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Famous Cities in Tamil Nadu

Chennai

Chennai is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is one of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centres in South India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the fourth-largest city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India.

Coonoor

Coonoor is a Taluk and a municipality in the Nilgiris district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for its production of Nilgiri tea. It is an ideal base for a number of trekking expeditions leading into the Nilgiris. The Nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport about 79 km from Coonoor town.

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means 'The Gift of the Forest'. Kodaikanal is referred to as the 'Princess of Hill stations' and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination.

Nagercoil

Nagercoil is a town in the southernmost Indian state of Tamil Nadu and a municipality and administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari District. The city is situated close to the tip of the Indian peninsula, locked with the Western Ghats on all sides. The land is surrounded by hills and lush green paddy fields. It is also known for different varieties of bananas. Nagercoil is a land of great traditional and cultural significance.

Rameswaram

Rameswaram is a town and a second grade municipality in the Ramanathapuram district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka.

Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli also called Tiruchi or Trichy, is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Tiruchirappalli District. The most prominent historical monuments in Tiruchirappalli include the Rockfort, the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam and the Jambukeswarar temple at Thiruvanaikaval.

Chengalpattu

Chengalpattu is located on the GST Road and southwest of Kanchipuram in Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu, India. Kolavai Lake is the second largest lake in the Kanchipuram District after Madhuranthagam Lake. Kolavai Lake is well known for its perennial nature. The lakes beauty can be experienced by taking a train from the Chengalpattu station to Paranur.

Courtallam

Courtallam is a town in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. The numerous waterfalls and cascades along with the ubiquitous health resorts in the area have earned it the title the Spa of South India. The falls carry a good amount of water only when there is a rain on the hills. Season begins from June of every year till September.

Covelong

Covelong is a fishing village in Chennai, India. The Dutch built a fort in Covelong during the colonial times, which today has been made the Taj Fishermans Cove, a private luxury beach resort. An ancient Catholic church on the beach is another attraction. There is also a Dharga & temple nearby the beach.

Cuddalore

Cuddalore is a city which is the headquarters of the Cuddalore District in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Pataleeswarar temple built during the 7th century and dated a millennia earlier is the most prominent landmark in Cuddalore. The Devanathaswami Temple is another Hindu pilgrimage site around Cuddalore. Silver Beach is a 2 km long beach located in Cuddalore and is another prominent visitor attraction of the town.

Dindigul

Dindigul is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative headquarters of the Dindigul district. Located between the Palani and Sirumalai Hills, Dindigul has a reserved forest area of 85 hectares.

Erode

Erode is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Erode is an agricultural and textile hub. It is one of the largest producers of turmeric in India and is a major producer of hand-loom and knitwear. The city is built around a demolished fort.

Hosur

Hosur is an Industrial town and a municipality in Krishnagiri district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the largest town in the Krishnagiri District of Tamil Nadu and is the headquarters of the Hosur taluk.

Karaikudi

Karaikudi is a municipality in Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is part of the area commonly referred to as Chettinad and has been declared a heritage town by the Government of Tamil Nadu, on account of the palatial houses built with limestone called karai veedu.

Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam is a town in the Thanjavur district in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town is bounded by two rivers, the Kaveri River to the north and Arasalar River to the south. Kumbakonam is known as a temple town due to the prevalence of a number of temples here and is noted for its Mahamaham festival which attracts people from all over the globe.

Chidambaram

Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters of the Chidambaram taluk. The town is believed to be of significant antiquity and has been ruled, at different times, by the Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Later Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Marathas and the British.

Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram a otherwise known as Kanchi is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, it is the administrative headquarters of Kanchipuram District. Kanchipuram is well-connected by road and rail. Chennai International Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport to the city, which is located at Tirusulam in Kanchipuram district.

Madurai

Madurai is a major city and cultural headquarters in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Madurai District and the 31st largest urban agglomeration in India. Madurai is the third largest city by population in Tamil Nadu. Located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai has been a major settlement for two millennia and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

Namakkal

Namakkal or Namagiri is a town and a municipality in Namakkal district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the first ISO 14001-2004 certified municipality in Asia for environmental management, specifically the provision and maintenance of water supply, solid waste and sewage management, town planning, lighting and other social services.

Srirangam

Srirangam is an island and a part of the city of Tiruchirapalli, in South India. Srirangam is bounded by the Kaveri River on one side, and the Kaveri distributary Kollidam (Coleroon) on the other side. Srirangam is home to a significant population of Srivaishnavites.

Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai is a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Roadways are the major mode of transport in Tiruvannamalai, while the town also has rail connectivity. Chennai International Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport to the town.

Mayiladuthurai

Mayiladuthurai is a town in Nagapattinam district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Mayiladuthurai is known for the Mayuranathaswami Temple, a prominent Shaivite shrine. All the Hindu holy rivers in India are believed to converge in Mayiladuthurai every year on New moon day in the Tamil month of Aippasi (November–December).

Mettur

Mettur is an industrial and tourism town located in the Salem district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is best known for the Mettur Dam. Mettur is also called the Aluminium city of Tamil Nadu. There is a park located at the base of Mettur Dam, where you can see Snake park, Deer park, and the beautiful scenery of the dam along with spicy fish curry.

