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Best Season to Visit – Tamilnadu
Being a tropical land, there is hardly a sharp variation between the summer and winter temperatures in Tamil Nadu. The
months of April and May are the hottest with the mercury hovering around the 40 C mark while the mercury remains
around 20-22 degree C in the winter months. In contrast to most parts of India, Tamil Nadu gets most of its rain from the
North East Monsoons. Thus, the best/ideal time to visit Tamil Nadu is between October to February, when the weather
conditions remain pleasant and enchanting.
Weather
The geographical location of Tamil Nadu is such that the climatic condition shows only slight seasonal variations. Due to
close proximity to the Sea, the temperatures and humidity remain relatively high all the year round. The climate of
Tamil Nadu is tropical in nature with little variation in summer and winter temperatures. While April-June is the hottest
summer period (with the temperature rising up to the 40ºC mark), November-February is the coolest winter period (with
temperatures hovering around 20ºC), making the climate quite pleasant.
It is interesting to note that Tamil Nadu gets most of its rains from the North-east Monsoons between October and
December while the state remains largely dry during the South West Monsoon season. The average annual rainfall in
Tamil Nadu ranges between 25 and 75 inches a year. During summers (April to June), the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu
become awkwardly warm and humid, but the nights become cool and pleasant due to sea breeze in the afternoon.
During the hot season, the charming hill stations of Tamil Nadu provide much needed respite from heat and humidity.
The period between October to March (when the climate becomes pleasantly cool) is the ideal time to visit Tamil Nadu.
For most parts of the year, the weather and climate of Tamilnadu remains hot and humid. It is only during the winter
period that the mercury goes down to around 20 degree C, making it the ideal period to explore the state. While
traveling to Tamil Nadu, these facts should be kept in mind and if you are traveling during the winter months some light
warm clothes should be taken along while for rest of the period, light cotton clothes should be carried


KANYAKUMARI
Kanyakumari district is the southern most district of the state of Tamil Nadu, and the southern most tip of Peninsular
India. It is located between 77o 15' and 77o 36' of east of longitudes and 8o 03' and 8o 35' north of Latitudes. It covers an
area of 1,685 sq. km, occupying 1.29% of the area of Tamil Nadu, with the total population of 16,76,034 (as per 2001
Census).

Agriculture is one the main source of income for the people of Kanyakumari district. They mainly grow paddy, apart from
it they also grow tapioca and oilseeds such as groundnut and coconut. Some commercial crops like cashew, rubber, fruits
and spices all also cultivated in this district.

Kanyakumari district is popular among the tourists for splendid beaches, hills, rivers and also its magnificent
architecture.

The favorite tourist destinations are:

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue
Kamarajar Manimandapam
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Sri Sthanumalayan Temple at Suchindrum
Kanyakumari Bagavathiamman Temple
Udayagiri Fort, Mathur Hanging Bridge & St. Xavier Church
TIRUNELVELI
Tirunelveli district covers 6,823 Sq. km of Tamil Nadu state. According to 2001 census, the total population of the district
is 28,01,194, consisting of 13,72,082 males and 14,29,112 females. It lies between 8 degree 8 minutes and 9 degree
23minutes latitude and 77degree 9minutes and 77 degree 54minutes longitude.
The economy of Tirunelveli district is chiefly agrarian in nature and people are engaged in the cultivation of cumbu,
ragi, pulses, groundnut, gingelly, coconut, chillies, indigo and cotton. It is rich in mineral resources of limestone,
sulphides and ilmenite - garnet sands.


The famous tourist places of Tirunelveli district are:
Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Wild Life sanctuaries
District Science Centre, Tirunelveli (National Council of Science Museums, GOI)
Birds Sanctuary at Koonthankulam
Pulithevan Palace
Holy Trinity Cathedral (Oosi Gopuram)
Courtallam
Venkatachalapathy Temple at Krishnapuram village
Swamy Nellaiappar Temple & Kanthimathi Ambal Temple
Sankaranainarkoil
Kappal Matha Church, Uvari
Pottalpudur Dargha
Manjolai - Hill Station


VIRUDHUNAGAR
Virudhunagar district has no access to sea as it is covered by land on all the sides. It is surrounded by Madurai on the
north, by Sivaganga on the north-east, by Ramanathapuram on the east and by the districts of Tirunelveli and Tuticorin
on the south.
The fertility of the land is low in Virudhunagar district, so crops like cotton, pulses, oilseeds and millets are mainly
grown in the district. It is rich in minerals like limestone, sand, clay, gypsum and granite.
Tourists from various places come to visit Bhuminathaswamy Temple, Ramana Maharishi Ashram, Kamaraj's House, Andal ,
Vadabadrasayi koi, Shenbagathope Grizelled Squirrel Sanctuary, Pallimadam, Arul Migu Thirumeni Nadha Swamy Temple,
Aruppukkottai Town, Tiruthangal, Vembakottai, Pilavakkal Dam, Ayyanar falls, Mariamman Koil situated in the district of
Virudhunagar.
RAMANATHAPURAM

