Best Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Craft galleries

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Handicrafts shopping

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Panch Rathas

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Covelong Beach

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Marina Beach

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Nataraj temple

Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu dedicated to Lord Shiva is a huge temple with magnificent architecture and positive vibe.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Dhyanalinga temple

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Natyanjali Dance festival

Natyanjali dance festival in Tamil Nadu offers you to witness every classical dance form from all around the whole country.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Celebrate Pongal

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Shore Temple

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Bird sanctuary

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Scuba Diving

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

Camping

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Things to do in  Tamil Nadu
Things to do in Tamil Nadu

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.

Also Read: Food of Tamil Nadu : Famous dishes of Tamil Nadu

Priya Goel

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