Best Things to do in Tamil Nadu
5 months ago
Tamil Nadu has a bunch of interesting things to do, from water sports to jungle safari. It has a perfect blend of different activities according to people and their mood. You can go for trekking if you’re seeking adventure, for kids you can visit museums and amusement parks, for relaxing and enjoying some time in peace beaches are there. So altogether there are many things that you can do in Tamil Nadu. This must be your bucket list to make your trip more memorable without missing anything out.
Boating in Ooty
Ooty is famous for its mesmerizing view which you can enjoy while boating. Also, the houseboat is its main attraction where you can stay and spend time in between the beauty of nature.
You must step into the Craft Galleries in Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu and Chennai and get a glimpse of South Indian culture in their crafts.
Paragliding in Yelagiri
Yelagiri in Tamil Nadu is famous for its sports adventure in which Paragliding is the most popular one amongst all. It is going to be a totally different experience for you to relish this beautiful place.
Trekking in Yelagiri
Every year many trekkers visit Yelagiri as this is one of the best choices for trekking in Tamil Nadu as all the safety measures are properly taken care of by the authority.
Prana Spa in Kodaikanal
This is going to be the best way of taking off your stress after long traveling. This spa will provide you everything that your body needs to relax with lavish ambiance and great hospitality.
Rock Climbing in Coimbatore
Every year a national mountaineering and adventure camp is organized in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. In which many adventure freaks participate from different parts of India to enjoy this event and do rock climbing and reach on the top of the hill.
Coffee plantation in Nilgiri
Many of you must be coffee lovers and would definitely like to see how coffee plantation is done. If you want to see then you must visit here. In Nilgiri, two types of coffee are planted one is Arabica and other is Robusta. You can see how it is made and then flaunt among your friends.
Kishkinta Theme Park
It is a theme park in Chennai, Tamil Nadu with amazing slides for both kids and adults. You can also go for roller coaster rides for thrill. Altogether it is a fun package for everyone.
Trekking in Nilgiris
A Separate base camp is set in Nilgiris for the trekkers. One must take out 6 days to enjoy this trek as it is a very vast area and to experience it in every way, need to give it at least a week.
Many handcrafted items like stone sculptures, rosewood carvings, Tanjore art plates, durries, and many musical instruments are the specialties of Tamil Nadu. You’ll find these alluring pieces of art at a very satisfactory price but if you’ll buy them from any other place, you’ll find it very expensive.
Telescope house in Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal is a delightful place in Tamil Nadu to visit and with this telescope house near to Coaker’s walk, you can see the amazing hills with the telescope.
Sculpture museum in Mahabalipuram
Don’t forget to visit the sculpture museum in Mahabalipuram as it has a huge collection of sculptures and carved stones. The entry fee for this amazing museum is only ₹5 which turns out to be pocket friendly too.
Golf Course Ooty
Playing Golf in between stunning hills of Ooty in Tamil Nadu is a thing that you should not be missed out. This golf course has 21 Golf holes along with that horse riding is also available.
Madras crocodile bank
This is the largest crocodile sanctuary in India where you will find many types of crocodiles even that are near to extinction. This is basically a reptile zoo and you’ll be able to see huge jaw-dropping crocodile species.
Kailasanathar Temple cave
This temple is located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu which was built by the Pallav dynasty. It is the first temple in the South which is made out of sandstones. This temple depicts the culture and traditions of South India through its architecture. Foreigners are not allowed inside the temple, only Indians can visit inside the place.
Panch rathas is also known as Pandava rathas because this place is dedicated to the five Pandavas. According to the abilities of Panch Pandavas there are monuments of animals. In fact, this whole rath is made by carving a single rock which is really astonishing to see the technical knowledge of the people who made it.
Covelong beach is the most popular beach in Chennai, Tamil Nadu as it has a totally different vibe with smooth sand and shore. You can do water surfing here and can also do fishing. People come here on weekends to spend some time peacefully.
Marina beach is just beside the city area which makes it a bit crowded but it is a great place to chill with your companions after a stressful day.