Ramanathapuram is located between 9º 05’ and 9º 50’ North of Latitude and between 78º 10’ and 79º 27’ East of
Longitude. It covers the geographical area of 4175.00 Sq. km and has the total population of 11,87,604 including
5,83,376 males and 6,04,228 females.

Some of the crops grown in Ramanathapuram district are paddy, cholam, cumbu, millets, pulses, cotton, Groundnut,
Sunflower, Gingelly, chillies, coriander, coconut, and sugarcane. People of the district are also engaged in Pearl Fishery,
Chank fishery, and Prawn farming. A popular small scale industry of the region is handloom industry.

The district of Ramanathapuram is a favorite destination among tourists:

Rameswaram - Ramanatha Samy Temple
Gandhamathana Parvatham
Devipattinam
Uthirakosaimangai
Thiruvottriyur
Thirupullani
Erwadi
Oriyur
Dhanushkodi
Mandapam & Pamban - The Indira Gandhi (Pamban) Bridge
Kurusadai Island
Sethu Karai
Sea World Aquarium, Rameswaram
Badrakali Amman Temple, Rameswaram
Nambu Nayaki Amman Temple, Rameswaram
Churches St. John De Britto Shrine, Oriyur
St. Joseph’s Church, Verkodu
St. Santiago’s Church, Olaikuda
St. Antony’s Church, Karaiyur
Mosques Abdul Khabul Dhargah
THENI
Theni district was formed on 25th July 1996. It covers the geographical area of 3067.2 Sq. km. According to 2001 census
the total population of Theni district is 1093950, comprising of 552986 males and 540964 females.
The principal crops of Theni district are paddy, cholam, cumbu, redgram, greengram, blackgram, horsegram, turmeric,
sugarcane, mango, bannana, tapiaco, groundnut and gingelly. Sericulture is another occupation of the people of the
district.
Popular tourist destinations of the district of Theni are:
Meenakshi Amman Temple
Tirumalai Nayakkar Mahal
Gandhi Museum
Mariamman Teppakulam
Koodal Azhagar Temple
Gowmariamman Temple
Saneeswaran Temple
Velappar Temple
Bathrakaliamman Temple
Paramasivan Temple
Sivakami Amman Temple
Veerappa Ayyanar Temple
Suruli Andavar Temple
Periya palli vasal, Uthamapalayam.


MADURAI
Madurai district lies in the South of Tamil Nadu state, bordered by the districts of Dindigul, Thiruchirapalli on the North
and by Sivagangai on the East and by Theni on the West and by Virudhunagar on the South. It is geographically located
between 9°30'' and 10°30'' North Latitude and between 77°00.00 and 78°30.00 East Latitude.

It covers an area of 3741.73 Sq. km. With the total population of 25,62,279 (2001 Census) comprising of 12,95,124 males
and 12,76,155 females. The economy of Madurai district is chiefly agrarian. The two other sectors that contribute
significantly to the local economy are textiles and tourism.

Famous tourist places in Madurai district are:

Sri Meenakshi - Sundareswarar Temple
Thirumalai Nayak Palace
Thirupparankundram Temple
Alagar koil
Gandhi Museum
Mariamman Teppakulam
SIVAGANGAI:
Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu spreads over 4,189 sq. km with the total population of 11,50,753 with male population
5,65,59, and female 5,85,159, according to 2001 Census. The geographical position of Sivaganga district is between 9.43'
and 10.2' North Latitude and between 77º 30' and 77.47' and 78.49' East Longitude.
The principal crop of Sivaganga district is paddy. The other crops that are grown are millets, cereals, pulses, sugarcane,
and groundnut.


