Tamil Nadu is a fascinating part of South India. Tamil Nadu state is an 11th largest state out of 29 states in India. The state Tamil Nadu may lack in size, but it has an abundance of natural resources. This article shows you the top tourist places to visit in Tamil Nadu.


Chennai is formerly known by the name Madras. It is the capital of Tamil Nadu. The city is famous for its culture, temples, and beaches. The traditional vibrancy and the ancient architecture of the city make the treat for our eyes.

Chennai is also called Detroit of India due to Chennai is house the majority of automobile industries in India. Chennai is not only famous for its industries but also famous for its heritage and culture and you need to take 2 or 3 days to complete visit of Chennai.

The Chennai city tourist places include Marina beach, temples, cultural centers, museums, pulicat lack, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Semmozhi Poonga, Kapaleeswarar Temple and many more. There are a lot of shopping attractions also available in Chennai.


Mahabalipuram is famous for its Temples and Beaches. It is also known as Mamallapuram. The city is famous for its ancient and cultural heritage. In Mahabalipuram, all the monuments are carved out of granite and it shows the brilliant of Dravidian style architecture. The place is very famous for its monuments and it is one of the UNESCO heritage sites.


It is also the best way to get around the town either by foot or bike rental. You can cover the whole attractions of the town in one day. The places to visit in Mahabalipuram is Shore temple, Cave temple, Thirukadalmallai, Arjuna’s Penance and Pancha Rathas.


Kanyakumari was a southernmost tip of mainland India. It was formerly known by the name Cape Comorin. Kanyakumari ancient town is one of the important places during the Chola, Chera, and Pandya periods. The town is lies at the confluence of three water bodies names Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal. Kanyakumari is considered to be one of the most important pilgrimage sites in South India.


The town is famous for its cultural centers, monuments, temples, and beaches as well as its distinctive culture. In Kanyakumari, you can see the sunrise and the sunset at the same beach. The different types of South Indian foods served here and it includes some of the South Indian classic foods like Idly, Sambar, Dosa, etc.

The places to visit in Kanyakumari includes Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari Temple, Thiruvalluvar statue, Padmanabhapuram palace, and Suchindrum.


Madurai is Famous for its culture and temples. It is the third largest city in Tamil Nadu and it is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Madurai has been ruled by both Chola and Pandya.

The city has a lot of important and magnificent temples. Madurai city lies on the bank of River Vaigai which divides the city into two parts. The prime important temple in Madurai is Meenakshi Amman Temple. It is one of the most important temples for Tamil peoples.

Places to visit in Madurai is Sree Meenakshi Amman temple, Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Gandhi Museum, Pazhamudhir Solai, and Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal.


Kodaikanal is famous for its nature and hill station. It is also referred to as the ‘princess of the hill stations’. Kodaikanal is the smallest hill station with an average height of 2,331 meters above the sea level. The place is located at the top of the Palani hills and it is surrounded by thick forests.

In Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the major tourist attraction. Kodaikanal has a number of natural attractions and scenic beauty that is a reason for its highest tourist population.


Ooty is the capital of the Nilgiris district and it is one of the most visited hill stations in India. The average height of the hill station is 2,240 meters above the sea level. If you are in Ooty, you can enjoy the pleasant and mild climate throughout the year.

The best time to visit Ooty hill station is between the months of December to February. There are various mountains, gardens, lakes, and valleys available in Ooty.

Places to visit in Ooty includes Tea factory, Botanical gardens, Avalanche Lake, Pykara River, Ooty Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Mudumalai National Park and more.


Kanchipuram is famous for its history and temple. The city is famous for its Dravidian style built a temple and it displays wonderful stone carvings. Kanchipuram is not only famous for its temples but also famous for medicinal herbs as well as ‘Kanchipuram silk sarees’.

Specialized silk sarees is one of the major products of Kanchipuram and more than 5000 families residing here are involved in weaving silk sarees and ‘Kanchipuram silk sarees’ famous all over India.

The place Kanchipuram is famous for both manmade and natural attractions. There are Beaches, backwaters, Temples, bird sanctuary available in Kanchipuram.

Famous places to visit in Kanchipuram is Kailasanathar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchi Kudil, Devarajaswami Temple and Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.


Coimbatore is famous for temples, history and also culture. Coimbatore is one of the highly industrial places in Tamil Nadu. The place is famous for its various shopping hubs, temples, and also typical Tamil food items.

Coimbatore is located on the bank of River Noyyal and the place is surrounded by the Western Ghats. In Coimbatore, you can enjoy the pleasant weather all year around. The town of Coimbatore is surrounded by the rivers and waterfalls where you can enjoy with your family. There is a thick forest with mountains and the pleasant wind comes from the Palghat gap which makes the hot weather a cool one.

Places to visit in Coimbatore is Siruvani Waterfalls, Marudamalai Temple, Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, Perur Patteeswarar Temple and more.


Tirunelveli is famous for its economy and temples. It is another ancient city in Tamil Nadu. Places to visit in Tirunelveli is Kutralam, Nellaiappar Temple, Papanasam, Sankaranarayanan koil, and more.