Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, the southern tip of India is a land of unique culture, with a rich history dating back hundreds of years. While Tamilians are proud about their language ’s classic status, high taste in dance, music and crafts, amazing heritage monuments and ancient temples, you will find equal number of modern cities, hill stations, coastal joints, coupled with a yummy cuisine to take care of your taste buds.

One of the biggest states in India, Tamil Nadu is visited by millions of tourists every single year, and provides them wonderful choices when it comes to planning their journey. From architectural beauties, to sculptures, to paintings, to people’s art (popular music, dance & movies), to meditating spots… this land has it all!
Tamil Nadu Pongal Festival
Pongal is Tamil Nadu's harvest festival, celebrated in the month of January. It is not a one day program, but spread across three or four days, each day having a different reason to celebrate.

Day 1 of Pongal festival is known as "Bogi Pandigai". On this day, Tamilians get rid of their old junk and this prepares them well for the second day, which is called "Suriya Pongal". People pray to sun god and cook a delicious dessert known as "Sakkara Pongal", literally meaning “Sweet Pongal”.

Third day of Pongal is very famous in villages; this is called "Maattu Pongal", means, worshiping the cattle. As these animals (cows, Bulls) help a lot in agriculture, harvest celebration is not complete without giving them due credit.

In some villages, fourth day of Pongal is celebrated as "KaaNum Pongal" with Jallikkattu or Manju Virattu, where the young people compete against bulls and the one who controls them wins a big reward.

Every day of Pongal has different celebration methods, followed religiously for many years. It is a rare experience not to be missed, if you are in Tamil Nadu in the month of January.
Tamil Nadu Mudumalai Elephant Safari
Mudumalai, a national park and an Elephant reserve, has a "Elephant Safari" for tourists. This starts from "Theppakadu", and takes the visitors through a wonderfully scenic route to the interior forest. They can see rare plants, trees and herbs, spot elephants, bears, tigers, peacocks, deer and many other wild animals. This route will also take the visitors to a watch tower, number of view points that will give a unique glimpse of this wide forest area.
Tamil NaduVillage Tour @ Pollachi
Town of Pollachi, located near Coimbatore, has a rare mix of a modern city keeping the village atmosphere intact. Visitors come and stay in Pollachi to take village tours, where they can get a feel of how a Tamil Nadu village looks like and how it works. They visit agricultural fields, see the process of separating rice from paddy, worship in local temples, try the South Indian village food and return with memories for a life time.
Tamil Nadu Cultural Tour @ Chidambaram
Chidambaram, known as the dance city of Tamil Nadu, has a rich culture promoting dance and other fine arts. Its famous Nataraja temple has number of worship traditions, which involve appreciation of music and dance.

Every year, Chidambaram hosts a wonderful dance festival for five days, where more than 300 dancers and artists across the globe participate. One can get a wonderful experience in this single festival, representing various classical dance forms of India such as Bharathanatyam, Kuchupudi, Mohini Aattam, Kathak, Odissi and more.
Tamil Nadu Sri Rangam Temple (Trichy)
Sri Rangam, known as "Thiru Arangam" in Tamil, is home to Sri Ranganatha Swamy, and is one of the largest temples in India. It is considered as primary among the 108 Divya Desams (divine places) that Vaishnavites (followers of Vishnu) must visit. This temple is also very famous for being the place where Kambar, a well known Tamil poet, recited his epic work, 'Kamba Ramayanam'.

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