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Tamil Nadu is a state in the south-eastern part of the Indian Peninsula. One of the four Dravidian states of India, it has had more than 4,000 years of continuous cultural history. Tamil Nadu has some of the most remarkable temple architecture in the country, and a living tradition of music, dance and fine arts. Tamil Nadu is well renowned for its temple towns and heritage sites, hill stations, waterfalls, national parks, local cuisine and the fabulous wildlife and scenic beauty. The state boasts the second largest tourism industry in India with an annual growth rate of 16%. In 2012, Tamil Nadu occupied the second slot in the country in terms of domestic as well as foreign arrivals.

Tamil Nadu with a GDP of $98 million is the fourth largest economy of the country and Tourism is one of the main sources of its revenue. Tourism in the state is promoted by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation headquartered in the capital city of Chennai. Tamil Nadu is a year round tourist destination and the industry is the largest in the country only second to the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh. Approximately 2,804,687 foreign and 111,637,104 domestic tourists visited the state in 2010.

 
 
 

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Popular District Locations of Tamilnadu

1. Chennai
2. Thiruvallur
3. Kanchipuram
4. Vellore
5. Krishnagiri
6. Thiruvannamalai
7. Villupuram
8. Dharmapuri
9. Namakkal
10. Salem
11. Mettur
12. Erode
13. Coimbatore
14. Nilgiris
15. Palani
16. Dindigul
17. Madurai
18. Virudunagar
19. Theni
20. Tirunelveli
21. Cuddalore
22. Kanniyakumari
23. Thoothukudi
24. Ramanathapuram
25. Sivagangai
26. Nagappatinam
27. Pudukkottai
28. Tiruchirapalli
29. Thanjavur
30. Thiruvarur
31. Kumbakonam
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32. Agathiyar Lopamudra Temple , Tirunelveli
33. Paddy Field, Nagercoil
34. Chettinad Palace, Karaikkudi
35. Nagore Temple, Nagappatinam
36. Top Slip Hill Station, Coimbatore
37. Thirumurthy Falls, Coimbatore
38. Bharatha Nattiyam.


 

 
   
 

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Tamil Nadu is famous for its hospitality and its deep belief that serving food to others is a service to humanity as is common in many regions of India.

Tamil people are a Dravidian ethnic group who speak Tamil. Thousands of years ago, urbanisation and mercantile activity along the western and eastern coast of what is today Kerala and Tamil Nadu led to the development of four large Tamil political states (Chera, Chola, Pandya and Pallavas) and a number of smaller states warring amongst themselves for dominance. Between the 3rd century BC and the 3rd century AD, Tamil people also produced native literature that came to be called Sangam literature.

Tamils were noted for their martial, religious and mercantile activities beyond their native borders. Pandyas and Cholas were historically active in Sri Lanka. Pallava traders and religious leaders travelled to South East Asia and played an important role in the cultural Indianisation of the region. Locally developed scripts such as Grantha and Pallava script induced the development of many native scripts such as Khmer, Javanese and Thai.

Tamil visual art is dominated by stylised Temple architecture in major centres and the productions of images of deities in stone and bronze. Chola bronzes, especially the Nataraja sculpture of the Chola period, have become notable as a symbol of Hinduism.

Tamil performing arts are divided into popular and classical. Classical form is Bharatanatyam whereas the popular forms are known as Kuthus and performed in village temples and on street corners. Tamil cinema known as Kollywood is an important part of the Indian cinema industry.

Music too is divided into classical Carnatic form and many popular genres. Although most Tamils are Hindus, most practice what is considered to be folk Hinduism, venerating a plethora of village deities. A sizeable number are Christians and Muslims. A small Jain community survives from the classical period as well.

Tamil cuisine is informed by varied vegetarian and non-vegetarian items usually spiced with locally available spices. The music, the temple architecture and the stylised sculptures favoured by the Tamil people as in their ancient nation are still being learnt and practised. English historian and broadcaster Michael Wood claims the Tamils have been called the last surviving classical civilisation on Earth, without specifying by whom.

Possible evidence indicating the earliest presence of Tamil people in modern day Tamil Nadu are the megalithic urn burials, dating from around 1500 BC and onwards, which have been discovered at various locations in Tamil Nadu, notably in Adichanallur in Tirunelveli District which conform to the descriptions of funerals in classical Tamil literature.

Various legends became prevalent after the 10th century AD regarding the antiquity of the Tamil people. According to Iraiyanar Agapporul, a 10th/11th century annotation on the Sangam literature, the Tamil country extended southwards beyond the natural boundaries of the Indian peninsula comprising 49 ancient nadus (divisions).

The land was supposed to have been destroyed by a deluge. The Sangam legends also added to the antiquity of the Tamil people by claiming tens of thousands of years of continuous literary activity during three Sangams.

This is a list of popular Hindu temples in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, known as Land of Temples. Nearly 33,000 ancient temples, many at least 800 to 1200 years old, are found scattered all over the state. Most of the largest Hindu Temples reside here.

Studded with complex architecture, variety of sculptures, and rich inscriptions, the temples remain the very essence of the culture and heritage of Tamil land, with historical records dating back to at least 3,000 years.

The state also abounds with a large number of temple tanks. The state has 2,359 temple tanks located in 1,586 temples. The government has identified 1,068 tanks for renovation.

The region has a rich cuisine involving both the traditional vegetarian, as well as non vegetarian dishes.

 
   
 

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Popular Food in Tamilnadu

1. Banana Leaf - Tamilnadu Meal
2. Rasam
3. Paruppu Sambar
4. Idly(Steamed rice)
5. Dhosai
6. Uppuma
7. Ven Pongal
8. Idiyappam
9. Rava Kichadi
10. Kozhakattai
11. Kuzhi Paniyaram
12. Adai Doshai
13. Poori
14. Sappathi
15. Uthappam
16. Kothu Parotta
17. Ulundhu Vadai
18. Masaal vadai
19. Potato Bonda
20. Thaalicha Moru
21. Inji Kashayam
22. Arisi Kanji
23. Ragi Koozh
24. Adhirasam
25. Samosa
26. Poli
27. Kesari
28. Halwa
29. Javvarisi Semiya Payasam
30. Biriyani

 

 
     
 

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Variety Hall, Ooty
Ramee Mall, Chennai
Burma Bazaar, Chennai
Hajeemoosa, Madurai
Artful Home, Coimbatore
Fun City Mall, Coimbatore
Chandra Metro Mall, Chennai
Shalimar Weaves, Kodaikanal
Forum Vijaya Mall, Chennai
Phoenix Market City, Chennai
DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu
Express Avenue Mall, Chennai
Apollo Books, Mahabalipuram
Brookefields Mall, Coimbatore
Chennai Citi Center, Chennai

 

 

 
 

The Faraway Tree Gallery, Chennai
Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, Chennai
Little Art Gallery, Mahabalipuram
Skywalk (ampa Mall), Chennai

 

Tibetan Handicraft House, Kodaikanal
Higginbotham's Boostore, Ooty
Sky Blue handicrafts, Mahabalipuram

 
   
 

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