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About Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu is a South Indian state, which is located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Also referred as the 'Land of Tamils' the state has a long coastline of approximately 1,000 Kms. Tamil Nadu has an ancient history dating back to the Dravidians. The state is home to the Dravidian art and culture and houses several massive temples with high gopuramas (towers). The monuments and temples speak the rich religious, artistic and cultural past of the region. Besides, the serene beaches and landscaped hill stations are major attractions of Tamil Nadu. The golden beaches dotted with coconut and palm casuarina groves, are best for leisurely activities along the sea shore. The people of the state have deep interest in music, dance and literature. Classic dance Bhartnayam and Carnatic music of the state are very famous all over the country. Tamil people celebrate the festivals like Dussehra, Deepawali, Karthika and Pongal etc. The cuisine of the state mainly includes the rice which is eaten with vegetable dishes, sambar and chutneys. Other famous dishes are Idly, Dosa and Lentils crisp fried on a pan, Vada and Uppuma.
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Major Attractions of Tamil Nadu
Chennai : The capital city of Tamil Nadu is one of the four metros of India. Chennai is also called the cultural capital of India for its deep-rooted traditions and rich heritage. The main attractions in the city include the historical Fort St. George, where most of the history of Chennai had written. Chennai is home to the world famous 12-km long Marina beach, the second largest in the world. Other attractions are George Town, High Court Complex, Corporation Complex, Government Museum, National Art Gallery and Kapaleeswarar Temple etc.

Madurai : Madurai also called the 'Athens of the East' is famous for its Meenakshi Temple. The city situated on the banks of Vaiga river has historical and cultural significance. Meenkashi temple stands in the centre of the town which draws a large number of visitors all through the year. Apart from Meenakshi temple the town has the tourist attraction like Thirumalai Nayak Mahal,Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam and The Gandhi Museum etc.

Mahabalipuram (Mammallapuram) : The city situated 58 Kms south of Chennai, is famous for the 7th century Shore Temple. Built by the Pallava King, Rajasimha the temple is dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. The temple has been listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides the Shore temple, the city has many attractions such Arjuna's Penance, Caves Mahabalipuram, Rathas and Krishna Mandapam etc.

Kodaikanal : Kodaikanal is famous as a charming hill station of India. Situated 120 Kms away from Madurai, it attracts tourists from all corners of the country. The hill station situated amidst the slopes of Pali hills has massive rocks, picturesque waterfalls and a lake. Kodaikanal hills offer the facilities of trekking and other adventurous activities. Major tourist attractions in Kodaikanal are Bear Shola Falls, Silver Cascade Waterfall Kurinji Andavar Temple, Shenbaganur Museum, Coaker's Walkand Dolphin's Nose.

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Kanchipuram : Situated 70 Kms away from Chennai, Kanchipuram is one of the seven
sacred cities of India.Kanchipuram has remained a centre of Tamil learning and culture for centuries. Kanchi is known for Dravidian temples and their architectural gems.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Trichy : Trichy also called as Tiruchirapalli, is situated on the bank of the river Kaveri.
The fourth largest city of Tamil Nadu, Trichy nicely mixes its modernity with history.
The most popular attractions of the city are Rock Fort Temple, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Jambukeshwara Temple, St. Lord's Church and Natharvali Dargah etc.

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) : Ooty is located at a distance of 105 Kms from Coimbatore. Also called as the 'Queen of Hill Stations' Ooty is one among the most beautiful hill stations of the country. The hill station is situated in the Western Ghats at a height of 7,500 ft. The major attractions in Ooty include Ooty Lake, Botanical Gardens, Dodabetta Peak, Kodanadu's View Point, Lamb's Rock and Kalhatty Waterfalls.

Kanyakumari : Kanyakumari is located at the confluence of three oceans namely the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. The southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari is a popular pilgrimage and tourist destination. The must visit places in Kanyakuri are Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari Temple and Gandhi Memorial etc.

Thanjavur : The city, lying 200 miles south of Chennai, is located on the bank of the river Kaveri. Thanjavur is popular for Brihadeeswara Temple, built by Rajaraj Chola. The temple is designated as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other attractions in the city are Vijayanagar Fort, Bell Tower and the Saraswati Mahal Library.
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Air : The airports of Tamil Nadu are connected to major cities of the country. Chennai Airport is directly linked to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Madurai, Pune, Tirupati, Tiruchirapalli and Vishakapatnam etc.

Rail : Chennai is major rail head which is well-connected to major cities and towns of the country. The trains are available for Tamil Nadu from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad and Lucknow etc.

Road : The National highways and other state roads connect Tamil Nadu with major cities of the country. The state and private buses run within the state as well as outside the state.

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