TAMIL NADU TOURISM:
The center of Dravidian culture and tradition-Tamil Nadu, since the ancient times, has been a hub of architectural legacy and the culture of the state, and isundoubtedly one of the leading tourist places of SouthIndia. Its long and unbroken coast line, edging the Bay of Bengal, thickly wooded forests teeming with wildlife, green farmlands interspersed with rocky wastes and the undulating Western Ghats are the prominent features of this charming tourisme destination. The true essence of Tamil Nadu tourisme lies in its fairs and festivals that are celebrated with immense pride and enthusiasm by the people. Without a tourisme to Tamil Nadu, your holidays in south India shall remain incomplete.
Tamil Nadutours has also been the seat of the ancient dynasties and Pallavas were the one who have left the imprints of their presence in the various temples and monuments of the state of Dravidian culture and tradition . And one of the city in south karaikudi special woodcarving and south Indians basic bulding of palace ancient culture.
The capital of Tamil Nadu, is the gate way to the south and it is the fourth largest city. It represents the distinctive variations to north India in music, dance, art, food, customs, costumes Fort St.George is the most important historical landmark in Chennai. The Fort museum houses the portraits of the past governors,National art gallery, gallery of contemporary arts, Children museum, museum theatre and the Connemane public library are in Government Museums. Victoria memorial houses the art gallery is the fine building Mughal style. Marine Beach is the attractions in Chennai. The tourist enjoys the calm, cool breeze. The samadis of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Tiru.C.N.Aannadurai and M.G.Ramachandran are one among the attractions.Valluvar Kottam, memorial to the greatest tamil poet, is the lake in the heart of the city.
Auroville : Auroville (also called as The City of Dawn) is located around 6 km from Puducherry and accommodates people across 35 nations to live as a community in making a universal city. On the 28th of February, 1968, the International township of Auroville was founded.
While introducing the project, The Mother, President of the Society, declared: "Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity".
The Matrimandir is both the physical and spiritual center of Auroville. Matrimandir, in Sanskrit, means "Temple of the Divine Mother". Its inner chamber is meant to be a place for quiet and concentration, void of any ritual, where anyone can sit to meditate in silence. Matrimandir is a 100-foot-high elliptical sphere resting on four pillars each pillar representing an aspect of the Divine Mother: Wisdom, Strength, Harmony, Perfection. The Matrimandir will be surrounded by a network of 12 gardens and a lake. Matrimandir stands as a living example of human unity in diversity.
The historical French connection is still evident here after a half a century of independence. Puducherry is a visual treat for tourists with its calm spirituality, soft breezing beaches, cobbled streets, elegant houses, the backwaters, temples, churches, mosques, antique furniture gallerie, Cotton textile mills, handmade paper, leather aromatics and particularly pleasant shopping experience. If you want to have a memorable vacation, no doubt, Puducherry is worth spending tourist destination and wonderful place ever.Pondicherry Beaches in Pondicherry are always seen with playing kids and chatting couples who enjoy the coolest air of the bay of Bengal. They are extremely neat and clean with clean water and clear sand. We can see the less-crowded beach, cafes and cottages, highly furnished roads and sideways. Gandhi statue in the beach road is one of the important tourist destinations in Pondicherry. See side buildings are constructed in a way that they do not affect the natural beauty of the beach.
