Tamil Nadu Tourism & Travel Guide

Brimming with culture and a glorious history, Tamil Nadu is a beautiful composition of temple towns, cosmopolitan cities, and the most tranquil of beaches. Neighboured by Puducherry and the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the evergreen Nilgiri range and the Anamalai Hills tower over Tamil Nadu, and the Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar, Palk Strait and the Indian Ocean fringe the state. Tamil Nadu’s booming tourism can be owed to the architectural wonders left by the Chera, Chola, Pandya and Pallava kingdoms, dating back to medieval India. Boasting of destinations catering to every kind of traveller, Tamil Nadu is home to the charming hill-stations of Ooty, Kodaikanal, Yercaud and Valparai. The vibrant pilgrimage sites of Kanchipuram, Kumbakonam, Chidambaram, Madurai and Rameswaram are swarmed by tourists all around the year. The adventure enthusiasts can head to Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, and embark on treks in the lush Yelagiri and to the densely forested hills of Swami Malai. Kanniyakumari or Cape Comorin, planted on India’s southernmost tip sustains the lively shorelines and the illustrious Vivekananda Rock. Also while you’re touring Tamil Nadu, don’t forget to visit the verdant rolling hills carpeted with tea and coffee plantations across Conoor and Valparai.
Best time to visit

Peak Season is from November to March. During October, the days are warm and dry, and towards the end of the month, the evenings start getting chilly making way for the winters.


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For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards


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Trips and Itineraries for Tamil Nadu

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Top Places To Visit in Tamil Nadu 1660 Spots

Auroville, Auroville
The name of the place means the Mother's Temple and is also known as the Auroville. The name was given after Rishi Aurobindo who believed that all human beings could overcome supernatural conciousness by rigorous meditation. It has a unique shape of a flattened sphere which is coated with golden discs and this is to represent that there are no ends and corners and that the whole world is round like a sphere here. The disadvantage is that not everyone get the permission to meditate here. This can also be taken as an advantage as you can go through the most peaceful experience due to less people here. As you start entering this place, you will have to remove your shoes and be in complete white socks. You will then have to ascend and descent steps to reach an inner chamber which again has two ramps and pillars which do not touch the ceiling. This is to give a feeling that meditation has no limit. Also the white marble is a symbol of peace here and the symbol of flower has 12 petals representing attributes of the Universal Mother. These are responsive, courage, progress, kindness, generosity, sincereity, peace, humility, gratitude, aspiration and perseverence.
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A very beautiful hill station just a couple of kilometres away from Kodaikanal, this is a place you can visit throughout the year. The temperature is low throughout the year and thus do not forget to carry warm clothes whenever you go there. The rocks and watchpoints here are places from where you will get the best views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. The main points here are the Dolphin's nose and the Suicide Point.
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Hotels and Homestays in Tamil Nadu   1081 Hotels

Best Time to Visit Tamil Nadu

Peak Season is from November to March. During October, the days are warm and dry, and towards the end of the month, the evenings start getting chilly making way for the winters.

Off-season: March to October are the months when the tourists start thinning out. Henceforth, the accommodation costs reduce and though the weather is hot and humid, it’s the ideal time to explore the state away from the chaotic crowds.

Budget for Tamil Nadu

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and basic rooms in guesthouses: INR 200-500
  • Food in local shops and street eateries: INR 30-200
  • Public Transport in auto-rickshaws and buses: INR 10 - 100
  • Sightseeing (Entry-tickets & shows): INR 10 - 100

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 600 - 1500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 300 - 600
  • Local transport in trains and local taxis: INR 200 - 1000
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 10 - 1000


For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 3000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 400 and upwards
  • Sightseeing, Guided Tours: INR 1000 and upwards

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