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Tamil Nadu, the eleventh largest state in India has made up in the list of top 52 places to visit in 2016 by New York Times. The list of New York times was released on 7th January 2016 in which Tamil Nadu finds 24th place and is the only Indian state to made it.

As per New York Times:

“North India, with its famous Moghul era palaces and forts, might be the country’s most popular tourist destination, but Tamil Nadu in the south has an equally rich and undiscovered history. The state is where India’s major temple cultural complexes are, and some are so large that they’re considered minicities. There’s Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, a sprawling complex dedicated to a powerful female deity, Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur, built by the ancient Cholas, one of India’s greatest dynasties, and several hundred other temples dotting the countryside and brimming with art carvings dating back as far as the 9th century. But temples aren’t the only cultural hit: the region of Chettinad has more than 50 villages filled with 18th century mansions of carved Burma teak. It also boasts cuisine that is among the spiciest and most aromatic in the country and often served on banana leaves.”

SO have you kept this state in your travel list for 2016??

If yes, here are the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu.

  1. Chennai – Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is a capital city of state, and is the 3rd most visited place in India after Delhi and Mumabi.

  2. Mahabalipuram – The city is famous for its ancient and cultural heritage. The place is also classified as the UNESCO world heritage site.

  3. Kanyakumari – The southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari is famous for its beaches, temples, monuments and cultural centers.

  4. Madurai – Madurai is not only the 3rd largest city in the State but is also one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. The Meenakshi Temple is not only the prime tourist attraction in the place  but is also consideres as the most important pilgrim of for the Tamil people.

  5. Kodaikanal – The town also know as the “Princess of the Hill Station”  is famous for its scenic beauty. The place is a home to many natural marvels and phenomena such as the blooming of the rare Kurinji Flower which only blooms once in 12 years and is said to cover the entire valley in blue.

  6. Vellore – Vellore also know as the Fort City, has lot of historical relevance. The fort of the city is known to be the house of Tipu Sultan’s family during the British rule.

  7. Ooty – Ooty is the one of the most visited hill station in India with an average elevation of 2240 mtrs above sea level. The place is characterized by the blue smoky mist from the thick eucalyptus forests and is also known to house the rare kurunji flower

  8. Kanchipuram – Kanchipuram in the medieval time was considered to be the educational center of the state and was know for its learning. The city is not only famous for its temples but also for its Silk Sarees and herbs.

  9. Rameswaram – Located on Pamab Island, city is famous for it temple and the floating rocks. The city has a religious importance also as it is considered to be place (Ramanathaswamy Temple) where lord Rama have prayed to Lord Shiva to absolve sin of killing a brahmana, committed during his war against the demon king Ravana. Apart from religious importance, Rameswaram is also a house of most famous Pamban Bridge of India.

  10. Tirunelveli – It is another ancient city of Tamil Nadu and is famous for its temples. The place is abundant in natural resources and has a diverse range of physical features like mountain ranges, rivers, sea coasts and forests.

  11. Srirangam – Srirangam is famous for Sri Renganathar temple which is one of the 108 vaishnava temples and is called Earthy Heaven. It is an island situated in Trichy district of Tamil Nadu and located between the banks of Cauvery and Kollidam rivers.

So now its time to pack your bags and book the tickets for the Vacation in Tamil Nadu.

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