India - Tamil Nadu (PDF Chapter)
This is the Tamil Nadu chapter from Lonely Planet’s India 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 in the Tamils’ language, dance, poetry and forms of Hinduism.
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- escape the heat at Kodaikanal or Ooty’s Hill Stations
- admire the crowning glory of Chola temple architecture, the Brihadishwara Temple, in Thanjavur
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Chennai (Madras), Northern Tamil Nadu, East Coast Road, Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai, Puducherry (Pondicher-ry), Auroville, Central Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram, Tharangambadi (Tranquebar), Kumbakonam, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Trichy (Tiruchirappalli), Southern Tamil Nadu, Chettinadu, Madurai, Rame-swaram, Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin), The Western Ghats, Kodaikanal (Kodai), Coimbatore, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Anamalai Tiger Reserve (Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park).
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