Tamil Nadu or Tamil Country, formerly called as Madras State is one of the 29 states of India whose capital and largest city is Chennai .
Updated: November 21, 2018
Tamil Nadu or "Tamil Country", formerly called as Madras State is one of the 29 states of India whose capital and largest city is Chennai . Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri Mountains, the Anaimalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka. It is a blend of modern and ancient culture that provides a chance to explore our past cultural heritage with all the amenities of the present. The famous Meenakshi Temple, tip of India - Kanyakumari or the beautiful hill station of Ooty are some of the attraction point. The carved structure of Mahabalipuram provides a detail view of architectural splendour of the Indian Civilization. Rameshwaram is one of the top places to visit in Tamil Nadu which is located on a beautiful island. Ooty, the queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district, is one of the most popular tourist destination of Tamil nadu.
The perfect sunset of beautiful beache in Kanyakumari and Vivekananda Memorial are the most exotic places to visit in Tamil Nadu.
Kanchipuram, Kodaikanal, Madurai, Mahabalipuram, Yercaud, coimbatore are some of the major destination to visit. Tamil is the sole official language of Tamil Nadu, while English is declared an additional official language for communication purposes. It is known for its rich tradition of literature, art, music and dance which continue to flourish today. Tamil Nadu is a land most known for its monumental ancient Hindu temples and classical form of dance Bharata Natyam. Pongal or Makara Sankranti is a four-day harvest festival which is one of the most widely celebrated festivals throughout Tamil Nadu. Idli, Dosa, Sambhar, Variety of Chutney, Idiyappam, Vadai Santhakai/Sandhavai, Athirasam, Chakkarai Pongal and Kuli Paniyaram are some of the famous items of Tamil nadu. Salem is renowned for its unique mangoes, where as Madurai is the place of origin of milk dessert Jigarthanda and Palani is known for its Panchamirtham. Coffee and tea are the staple drinks.