India - Tamil Nadu & Chennai (PDF Chapter)
This is the Tamil Nadu & Chennai 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 Hindu religion.
- soak up the unique Franco-Indian flair, boho boutiques and lively yoga scene in Puducherry
- escape to the cool, mist-cloaked mountains and heritage hotels at Kodaikanal or Ooty
- admire the Chola temple architecture of Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Chennai (Madras), Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), Kanchipuram, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Gingee (Senji), Puducherry (Pondicherry), Auroville, Chidambaram, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Trichy (Tiruchirappalli), Chettinadu, Madurai, Rameswaram, Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin), Kodaikanal (Kodai), Coimbatore, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.