Tamil Nadu is
the land of Dravidians civilizations, situated at the delta of River Cauveri
and Tamraparni. The capital of Tamil Nadu is Chennai. Even before2000 BC beside coastal Tamil Nadu
and Andhra was under the Chola Dynasty. It
was known as Madras Presidency. Tamil language and literature flourished during
the Pandyas and Pallavas reign. Tamil Nadu is also called a land of temples
which are spread over almost all towns and cities of South India. These
temples, set up in the 7th- 15th century, are veritable
small kingdoms of their own. There are many gates followed by a slew of
courtyards before one can get in the temple proper. The largest temple is
located at Srirangam and second largest at Gangaiconda- Cholapuram constructed by
Vijaynagar kings in the 13th century. There are 1000 pillar hall
rooms and holy water bodies in almost every temple.
Pongal is the
national festival of Tamil Nadu. Bharatnatyam (Dance) and Karnataki music have
earned appreciation world over. The first Indian Language book was printed in
Tamil Language. It is claimed that Tamil language is richer than Hindi.
Madras has come up at the second biggest sea beach of the world, Marina Beach.
Moreover there are beautiful hill stations in this state such as Ooty, Kodai,
Coonoor. The wide range of wild life sanctuary has also attracted tourists in
the south for long. Chennai has many places that attract tourists from all the
corners. It has Fort William that reminds people of the 300 years of East India
Company and subsequent direct rule of British crown in India. It has British
articles such as Royal Navy Swords, firearms, helmets documents, manuscripts
and letters of Clive. On the southern side of the State Assembly stands St.
Mary Church, the first Anglican Church in the east. Marina is the biggest
attraction of the tourist in Chennai. Kannyakumari is also an attractive city
of Tamil Nadu. This is an important tourist spot in the country. It is lashed
by the waters of Bay of Bengal in the left side, Arabian Sea on the right and
Indian Ocean in front. The beautiful Kannyakumari temple of Goddess Kumari at
the confluence of the sea reminds legends. Gandhi Mandapam, the ashes of Ghandhiji was immersed here and a memorial
building has been constructed in honour of the Father of the Nation.
Tiruparankundram Temple, in South of Madurai is another prime attraction of
this place. The idol of God Subramhanya, Ganesh, and Goddess Durga is present
here. At the end of the Town Hall Road stands a spectacular Meenakshi Temple in
the old town of Madurai. This structure shows the height of sculptural and
architectural qualities the Dravidians acquire in the glorious past. Maduria is
called the Athens of India.
of Indian population living in Tamil
Nadu is 6.05%. The main language of Tamil Nadu is Tamil but people also
speak Malayalam, Telugu and English. People of Tamil Nadu are involved in
different professions. Most of the people in Tamil Nadu follow Hinduism. It is the
third largest economy among the all Indian states.
The day temperatures
vary from between 19.8C- 32C even during the winter time. This goes up to 21.1C
to 37C in summer. It crosses the 40C mark in May- June as the state falls along
the line of Tropic and Cancer. Coastal area is quite humid. Monsoon comes to
Tamil Nadu twice in a year. Heavy Rainfall occurs in October- December. The ideal
time to visit the place is from December- March.