Tourisme in Chidambaram
Chidambaram is one among the ancient, celebrated shrines.Historical and cultural siginificance are felt. The very word Chidambaram means Nataraja Temple. Chidambaram represents the rich cultural heritage of India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Siva, in the form of “cosmic dancer.” This temple of Cholas is meant for the art of Bharathanatiam. The features of this temple are Sivakammiamam temple, the sivaganga tank, and thousand pillars. It is the major pilgrimage of temple. The temple campus houses mandapams, several shrines, etc. It is considered has one among the holy temples in India.Gangai kondacholapuram ; Gangai kondacholapuram is been recognized by UNESCO .It has been erected by the Cholas. The temple stands next to the temples of Tanjore but with its own individuality. The main temple consists of a Santum tower-Sri koil, a rectangular mandpa called Muthamandapam. The interesting part of largest shivalingam-Santum Santorium always remains temperature- controlled
Temples in Kumbakonam is known as “Temple Town” because the town is with numerous temples in and around the town. Kumbakonam is located in the Thanjavur District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, about 313 km away from Chennai on the south, about 90kms from Tiruchi on the east and about 40kms from Thanjavur on the north east. The grand festival of Mahamaham is celebrated every 12 years in kumbakonam. Panchaloha idols, bronze sculptors, exquisite brass wares especially lamps, silk and betel leaves are very famous in kumbakonam. In Kumbakonam town and within a radius of 20kms, 37 of Lord Siva Temples of Chola Nadu and 10 of the Lord Vishnu Divyadesas are found situated.
Tourisme in Tanjore: Tanjore, once the land of Cholas and was later the seats of nayaks and Marathas holds magnificent temples, historical palaces and museums. The architectural skills found are splendid. The prime attractions are the temples of carved stonework. The Dravidian temples are the centres of prime attraction.Temples Sri Bragadeswar, Mariamman, Airavatheeswar form a perfect mix of mythology and devotion.temples here are recognized by the UNESCO. The near by Kumbakonam (36 kms) is famous for Sarangapani, Kumbeswara, Nageswara, ramaswamy,etc.The Mahamagam is clebrated once in 12 yrs.
Madurai Meenakshi Temple : Madurai was ruled by Nayak Emperors, is the oldest cities of India. It held the Sangam period of the Pre-christian era. The tamil literature of these age produced master pieces. Madurai is said to be the king in producing Tamil language and literature. Nakkirer is the hero Sangam Era.The city of Madurai is dominated by Meenakhshi Sundareswara temple. The structure of cosmos is symbolized with concentric rectangular streets found in the temple. It is said people from Rome and Greece made trades with pandya king when they visited Madurai.Later, Madurai became a province of the Delhi Empire, under the Tughlaks. Maduri is the living monuments of Tamil arts and literature. It is also known for its temple.The splendid making of the temples by Nayaks is remarkable. They left a major imprint in Meenakshi Sundaresweer temple. IT houses 12 gigantic gopurams. The temple consists of 110 pillars carrying the figures of peculiar animals with a lion body and an elephant head called “yalli”.
Ooty is known as “Queen of hill stations”. It counts for its unrivalled beauty and everlasting. . The most prominent state in the southern religion is the Mudhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Upper Bhavani is the paradising rich in wildlife habit. The Pykara dam, Pykara falls and Pykara reservoir attracts the tourist. Avalanche is one among the Paradise for nature lovers. It is a beautiful lake with thick shoal, even sunlight cant penetrate. Kotagiri is shielded by the Doddabetta ranges. The climate is very salubrious. Gudalur is the gateway of Nilgiris, is a green carpet.
KodaikanalKodaikanal, in the Palani hills of Tamilnadu, is a bio-diversity rich in flora and fauna. The shoal forest of kodaikanal has a vast range of trees, wide range of insects, birds and wildlife. Besides being a best spot for trucking and photography, it has a large area of agricultural lands. The unique rare kurunji flowers (that last bloomed in 2004)are found here around December once in 12 years.
Tamil Nadu is an ideal destination for the nature lovers and is a repository of many wildlife sanctuaries and hill stations. Some of the popular hill stations in Tamilnadu are Udhagamandalam
(Ooty), Kodaikanal, Yercaud and Coonoor all are in hills station. Some of the wildlife sanctuaries worth watching are Mukurthi National Park & Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. Kanyakumari is one of the prime tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu and is especiallyin wild life, acclaimed for its sunrise and natural beauty. Marina Beach, one of the best known beaches of South India, is also located besides the capital city, Chennai. Tamil Nadu is also recognized for its festivals and the important one being Pongal, which is a four day harvest festival marked with pomp and colorful celebrations. Skanda Sashti and Bhramotsavam ,Vinayagarchurthi,deepawali,are the two other festivals that are also celebrated here with equal enthusiasm Find more information about Tamil Nadu by browsing through the site pondicherrytours.com, which offers helpful travel information on other tourist places of India.
