiasts to learn the thrilling sport of surfing within a short span of 4-8 days. These 3-hour long classes, conducted on weekends, have two ti...

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    Scenic Trek to Canopy Hill, Vattakanal
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    A less conventional trek in the Tamil Nadu circuit, Vattakanal is a little bit leaning to the difficult side. Arriving in Theni early on Day 1, you will start to the base where you can freshen up and start trekking. The first hour will be for warming up to the place and ...

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    Chennai Bazaars Stroll
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    The around 2.5 hour guided walk takes you through the various streets of one of the most famous markets of Chennai. Roam around the oldest area of the historic city, unfold its history and amble through the colourful bazaars. The walk starts around 4 pm with a rendezv...

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    A Potter’s story, Madurai
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    On this one-of-a-kind trail to the Potter Village at Vilacheri, you are part of a transformation journey as you watch mud go from the mundane to the sublime. Over 5 hours,  get to walk through an entire village dedicated to making Navratri Kollu dolls and paper mache dol...

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    Guided Trek to Pillar Rocks,Kodaikanal
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    About the Activity:Kodaikanal, a land of natural splendor and beauty never fails to impress. On this guided trek stretched over four hours you’ll follow a trail ending with a spectacular sight. Located in the speckled woods of the valley are three naturally entwined huge...

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    Marina and Fort St George Tour, Chennai
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    Take a fascinating trip to two famed sites in Chennai. Visit Fort St. George, the first fortress built by the English in 1644. This structure is also the starting point of the Marina Beach which runs a distance of 13 kms along the city’s coast. This tour takes around ...

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    Masinagudi Camping
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    Masinagudi is a part of the Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu. The Mudumalai National Park is a large wildlife sanctuary which has been declared as Tiger Reserve and extends into the states of Karnataka and Kerala. Masinagudi is noted for its rich forests and abundan...

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Tamil Nadu

  • What all things can be done in Tamil Nadu?

    Land of celebrations and a number of festivals, Tamil Nadu sets an exclusive picture of the rich and harmonious culture delineating religious peace and attachment. Observing the gripping Tamil Nadu fairs is a perfect opportunity that glorifies the ancient heritage and culture of the place. The state houses a splendid number of temples and lots of religious celebrations that occur on a frequent basis. The main festival months of Tamil Nadu are September to October. Post-harvest season from March to June also marks- a celebration of festivity. Apart from attending fairs, the tourist can do the following things:

    • Revel Marina beach
    • Go for cruising in theme parks
    • Visit magnificent temples

  • What all adventure activities can be done in Tamil Nadu?

    The following are the adventure activities that can be enjoyed by tourists:

    • Trekking Trails: Anamalai Hills is the major hub for the tourist activities that are located within the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. Anamalai Hills is regarded as the gateway to trekking trails inside the woods. It is essential to have a tourist guide and stay cautious when on a trekking trail.
    • Surfing: Kovalam village or Covelong is situated in between Chennai and Mahabalipuram and is popular amongst surfers. The Covelong Point Social Surf School offers various facilities that include accommodation. The arrangement of annual Covelong Point Surf and Music Festival captivates surfing enthusiasts from around the world.
    • Rock Climbing: Also known as Yelagiri, the place in Chennai has been promoted for being the zone for rock climbing and paragliding by the tourism department. Those who are looking for an easy and comfortable trekking can trek from Elagiri Hills to Jalagambarai Waterfalls.
    • Hang gliding: St. Thomas Mount is a hilly outcrop on the outskirts of the state that is famous amongst hang gliding enthusiasts.

    Which are famous treks in Tamil Nadu?

    Trekking is an adventurous activity that is relished to the core by travelers. Tamil Nadu doesn’t only acts as a display of majestic architectural monuments and temples but is also a baseline that invites adventure seekers to explore the wild and captivating side of trekking during holidays.

    • Nilgiri Hills: A segment of Western Ghats, Nilgiri Hills is found within Tamil Nadu sharing its boundaries with Karnataka and Kerala. Areas like Kotagiri and Ooty placed in the district of Nilgiri are considered the most wanted trekking spots of the state. A pleasant climate, gentle slope, and minimal limitation make it an easy and appealing option for the trekkers. The ideal time to trek Nilgiri is in between the months of September to December or April to June because at that time the climate is pleasant. The permission for trekking is given in advance by the wildlife warden.
    • Kolli Hills: Kolli Hills located in Namakkal District is a captivating trekking destination in Tamil Nadu. The Kolli Hills along with 70 hairpin buckles up to outstretch itself at the top of the enticing hills. Relatively the mountains are untarnished and appear beautiful as it has retained its natural scenic beauty. Kolli Hills is an endeavored destination spot by hiking and trekking enthusiasts and meditation experts. Compared to other hill stations in Tamil Nadu, Kolli Hills is not mercenary and less polluted offering beautiful and captivating sights that is a treat to the human eye.

  • Which are famous treks in Tamil Nadu?

    Trekking is an adventurous activities that are relished to the core by travelers. Tamil Nadu doesn’t only acts as a display of majestic architectural monuments and temples but is also a baseline that invites adventure seekers to explore the wild and captivating side of trekking during holidays.

