Egypt is described by the historians as the "Cradle Of Civilization and Greece, the birth place of great scholars and philosophers. The entire region of South India can be symbolized as a fusion of both. The genesis of civilization in Tamil Nadu dates back to several millennium. Sangam classics of Madurai through light on the history of Tamil Nadu. The South India was ruled for several centuries under the control Chera, Chola and Pandiyas. The Pallavas ruled after the second quarter of 4th century. They progressed the monolithic temples in Dravidian style of Architecture, which are even seen in Mahabalipuram. Tamil Nadu has a coast line of 1000 Kilometers. Tamil Nadu is also the land of splendid festivals and the most important one is Pongal, the harvest festival. Besides 'Varushapirapu' (Tamil New Years Day) and 'Karthikai Deepam' are celebrated on grand scale. The Karnatic music ('Tamil Issai'), shimmering silk of Kanchipuram and the other handicrafts shoppers delight. The language spoken is Tamil, very ancient language of India. Tamilians are hard workers. In general, all class of people are very intellectual.
Chennai is the administrative capital of the state previously called as Madras. The old 'Chennai Maanilam' is now known as Tamil Nadu. Before the year 1956 the complete South India was called as Madras Presidency. The present Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh were in its control with one Chief Minister and a Governor. Off course Travancore, Cochin, Mysore and Hyderabad exclusively remained as kingdoms.
Chennai is blessed with a second largest beach of the world, Marina in Bay Of Bengal. It is the fourth largest city of India and the largest city in South India since rule of British. Chennai is well accomplished with all sorts of major industries both in public and private sectors. In the Information Technology Chennai ranks 3rd place in India. Many foreigners are attracted by Tamil Nadu for it's lively atmosphere to lay Tidal Parks in the east coast of the city. In literacy Tamil Nadu ranks 2nd place in India. The state is self sufficient in the production of electricity and even lending to other state like Karnataka. It is well connected with roadways, railways and airways. Chennai ranks first place in the production of motor cars in India. Very proudly known as Detroit Of South.
Tourist Sight Scenes
A snake park of Guindy, a Zoo at Vandalur, Aringar Anna Zoological park, the Government Museum, Egmore, Art Gallery, 'Valluvarkottam' (Spacious Auditorium), Birlla Planetarium and Gandhi Mandapam and few more spots worth visiting in Chennai. It is one of the major ports of India in East Coast.
Major Cities Of Tamil Nadu
Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy and Salem are the major cities of Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore is called the Manchester of South India for textile mills and also lot of private sector industries. The rest of the above cities are commercially industrially economically civilized. They are well connected by road and railways. Almost all the cities are possessed with good restaurants and private accommodation for the stay of tourist at affordable cost.
Temple Cities and Religious Centers of Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram, Mahaballipuram, Chidambaram, Tiruvannamalai, Madurai, Rameswaram, Tanjore, Kumbakonam, Srirangam, Trichy rock fort are the places of Big Towered temples in Dravidian style of Architecture. Nagore Dharga (Muslims holy place) Nagapattinam where magnificent coastal basilica of Velankanni (the goddess of health) is situated. As per mythology the 'Aru Padai Veedugal ' of Lord Muruga (Six stations of battalions) are located in the following places,
Health Resort Places
Ooty, Kodaikannal, Yercaud and Yelagiri
Wild Life Sanctuary
Anamalai and Mudhumalai are important wild life sanctuaries. Vendanthangal is world's sanctuary for the varieties of International birds.
Climate of Tamil Nadu
Almost tropical except in the months of October, November, December and January.
Rice, sugar cane, groundnuts and millets.
It is in the southern most tip of Indian Sub Continent. It is the land end of India surrounded by three seas, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean which is very remarkable for sunset and sunrise. The conical coast is adorned by Shrine Of Kanniyakumari Amman, saint Thiruvalluar's huge statue, Gandhi Mandapam and Swami Vivekananda rock attracts many tourist all over India and even from abroad.