Kerala, one among the seven states, remains unscathed by modernization.
Kerala is a green strip of land, in the South West corner of Indian peninsula. It has only 1.1 8 per cent of the total area of the country but houses 3.43% of the the country's population In 1956, when the states were reorganized, Kerala was formed after tying the princely states of Travancore and Cochin with Malabar, a province under Madras state
It was here, that the famous dance drama Kathakali evolved from an ancient form of Sanskrit drama called Kudiyattan. The highest south Indian peak known as Annamalai peak, is in Idduki district right from the ancient times, it has been irresistible temptations for the tourist. Kerala is an enchantingly beautiful, emerald green land, flanked by the Western Ghats on one side, the Arabian Sea on the other, and strewn with rivers, lagoons, backwaters and rich vegetation in between. For tourist, Kerala offers Nature on a platter. Sandy beaches of Kovalam, blue Lagoons at Veli, Hill stations at Ponmudi and Munnar, backwaters of Kollam and Alappuzha, greenland plantations in the highranges, wildlife, high mountain peaks, picturesque valleys, magnificent forts and intricately decorated temples - Whatever one can ask for. What's more, everyone of these charming destinations is only maximum a two-hour drive from the other. A singular advantage, which no other destination offers.
Hindus are distributed all over the state, including several hill tribes, uralis, ullatam, and mudram. The Christians have the indispensable contributions in the field of education, industry and economical development. Muslims are running the trade in industries. Provided, the state hosts a small colony of Jews. Kerala is known for its music, dance, architecture, painting and all forms of artistic expressions. It has fame for dances like Kathakali, uppana, Krishnanattam, Mohiniyattam, Nakkarissi Natakom, Tiru vathivakali etc.
Kerala is known for its traditional form of ayurdedic medicines. It is the system how to achieve perfect health rather than curing diseases. They practice how to attain the bliss of real life both physically and mentally. Apart from this you have snake boat race and Nehru Trophy boat race.
The tourist places in kerala are thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Malappuram, Kollam, Idukki, kozhikode, wayanad, thrissur, palakkad etc. The state capital is thiruvananthapuram. The city has a lot to offer to the voracious eyes of the tourists. The archictecture seems to compliment the antique monument. The tourist interest here in Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple, Sri Subramani swamy temple, bagavathy temple etc.
Kottyam has many places that would interest the tourist. Mahadeva temple, Sri Krishanswamy and bagavathy temple are the holy places. St.Mary’s Church, St.Mary’s Ferona Church is one among the oldest churches. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary catches the glimpses of all visits.
Kollam is rich in ancient monuments with historical and legendary references. Thenmala abouds in rubber and tea plantations and is a eco tourism spot. Irnakulam and Kochi are inseparable twines. It is the place of historical significance. As we think of festival, spontaneously “Oonam” comes to our mind. It’s celebrated as the beginning of the new year of keralite. Find more information about Kerala tours by browsing through the site pondicherrytours.com, which offers helpful travel information on other tourist places of India.
Andhra Pradash tours
Andhra is the land of art and architecture. The state is fledged with historical events. Andhra is the “Granary of South”. Fine arts and traditional arts are treasured from a very long past. “Banjara Embroidery” is another important craft. Folk paintings and Nirmal paintings finds a predominant place in the series of crafts.
The ancient temple and other historical monuments interest the western visitors, one among the ancient temples at Tirupathi dedicated to Lord Balaji interests the hold devotees. Andhra predash is known for Sri Venkatasware temple at Tirupathi, Birla Mandir at Hyderabad, Bhadrkali temple at Warrangal,thr Bhuddist Vilases at Nagarjunasar and the Sai Baba Ashram at Puttapatrti.It was once the seats of floering Bhuddist- Culture.
