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Tamil Nadu, in south India, is a fascinating state full of ancient Dravidian architecture. Intricately crafted temples, rock carvings, and classical dance are some of the attractions in Tamil Nadu. The hill stations are also popular destinations.

10 Top Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu
Don't miss these top 10 tourist places in Tamil Nadu for a terrific blend of temples, beaches, hill stations, nature, spirituality and Dravidian culture.

5 Places to Visit Near Chennai: Top Chennai Side Trips
There are a number of places to visit near Chennai that are popular side trips from the city. The tourist circuit of Chennai, Mammallapuram and Kanchipuram is often referred to as Tamil Nadu's Golden Triangle.

Pichavaram Mangrove Forest Travel Guide
Planning on visiting Pichavaram mangrove forest in India? Find out what you need to know before you go in this article.

Chennai Profile and City Guide
Chennai is a busy yet conservative city that's retained its culture and traditions.

Madurai Meenakshi Temple and Night Ceremony Guide
Planning on visiting Madurai's Meenakshi Temple and the famous night ceremony? Find out more information in this guide.

Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) Beach Travel Guide
Want to enjoy the beach atmosphere but can’t get to the west coast of India? Mahabalipuram beach (or Mamallapuram as it's otherwise called), around one hour south of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, is the pick of the beaches on the east coast.

Mahabalipuram Shore Temple Photo
The windswept Shore Temple is located right on the water's edge at Mahabalipuram.

Ooty Nilgiri Mountain Railway Toy Train
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway toy train is the highlight of a visit to the hill station of Ooty, in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Meenakshi Temple Madurai Photo
The Meenakshi Temple, in Madurai, is the most impressive temple that state of Tamil Nadu has to offer. The city itself is said to be the oldest in south India.

8 Top Madurai Attractions and Places to Visit
Madurai, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu and one of the state's top tourist destinations, is more than 3,500 years old! Don't miss these Madurai attractions and places to visit.

Madurai: Athens of the East
The southern Indian city of Madurai is famous for its beautiful temples. One of the oldest in the sub-continent, it's more than just a place for pilgrims. Manoj Sadasivan writes about the many marvels of Madurai's Meenakshi temple.

Mantra Veppathur Resort: A Traditional Experience in Tamil Nadu
Located quite in the middle of nowhere, near the temple town of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, this eco friendly resort will reward those who venture off the beaten path and into Tamil Nadu's pristine interior.

Auroville Pondicherry Essential Visitor Guide

10 Best Places to Visit in Chennai

12 Hotels in Pondicherry Near the Beach for All Budgets
Groovy Pondicherry is an enticing place to splurge on a hotel. If you have some cash to splash, you can stay at a beautiful beachfront resort. Alternatively, there are plenty of atmospheric small hotels and guesthouses in the historic French Quarter, which borders the Promenade. These popular hotels in Pondicherry are near the beach and cater to all budgets.

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