    • Nilgiri Hills: A segment of Western Ghats, Nilgiri Hills is found within Tamil Nadu sharing its boundaries with Karnataka and Kerala. Areas like Kotagiri and Ooty placed in the district of Nilgiri are considered the most wanted trekking spots of the state. A pleasant climate, gentle slope and minimal limitation makes it an easy and appealing option for the trekkers. The ideal time to trek Nilgiri are in between the months of September to December or April to June because at that time the climate is pleasant. The permission for trekking is given in advance by the wildlife warden.
    • Kolli Hills: Kolli Hills located in Namakkal District is a captivating trekking destination in Tamil Nadu. The Kolli Hills along with 70 hairpin buckles up to outstretch itself at the top of the enticing hills. Relatively the mountains are untarnished and appears beautiful as it has retained its natural scenic beauty. Kolli Hills is an endeavored destination spot by hiking and trekking enthusiasts and meditation experts. Compared to other hill stations in Tamil Nadu, Kolli Hills is not mercenary and less polluted offering beautiful and captivating sights that is a treat to the human eye.

  • Which are best places for camping in Tamil Nadu?

    Following are the best places for camping in Tamil Nadu:

    • Nagalapuram
    • Tada Falls
    • Yercaud
    • Mahabalipuram
    • Pondicherry
    • Yelagiri
    • Pichavaram
    • Hogenakkal

  • Which are best places for wildlife safari in Tamil Nadu?

    Best places for wildlife safari in Tamil Nadu are as follows:

    • Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Near Chennai)
    • Avalanche Lake / Sanctuary (Near Ooty)
    • Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Ooty)
    • Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (Near Mahabalipuram)
    • Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Thanjavur)
    • Amirthi Zoological Park (Near Vellore)
    • Annamalai / Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Coimbatore)
    • Topslip (Near Coimbatore)

  • Which are some famous sites for surfing in Tamil Nadu?

    Famous surfing sites in Tamil are as follows:

    • Bay of Life Surf & SUP (Kovalam)
    • Mumu Surf School (Mahabalipuram)
    • Ocean Delight Surf School (Covelong)
    • Pirates (Neyveli)

  • Which are best water sports destinations in Tamil Nadu?

    Tamil Nadu harbors a long coastline and numerous water resources allowing water sports of distinct kinds to be practiced in that area. Tamil Nadu is considered to be exceptionally interesting as it offers varied water sports options to the tourist.

    Following are the best watersports destinations offered by Tamil Nadu:

    •              Surfing in Mahabalipuram
    •              Angling in Mahabalipuram
    •              Surfing at Covelong point
    •             Windsurfing at Covelong Beach
    •             Scuba Diving in Rameshwaram Beach
    •             Hang Gliding in Ooty
    •             Hang Gliding in Kodaikanal
    •             Hang Gliding in Yercaud
    •              Paragliding in Kodaikanal
    •              Aerosports in Ooty and Kodaikanal
    •              Angling in Aradha Puzha, Peemund, Kalkundi
    •              Carp fishing in Kodi Lake
    •              Angling, windsurfing, and boating in Muttukadu
    •               Boating at Pykara Lake

Traveller Tales From Tamil Nadu

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Baladitya Sethi

30 December 2015

wao i saw Sambar , Spotted deer and Peacocks & Peahens and mahouts for the first time, it was really a nice feeling to spot those animals for the first time. The tour guide told all about the place, it...

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Ambar Shukla

06 October 2015

we went there on our private vehicles but that was not allowed inside the forest core area for safari.Mudumalai offers one of the best jungle adventure, we were having a really good time, loved that ha

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Daksha Khanna

31 December 2015

it was nice chillaxing amidst the beautiful jungle...so peaceful..and serene. Its was a good decision to take a break and camp here.Really loved the peaceful atmosphere...its a good place to visit.

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Priya Khan

28 November 2015

This was such a fun trek. Firstly, it was all easy peasy and not much of a challenging or tiring ones. Plus, it was a day trek that was neither too short nor too long. If you are planning to have a tre

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Tara Sharma

23 November 2015

Masinagudi is this unexplored little heaven in the south! I really liked this place and thought it was one of the most amazing places to go for a quick holiday!

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Sreemath

16 August 2017

I traveled to Ooty with the group last month. The journey itself was thrilling as we found many elephants, deer, wild bison. Staying at a homestay in a small village in the Nilgiris was an experience i...

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Smriti Chopra

18 December 2015

we had a great stay in mudumalai, we came all the way from ooty for our vacations, we started from jungle safari in the the national wildlife sanctuary then we started our trekking expedition and i mus...

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Trisha Mukhopadhyay

16 December 2015

after spending our holiday in ooty we came here in mudumalai for our next adventure, but let me tel you guys th route between ooty and mudumalai is in very bad condition so please take utmost care poss...

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Dayaananda Varrier

06 December 2015

we departed from Theppakadu for our safari excursion in Madumalai, well the place is easily accessible so it was a great fun there.i loved the elephant Safari and van Safari part which was an overwhelm...