To date, the colloquial reference for any South Indian is Madraasi (one who hails from Chennai a.k.a Madras)! So what’s it about Chennai and Tamil Nadu that seems to encompass the entire South-Indian community? Allow us to explain and take you through this mystical land.
Tamil Nadu is located in the heart of South India between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In spite of being in the midst of this diversity, Tamil Nadu continues to retain a unique flavor of its own. A Tamilian is easily and distinctly identified anywhere, even if placed with other South Indians. Such is the uniqueness of their character and, hence, their state! Let’s explore this state in its length and breadth and see all that there’s in store for you as a tourist.
Chennai – the Capital city!
One of the six prime metros of the country, Chennai is also every gourmet tourist’s paradise! From museums and beaches to lipsmacking eateries – this city has it all!
The Marina beach and the Golden beach are destinations to which you must devote a day. Don’t miss out on the ‘human statue’ at the Golden beach, where a man sticks to a single pose relentlessly no matter what happens around him!
End your city escapades with a hearty meal at one of the quintessential South-Indian eateries. Our pick: any Sarvana Bhavan!
Tamil Nadu boasts seventeen wildlife sanctuaries; make sure you must visit at least one of them. They’re all highly enchanting places. Our top recommendation, however, would be the Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary that’s home to exotic species, such as flying squirrels, Civet cats and spotted doves.
Kanyakumari – the ‘tamil’ land’s end!
Little needs to be said about the vacationer’s paradise called Kanyakumari! Your trip to Tamil Nadu is certainly incomplete without a day or two spent at the captivating beaches and cliffs of Kanyakumari.
Madurai – the land of temples
For the spiritual twist to your vacation, take a trip to this exemplary land of temples. Temples like Meenakshi, Kallazhagar, the Nataraja Shrine, Koodal Azhagar will surely leave you spellbound by their mystical beauty and mesmerizing mythology.
Explore the ‘Fine Art’istic aspect
Music and dance are highly respected and coveted forms of art in Tamil Nadu. Try to incorporate a visit to a traditional music or dance recital in your itinerary. That will surely make your ‘Tamilian’ experience a complete one!
Have we missed out on any aspect of Tamil Nadu? How was your ‘Tamilian’ escapade? Give us your top 5 list!