The various places of interest in Sivaganga district are:
Palace at Kanadukathan
Chettinadu Dining Hall
Koviloor Temple, Karaikudi
Pillaiyarpatti temple
Kandadevi Temple
Idaikattur Church
Kaleeswarar Temple
Thirukostiyur Temple
Nagarasivan Temple
Karaikudi
Kovilur Temple
Kundrakudi Temple


PUDUKOTTAI:
Pudukkottai district covers an area of 4663 Sq. Km. which has a coast line of 39 Kms. The district is located between
78.25' and 79.15' of the East of Longitude and between 9.50' and 10.40' of the North of Latitude.
As per 2001 census, the total population of the Pudukkottai district is 14,59,601, with 7,24,300 men and 7,35,301
female. As the land is not fertile, so agriculture is not very common at Pudukkottai. People are engaged in the mining of
granite and laterite. Another source of income is the handloom industry.
Tourist comes to visit the following places of Pudukkottai district:
Pudukkottai- archeologists paradise
Sittannavasal
Kudumbalur
Thirumayam
Kudumiyanmalai Viralimalai
Avur
Thirukokarnam Pallivasal Avudaiyarkoil
Sri Gokarneswara Temple, Thirugokarnam
Sittannavasal
DINDIGUL:
Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu spreads over 6266.64 sq. km with the total population of 19,23,014 according to 2001
Census. The geographical position of Dindigul District is between 10º 05’and 10º 09’ North Latitude and between 77º 30’
and 78º 20’ East Longitude.

The economy of the district is chiefly dependent on the cultivation of paddy. The other crops that are grown are millets
and other cereals, pulses, sugarcane , groundnut and cotton. Few notable industries of Dindigul district are iron locks,
iron safe, leather tanning and handloom industry.

The various places of interest in Dindigul District are:

Dindigul – Fort
Thadikombu - Perumal Temple
Kodaikannal - A Hill Resort
Kottai Mariammam Temple at Dindigul
Palani - A Temple City
Abirami amman Temple at Dindigul
Begambur Big Mosque
St.Joseph Church (100 years old) at Dindigul
Sirumalai - Hill Resort
Anjaneyar Temple at Nadupatti


THANJAVUR:
Thanjavur district is located on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, between 9 º 50' and 11 º 25' of the north latitude and 78
º 45' and 70 º 25' of the East longitude. The total geographical area of Thanjavur district is 3396.57 Sq. km. According to
2001 census, the population of the district is 22,05,375 including 10,91,557 men and 11,13,818 women.
The main occupation of the people of Thanjavur district is agriculture. The chief crops are paddy, sugarcane, and
coconut. Few major industries running in Thanjavur District are Thiru Arroran Sugars, Thiru Arooran Sugars (Distillery),
and Arignar Anna Sugars (TASCO).


Some of the popular places of Thanjavur are:
Sri Brahadeeswarar Temple (Big Temple)
The Palace
The Art Gallery
Saraswathy Mahal Library
Music Hall (Sangeetha Mahal)
Sivaganga Park and Tank
Grand Anaicut (48 Kms from Thanjavur)
Panchanatheeswarar (Siva Temple)
Darasuram & Kumbakonam
Sarangapani temple
Sri Kumbeswarar temple
Sri Nageswarar temple
Mahamaham tank
Thirunageswaram Temple ( Rahu Temple)


THIRUVARUR:
Tiruvarur district was formed on 1st January 1997. It is located between 10 º20' and 11 º07' Latitude (N-S) and between
79 º15' And 79 º 45' Longitude (E-W). It covers the geographical area of 2097.09 Sq. km and has the total population of
11,69,474 including 5,80,784 males and 5,88,690 females.
Some of the crops grown in Tiruvarur district are rice, pulses, sugarcane, groundnut, gingelly, and cotton. People of the
district are also engaged in dairy , fishery and handloom industry.

Tourists come to Tiruvarur to visit the following places:
Sri Thiayagaraja Temple at Tiruvarur
Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple at Mannargudi
Sri Murugan Temple
Sri Kothandaramar Temple in Tiruthuraipoondi Taluk
Sri Saraswathi Temple at Koothanur
Jambavanodai Dharga in Tiruthuraipoondi Taluk
Sivan Temple at Alangudi
Bird Sanctuaries at Udayamarthandapuram


COIMBATORE:
The district of Coimbatore is one of the largest districts of the state of Tamil Nadu, covering the geographical area of
7469 Sq. km. For proper administration the district is divided into three Revenue Divisions, namely Coimbatore, Pollachi
and Tirupur and nine Taluks comprising of 482 Revenue villages. The total population of Coimbatore district is 42,71,856
with 21,76,031 females and 20,95,825 males.

Out of the three Revenue Divisions, the economy of Coimbatore Division is dependent on industries, Pollachi is
dependent on agriculture and Tirupur both on agriculture and hosiery manufacturing industries.

