Find Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu
There are over 300 tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu. This is 6% of all tourist attractions listed in India. Top cities in Tamil Nadu with popular tourist destinations are Chennai, Coimbatore, Thanjavur, Mahabalipuram and Madurai. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are nature attractions and amusement parks. Then there is also museums listed in Tamil Nadu. You may find a list of all categories of Tamil Nadu attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Tamil Nadu of that type.
Tamil Nadu is a state located in South India. The capital city of this beautiful city is Chennai, also one of India’s leading metro cities. Tamil is the official language of the state. The state of Tamil Nadu was formed in the year 1950. The word 'Tamil Nadu' literally means 'The Land of Tamils'. The state is bordered by Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Kerala, and Karnataka. Tamil Nadu shares its maritime border with Sri Lanka.
The state is famous for its Dravidian style Hindu temples. The beautiful city of Kanyakumari is located on India's southernmost tip. Tamil Nadu is known for its beautiful heritage and culture that delights travelers with its charming appeal. The Meenakshi temple in Madurai is world famous for its architectural brilliance.
The Brihadishwara temple in Thanjavur, Gangaikondacholapuram, Airateswara temple, and the Shore temple in Mamallapuram are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Meenakshi temple in Madurai is a famous tourist destination. It is known for its high gopuram towers on which are carved colorful figures. On the Pamban island is situated the Ramanathaswamy Temple, which is an important pilgrimage site. The capital city of Chennai is known for its beautiful beaches. Nilgiri Hills form a part of the Western Ghats. The highest peak of the Nilgiris is the Doddabetta. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a site favorite with the tourists in Kanyakumari. The memorial is situated on one of the two rocks of Vavathurai, which is the southernmost tip of South India.
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Tamil Nadu
Visit the top tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu. Click on a tourist attraction bellow to find the detailed information.
- Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur
- Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai
- Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
- Mundanthurai Tiger reserve, Papanasam R.F.
- Indira Gandhi National Park, Anamalai R.F.
- Queens Land, Sembarambakkam
- Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameswaram
- Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai
- Government Museum Chennai, Chennai
- The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Mahabalipuram
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Find in Tamil Nadu
We have listed tourist places of Tamil Nadu in the following categories. Please click on one of them to find all Tamil Nadu attractions of that type.
- Amusement Parks (36)
- Theme Parks (23)
- Water Parks (16)
- Museums (95)
- Arts Museums (61)
- History Museums (14)
- Natural History Museums (7)
- Science Museums (11)
- Nature Attractions (164)
- Beaches (7)
- Parks (135)
- Waterfalls (12)
- Campgrounds (10)
- Zoos (10)
- Landmarks (12)