Tamil Nadu Trip

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Top hotels in Tamil Nadu

Taj Connemara
Taj Connemara
5 out of 5
Binny Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600002
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,500 per night from 30 Jun to 1 Jul
4.4/5 Excellent! (267 reviews)
"The ambience, staff, maintenance of the hotel was good. Food could improve as they tend to add too much oil. Remedial action taken when I mentioned about ool content. The hotel needs to provide more smaller towels instead of big towels to save the earth and to consume less water to wash a huge towel. ..."

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Taj Connemara
Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort & Spa, Chennai
Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort & Spa, Chennai
5 out of 5
Covelong Beach, Kancheepuram Dist., Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 603 112
The price is Rs10,500 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
4.2/5 Excellent! (187 reviews)
"Family friendly place."

Reviewed on 8 Jun 2022

Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort & Spa, Chennai
The Leela Palace Chennai
The Leela Palace Chennai
5 out of 5
175 Sathya Dev Avenue Extn, MRC Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600028
The price is Rs13,500 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
4.6/5 Exceptional! (420 reviews)
"By the sea and beautiful"

Reviewed on 29 May 2022

The Leela Palace Chennai
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Tamil Nadu Holiday Packages

Culturally distinct from other Indian regions, this southern state harbors a myriad of astounding ancient Hindu temples and colourful shrines.

In many ways, the state of Tamil Nadu feels like a different country. With its own language, history and heritage, and a wonderful collection of opulent religious architecture, its distinctive identity is immediately obvious to anyone arriving from the north. Marvel at the glorious temple architecture, visit old colonial centers, experience the frenetic energy of dynamic Chennai and sample the deliciously spicy cuisine.

This southern state has been shaped by its Dravidian Hindu majority. It was ruled by three major Hindu dynasties who managed to stave off potential Muslim attacks ensuring the region remained a Hindu heartland. In the 18th century, the British eventually established control of most of the region, while the French still managed to hold onto small pockets. Visit the former French colony of Pondicherry today and you’ll still find French-sounding street names, elegant tree-lined boulevards and a noticeable Gallic flavour.

This state is aptly referred to as “the land of temples” and estimates suggest there are more than 30,000 in total. No matter what part you visit, you’re bound to come across an important religious site. Head to Thanjavur to see the UNESCO-listed Brihadisvara Temple, famous for its 216.5-foot (66-metre) tower and its colourful frescoes. Mahabalipuram in Kancheepuramis another popular holy site, and is known for its detailed stone carvings, in particular its enormous elephant sculpture.

Besides temples, there is plenty more to see and experience here. Admire the vivid displays at the Maduraiflower market, lounge on the golden sand beaches on the southernmost Kanyakumari and retreat to the cooler climes of the lush peaks of the Western Ghats.

Be sure to spend a day or two in the lively capital of Chennai, where you can observe the modern urban environment. Here, vendors line the swarming streets and sell cheap local delicacies, including uttapams (lentil and rice breakfast pancakes) and vadas (savoury fritters).

Many international airlines offer services to and from Chennai airport. Hiring driver or renting a car is the easiest way to get around Tamil Nadu, although there are good rail connections between major cities too. Arrange to visit between November and February when the weather is at its most pleasant.

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