South India & Kerala - Tamil Nadu & Chennai (Chapter)
This is the Tamil Nadu & Chennai chapter from Lonely Planet’s South India & Kerala guidebook.
Tamil Nadu is the homeland of one of humanity’s living classical civilisations, stretching back uninterrupted for two millennia and very much alive today. But this state, with its age-old trading vocation, is as dynamic as it is immersed in tradition.
- soak up the unique Franco-Indian flair and yoga scene of Puducherry (Pondicherry)
- climb into the cool, misty forests of the Western Ghats at Kodaikanal or Ooty
- admire the magnificence of Chola architecture at Thanjavur’s Brihadishwara Temple
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Chennai (Madras), Northern Tamil Nadu, Chennai to Mamallapuram, Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), Kanchipuram, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Gingee (Senji), Puducherry (Pondicherry), Auroville, Central Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Trichy (Tiruchirappalli), Southern Tamil Nadu, Chettinadu, Madurai, Rameswaram, Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin), the Western Ghats, Kodaikanal (Kodai) & around, Coimbatore & around, Kotagiri, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.
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