Tamil Nadu has been listed in New York Times’ list of 52 destinations in the world to be seen in 2016. In fact it is the only Indian destination that has made it to the list. Temples, beaches, wildlife, rivers, culture, cuisine – the state has it all. The historic destinations here take you to the era of Cholas, Pandyas and Pallavas and the colonial period. Tamil Nadu is one of the few states in India where all the erstwhile colonial powers had their settlements – the Dutch, the Danes, the French, the British and the Portuguese. The cultural capital of India is known for its traditions, art, architecture besides heritage. And if you are a foodie, this is not just the land of idli, dosai and sambar. From Tirunelveli halwa to Chettinadu curries, let your taste buds be in for an experience.
Tamil Nadu isn’t as firmly on the backpacker trail as places like Kerala, Hampi and Mysore in Karnataka and the ever popular beaches of Goa but those who make the effort to come over here will travel through and experience one of the world’s oldest living cultures without feeling like they are on the tourist trail too much.