See the rich side of Indian culture with a trip to Tamil Nadu. This southern state offers a distinct mixture of both modern and historical lifestyles. Busy cities, such as Chennai, are home to millions of people who enjoy an urban way of life. In fact, this city is the state capital. You can find nearly every comfort here as you acclimate to the Indian subcontinent. When you're well rested, it's time to branch out with some sightseeing.
Hindu temples are famous in Tamil Nadu. Depending on the structure, these temples date back hundreds or thousands of years. Consider your travel plans as you discover landmarks such as the Ranganathaswamy Temple, Brihadisvara Temple or Shore Temple. Reserve enough time for visiting within the temple and exploring the exterior. Their beauty extends far beyond the temple walls.
If you've planned to see a festival, schedule your visit around Pongal. This festival is unique to Tamil Nadu where colorful outfits, amazing animals and wonderful dancers take over the streets. Tamil Nadu is known for its textiles, which makes the festival outfits brilliant to the eye.
Discover a new place and a different side of yourself when you travel to Tamil Nadu this year.