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List of Popular Cities And Districts In Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is one of the largest states in India by area, the sixth largest state according to the Human Development Index.

The second largest state economy in India after Maharashtra. Its official language is Tamil, one of the longest surviving classical languages ​​in the world.

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OOTY TAMIL NADU

Ooty is also known as Ootacamund. Ooty is a Hill Station, Tourist visit here to enjoy the weather of Ooty. Nilgiris is a city and municipality in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris district. This city is packed with traditional and colonial style buildings, creating the perfect blend of old and new.

Blue skies, green hills and valleys and a pleasant climate make this place the jewel of the Nilgiris (Blue Mountains) and one of the most attractive tourist destinations in South India.

With tea and coffee plantations, eucalyptus forests, conifers and shola forests, Ootacamund is the perfect place for nature lovers.

This place is so famous for its beauty that it is also called the “Queen of Hill Stations” and “India’s Switzerland”. Ootacamund, Ooty or Udhagamandalam (as it was formerly known) is a popular summer residence for the British as well as the capital of the Madras Presidency in British India.

This place has many architectural wonders thanks to its colonial heritage. The highlight is the Raj Bhavan, or Government House, a spacious cream-coloured bungalow with an incredible ballroom. It was the former residence of the governor of Madras and attracts tourists from all over the area.

The best way to explore this mountain town is by train, which traverses some of the steepest roads in Asia. From an altitude of 1,069 meter’s to a height of 2,203 meter’s, the railway passes through some incredible and fascinating places and allows you to observe the fabulous mountainous terrain, its green hills and gorges.

Some of the scenic stops on this train are Coonoor, Wellington and Lovedale. Ooty is primarily inhabited by the Toda tribe, who have called this area their home for centuries.

Botanical Garden Ooty

A botanist founded the Government Botanical Garden, Udhagamandalm, in 1848. On the slopes of Doddabetta Mountain lies the Government Botanical Garden at an altitude of 2,500 metres

This  garden is divided into six different areas: the lower garden, the Italian garden, the new garden, the winter garden, the fountain terrace and the tree nurseries. Here we find lush vegetation, manicured lawns, rare and exotic species of plants and a wide variety of flowering shrubs and plants of different shades.

The garden is a living gallery of the natural flora of the Nilgiris Mountains and an ideal place for a day trip. Look out for the features you can find in this garden, such as the Mediterranean cork oak the Araucaria, a 20 million year old petrified tree, and much more.

The Italian garden borders a pool of clean water and the fern house houses a wide variety of orchids and ferns. Every year in the month of May, the Horticultural Department of Tamil Nadu holds a flower show showcasing the garden’s rare plant species and lush flora.

The Government Botanic Garden was established in 1848 by renowned architect William Graham McIvor. It was established with the aim of offering British residents vegetables at a reasonable price. The garden is currently maintained by the Horticulture Department of Tamil Nadu.

COIMBATORE

The city, one of the largest in Tamil Nadu, is surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage sites and is an eclectic cultural extravaganza.

An integrative thread in the state’s traditional textile industry, Coimbatore is the Centre of the world-famous ‘Village Cot’ sarees and exquisite gold and diamond jewelers, earning it the nickname of the Manchester of the South.

Dotted with picturesque waterfalls surrounded by rolling green hills, Coimbatore boasts a pleasant year-round climate thanks to the Palghat Gap in the Western Ghats, which ensures a steady stream of cool wind blows through.

Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

The Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of ​​958 km2 and is located in the southern part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in the Anamalai Hills. The main tourist area is known as Cima Resbalón and lies at an altitude of between 350 and 2,400 metres above sea level.

The landscape consists mainly of densely forested hills, rolling grasslands, plateaux and deep valleys sheltering rich evergreen and semi-evergreen forests and broadleaf canopies. There is teak, rosewood, and several different tropical species in the semi-evergreen and humid habitats.

The sanctuary is home to nearly 8,000 plant species and is home to 500 species of resident and migratory birds. Some of the popular wildlife that you can admire here are panthers, elephants, sloth bear, flying squirrel, wild bear, wild dog, etc.

The sanctuary is also known as the Indira Gandhi Sanctuary and National Park. The protected area was declared in 1974 and nearly 108 km2 of three of its habitats including Karian Shola, Grass Hills and Manjampatty were designated as national parks in 1989. This sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 2008. It is 90 km away from Coimbatore.

KANCHIPURAM

Kanchipuram is a Tamil word derived from two words “Kanchi” and “-puram”, which mean “Brahma” and “residential place” respectively.

Synonymous with spirituality, serenity and silk, Kanchipuram, the city of temples in Tamil Nadu, is dotted with ancient temples that are architectural marvels and a feast for the eyes.

This historic city on the banks of the Vegavathy River once had 1,000 temples, of which only 126 remain (108 Shiva and 18 Vaishnava).

Temples to be visit in Kanchipuram

  • Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Kailasanatha Temple
  • Kamakshi Amman Temple

KANYAKUMARI

Located at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea, Kanyakumari, the tip of India’s V Peninsula, is a surreal tourist destination. Located on the southern fringes of Tamil Nadu, Kanyakumari is unique in its heavenly bliss of seeing the sunset and moonrise at the same time. As the fiery orb of the sun dips into the sea and paints the sky myriad shades of red and orange, the moon rises silvery on the other side. This ethereal phenomenon can be observed on a full moon night and is larger and more special during the months of April-May when the moon and sun face each other on the same horizon. Boasting natural wonders and historical monuments, Kanyakumari City captivates visitors with its beauty and solitude. Many visitors come to Kanyakumari for its pristine and beautiful beaches. You can enjoy South Indian dishes such as dosas, idlis, vadas and uttapams, all of which are equally popular. A popular centre for arts, culture and religion, this city goes by various names such as Cape Comorin, Kumari Munai and Kumari. Located 705 km from the state capital of Chennai, Kanyakumari was ruled by the Cholas, the Nayaks, the Pandyas and the Cheras at some point in history.



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