Karnataka, the land of splendors, has marked historical events. It stands first in the productions of raw silk. It also fosters many industries. Bangalore is known as garden city and it is one of the clean cities in India. India’s booming computer software is based in Bangalore.
It is sad that almost the dramatic growth of the city destroyed its architectural heritage. Only the high court and the Bangalore club have survived till now. The Colonial-styled bungalows have give way to high-rise commercial buildings. Bangalore is for its Pub culture.
Brindavan is known for being Sai Baba’s summer ashram. Sravanabelagola is home to Asia largest monolithic statue. Statue of Lord Gomateswara towers here. It’s a prominent Jain Pilgrim Centre in Hassan district. In every 12 years, Jain Pilgrim together to celebrate the Head-anointing ceremony. The state is rich with cultural and historical Jain Pilgrim centre. The tourist places of interest in Bangalore are Cubbam Park, Lalbagh, Tipu’s Fort, Venkatappa Art Gallery and Bull Temple etc.
Mysooru (or) Mysore
The architecture of buildings in Mysore is a wonderful mixture of Mughal and Chalukayas. Mysore was the old capital of Karnataka. Even today it is known for its traditional and culture. Its Maharaja's Palace and Brindavan gardens are known all over the world. None of the tourist would miss any of these two interesting destinations while their trip to Mysore. The glorious Dasera festival is celebrated by the people of all walks of life. Other important sights in Mysore are Chamundi Hills, Mysore zoo, St. Philomena’s Church and the Lake of Thousand Tights.
The pearl of the east," Goa is known for its Gothic churches, crumbling forts, palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, ferry rides, bubbly folk music� the list is endless! With its 131-km-long coastline, Goa is an important locale in every tourist's itinerary. Sun, sand and sea being the major attractions, Goa is a perfect heaven for the ones who need and want relaxation.
Situated on the western coastline of India, the Union Territory of Goa is sandwiched between the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The capital Panaji is at a distance of 592 km from Bangalore and 593 km from Mumbai. The waters of the Arabian Sea wash the coastline of Goa. It is split into two districts-North Goa (STD Code: 0832) and South Goa (STD Code: 0834). North Goa includes the capital city of Panjim, the former capital of Old Goa, Fort Aguada and Candolim, Chapora, Vagator, and the beaches Calangute, Anjuna, and Baga. South Goa includes Vasco da Gama Bogmalo, Margao, Colva and Benolem. Being near to the sea, Goa enjoys a maritime climate, with April and May being very hot.
Goa was a part of the Mauryan Empire, around 3rd century BC. The Satvahanas of Kolhapur, and later the Chalukyas of Badami, took over the governance. Other dynasties followed, including a short-lived Muslim invasion, until the Vijaynagar Empire established itself for almost a century. This era, too, ended with the arrival of the Sultans of Gulbarga, from whom the rule passed on to the Adil Shah of Bijapur. Soon, the Dutch, English, French and Portuguese, all began struggling for its possession. Ultimately, in 1510, the Portuguese conquered Goa, with Alfonso de Albuquerque leading the invasion. Having ruled for around four centuries, in 1961, fourteen years after the country's independence, the Portuguese had to leave Goa.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is synonymous with eco tourism and perfect place for wick your hustle and bustle life style. The island is splendid with the sheltered waters of Bay of Bengal. All kinds of worships are practiced here. They often conduct folk rituals and follow taboo customs. Some remarkable temples are Malaka Murugan temple, Sri Vetri Malai Murugan, Rajastan Temple, and Sri Shridi Sai Baba Temple.
AAm-Kunj Beach has very strong and high waves. Aberdeen water sports complex has the facilities for safe and adventurous water sports.
Car Nicobar is a flat fertile island covered with clusters of coconut palms and enchanting beach. The historical Cellular Jail is the pilgrimage destination of freedom fighters. Each and every island has its won treasures and pleasures
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