Doddabetta tea factory
Doddabetta tea factory is going to be a great experience for you as you’ll be shown how tea is made out of tea plants and even making chocolate is also shown with a variety of tea and chocolates.
Shopping of Kanchivaram sarees
Kanchivaram sarees are the most popular and most demanded saree of Tamil Nadu. every woman buys at least one saree for sure if she visits South India.
Sea shell museum
Sea shell museum in Mahabalipuram with sea shells of different sizes from around the as well as pearl and fish collection is also there.
Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu dedicated to Lord Shiva is a huge temple with magnificent architecture and positive vibe.
Travelling in toy train
The Toy train runs from Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam. It is a vintage model which runs on coal like trains in 1980.
In between the hills of Boluvampatti Tamil Nadu you will find Dhyanalinga temple where there is a big statue of Lord Shiva in front of which people do meditation. This place is a must visit for anyone who has stepped in Tamil Nadu. You will definitely get amazed by this harmonious place.
Eat on banana leaf
Everyone knows about the culture of South India of having food on banana leaves. Leave about the regular days but if you have visited South India and haven’t followed this culture of wearing dhoti and eating food on the leaves, then you have missed the whole fun.
Kalakshetra music festival
Kalkashetramusic festival is an annual event held in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, from mid-December to January start. In this festival, different instrument players and classical dancers come to show their talent in front of everyone.
Birla Science Planetarium
For kids Birla Science Planetarium in Kotturpuram, Chennai will be the most exciting place to go around as it has many interesting things like Periyar Science, 3D shows, exhibitions, galleries, and parks.
Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
Mudumalai is going to be your best experience for jungle safari. You will get to see many different animals specially tigers while going around into the jungle. Even trekking is also available in this jungle.
Natyanjali Dance festival
Natyanjali dance festival in Tamil Nadu offers you to witness every classical dance form from all around the whole country.
Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu just like Makar Sankranti. In this festival a cow is decorated with flowers and a sweet dish is prepared and offered to god then to the cows and at last the family consumes it.
The Shore temple located at the shore of Bay of Bengal and that is the reason it is called Shore temple. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is one of the oldest temples in the world. It is a rock cut temple along with many fascinating stories.
Visiting Chola Temples
The Cholas ruled South India for a quite long time and have left back many monuments and temples as their signature on this land. You must visit these temples in Tamil Nadu to see the rich culture of Cholas in that time.
In Tamil Nadu there are many bird sanctuaries that you must visit. These sanctuaries help you to see the birds more closely in their natural habitat. You won’t find any other chance to see them so closely.
As Tamil Nadu is flushed with many lakes and beaches, along with river rafting, boating, scuba diving is also available to see the life under water or we can say marine life. It is going to be a great opportunity for you to experience it.
Shopping in Pondy bazaar
Pondy Bazaar is in Pondicherry where a lot of South Indian significant things are sold. Pondy bazaar has a lot of different shops with many decorative materials which you would definitely love to buy.
Camping in Tamil Nadu is famous as you can do camping in forest, on the land on the hill top. It is one of the favorite things to do during weekends as it is a great stressbuster.
Kayaking in Chennai
Kayaking is one of the most favorite water adventure sports for people in Tamil Nadu. Kayaking is a kind of boating which is done by self under the expert guidance. Even the kayaks are given on rent.
Kovai kondattam Amusement Park
Kovai Kondattam amusement park is both wet and dry slides along with roller coasters,water slides and many other slides for both kids and adults. I recommend you not to miss it at any cost. This is a total enjoyment package.
Water sports at paradise beach
At Paradise beach, watersports like, Parasailing, Jet ski ride, bumper ride, banana ride, speed boat and scuba diving is done. So if you love playing in water and doing adventure sports or want to see marine life, you must visit Paradise beach.
Don’t forget to visit each and every place we have mentioned here because if you will miss out on any of it, you might regret it later. Tamil Nadu has got everything that any traveller could ask for.