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Tamil Nadu
Capital
Chennai
Area
130058
Languages
Tamil
Population
72138958
One of the southernmost states of the Indian peninsula, Tamil Nadu (State of Tamil Nadu) is a treasure house of natural resources, various art forms and magnificent Dravidian temple architecture. It contains numerous hill stations, beaches, temples, of which eight are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Tamil Nadu (State of Tamil Nadu) holds the title of being the most urbanised state of India and happens to be the 2nd thrgest contributer to the country's GDP . Home to the Tamils since 500 BCE, Tamil Nadu (State of Tamil Nadu) has a very rich historical heritage. This state has one of the longest continuous habitations in India, dating back to the Neanderthal period. Majorly a Hindu dominated state, Tamil Nadu also has a significant percent of population following Christianity, Islam and Jainism. One can find the largest Hindu temples in the world here, eg. Srirangam Ranganathanswamy temple and Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple.

As far as the Biodiversity is concerned, around 2000 species of wildlife are indigenous to this region, and 1/3 of the total flora of India can be found here, the Palmyra tree being the official tree of the state. An amazing variety of different biomes (from beaches, eastuaries, scrub forests to coral reefs, marshes, deciduous forests and rain forests), contribute to the biodiversity. The temperature usually ranges from semi arid to sub humid.

Pongal, a four day harvest festival, is the main festival celebrated here. The Carnatic music, Villuppattu, Bharatnatyam, Karakettam,  and many other art forms make up a colourful potpourri of cultural richness to the state. Tamil Nadu is also home to the second largest film industry (Kollywood) in the country, after Bollywood. The popular Indian sport Kabaddi is known to be originated here. The Chettinad cuisine is especially famous for its spicyness and Ambur region in Tamil Nadu (State of Tamil Nadu) is quite popular for Biryani. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway, the Chola temples, Mahabalipuram are some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, worth visiting.
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fort st. george
Rajaji Salai, Fort St. George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009, India.
☎ +91-44-25670136
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regional railway museum
NH 205, Lakshmipuram, Annanagar East, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
☎ +91-44-26146594
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sri rangam ranga nathar temple
West Uthrai Street, Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620006, India
☎ +91-431-2432246
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Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
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shore temple
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
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kailasnath temple
Kanchipuram Village, Tamil Nadu 631501, India
☎ +91-423-25383333
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karaikkudi
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vivekananda rock memorial
Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vivekananda Kendra, Jetty, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu 629702, India
☎ +91-4652-247012
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shore temple
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India
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pancha rathas
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
 
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