Also called as a precious gem of South India, Tamilnadu is home to numerous beautiful places, ancient temples, gorgeous surroundings, and unexplainable scenic vistas. This beautiful southern state is studded with the amazing temple and other architectures which showcase the epitome and the level of creativity of this state. Tamilnadu houses a number of majestic temples where each one is different from the other in a certain way. Pleasant weather, soul-soothing ambiance, its rich history, culture, art, and some super surreal architectural wonders make this a real wonderland. Cascading waterfalls, greenery, serene beaches, and national parks are the additional charm of this state which compels the tourists from all across the globe to plan a trip to Tamilnadu.
Splendors of Tamilnadu
This southern state boasts numerous scenic and architectural wonders whether is a waterfall, temples, national parks or anything else. Continue reading this article to check-out some really amazing architectures and splendors of the state.
Let’s be little spiritual on the tour (for which Tamilnadu is most famous for).
- Rameshwaram Temple
Let’s be little spiritual on the tour (for which Tamilnadu is most famous for). One of the holiest Hindu shrines, Rameshwaram Temple is one of the most important pilgrimages of the divine Char Dham Yatra circuit in India. This stunning religious architecture was constructed in the 12 century by Pandya Dynasty. The importance and religious significance of this temple are so high and we can read it in the holy Hindu epic Ramayana. However, the main deity of this huge temple is Lord Rama but you can also pay a visit to Lord Shiva. Also, you can do the philosophy at the temple housing five-faced Hanuman idol.
Also called as the golden city of thousand temples, Kanchipuram in Tamilnadu is worldwide popular for its sarees but is mostly known for housing thousands of temples. Also known as a philosophical and a cultural hub, Kanchipuram is home to the popular Kanchi Kamakshi Temple, Kailashanathar Temple, and Rameshwar temple. Ekambareshwar Temple in Tamilnadu is a hugely spread temple which has been spread over an area of almost 40 acres and is one of the most ancient temples which is believed to be constructed during the period of Pallava Dynasty.
The best place to escape yourself from the scorching heat of the sun and also to enjoy some fun activities.
An undulating hill station which is studded beautifully with mesmerizing pristine sightseeing destinations, Ooty is one of the most preferred vacationing spots. This beautiful hill city reminds you of the colonial era with its red-roofed bungalows. Tea gardens, wildlife sanctuaries, Botanical Gardens, and churches are the other attractions of the hill station. Also boasting a number of placid lakes and a world heritage site, Nilgiri Mountain Railways, Ooty is visited by huge crowds every year coming from different corners of the world.
Also called “Princess of Hill Stations” Kodaikanal is one of the best and the most ideal places to escape yourself from the heat in Tamilnadu. This beautiful hill station is situated at an elevation of 2133 meters above sea level. Blessed with picturesque landscapes, soul-enriching surroundings, and also the greenery all around make this place as one of the most preferred honeymoon destinations in India.
It’s a time to explore and know about the rich biodiversity which includes a wide variety of flora and fauna species. Scroll down the page to learn about some of the famous and the most happening national parks in this southern state.
- Guindy National Park
Tamilnadu is known for its greenery and Guindy National Park contributes the major portion to the greenery. This huge national park is enlisted on the 8th position in the list of largest national parks in the country. Tourists come in a huge number to visit this serene place and they are not only from the country they come from all across the globe. Lakes, streams, dense forests, and the scrublands are the major attractions of the park.
- Madumalai National Park
Established in the year 1940, Madumalai National Park is home to a wide variety of animals including Asian Elephants, striped hyenas, sloth bears, tigers, and golden jackals are some of the most found animals in the park. This huge national park has recently been declared as a tiger reserve and it is also famous for housing the beautiful evergreen forests along with some deciduous or moist mixed deciduous, and also some dry grasslands and teaks.
Everything looks more green and lively with the glimmering waterfalls. Tamilnadu is blessed with various glimmering waterfalls which provide more rejuvenating experience to the travelers visiting the place.
- Catherine Waterfalls
Settled in the Kotagiri region, Catherine waterfall is an ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon and to gain some really soul-soothing experience in the calm surroundings. The area around this waterfall is studded beautifully with the coffee fields, apple, and pear orchards. One can also visit the dolphin’s nose which is the other major attraction of the region and provides a mesmerizing view of Catherine waterfalls.
- Monkey Waterfalls
A perfect place for those who love spending time in the lap of nature and love the gushing and roaring sound of water. Travelers coming to this waterfall during the monsoon season get the chance to experience its additional charm as the ambiance of the region is filled with fresh air, clear sky, and gently blowing cool salubrious breeze touching the face. You can also visit the Aliyar Dam located nearby the place which is the main source of water in the region.
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