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Great Cities of Tamil Nadu

Chennai

Chennai is the fourth largest city in India and the capital of Tamil Nadu state. Chennai has the Bay of Bengal bordering its east..........

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Chidambaram


Chidambaram is one of the most ancient and most celebrated shrines in India located in Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu. It is of great religious as well as historic and cultural significance. ..........

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Coimbatore

Coimbatore is one of the most industrialised cities in the state. Popularly known as "The Textile Capital of South India" or "The Manchester of the South", the city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal............

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India and the meeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is famous for its beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters and also as a Hindu pilgrimage............

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal, the charming hill station, is situated at an altitude of about 2,133 meters above sea level with an area of 21.45 sq.km in the beautiful Palani Hills............

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Madurai

Madurai or the "city of nectar" is the oldest and second largest city of Tamil Nadu. This city is located on Vaigai River and has been a centre of learning and pilgrimage for centuries. Legend has it, that the divine nectar falling from Lord Shiva's locks, gave the city its name - Madhurapuri, now known as Madurai.............

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Ooty

Ooty, the queen of the hill stations of South India, is situated in the Nilgiri district. Udhagamandalam is the headquarters of the Nilgiri's district where the two ghats converge..............

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Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram, the temple town of India, is a pilgrimage centre of nationwide importance. Along with being a major pilgrimage for the Hindus, Rameshwaram is a beautiful holiday spot too. The religious island is spread in an area of 61.8 square kilometers, the Ramanatha Swamy Temple occupies major area of Rameshwaram..............

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Thanjavur

Thanjavur is 55 km east of Tiruchirappalli. It is the highly fertile delta of the Cavery River and is known as the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu..............

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Tiruchirappalli

Situated at the head of the Kaveri delta, Tiruchirappalli is the heart of Tamil Nadu,. The city is known for its temple architecture, educational institutions, industries, cigars and cheroots. Amongst handicraft are brassware, handloom textiles, pith models of temples and Rock Fort, wood and clay toys, jewellery, ornamental carved brass and copper plates inlaid with silver (Tanjore plates), brassware, silks, carpets and musical instruments...............

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Yercaud

Yercaud is situated at an altitude of 1,500 metres on the Shevaroy hills of the Eastern Ghats, a little less famous as compared to Ooty and Kodaikanal. Yercaud got its name from the Tamil words, yeri and kaadu, meaning lake and forest respectively..............

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