Coimbatore has a number of tourist attractions, to name a few:

Immanuel Church,
Christ Church,
Aliyar Dam, Near Pollachi
Thirumurthy Dam, Udumalpet
Amaravathy Dam, Udumalpet
Kovai Kutralum, Perur, Coimbatore
Siruvani Dam, Near wallaiyar
Parambikulam Dam, Udumalpet
Valparai Hill Station
Cholayar Dam, Valparai
Kadamparai Power House, Valparai
Tamilnadu Agri. University Botanical Gardens
Horticulture Farms, Kallar, Near Mettupalayam
Vaitheki Falls, Narasi Palayam
Top Slip, Pollachi
V.O.C Park, Coimbatore
Koniamman Koil Temple
Patteswarar Temple


KARUR
Karur is located between 11º 00' and 12º 00' North of Latitudes and between 77º 28' and 78º 50' East of Longitudes. It is
spread over an area of 2,895.57 Sq. km. And the total population of the district is 9,35,686, out of which 4,65,538 are
males and 4,70,148 are females.

Farmers of the district of Karur are mainly engaged in the cultivation of Rice. Other crops grown in the region are
millets, cereals, pulses, sugarcane, groundnut, and cotton. The major industries of the region are paper, bus body
building and cement industries. A very common cottage industry is handloom industry engaged in the export of bed
sheets, towels, floor rugs, tea towels, napkins, aprons, kitchen towels, pot holders, bathmats, tea mats, curtains, quill
covers, shower curtains etc. People from far off places come to visit the Pasupatheesvarar Temple at Karur, built by the
chola kings in the 7th century.


TIRUCHCHIRAPPALLI:
Tiruchirappalli lies between 10 and 11 - 30' Northern Latitude and between 77 - 45' and 78 - 50' Eastern Longitude. The
total area of the district is 4,403.83 Sq. km. As per 991 Census the total population of the district is 21,96,473, which
accounts for 11,08,016 of the male population and 10,88,457 of the female population. The major crops of
Tiruchirappalli district are rice, millets, cereals, pulses, sugarcane, groundnut, gingelly, and cotton.
Tiruchirappalli district is famous for:
Rockfort Temple
Jambukeswara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
St. Lourdu's Church
Hazrath Nathervali
Grand Anaicut (Kallanai Dam)
Samayapuram
Vekkaliamman Kovil
Vayalore
Puliancholai
NILGIRI:
The Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu is located between 10 - 38 and 11- 49 North Latitude and between 76.0 and 77.15 East
Longitude. The district covers an area of 2452.50 sq. km. According to 2001 census, the total population of Nilgiris
district is 7,10,214 including 3,58,129 men and 3,52,088 women. The economy of the Nilgiris district is based on
horticulture crops like potato, cabbage, carrot, tea, coffee, spices and fruits. Besides these crops tea, coffee, paddy,
ragi, and samai, etc., are also grown in the district.


Few interesting places at the Nilgris district are:
Government Botanical Garden
Centenary Flower Garden
Ooty Lake - Boat House
Children's park
Ketti Vally View
Dodda Betta
Pykara
Glenmorgan
Museum at Udhagamandalam


ERODE:
Erode district is located on the northern part of Tamil Nadu covering an area of 8,162 Sq. km. The district is situated at
between 10º 36” and 1º 58” of the North Latitude and between 76º 49” and 77º 58” of the East Longitude. The total
population of the district is 25,74,067 comprising of 13,06,039 males and 12,68,028 females

Along with Rice, other crops like millets, cereals, pulses, sugarcane, groundnut and cotton are grown in the district of
Erode. The Erode district is rich in minerals like quartz, feldspar, black granite, colour granite, rough stone and sand.
The district is an important business centre for turmeric. It is also famous for marketing of handloom, powerloom and
readymade garments such as cotton sarees, bedsheets, towels, carpets, lungies, and dhotis.

Places of tourist interest in the district of Erode are:

Bhavani Sangameshwarar Temple (Mukkoodal)
Sivanmalai
Chennimalai
Thindalmalai
Vattamalai
Bannari Amman Temple
Bhavanisagar Dam
Kodiveri Dam
Government Museum
Birds Sanctuary, Vellode
Periyar Memorial House
ARIYALUR:
The district of Ariyalur encompasses a total area of 1,937 sq. km. Ariyalur has a total population of 69,55,24 with a
substantial amount of rural population of 61,65,39 and meager amount of urban population of 78,985.
The district of Ariyalur is famous for limestone deposits. There are many industries of repute within the district that
earns revenue for Ariyalur. The car festival of Ariyalur at the temple of Kaliyaperumal attracts thousands of tourists.


