tamilnadu travel

 Facts And Figures
Area 50216 sq mi
Capital Chennai
Population 66,396,000
Languages Tamil
Airports Arakkonam, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hosur, Madurai, Salem, Sulur, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Tuticorin, Vellore.

tourist attractions

Chennai is the gateway to South Indian peninsula; also a place of historic importance. It is a pulsating city, ever changing and ever expanding. The city is probably the most peaceful and green metropolis of India. It was once a group of small villages until the appearance of East India Company to set up a new trade centre in the place. This land was known as Fort St. George during British era. The city is connected by four main roads. Georgetown is to the northwest while Egmore, Triplicane and Mylapore are to the south of Chennai. The city is a blend of temples, churches, monuments and several other prime destinations. Its fascinating monuments and churches date back to the Portuguese and British period. The spectacular Marina Beach stretches 13 km along the city's eastern flank which is a favourite place for the city dwellers and visitors. The Fort St. George is another widely visited spot of the city that depicts colonial influence of British and Portuguese on the city. Major places of worship are Parthasarthi Temple, Kapaleeswarar temple, Wallajah mosque, "Thousand lights" mosque and San Thome Basilica.
This sacred temple town is located in Thanjavur district, about 60 km south of Pondicherry. The focal point of the town is the awe inspiring Nataraja Temple, built by the Cholas in the 9th century to honour their patron deity Lord Shiva as Nataraja, the "Lord of Cosmic Dance". The temple has an unusual hut-like sanctum with a gold plated roof, the huge, colonnaded Shivaganga tank and four colourful gopuras. The most interesting is the eastern gopura which features the 108 hand and feet movements of Bhrat Natyam and is considered as a veritable encyclopedia of this classical temple dance. Other areas of interests in the temple complex are the Govindarajaswamy Shrine, housing the reclining Vishnu, the Shivakamasundari Shrine, dedicated Shiva's consort Parvati and the Subramanyam Shrine in which Murugan (Shiva's son) is worshipped. The temple observes religious traditions preserved by a group of hereditary priests. Chidambaram's other claim to fame is the 50 years old Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu's first residential university, specializing in South Indian studies.
Coimbatore is the third largest city of Tamil Nadu after Chennai and Tiruchirapalli. It is one of the major industrial hubs of south India with huge textile mills and engineering units, sometime called as the "Manchester of South India". It is also convenient base to visit the Nilgiri Hill Stations. The location of the city is in such a way that it forms a part of the rain shadow region of Western Ghats offering pleasant climate throughout the year. Coimbatore, known for its thriving textile industries is also a place of tourist's importance. It has many temples built in the ancient era. The city is also the gateway to the popular hill station of Ooty.

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