This state was in existence since prehistoric times and is known as the native land of the Tamils with a history going back to several thousand years.
Tamil Nadu is one of the most developed states in India comprising of a variety of unusual flora fauna, beautiful hill stations, tranquil beaches, ancient pilgrimage sites and stunning Hindu temples.
With a coastline of more than 1000Km, Tamil Nadu had beautiful serene beaches.
The local language largely spoken in this state is Tamil apart from Sanskrit.
Chennai, earlier known as Madras is the capital of this state.
Tamil Cuisine is amongst the most erstwhile culinary inheritances in the world. Its unique dishing out of food in a banana leaf instead of a plate is one of the reasons why tourists from all over enjoy this cuisine.
The St. Thomas Mount in Chennai, the Santhome Basilica built upon the mausoleum of St. Thomas, the picturesque hill stations of Coonoor, Yercaud, Kodaikanal and Udhagamandalam along with a variety of national and wildlife parks and sanctuaries are the star attractions of this beautiful scenic state.
Madurai is an awesome place to enjoy and relax! Foods in Madurai are cheap and exceptionally tasty! Do not forget to try really unique foods such as : idly in murugan idly kadai, Kari dosai at konar mess, nandu omlet at Amma mess and Jikarthanda. Transportation is sufficient but sometimes it is really frustrating to travel to remote locations. Meenakshi Amman temple and many other historical sightings are a must visit. Also regionally high quality silk item can be purchased at Madurai. Try the "Jasmine" flower, as the city is know for its special kind. Though Madurai is really safe, beware of some cheats and frauds (in selling). DO NOT WANDER AT NIGHT UNLESS YOU ARE A LOCAL! AND WOMEN SHOULD NEVER WEAR ANY "Promiscuous" CLOTHING! Overall, Madurai is a city of tradition and culture and not a...
Chennai's economy has a broad industrial base in the automobile, computer, technology, hardware manufacturing and healthcare industries. The city is India's second largest exporter of information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) services. A major chunk of India's automobile manufacturing industry is based in and around the city and hence it is called the Detroit of India. Chennai is an important centre for Carnatic music and hosts a large cultural event, the annual Madras Music Season, which includes performances by hundreds of artists. The city has a vibrant theatre scene and is an important centre for the Bharata Natyam, a classical dance form. The Tamil film industry is based in Chennai.
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