Nagapattinam

Nagapattinam is a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Nagapattinam is the base for tourism for Sikkal, Velankanni, Poompuhar, Kodiyaikkarai, Vedaranyam, Mannargudi and Tharangambadi. A Buddhist pagoda was built under Chinese influence by the Pallava king and the town was frequented by Buddhist travelers. Kayarohanaswami Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva.

Palani

Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu. The Palani Murugan Temple dedicated to Hindu war God Kartikeya is situated on a hill overlooking the town. Palani is home to one of the most sacred shrines of the Lord Muruga, the Thandayudhapani Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. Besides this, right at the foot of the Sivagiri is a small shrine dedicated to the god Ganapathi.

Pollachi

Pollachi is a town and a taluk headquarters in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu state, India. Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Western Ghats near Pollachi. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the valley between the Anaimalai Hills of Tamil Nadu and the Nelliampathi range of Kerala.

Pudukkottai

Pudukkottai is the administrative headquarters of Pudukkottai District in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a small town located on the banks of River Vellar. Brahadambal and Shiva Temple located in the main town.

Salem

Salem is a city in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town and the surrounding hilly regions were part of the Chera dynasty and was part of the trade route with Roman empire. It was later governed by Poligars, who built temples and forts in and around the city. Salem has a number of Hindu temples.

Sathyamangalam

Sathyamangalam is a town and municipality in Erode district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It lies on the banks of river Bhavani, a tributary of Kaveri in the foothills of the Western Ghats. Bhavanisagar dam is located on the Bhavani River 16 km west to Sathyamangalam. Bannari Amman temple is one of the famous Amman temples in Tamil nadu and it is located in Bannari near Sathyamangalam.

Sivakasi

Sivakasi is a city and municipality in Virudhunagar District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town is known for its fire cracker, match and printing industries. Badhrkali Amman temple is one of the most prominent landmarks of the town.

Coimbatore

Coimbatore is a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the banks of the Noyyal River surrounded by the Western Ghats, it is the second largest city in the state after Chennai and 16th largest urban agglomeration in India. It is the largest city in the Kongunadu region.

Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is a town in Kanyakumari District in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The name comes from the Devi Kanya Kumari Temple in the region. It is the southernmost tip of peninsular India. Kanyakumari town is the southern tip of the Cardamom Hills, an extension of the Western Ghats range.

Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, around 60 km south of the city of Chennai. It is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and Ptolemy (140 CE), from where ancient Indian traders sailed to countries of South East Asia.

Ooty

Ooty is a town and municipality in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 80 km north of Coimbatore and is the capital of the Nilgiris district. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills.

Thanjavur

Thanjavur is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur.

Vellore

Vellore is a city and the administrative headquarters of Vellore District in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the banks of Palar River in the north-eastern part of Tamil Nadu and has been ruled, at different times, by the Pallavas, Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire, Rashtrakutas, Carnatic kingdom, and the British.

Thiruvarur

Thiruvarur is a town and municipality in Tiruvarur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town is known for the Thyagaraja temple, and the annual chariot festival held in the month of April. The temple chariot of the Thyagaraja temple, weighing 300 tonnes and measuring 90 feet tall is the largest temple chariot in Tamil Nadu. The Kamalalayam temple tank covers around 33 acres, making it one of the largest in the country.

Thoothukudi

Tuticorin is a port city in Thoothukudi district next to tirunelveli city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The city lies in the Coromandel Coast off Bay of Bengal. Thoothukudi is known as Pearl City due to the pearl fishing carried out in the town. It is a commercial seaport which serves the inland cities of Southern India and is one of the sea gateways of Tamil Nadu.

Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Tirunelveli is also known for halwa, a sweet made of wheat, sugar and ghee. Near the city are regional tourist attractions such as the Manimuthar and Papanasam Dams, the Ariakulam and Koonthakulam Bird Sanctuaries, Manjolai and Upper Kodaiyar.

Tiruppur

Tiruppur is a city in the Kongu Nadu region of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the banks of Noyyal River. Tiruppur is a major textile and knit wear hub contributing to 90% of total cotton knit wear exports from India. Major temples in Tiruppur were built during the reign Cholas and Pandyas. Sukreeswarar Temple, is a 10th-century temple situated at the outskirts of Tiruppur is considered one of the four Sirpa Sthalangal in Kongu region.

Valparai

Valparai is a Taluk and hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is located 3,500 feet above sea level on the Anaimalai Hills range of the Western Ghats. There are 40 hairpin bends on the way up to Valparai from Azhiyar. Valparai is a mid-elevation hill station. The tea plantations are surrounded by evergreen forest. The region is also a rich elephant tract and is known to have many leopards.

Velankanni

Velankanni is a panchayat town in Nagapattinam district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Velankanni has one of the countrys biggest Catholic pilgrimage centres, the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health.

Virudhunagar

Virudhunagar, formerly known as Virudhupatti, is a town and the administrative headquarters of the Virudhunagar district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Yelagiri

Yelagiri is a hill station in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, India, situated off the Vaniyambadi Tirupattur road. Located at an altitude of 1,110.6 metres above Mean Sea Level, the Yelagiri village is surrounded by orchards, rose-gardens, and green valleys. Yelagiri is one of the famous places for trekkers in India.

Yercaud

Yercaud is a hill station in Salem District, in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1515 metres above sea level, and the highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, at 5,326 feet. The hill station is named owing to the abundance of forest near the lake, the name signifying Lake Forest.





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