Things To Do In Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is a vast and diverse land. There are a lot of tourist activities that you should do in Tamil Nadu. Here are the top things that you should enjoy here.

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Top activities include visiting Arignar Anna zoological park for a safari, enjoying Marina beach and visiting Mahabalipuram.
Other activities include visiting monuments and temples across the city include Vadapalani Murugan temple, Kabaleeshwara temple, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Basilica and others.

If you are looking for theme parks, VGP golden beach, MGM, Queens land and Khiskintha are available in Chennai.
A little away from Chennai, there is a bird sanctuary in Kanchipuram. The Vedanthangal bird sanctuary is a paradise for birdwatchers.

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Inside Coimbatore, top attractions include Siruvani waterfalls, monkey falls, Indira Gandhi wildlife sanctuary, Gass forest museum, Amaravathi dam, Singanallur Lake and others. A little away from Coimbatore, Black Thunder is present which stands as a top attraction for children. It is a large water theme park. It is located in Mettupalayam. From Mettupalayam, you can take the toy train to Ooty. Top attractions in Ooty are Ooty lake, Doddabetta, rose garden, Avalanche lake, Emerald lake, stone house, Kamaraj sagar dam and Mukurthi national park. Topslip is a small hill station near Coimbatore which is famous for tiger safari in Annamalai tiger reserve. If you are visiting Topslip, do not miss Valparai for some romantic strolling through tea, coffee, cardamom and cinchona plantations.

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Top tourist activities in Madurai are visiting temples like Meenakshi Amman temple, Thirupparankundram temple, Koodal Azhagar temple and others; Gandhi museum; Samanar Hills and others. A little away from Madurai, Kodaikanal is an interesting hill station. Top activities in Kodaikanal are boating, sightseeing, visiting plantation, botanical garden and others. Other attractions in Madurai include visiting Tirumalai Nayak Palace, St. Mary’s cathedral, banana market and others.

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Trichy is also known by Tiruchirappalli. Main summer retreat near Trichy is Kolli hills. Visit this hill station for sightseeing and other attractions. Kolli hill is a natural hill station that is famous for pineapple farms, sightseeing, falls and picnics. You can find a lot of adventure activities like hiking, trekking and others.Important activities inside Trichy are visiting monuments like Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, rock fort, St. John’s church, Ucchi pillayar temple, ayiram kal mandapam, Tiruvanaikkaval temple, Kallanai dam and others; picnicking at Mukkombu and visiting Puliyancholai falls. Srirangam is an important island town to visit here.

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Top places for sightseeing in Salem are Mettur dam, Hogenakkal falls, Panamarathupatti lake, Kiliyur falls, Shevaroy hills, Lady’s seat, Bear’s cave and Pagoda point. A little away from Salem, Yercaud hill station is a very famous tourist spot for coffee plantation, sightseeing, botanical gardens, orchidarium, lush landscape and boating in lakes.


If you are a nature lover, you ought to visit Vellode bird sanctuary. Top religious places to visit are Thindal Murugan temple, Arudra kabaliswarar temple, Brought church, Kasthuri Aranganathar temple, Mohamoodia Masjid and others. Other attractions include Government museum and Kodiveri dam.


The topmost activity is boating in Pichavaram backwater which is the world’s largest existing mangrove forest. Other activities include visiting temples in Chidambaram, picnic near Veeranam Lake and dam in Kattumannarkovil and Wellington Lake in Tittakudi.


Top activities include visiting temples like Nellaiappar temple, Sankaranaryanan temple and Ulagamman temple, picnic in Papnasam with sightseeing, safari at Mundanthurai tiger reserve, swimming and bathing in Kuttralam falls and others.


Top places for sightseeing are Tuticorin port, Our Lady of Snows Basilica, Tiruchendur temple, Kalugumalai, Kattabomman fort, Ettaiyapuram palace and Sri Vaikundam temple. The beach has many tourist activities and water sports. Safari at Kalakkad wildlife sanctuary is also a common tourist activity.


Top places for sightseeing are Brahadeeswarar Temple, palace of Thanjavur, Vijayanagar Fort, Schwartz Church and Saraswathi Mahal Library. You can find any exhibition in Sangeetha Mahal.
Another common activity is picnic in Sivaganga Park. You ought to visit any field and watch cultivation or harvest activities.

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The very important tourist destination in Dindigul is the hill station, Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal is famous for lush greenery, sightseeing, boating, plantation and homemade chocolates.
Other top activities in Dindigul include visit to temples in Palani, Ottanchatram market visits, trip to Sirumalai hills and others. Top sightseeing spots in Dindigal are Dindigul fort, Kottai Mariamman temple, Thalaiyar falls and Pambar falls.


Yelagiri is the top tourist destination in Vellore. Top activities include trekking, sightseeing, rock climbing and paragliding. There are a lot of plantations in this hill station too. Inside Vellore, top sightseeing spots are Vellore fort, Srilakshmi golden temple, Vallimali temple and St. John’s church.
If you are visiting with your children, a visit to the Science Park, Amirthi zoological park and government museum would be interesting.


The topmost tourist activity in Kanyakumari is visiting the tricolored ocean. There are a lot of other tourist activities in the beach. A ferry or boat ride to Vivekananda rock and Thriuvallur statue is also an important activity.
Top sightseeing spots are Vattakotai fort, Thanumalayan temple, Mathur aqueduct, Gandhi memorial, manimandapam, Suchindrum temple, Udaigiri fort, Padmanabhapuram palace and Peer Mohammed Durha. Picnic at Pechiparai dam and Tirparappu falls would be very serene.
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There are a lot of other important activities in Tamil Nadu which are unique to a particular city. Learn about all tourist activities available in each city before visiting.

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