Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Attractions

San Thome Cathedral

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Saint Thomas the Apostle, or ‘Doubting Thomas,’ as he was later called, came to India in 52 AD where he purportedly lived out the remainder of his days. The 16th century Sao Thome Cathedral, built by ...  Read more

St Mary’s Church

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

St Mary’s Church, the small Anglican church within the walls of Fort St George, is the oldest masonry building within the fort. Consecrated in 1680, the church is said to be the first Anglican church ...  Read more

Dakshinachitra

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The heritage village of Dakshinachitra, meaning ‘A Picture of the South,' was established to help preserve the folk art and cultural traditions of southern India, particularly from Tamil Nadu, ...  Read more

Kapaleeshwar Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Near the San Thome Cathedral in the Tamil Nadu capital of Chennai sits the Kapaleeshwar Temple (spelled Kapaleeshwarar or Kapaleshwar too). The most impressive temple in the city by far, ...  Read more

Fort St George

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The British East India Company constructed their first fortress in India in 1640 along a strip of sand on lease from the Raja, allowing them a foothold for expansion in India. The 20-foot (6-meter) ...  Read more

Government Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Government Museum is a bit of a misnomer, as the complex of 6 structures and 46 galleries houses Chennai’s best collection of scientific and artistic artifacts. This includes the most impressive ...  Read more

Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Reminiscent of the Mayan ruins in Central America, a complex of stone temples are all that remain of the eighth century Pallava dynasty along the coast two hours south of Chennai. Shore Temple, ...  Read more

Kanchipuram

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Kanchipuram, the old capital city of the Pallava Dynasty in Tamil Nadu, is one of seven holy pilgrimage sites for Hindus. The Pallava, Chola and Pandyan Dynasties all occupied the area, each trying ...  Read more

Little Mount & St Thomas Mount (Chinnamalai & Parangi Malai)

According to legend, St Thomas, a disciple of Christ, lived out the remainder of his days in a rocky cave, known as Little Mount (Chinnamalai). A small opening near the cave is supposedly the tunnel ...  Read more

Pondicherry

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Sometimes called the French Riviera of the East, the seaside town of Pondicherry operates at a slower pace than nearly any other Indian city. The small city was the largest French colony in India, ...  Read more

Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam was constructed in 1976 as a shrine in memory of poet Thiruvalluvar, author of Thirukkural , a collection of 1,330 rhyming Tamil couplets that expound simplicity of life and set a ...  Read more

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