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Tamil Nadu destinations

Coonoor

Coonoor

Coonoor Situated at an altitude of 2000 ft and only 17 kms from Ooty. The main attraction is the Sim's Park and Viewpoints and picnic spots around Coonoor include Lambs Rock, Lady Canning's Seat, Dolphin's Nose, St Catherine Falls.

OOTY Toy Train

OOTY Toy Train

Udhagamandalam is connected to Mettupalayam by narrow guage mountain train. One of the most picturesque train rides of India, the train goes through several tunnels, over waterfalls,edge of cliffs, tea estates, etc. While coming up, the nostalgic steam engine pushes the coaches from behind and while going down, the engine goes in reverse pulling the coaches. A ride on this scenic train route is a must.

OOTY

OOTY

Ooty (100Km/3Hrs from Coimbatore )
Called the 'Queen of Hill Stations' picturesque, green Udhagamandalam better known as Ooty is the most popular hill stationin the South India. Located in the Western Ghats at a height of 2240m. This is the most beautiful locations in Tamil Nadu .Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like conifers, eucalyptus, pine and wattle dot the hillside in Udhagamandalam and its environs.Take a toy train to enjoy the locales of Ooty Mettupalayam Udhagamandalam

MADURAI

MADURAI

Madurai (175Km/ 4Hrs from Rameshwaram and 215Km /5Hrs from Coimbatore)
Madurai, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu is situated on the banks of the river Vaigai. An ancient city, more than 2,500 years old, Madurai is built by the Pandiyan King Kulasekhara in the 6th century BCE. The city is said to have its name from the drops of nectar (Mathuram) that fell from Shiva's locks when he came to bless its people for constructing a temple for him. Originally named Madhurapuri or the 'land of nectar', the name later was modified as Madurai.Visit Madurai Meenakshi temle and make an excursion to Kodaikanal.

RAMESWARAM

RAMESWARAM

Rameshwaram (175Km /4 Hrs from Madurai)
Rameshwaram is an island in the shape of a conch in Indian peninsula and is a very important pilgrim centre for the Hindus. Here Lord Rama, built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita and worshipped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of killing Ravana. One of the 12 Jyothirlinga's is here.

CHENNAI

CHENNAI

Chennai (270Km/6Hrs from Bangalore and 610 Km from Hyderabad)
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu is the 4th largest metropolis in India. Located on a 17km stretch of the Coramandel coast, the city is trisected by the waters of Cooum and Adyar and the Buckingham Canal. Visit Marina beach,Kapileshwar and Parthasarathy Temples along with the local sightseeing.

MAMALLAPURAM

MAMALLAPURAM

Mamallapuram (55 Kms/ 2Hrs from Chenai)
On the shores of Bay of Bengal, Mamallapuram was once a port city of the Pallava rulers. The temples and sculptures of that period create a distinctive mix of history and natural splendor. The monuments showcase excellent Dravidian temple architecture and Pallava art.

PONDICHERRY

PONDICHERRY

Pondicherry (160Kms/4 Hrs from Chennai)
Pondicherry is a mix of spiritual aura, French colonial heritage, Tamil culture and the cosmopolitan flair of many nationalities in a small but varied town. Colonial buildings, along a grid of straight clean streets and house the French institutions,houses and the huge premises of the famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

THANJAVUR

THANJAVUR

Thanjavur(60km/2Hrs from Thiruchirapalli 340Km/7Hrs from Chennai)
Thanjavur is well-known throughout the world for being the home of the Brahadeeswara temple, the magnificent palace, Rajah Serfoji's Saraswathi Mahal Library, Art Gallery and also for its exquisite handicrafts

TRICHY

TRICHY

Tiruchirappalli(60km/2Hrs from Thanjavur 320Km/7Hrs from Chennai)
This city is situated on the banks of the Kaveri river and it was a citadel of the early Chola rulers which later fell to the Pallavas kings. Offer prayers at Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

KODAIKANAL

KODAIKANAL

Kodaikanal (130 Km/ 4Hrs from Madurai and 180Km from Coimbatore)
Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station situated at an altitude of 2133m on the southern tip of the upper Palani hills in the Western Ghats. Blessed with wide variety of flowers, among which is the famous Kurinji flower, which blooms once in twelve years. Kodai's most enchanting sights include the star shaped lake, spread over an area of 24 hectares.

KODAIKANAL SIGHTSEEING

KODAIKANAL SIGHTSEEING

Kodaikanal
Today visit Coaker's walk which is about 1 km from the lake and it provides very picturesque view of the plains as well as scenic valleys that is sure to bring a joy in the minds of the visitors later visit Berijam Lake, Bryant Park and Bear Shola Falls offer your prayers at Kurinji Andavar Temple.

COIMBATORE

COIMBATORE

Coimbatore (350km/8Hrs from Chennai 100Km/3Hrs from Ooty )
The city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal and is known as the textile capital of South India. Coimbatore existed even prior to the 2nd century AD as a small tribal village capital called Kongunad .Visit Palani - Lord Muruga Temple (100Km) - buy some cottons from Tirruppur (60Km)

YERCAUD

YERCAUD

Yercaud (190km/4Hrs from Coimbatore and 35Km/1Hrs from Salem )This quiet little hill station on the Shevaroy hills of the Eastern ghats is the only one of its kind in northern Tamil Nadu. It is as enchanting and picturesque as the hill stations with trekking as one of the most pleasurable ways to pass time.Also Visit Lake, Lady's Seat, Killiyur Falls, Pagoda Point, Arthur's Seat, Kaveri Peak and the Shevaroyan temple.