Tamil Nadu Tourist Places That Give New Definition to Exploring

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Tamil Nadu Tourist Places are some most-visited popular destinations in Tamil Nadu such as Meenakshi Amman Temple, Marina Beach, Shore Temple and significantly more

Tamil Nadu is a beautiful South Indian state that is very famous for its pyramid roofed temple. This city also has its name for its cultural dance, action films, and food. This state is historically related to the Chera, Chola, Pandya & Pallava dynasties.

Tamil Nadu offers various sightseeing locations that keep the power to make you fall in love with natural beauty once again. Below is the list highlighting some popular Tourist Attractions in Tamil Nadu that you must add in your list of things to see in Tamil Nadu.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Tamil Nadu That Are Worth Visiting

       Meenakshi Amman Temple: Hindu complex with vast gate towers

       Marina Beach: Recreational shoreline with food vendors

       Shore Temple: 8th-century Complex of 3 temples

       Brihadeeswara Temple: Monumental 11th-century Hindu shrine

       Doddabetta Peak: High-elevation Mountain & Forest Reserve

       Kanyakumari Beach: Beach at the southernmost tip of India

       Courtallam: The South Indian Spy at the Western Ghats

       Mudumalai National Park: A Tiger Reserve in Nilgiri District

       Rameshwaram: Sacred Place

       Kodaikanal Lake: Manmade lake in picturesque surrounds

Meenakshi Amman Temple

Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the sacred ancient Hindu temples in the heart of Madurai city. This temple is a popular temple to see and visit near Chennai. Meenakshi Amman Temple is a beautifully intricate temple built in Dravidian architectural design.  Witness closely here how the Dravidian architecture looks like.

This temple is dedicated to Meenakshi and Sundareswarar who were the avatar of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.

Address: Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001

Architectural Design: Dravidian Architecture

 Must Read: Famous Temples in Chennai

Marina Beach

Marina beach is a natural beach in the urban city of Chennai. It is a perfect recreational spot for locals and tourists in Tamil Nadu.

Marina beach extends from the area nearby Fort St. George to  Foreshore Estate, covering a total of 6 km distance. Marina is one of the Most-visited Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu. During Holidays and weekends, this longest beach witness more than 30,000 visitors.

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Coast: Coromandel, Bay of Bengal

Best Time to Visit: November - February


Shore Temple

Shore temple is very famous because it offers an amazing view of the shore of the Bay of Bengal. Getting this 8th-century temple built was done by Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty.

Shore Temple earned this name of Shore Temple because it gives a magnificent view of the shore of the Bay of Bengal. The listing of Shore Temple in the UNESCO World Heritage Site was done in 1983.

Location: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104

Founder: Narasimhavarman II

Time Taken: 700–728 AD

 Must Read: Temples in Kumbakonam

Brihadeeswara Temple

Brihadishvara Temple, built in the 11th century, is a popular Lord Shiva Temple to Visit in Tamil Nadu.

Set on the South bank of Kaveri River, Brihadeeswara Temple has its name in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Brihadeeswara Temple along with Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple and Airavatesvara temple are collectively referred to as “Great Living Chola Temples”.

Location: Membalam Rd, Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613007

Architectural Design: Dravidian Architecture

Architect Name: Rajaraja I

Doddabetta Peak

Doddabetta is the highest point of the Nilgiri hills situated at an elevation of 2.6 km. The name of Doddabetta Peak itself means “Big Hills”. It is one of the most Popular Tourist Destinations in Tamil Nadu.

Close by is the government-protected forest area. If you are at Ooty, you will only have to cover a distance of 9 km as Doddabetta Peak is positioned on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the Nilgiris District. The Hecuba, Kattadadu, and Kulkuri peaks are the three closely related peak tops near Udagamandalam.

Location: Udagamandalam, Nilgiri District, Tamil Nadu, India

Easiest route: Doddabetta Road

Mountain range: Nilgiri Mountains, Western Ghats


Kanyakumari Beach

See the three sea meeting on Kanyakumari Beach: the Bay of Bengal, The Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean meet at Kanyakumari Beach. The place near the beach has hotels, restaurants, and shops. Located in the Southern part of Tamil Nadu, Kanyakumari Beach is a beautiful destination and a perfect place to enjoy with kids. The moonrises and sunset near Kanyakumari Beach will leave you spellbound.

Location: Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu

Seas: the Bay of Bengal, The Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean



Courtallam is a beautiful place nestled on the Western Ghats known for fascinating tourists. It is also known as the ‘Spa of South India’. This place lies in the Tenkasi district of the state of Tamil Nadu. Waterfalls, museums, temples & ecological parks are some things to do & see in Courtallam that will be your entertaining partner. If you are on a day trip here, make sure that you visit Courtallam Falls in Courtallam.

Ideal Time To Visit: June to September

District: Tenkasi


Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park is a paradise for bird watchers, nature lovers, and wildlife enthusiasts. More than 266 bird species are found in this National Park. A perfect place for kids to enjoy. Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, and Gaur are some of the animals that will get to see here. UNESCO is still reviewing this place for inscribing it in the World Heritage Site.

Location: NH 67, Gudalur NH 67, Devarshola, Tamil Nadu, 643223, India

Nearest city‎: ‎Gudalur 7 km

Built: 1940

District: Nilgiri



Rameshwaram is one of the divine places in India. Pam Bridge separates Rameshwaram from Sri Lanka. If you only want to visit temples on your trip, you must add Rameshwaram to your travel itinerary immediately! Rameshwaram has so many beautiful temples to explore. There are also good hotels in Rameshwaram that offer to stay at a fair price.

Ideal Time to Explore: October to April

Must-Visit Places: Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple, Sri Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir & Floating Stones, Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Agni Teertham & Lakshmana Tirtham

Top Things to do:


       Go to the all-time devotees' favorite temple: Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple

       Attend the soul-soothing Aarti and PoojasWitness the poojas at Agni Theertham

       Explore the Dhanushkodi Temple & Beach

       Go inside the marvelous Rameshwaram Temple and the Rameshwaram Beach


Kodaikanal Lake

Kodaikanal Lake, an artificial lake, is situated in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, India. The planning of the development of this lake was started in 1863 and later built by Britishers. It is now one of the most popular tour

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Wow, Great Article about Tamil Nadu Tourist Places. Thanks for sharing this article.
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