Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Vellore, Kanchipuram, Coimbatore, Ooty, Thanjavur, Madurai, Kodaikanal, Kanyakumari Are The Most Popular Tourist Attractions In Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu - The Land Of The Tamils

This state is located in South India. It is the 11th largest state of India. The rich natural resources of Tamil Nadu has made it beautiful and fertile with a number of places to visit in Tamil Nadu. The Bay of Bengal in the east borders the state with beautiful beaches, temples, churches along its coast. The Nilgiris is the meeting place of western and eastern ghats which is known for its beauty and elegant views of mountains, fauna and flora. Tamil Nadu has the oldest civilization and history. The Cheras, Cholas, Pandyas, Pallavas, Mughals and the British who ruled Tamil Nadu have left their marks in many historic monuments. With a variety of foods and slangs of tamil nadu, you can have a lot of fun in visiting Tamil Nadu.

In This Blog, Let Us Discuss About The Top 10 Attractions Of Tamil Nadu.

1. Chennai


Formerly named as Madras, the capital city of Tamil Nnadu, Chennai is the most visited tourist place in Tamil Nadu. It is the frontline of cultural, economical, social, commercial and industrial development in South India.

Days needed to visit chennai: 2-3 days.

Tourist Spots:

  • Marina Beach
  • The Huddleston Gardens Of Theosophical Society
  • Semmozhi Poonga
  • Arignar Anna Zoological Park
  • Kapaleeswarar Temple
  • Pulicat Lake
  • Connemara Public Library
  • Breezy Beach National Art Gallery
  • Little Mount Shrine

2. Mahabalipuram


Formerly named as Mamallapuram, the historic city of Mahabalipuram has the most treasured ancient buildings with cultural heritage. The sea port was built in the 7th century by the kings of Pallava dynasty. it is registered as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The monuments are carved out of granite and stand as an epitome of dravidian style architecture.

Days needed to visit: 1 or 2 days.

Tourist Spots

  • Thirukadalmallai Cave
  • Arjuna’s Penance 
  • Temples Shore
  • Temple Pancha Rathas

3. Vellore


The Fort City, Vellore is at the banks of Palar river. the iconic Vellore Fort was built in the 16th century by the Vijaynagar kings. Tipu Sultan’s family was housed here during the British rule. Apart from the fort, there are many places to visit in Vellore.

Days needed to visit: 2 days.

Tourist Spots

  • Vellore Fort
  • Srilakshmi Golden Temple
  • Jalakandeswarar Temple
  • Vainu Bappu Observatory Yelagiri Delhi Gate (Vellore)

4. Kanchipuram


The City Of Kanchipuram is at the banks of Vegavathy river. The city is famous for the historic temples built in the Maurya period (325-185 BC). It is famous for the “Kanchipuram silk saris,” temples, bird sanctuary, beaches, backwaters etc.

Days needed to visit: 1 or 2 days.

Tourist Spots

  • Kamakshi Amman Temple
  • Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Kailasanathar Temple
  • Devarajaswami Temple
  • Kanchi Kudi
  • Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

5. Coimbatore


Kovai Or Coimbatore, The ‘Manchester Of India’ is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. It is famous for its temples, shopping hubs and food items. The city area of Coimbatore is famous for shopping malls and hotels. The outskirts have various picnic spots like waterfalls and rivers!

Days Needed To Visit: 2 To 3 Days.

Tourist Spots

  • Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
  • Marudamalai Temple 
  • Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple
  • Perur Patteeswarar Temple
  • Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Siruvani Waterfalls
  • Gd Naidu Museum

6. Ooty


Ooty Or Ootacamund Is The Capital Of The Nilgiris District. It Is One Of The Most Famous Hill Stations In India. The Place Lies At An Altitude Of 2,240 Meters Above Sea Level. The Blue Smoky Mist, The Eucalyptus Forests And The Rare Kurunji Flower Are The Special Features Of Ooty

Days needed to visit: 1 or 2 days.

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Government Rose Gardens
  • Doddabetta Peak
  • Tea Factory
  • Ooty Lake
  • Avalanche Lake
  • Pykara River
  • Mudumalai National Park
  • Emerald Lake

7. Thanjavur


Tanjavur is known as the  ‘city of temples.” It is a beautiful place in Tamil Nadu, India. It has numerous buildings of historical and cultural significance. Tanjore paintings, textiles, saris,  handicrafts and Carnatic music are the specialities of Thanjavur.

Days Needed To Visit: 1 day

Tourist Spots

  • Brihadeshwara Temple
  • Gangaikonda Cholapuram
  • Shiva Ganga Temple
  • Vijayanagar Fort
  • Thanjai Mamani koil
  • Alangudi Guru Temple
  • Chandra Bagwan Temple 

8. Madurai


This city is famous for a number of historical monuments. Industries, and educational institutions.  It comprises several industries of automobile, rubber, chemical and granite.

Days needed to visit: 2 or 3 days.

Tourist Spots

  • Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Aayiram kaal Mandapam
  • Pazhamudhir Solai
  • Alagarkoil Temple And Shrine
  • Thirumalainayakkar Mahal
  • Gandhi Memorial Museum.
  • Koodai Azhagar Temple
  • Vaigai Dam

9. Kodaikanal


Kodaikanal is a hill town of Tamil Nadu with granite cliffs, forests, valleys, lakes, waterfalls and meadows. It is a beautiful hill station visited by a multitude of tourists. There are a number of tourist spots to be visited in Kodaikanal.

Days Needed To Visit: 1 to 2 days.

Tourist Spots

  • Cookers Walk
  • Mannavanur Lake
  • Kodaikanal Lake
  • Pine Forest
  • Dolphin Nose
  • Kurinji Andavar Temple
  • Pillar rocks
  • Guna Cave

10. Kanyakumari


Kanyakumari, the coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu is on the southern tip of India. The British called it as Cape Comorin. The view of the sunrise and sunset over the ocean is the most spectacular view.

Days Needed To Visit: 1 day

Tourist Spots

  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  • Thiruvalluvar Statue
  • Sunset Viewpoint
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace
  • Kanyakumari Beach
  • Bagavathi Amman Beach
  • Thanumalayan Temple

Why Should You Hire a Cab For Your Tours?

Driving long trips on your own vehicle will make you tired. The experienced cab driver will drive the car and you can just enjoy your trip! Spend time with your family while you are taking them for a tour. 

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