The state Tamil Nadu is situated in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and it is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. Iits area is 130,058 km.
Famous Personalities of Tamil Nadu
Sundar Pichai – Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet
Venki Ramakrishnan – President of the Royal Society
APJ Abdul Kalam – Former President of India
Mahesh Bhupati – Indian Tennis Player
Shiv Nadar – Indian Industrialist
A R Rahman – Indian Music Director
Narain Karthikeyan – Indian Racing Driver
Indra Nooyi – Cheif Executive Officer of Pepsico
Historical places in Tamil Nadu:
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple: The historic Meenakshi Amman temple is located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The feature of the temple is its exquisite facade, which has highly minute details with great art pieces incorporated in the walls and pillars. It is a major tourist attraction, with thousands of devotees visiting the shrine on a daily basis.
Ramanathaswamy Temple : It is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located on Rameswaram island in the state of Tamil Nadu,
Mahabalipuram : It is one of the oldest cities in India and it is known for its great monuments, cave sanctuaries and sculptures. Mahabalipuram is famous for its vast beach, monoliths, stone carvings and temples.
Kanchipuram :It was an ancient city which served as the capital of Pallava dynasty. Kanchipuram, with a number of temples, also serves as an important Hindu pilgrimage site in Tamil Nadu. The city is also famous for the Kanchipuram silk sareers across South India.
Popular cities in Tamil Nadu:
The people of Tamil Nadu live a great, comfortable lifestyle and their art and culture are deeply embedded into it. Tamil people are very interested in music, dance, and literature such as Bharatnatyam and many types of music, including Carnatic music, have flourished here.
Pongal is the most famous festival that is celebrated in Tamil Nadu. Moreover many other festivals are celebrated here like hiruvaiyaru Festival, Thaipusam, Natyanjali Dance Festival, Mahamaham, Tamil New Year's Day,Karthigai Deepam.
Tamil is the official language of the state. Moreover English and Hindi are also widely spoken in Tamil Nadu.
Communication: By Rail:-. Chennai, the Southern Railways has a network that covers a large area of the Southern Peninsula of India. The states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry, a major portion of Karnataka and a part of Andhra Pradesh are covered by the network. Other important rail junctions include Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Salem, and Coimbatore.
By Air:- Tamil Nadu has three more international airports namely Coimbatore International Airport, Madurai International Airport, and Tiruchirapalli International Airport. Moreover, Salem Airport and Tuticorin Airport are two other domestic airports.
By Road:- Tamil Nadu has a road network of nearly 1.70 lakh km. Private bus operators along with a number of government buses link the important cities and work the entire south.