Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu

Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu

Let us look at some of the tourist places to visit in Tamil Nadu.

To begin with, the words Tamil Nadu literally means ‘The Land of The Tamils or Tamil Country’.

Furthermore, the State of Tamil Nadu is the 11th largest State out of the 29 states of India.

However, what Tamil Nadu lacks in size, it gains in its abundance of natural resources.

Take a tour of all these famous places to visit in Tamil Nadu to experience the best of your vacation:
  • Chennai
  • Mahabalipuram
  • Ooty
  • Pondicherry
  • Vellore
  • Kodaikanal
  • Kanchipuram
  • Coimbatore
  • Tirunelveli

1. Chennai

Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu

Generally, people know it as Madras. It is the Capital City of Tamil Nadu.

So, the city has been surrounded by the South Indian Kingdoms since ages.

Therefore, it has always been the forefront of all cultural, economical, social, commercial and industrial development in the south of India.

Chennai is the short form of the actual name Chennapatnam.

And, here, you can say the ideal visit time is 2-3 days.

2. Mahabalipuram

Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu

Generally, people know it as Mamallapuram. The city of Mahabalipuram is famous for its ancient and cultural heritage.

Firstly, this place is famous for its monuments. and, we classify it among the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Lastly, the weather here remains cool and moderately humid throughout the year. So, you can visit any time of the year.

3. Ooty

Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu

To begin with, Ooty, once the summer capital of Madras Presidency under the British, can be safely regarded as “India’s Switzerland”.

In addition, the majestic “Queen of the Hills” forms part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, reputed for its fragile and exquisite ecosystem.

Ooty has been developed to offer a rare glimpse to tourists of the essence of the rest of the reserve.

And, here, you can say the ideal visit time is 2 days.

4. Pondicherry


Firstly, this French capital of India will definitely make you feel like you are someplace out of India.

Secondly, when you visit places like the Rock Beach, Pondicherry Beach, Serenity Beach or the Botanical Gardens, it gives you amazing experience.

And, the best place to see Pondicherry with the same notion is to visit Auroville and Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Here, people from all over the world come to seek spirituality through yoga and meditation.

5. Vellore


Generally, people know it as Fort city. Vellore lies on the banks of Palar River at the North-eastern part of Tamil Nadu.

The place has a lot of historic relevance as well, as the fort of Vellore is said to have housed Tipu sultan’s family during the British Rule.

Apart from the fort there are several other attractions that have made it an important tourist destination.

In addition, the city came under the reign of various kingdoms and monarchies such as the Pallava, the Chola, the Carnatic Kingdom and the British.

And, here, you can say the ideal visit time is 2 days.


In conclusion, the Magical State of Tamil Nadu is the second most frequented tourist spot in India.

With its abundance in natural and man-made wonders the city has more than 4000 years of cultural history.

Moreover, Apart from the places mentioned above, the hill stations of Coonoor and Yelagiri are also popular amongst the tourists.

In short, here, we have discussed some of the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu.

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