The state of Tamil Nadu is an excellent blend of antiquity and modernity. The cities of the state are the epitome of the rich cultural heritage that dates back to a very ancient period. Most of the cities are known for their exclusive temples and the spectacular architecture that is a part of them. They also exemplify the height of excellence that is depicted in the art and craft represented by unique structures presented by them
Chennai is considered among the fourth largest cities of Tamil Nadu. Also considered the "Gateway to South India", the city is a unique bend of remoteness and modernity. With a traditional soul, the city is draped by the blanket of modern outlook. In the recent decades, Chennai has progressed a lot from industrial and commercial point of views. This city is known for its larger than life temples, monuments, and museums.
Words can't describe the breathtaking beauty of the Coonoor city. It is one of the most sought after hill stations in India and is blessed with paradisiacal surroundings. Its well laid parks, cascading waterfalls, and abundance of flora are its main attraction.
Chidambaram, a city with immense historical and religious significance is one of the most revered cities of Tamil Nadu. Its world renowned temple is popular for its world class architecture. The place is considered among the holiest ones in all over south India. Mahabalipuram is the city of monuments and temples. Its Shore Temple is a beautifully carved structure. Its bas reliefs are worth admiration. Erode, an ancient town, is known for its industries like cotton ginning, automotive parts.
Nilgiris or Blue Mountains paint a paradisiacal picture and are immensely beautiful. Its tea gardens are quiet lovely and the city's attractiveness is the depicted in its majestic mountain ranges and salubrious climatic conditions. Tourists can enjoy trekking while enjoying the company of enchanting nature. The "nectar city" or Madurai is among those cities of Tamil Nadu that are notable for intricate art and architecture of these temples. Meenakshi Temple here is known around the world for its thousand pillars, each one of which is extensively carved. These edifices are the testimonials of the glorious past of the state.
Resting amidst Pali Hills, Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station. Its charming sceneries consist of lovely waterfalls and towering rocks. Poompuhar is known for its excavations that have brought to light the remnants of a well planned city. The archeological remains here are as old as 2000 years. Udhagamandalam or Ooty is the queen of all the hill stations. Known for its botanical gardens, Ooty is a picturesque place to roam about.
Salem is the major industrial center of the state while Tuticorin is the main sea port. Industries that have flourished in Tiruchirappalli include diamond, cigar, wooden carvings, and bangles. It is also a place of sacred temples and shrines. While talking about cities of Tamil Nadu, how can one forget the paradise of beauty, Kanyakumari. Its breathtaking sunsets are captivating enough to attract lakhs of tourists every year.
Rameshwaram is a Hindu pilgrimage center and is linked with Lord Rama. The temple of Ramanatha here is believed to have been built by the Lord himself. Its sheer artistry is seen in its proportion and balance.
Nagore, Vellore, Yercaud, Thanjavur, Dindigul, and Cuddalore are some of the other cities that are worth mentioning here.