Tamil Nadu is a State in Southern India. It is a state rich in art and culture and its roots run back to over two centuries. Chennai, one of the four metropolitan cities of India, is the capital of Tamil Nadu. Tamil, one of the oldest languages in the world is spoken by 89% of the population in Tamil Nadu. The state is also famed for its great legacy of Dravidian culture, which is visible in every corner of the state. It is adorned with huge range of ancient and amazingly architecture temples, exotic beaches, glittering backwater, lush green hill stations and sizzling panoramas of wildlife sanctuaries.
Tamil Nadu, being a major pilgrimage center, has some of the oldest temples in the world. The Brihadeeshwara Temple in Thanjavur and Airavatheshwara Temple in Kumbakonam were built during the Chola regime, and the Dravidian Architecture is considered to be a marvel. The Pallavas built the monolithic shore temples at Mahabalipuram during their reign in 8th Century, but some of temples were washed away by the sea. Mamalapuram is also famous for ancient shore temples and beaches, Kanyakumari where three seas meet and it is famous for Kanyakumari temple and Vivekanand Rock also. You will also get enchanted when you visit the hill stations of Tamil Nadu like Ooty is a popular hill station which is called as “Queen of Hill Station”. Kodaikanal is another hill station and it fascinates the visitors with its wooden slopes, a beautiful lake as well as it rejuvenates your body, mind and soul from its pleasant climate also.
Some of the best beaches Tamil nadu are:-
Covelong Beach: – The Covelong Beach of Chennai is located at a distance of forty kilometers from the city, Chennai. Covelong Beach of Chennai was built by the Carnatic Nawab.
Covelong Beach in Chennai was once called the hub of the French people in India. Covelong beach is famous for a number of water sports. People can enjoy water sports like wind surfing and swimming which are the popular activities of the tourists.
Mahabalipuram Beach: – This is the most promising place to enjoy nature at its best. Take a stroll here to feel yourself close to nature. The golden sand, the swaying palm trees, refreshing breeze and the lovely ambiance, such is the persona of this mesmerizing destination. Nearby attraction is the impressive Rock Cut Temples, which are famed for their mind-blowing architecture.
Rameshwaram Beach: – Located in Rameshwaram, the holy place where Lord Rama worshiped Lord Shiva, Rameshwaram Beach has a peaceful environment. Enjoy sun-bathing, swimming and amazing views of sunsets and take back ever-lasting memories. Here you can also get a glimpse of dolphins. Quite interesting! A famous attraction located near this wonderful spot is the Ramanathaswamy Temple.
Marina Beach: – Marina beach is one of the most beautiful sea side’s which are present on the Indian Land. It is the second largest beach in the world and is the largest in Asia. This is the main possession of Chennai and the local residents are proud of this seashore. This part of land draws ample of tourists and people from all over the world. It avails them with some everlasting moments which are filled with fun and frolic. They also enjoy the pleasant and soothing atmosphere there. Marina is a dream destination for almost all tourists of the world. Even Marina is having world fame also.
Kanyakumari beach: – The soaring of two seas and one ocean with their tri-coloured water makes the Kanyakumari Beach one of the most attractive beaches of Tamilnadu. It is located at the southernmost tip of India, where three seas-the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet. The strategical location makes it a prominent place in history as well as in religion. The Vivekananda’s Rock, a huge stone arising from the sea is one of the main tourist attractions of this beach. It is believed that Swami Vivekananda once meditated on this rock. And other nearby attractions includes the Gandhi Memorial, the Government Museum and the Swami Vivekananda Kendra.
Elliot beach: – This beach also lies on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu and it is located near Besant Nagar. Usually this beach is the favorite destination for the youth of Chennai. Here at this beach, especially the youth gather in the evening and enjoys till night so it is also known as night beach. Here at this beach you can also enjoy bathing. Usually people opt this beach for the purpose of bathing in Chennai.