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Top 10 Things to Do in Tamilnadu

Updated on August 8, 2011

Top things to do in Tamil Nadu

It is always better to know what can you do in a new place that you plan to visit. There must be some unique activities one can do in such places to plan a visit to the unknown place. Tamilnadu is a wonderful place where every year lots of people make a visit because of its unique charm. Other than just seeing some of the beautiful places there, see a list of activities that you can do in this awesome land when you finally make your visit there.


There are several things you can do in Tamil Nadu. Picking up just ten is not an easy task.

1. Go to few of the old temples there and listen to the "harikatha" stories, and also observe their unique architecture.

Tamil Nadu is is the land of temples with towering gopurams that soar above the markets of almost every town.

2. Don't miss an opportunity to see the classical music concert called "kacheri" in the neighborhood parks.

3. If you are a dance lover remember to visit a Kalakshetra to see a live performance of famous Bharata natyam dance.

Bharat Natyam is one of the highly appreciated dance forms of Tamil Nadu. It was originated in the tenth century. It is a classical form of dance performed in rhythmic collage of Bhava, Raga and Tala, in bright and colorful costumes and ornaments. It was once performed by the Devadasis in the temples of South India, but today it is in its height of glory. Bharat Natyam personifies the spiritual charm of the paradise on the materialistic earth.


4. If you are a person visiting historical and religious places include Santhome's Church, St.Mary's Church, the oldest church in Tamilnadu, and Armenian Church where you can learn about the Armenian community who lived there centuries ago, in your list to visit.

5. Visit Fort Museum in Fort St.George located in Chennai.

In 1639 two agents for the English East India Company, acquired a strip of land on lease from the Vijayanagar King and built the Fort St.George. This fort remains of the city’s important landmarks.

6. Take a walk along the small lanes of Parry's Corner, Burma Bazaar, Mint Street and observe the beautiful things and people there. You won't know how the time passes here.

7. If you can manage to get a pass to see the film shooting of a Tamil movie at Kodambakkam or Vadapalani it will be great fun.

8. Keep a day to visit Guindy Park and Snake Park, including Crocodile Park and the Dakshinachitra in Muthukadu, if you have time. You can see the rich cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu here in Dakshinachitra.

9. Enjoy a drive on the beach road, especially in the morning, starting from Royapuram till Besant Nagar and also watch the fishermen at work. About a kilometer to the north of the Elliot's beach is a nice, clean and quiet stretch of the beach, behind the Theosophical Society headquarters. A variety of birds like egrets, pond-herons and flamingoes are seen here.

10. If you love the traditional Indian attire saree visit any of the sari shops like Chennai silk, Nalli Silk, Kumarans etc. and enjoy the enchanting beauty of Indian women clad in the bright and striking colors. If you are tempted to buy one such sari take one with you as a sovenir.


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      lex123 5 years ago

      Tamilnadu is more famous for temples and hill stations. Water falls, Pulicat Lake, Velanganni Church, bird sanctuaries etc are also worth seeing.

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      Deepak 5 years ago

      Is there anything in Tamilnadu other than temples worth seeing (barring Kodai Ooty and Pondicherry)

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      lex123 6 years ago

      Thank you for your visit and for the comment. I'm glad to know that this hub has enlightened you about the cultural traditions of Tamilnadu.

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      H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

      This hub has enlightened me about the rich cultural traditions of Tamilnadu.

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      lex123 6 years ago

      Thank you Prakash for reading the hub and appreciating it, and also for voting it up.

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      s.prakash 6 years ago

      Nice Hub. Thanks to share the information about South India. Really Vote Up and Useful.

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      lex123 6 years ago

      Thanks TickProfessional for reading the hub and commenting. Thanks for voting up.

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      Talha Rehman 6 years ago from Lucknow India

      Wonderful hub...thanks for sharing! Voted up and useful.