Temples, monuments and ancient cultural wonders abound in Madurai. It is even called "The Athens of the East". Madurai's Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is one of the greatest architectural marvels of India.
Madurai Meenakshi temple attracts six thousand visitors a day and gets an annual revenue of rupees sixty million. It attained 26th place in the list of top nominees for the new Seven Wonders of the World. Madurai is firmly anchored in Tamil literature and tradition.
An Island in Gulf of Mannar.This is one of the most sacred pilgrim centres in India.
Hindus have a belief that pilgrimage to such holy places helps them in attaining Mukthi. Rameswaram has a rich history and the places likely to be visited are the theerthams, Pamban Bridge and Dhanuskodi.
Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of India which unites the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean & the Arabian Sea. The confluence of the seas is termed as "Triveni Sangamam".
Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrises & sunsets & beaches with color sands. On a fullmoon day, one can witnesss the Sun & the Moon simultaneously on the two extremes(Arabian Sea & Bay of Bengal). Other attractions of this town are Kumari Amman temple, Vivekananda Rock, Light House and Gandhi Mandapam.
Thiruvananthapuram is a destination for domestic and international tourists. There are many tourist destinations in or near the city including Kovalam beach, Sanghumukham Beach, Napier museum and Zoo (Yann Martel wrote his book Life of Pi after studying a disabled lion, Simba, for months here), Agasthyarkoodam peak, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Neyyar Dam, Kuthira Malika palace, Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple, Ponmudi, Poovar, Varkala Cliffs and beaches and many others.
Kanyakumari, Thiruvattar, Padmanabhapuram Palace and Tirpparappu waterfalls, are near the city, in the adjoining Kanyakumari District (Nagercoil), in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Munnar hills is situated at an altitude of 5000 to 8000 Ft above sea level. and is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala.
This beautiful hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling Tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.
Kodaikanal is one of the most popular hill resorts in India. It is a charming hill station, stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. With its rocks, woods, lovely lake and bracing air, Kodaikanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists.
The unique flowering plant 'Kurunji'(Strobilanthus Kunthanus) that last bloomed in 2004, is nature's gift to Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal located amidst the folds of the verdant Pali hills is one of the most popular serene hill stations in India, which mesmerises any visitor and is frequented all through the year.
The most famous land mark of this bustling town is the Rock fort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rocky out crop which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over the old city.
It is 325 km south west of Madras. Tiruchirappalli was the heart of Tamil Nadu, situated at the head of the Kaveri delta. The Pallavas, Pandyas and Cholas chose this city for their feudal wars. The city is known for its temple architecture.
Thanjaavur also known as Tanjore is celebrated for its big Temple,dedicated to Shiva. It is the highly fertile delta of the Cavery River and the capital of the Cholas during their supremacy.
Tanjore District is Known as the 'rice Bowl' of Tamilnadu.
The region around Chennai has served as an important administrative, military, and economic centre for many centuries. During 1st century CE, a poet and weaver named Thiruvalluvar lived in the town of Mylapore (a neighbourhood of present Chennai). From the 1st - 12th century the region of present Tamil Nadu and parts of South India was ruled by the Cholas.