Experience the Rich Heritage: A Journey through the Top ‍10 Tamil Nadu Tourist Places

Tamil Nadu is the land where the tales and influences of the great Indian rulers such as the cholas pandyas and the Pallavas can still be seen in beautiful scared temples, monuments landscapes and gorgeous wildlife.

By Samir Hussain
New Update
Listen to this article
0.75x 1x 1.5x
00:00 / 00:00

Tamil Nadu is the land where the tales and influences of the great Indian rulers such as the cholas pandyas and the Pallavas can still be seen in beautiful scared temples, monuments landscapes and gorgeous wildlife that will make you feel truly connected with with this travel destination.


Top 10 Tamilnadu Tourist Places

Rameshwaram - The paradise of spirituality

Rameshwaram is located in the state of Tamilnadu on a beautiful island and is separated from Sri Lanka by a small Pamban channel. According to the ancient Hindu mythology in the Ramayana this is the land where Lord Shri Ram created a stone Bridge which connected Sri Lanka to India and through this Bridge the traveled to Sri Lanka to bring back goddess Sita.


In Rameshwaram the well known ramanatha Swamy Temple has the longest corridor in the world comma due to its magnificent prakaras with huge sculptured pillars on either sides. The temple is famous for its 12 Jyotirlingas which is dedicated to load Shiva and has great importance in the Hindu mythology and is believed that Lord Rama and Sita themselves had build the two lingams which are currently present in the temple.

Another beautiful tourist attraction is there Dhanushkodi Temple remains this was a beautiful temple on the Southern tip of India a few years ago but due to a natural calamiti, the cyclone the Temple has completely washed away but still some remains of the temple are present till date which is a major tourist attraction. Just 1 km from the city centre is the Jatayu Tritham, which is a holy Temple constructed in the remembrance of the Jatayu which was the most loyal eagle of Lord Shri Rama in the Ramayana.

Rameswaram Temple

Read More: Top ‍10 places to visit in Rameshwaram

Chennai - The Detroit of India

Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu, the city was known as Madras in past. Chennai is situated on the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal and is filled with a number of tourist attractions. The major tourist attraction in the city are the British Era museums and monuments culinary delights and the Marina Beach which is the second largest urban beach in the world. The city is also home to some of the most beautiful temples such as the Marundeeswarar Temple, Ashtalakshmi Temple, ISKCON Temple, Shridi Sai Baba Temple, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Anjaneyar Temple, etc. 


There are also many beautiful beaches where you can spend quality time away from the city traffic and also enjoy many water activities such as surfing, speed boating, gliding, etc. If you are animal lover then you can visit the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, which is the zoological garden spread over and area of 602 hectares, and Shelters about 3000 species of flora and fauna. The jungle safari in Chennai is also a beautiful place filled with lush greenery and rich wildlife were visitors can capture experience is of nature and wild animals present in the Safari.

Read More: Top ‍10 places to visit in Chennai

Ooty - The beautiful hill station


The Ooty is also known as the Udagamandalam, is a top tourist destination in Tamil Nadu located in the Nilgiri hills range. Ooty was once the summer headquarters of the East India Company, and was regarded as the queen of Nilgiris. The hill station is filled with beautiful colonial architecture, Tea gardens, waterfalls, etc. Ooty is mostly famous among couples and honeymooners as it provides a beautiful environment for the couples. The Nilgiri mountain Railway which is also famous by the name as toy train in Ooty was declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2005. This toy train is one of the most popular key attraction of the hill station and provides a paranomic view of the surrounding.

The hill station is also famous for its Gardens such as the Ooty Botanical Garden, Ooty Rose garden, thread Garden. The hill station also provides a view of number of waterfalls such as the kalahatti falls, Catherine Falls, Ketti Valley, Pykara Falls, Katari Falls and Halashana Falls. There are also a number of lakes at the hill station which are a major tourist attractions like the Ooty lake, Pykara lake, Emerald lake, Avalanche lake, Kamraj Sagar lake, Upper Bhavani Lake, etc.

