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Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu - India

tamilnadu-Glimpses of TamilNaduTamil Nadu is situated on the south eastern side of the Indian peninsula. It is bounded on the east by Bay of Bengal, in the south by the Indian ocean, in the west by the states of Kerala and Karnataka and in the North by the Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.


Tamil Nadu Tourism

Tamil Nadu offers some of the most beautiful hill stations. Trekking, Hang-gliding, fishing and golf are just some of the activities you can take part in on these hill stations.

Tamil Nadu, the heart of the Dravidian culture and tradition, has for time immemorial, been a pioneer of peace and knowledge, and the visual legacy of the culture of the state, is among the most satisfying spectacles in India. Sharing boundaries with the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala, Tamil Nadu has an unbroken coast line, edging the Bay of Bengal. Densely forested uplands which abound in wildlife, intensively cultivated farmlands interspersed with rocky wastes, mountain chains of the Western Ghats, which give way to fertile coastal plains and plateaus form the geographical features of Tamil Nadu.

Major Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu

Coonoor | Kodaikanal | Udagamandalam (Ooty) | Yercaud | Nilgiri Hills .

Tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu

Rameswaram : Rameswaram is a small island in the Gulf of Mannar. It is an important pilgrim center. Lord Rama on return from Lanka stopped over here first for a thanksgiving to the Gods. The Ramanathaswamy temple here is well-known for its massive corridors. The sea water in front of the temple is sacred and is known as Agnitheertham.

Kanyakumari : Kanyakumari is at the southernmost tip of India and its where three seas meet: the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian sea. Pilgrims come here to bathe in the sacred waters and to worship the goddess Devi Kanya, an incarnation of Shiva's wife,who conquered demons and secured freedom for the world.

Madurai : A very old city, Madurai is situated on the banks of Vaigai river. The legendary Meenakshi temple and the ancient part of the city are on the southern bank. The Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, the palace, is another sight in the town.

Kodaikanal : A sleepy, beautiful hill station situated in the Palani Hills, 120 km from Madurai, is Kodaikkanal. It has a star-shaped, man-made lake called Kodai lake. Kodai has an observatory from where one can observe the stars. Vaigai dam, Shola Falls, Silver Cascade (8 km) Kumbakkarai Falls (65 km), Berijam lake (21 km), Perumal peak, Kukkal Caves (40 km), and Dolmen's Circle (22 km) are some of the sites that may be visited.

Mudumallai : Mudumallai wildlife reserve was the first sanctuary in south India. The terrain is extremely varied with hills, valleys, ravines, watercourses and swamps. The vegetation comprises of tropical moist deciduous forests, dry deciduous forests and scrub forests. Langur, bonnet macaque, tiger, leopard, wild dog, hyena, jackal, sloth bear, elephants, gaur, sambar, spotted deer, Indian muntjac, mouse deer, wild boar, rodent and flying squirrel are part of the wildlife in Mudumalai.

Yelagiri : The main attraction of the tourists in Yelagiri is to enjoy boating in beautiful and smallish artificial lake famous as Punganoor Lake. Velvan Temple is other prime attraction for tourists. This is a temple dedicated to Lord Murugan situated atop a hillock, with a giant statue of Gadothgajan in front. Jalagamparai Waterfalls is a lovely waterfall about an hour's trek from Yelagiri has been created by the Attaru River, which flows through the Yelagiri hills. It's a very attractive spots for loving couples.

Trichirappalli : A city of historical importance. It is situated on the banks of Kaveri river. There is a temple on the top called Uchipillaiyar Koil. Below, one can see Pallava cave temples wherein there are 6th and 7th century sculptures. Nearesrt pilgrim centers are Srirangam (7 km ), Thiruvanaikaval-Jambukeswarar temple (8 km),Vayaloor (8 km) and Samayapuram (20 km). Kallanai (24 km) is the oldest dam.St. John's Church- Built in 1812, this Church has doors, which when opened, turns the church into an airy pavilion.

Thanjavur : Thanjavur has a rich heritage of the arts and learning of the medieval period. The place is known for handicrafts and musical instruments.

Hotels in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu offers accommodation options ranging from luxury Hotels and hill resorts in Tamil Nadu and medium-priced Economy hotels in Tamil Nadu, we offer you the right kind of accommodation for you and your family visiting Tamil Nadu for a summer retreat, a family vacation in Tamil Nadu...

Tamil Nadu Climate:

Tamil Nadu has a tropical climate with no wild swing between summer and winter temperature. April and May are the hottest months with the mercury often soaring above the 40 ºC mark. Coastal regions also get uncomfortably warm and humid during these months but the nights are usually cool, thanks to the sea breeze that sets in during the afternoons. Summer temperatures are quite equable at the foothills of the ghats.

How to reach Tamil Nadu :

By Air : The Anna International Airport, 16 km south of Chennai, has flights to/from Sri Lanka, Dubai, Germany, Jakarta, Malaysia, UK, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.
By Rail : The railway station at Chennai has connecting trains to/from all major cities in India.
By Road : The entire state is connected through an extensive network of metalled roads.

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