South India & Kerala - Tamil Nadu & Chennai (Chapter)
This is the Tamil Nadu & Chennai chapter from Lonely Planet’s South India & Kerala guide-book.
Tamil Nadu is dynamic. Fire-worshipping devotees who smear tikka on their brows in Tamil temples may then head off to IT offices to develop new software applications – and afterwards unwind in a stylish nocturnal haunt in rapidly modernising Chennai (Madras).
- soak up the unique Franco-Indian style of Puducherry (Pondicherry)
- climb into the cool forests of the Western Ghats at Kodaikanal or Ooty (Udhagamada-lam)
- admire the magnificence of Chola architecture at Thanjavur’s Brihadishwara Temple
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Chennai (Madras), Northern Tamil Nadu, Mamallapu-ram (Mahabalipuram) Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Kanchipuram, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Gin-gee (Senji), Puducherry (Pondicherry), Auroville, Central Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram, Kumba-konam, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Trichy (Tiruchirappalli), Southern Tamil Nadu, Chettinadu, Madurai, Rameswaram, Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin), The Western Ghats, Kodaikanal (Kodai) & around, Coimbatore & around, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Ooty (Ootacamund, Udhagamandalam) and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.
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