Read More: Top ‍10 places to visit in Ooty


Madurai - The culture capital of Tamil Nadu

Madurai City is also known as Lotus City as it is planned and build in the shape of a lotus flower. Madurai is one of the oldest Inhabited City of India. The major tourist attraction in Madurai are the famous temples of the city there are about 10 major temples and over 20 other smaller temples in the City.The city is build around the famous Meenakshi Amma Temple which is a Masterpiece of ancient Indian architecture. The city Madurai has been a cultural and heritage hub since years and have been the first choice of devotees who come here to visit the beautiful temples around the city.

 Meenakshi Amman Temple.webp
Meenakshi Amman Temple

Read More: Top ‍10 places to visit in Madurai

Coimbatore - The Manchester of South India

Coimbatore is second largest city of Tamil Nadu and offend referred as the Manchester of South India. The city Coimbatore is located on the banks of river Noyyal. The city of Coimbatore is also famous for its top quality sarees and gold and diamond cut jewelleries due to which the city has got its name as Manchester of South India. The city is a travel destination for tourist as it is filled with ancient temples to new classic buildings, beautiful mountains to breathtaking waterfalls, mouth watering food, and has all the necessary things to make your holiday experience best.

The cities major attraction is the huge 112 feet told statue of Lord Shiva, Adiyogi Shiva statue. The city is also famous for its variety of south Indian cuisine like Idli, Dosa ,chutney , rice, Upma, sweet Pongal, halwa biryani and Mysorepe which are popular between the food lovers who travel to Coimbatore.

Read More: Top ‍10 places to visit in Coimbatore

Kanyakumari - Cape comorin

Kanyakumari City is located on the meeting point of the three seas Arabian Sea Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari is southernmost tip of the Indian mainland which is a coastal City in the state of Tamil Nadu. The town is famous among traveles due to its unique geographical location and rich cultural heritage. The top tourist attraction of the town is the view of the sunset and sunrise over the Ocean Horizon from the Triveni Sangam which is the meeting point of all the three seas.

The other top tourist attractions are there historic landmarks such as Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvallur statue and the temples such as the Kanyakumari temple which is dedicated to the Goddess Dev Kanyakumari which makes the city a rich religious heritage. Kanyakumari beach and Tripuraparappu waterfalls offers silent and calm location for the tourist to relax and enjoy the nature's beauty.

Read More: Top ‍10 places to visit in Kanyakumari

Mahabalipuram - The city of seashell jewellery

Mahabalipuram is famous and well Love by travelers due to its location on the Coromandel coast along the Bay of Bengal and the Mahabalipuram Temple which is the most unique architecture piece of Pallava dynasty which ruled the city in the past. Mahabalipuram holds the UNESCO World Heritage Site group of monuments such as the Five Rathas and Shore temple, the crocodile bank which is home to some unique species of crocodiles and alligators. The city is also famous for its unique seashell Jewelleries which are famous all around the world.

Mahabalipuram Beach
Mahabalipuram Beach

Read More: Top ‍10 places to visit in Mahabalipuram

Vellore - Fort city of Tamil Nadu

Vellore is an ancient city in the Northern part of Tamil Nadu which is situated on the banks of river Palar Vellore. The city is well known by the name the Fort City because of its magnificent Vellore Fort which is in the heart of the velocity and is a famous tourist attraction which shows the glimpse of rich cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu. The city is also known for its leather Exports which contributes about 37% of India's leather Exports. The other major tourist attraction in the city are the St. Jones Church, Sripuram Golden Temple, Virinjipuram Temple, Periyar Park and the Archaeological Survey of India Museum. The city is also famous for its two well known institutions, Christian Medical College and Vellore Institute of Technology.

Best Time to Visit Tamil Nadu

Summer In Tamil Nadu -

The summer Season is from March to May in Tamil Nadu. The temperature might reach up to 40°C. The hill stations in Tamil Nadu are the best places to visit during summer. 

Winter In Tamil Nadu -

Winter Season in Tamil Nadu is from October to February. This season is very pleasing to visit for sightseeing and having an astonishing holiday. The temperature ranges from 21ºC to 30ºC.


Tamil Nadu, offers tantalizing beauty and diverse range of tourist places for the visitors, which makes a captivating experience for travelers. Tamil Nadu is filled with wide range of popular tourist attractions which promises a memorable journey experience for every Traveler. The state is a travel destination with adventure, spirituality, rich culture heritage and beautiful natural landscapes. So pack your bags and book your trip to this fascinating destination and make your travel experience lifetime memorable.

Latest Stories