One of the most culturally rich states of India, Tamil Nadu has been a popular tourist destination. The temples, heritage sites, hill stations and beaches are few of the places people like to visit in Tamil Nadu. All the places are well connected to one another by roads and railways and state tourism has been encouraging all modern and traditional developments here. There are umpteen numbers of hotels and lodges for your accommodation and also many restaurants where one could dig in some healthy delicious cuisine. There are maps of the state and the popular places especially designed for the tourists which are user friendly and help one to navigate the state in the easiest possible way.
For a trip to Tamil Nadu you must carry a tourist map. As shown by the map, it is best to first land up in the capital city, Chennai. From this big city all the popular places can be accessed. It is also a better idea to start from the north. Enjoy the city that has a mixture of both modernity and old tradition. Then the map will show you that your next pit stop is Kanchipuram which is famous for its more than a thousand temples. This is the perfect place for people who come on pilgrimage. Then next you could head for is one of the Union territories of India called Pondicherry. Enjoy the pristine beaches and oasis and water activities here. Then a visit to Thanjavur that is closer to Pondicherry would be wise where you can see the temples constructed during 11th and 12th century by the Chola kings.
The map will suggest you that it is best to see the next big city called Coimbatore where you can see some of the biggest textile companies of the south. Then your easy next stop could be Kodaikannal which is an amazing hill station. You can experience the pleasant hilly weather here, stay for few days and then move towards Madurai where some of the beautiful temples are found including the renowned Meenaxi temple.
Next, you head for the intriguing Rameswaram, which is said to be the place where Lord Rama formed his army to kill the demon Ravaan. Your next stop is Tuticorin which is a city on the sea shore. It provides long stretches of sandy beaches. This city is also well connected to major cities of India with regular flights to Chennai. Map also shows that it won’t be too much trouble to visit Tirunelveli that is close to Tuticorin. Here you will find many ancient temples including the largest temple of Lord Shiva called the Nellaiappar Temple.
You are almost at the end of the state by now and it is only convenient to visit the southern tip of India at Kanyakumari as shown by the map. It is situated at the confluence of Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean and thus considered sacred by Hindus. These are some of the popular places one can visit but the Map will show you that places like Ooty, Sivaganga, Perambalur, Cuddalore and many others can also be visited along the way.