PERAMBALUR:
Perambalur district is an inland district spread over 3,691 Sq. km. without any coastal line. According to 2001 Census,
the total population is 11,89,170 which consist of 5,92,904 males and 5,96,266 females. It is geographically located
between 10º 54’ and 11.30’ of Northern latitude and 78º 40’ and 79º 30’ of the Eastern longitude.

The Perambalur district is moderately rich in minerals like celeste, lime stone, shale, sand stone, canker and phosphate.
The huge deposit of limestone helps in running five cement factories in the district.

The farmers of the district of Perambalur grow paddy, groundnut, sugarcane and millets. Cashew is the major plantation
crop.

Popular tourist places of Perambalur district are:

Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Siruvachur Mathura Kaliaman Temple
Chettikulam Thandayuthapani Swami Temple
Sathanur Fossil Tree
Ranjankudi Fort
Karaivetti Birds Sanctuary
Elakurichi


NAMAKKAL:
Namakkal district was separated from Salem District on 25th July 1996. It lies between 11º 00’and 11º 36’ North
Latitudes and between 77º 28’ and 78º 30’ East Longitudes, covering an area of 3363 Sq. km. As per 2001 census, the
total population is 14,95,661 which include 7,60,409 males and 7,35,252 females.

Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Namakkal district, who are engaged in the cultivation of rice,
millets, cereals, pulses, sugarcane, groundnut, gingely, and Cotton.

The famous tourist places of Namakkal district are:

Kolli Hills Water Falls
Kavinger Ramalingam Pillai's House
Namakkal Dhurgam Fort
Aiyaru River
Tiruchengode Malai
Arthanari Isvarar Koil
Kailasanathar Koil
SALEM:
Salem is located between 11º 14’ and 2º 53’North Latitudes and between 77º 44’ and 78º 50’East Longitudes. It covers
the geographical area of 5205 Sq. km and has the total population of 30,16,346 including 15,63,633 males and 14,52,713
females.

Some of the important food crops grown in Salem district are paddy, cholam, cumbu, redgram, greengram, blackgram,
horsegram, turmeric, sugarcane, mango, bannana, tapiaco, groundnut and gingelly. Some of the important industries are
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Salem Steel Plant, Salem Diary, L.S.P Oil Mills, B.S.P Refinaries, Jawahar Mills, Narasus Roller Flour Mills, Salem District
Co-op Spinning Mill, Tamilnadu Magnesites, Tata Refractoreis, Sambandam Spinning Mill etc.

Important tourist centers of the Salem district are:

Sri Sugavaneshwara Temple
Sri Ramakrishna Mutt
Sri Kumaragiri Temple
Sri Kandhashram Temple
Sri Kailasanathar Temple
Sri Siddeshwara Temple
Sri Thandontrieswara Temple
Jamma Mazid
Infant Jesus Church
Yercaud (Jewel of the South)
Mettur Dam
Aragalur (Budda Statue)
Sankarai (Old Famous Fort)
Taramangalam Sri Kailashanather Temple
Poiman Karadu, Salem
CHENNAI:
Chennai is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is India's fourth largest metropolitan city. Popularly known as
"Gateway to South India", it is well connected internationally and to other parts of India. The city is governed by the
Corporation of Chennai consisting of a Mayor and councilors.
Chennai boasts of rich historical legacy which lends an inexplicable charm to the city. The Portuguese arrived here in the
16th century and were followed by the Dutch, and East India Company. The British were able to establish their
undisputed supremacy in the city and the Fort St George became the nucleus around which the british authority grew
and expanded. In the 19th century, the city emerged as the seat of Madras presidency and today stands as a significant
city of India. The flourishing economy of the city is credited to its key industries - automobile, software services,
hardware manufacturing, petrochemicals, textiles and financial services.


Popular tourist destinations of Chennai are:
Anna Nagar Tower
Birla Planetarium
Amir Mahal
Connemara Public Library
Elliots Beach
Fort St. George
Flagmast
Horticultural Gardens
Kalashektra
Light House / Aquarium
Madras University
Marina Beach
Nappier Bridge
Rajaji Hall
Rippon Building
Theosophical Society
Valluvar Kottam
Victory War Memorial
Vivekanandar House
Anna Square, Gandhi Memorial, Kamaraj Memorial
Guindy National Park
CUDDALORE:
Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu is spread over 3,678 Sq. km of Tamil Nadu. As per 2001 census, the district has the
population of 22,85,395, comprising of 11,50,908 male and 11,34,487 female population.

Major food crops grown in Cuddalore district are paddy, groundnut, sugarcane, cholam, cambu, redgram, tapioca,
greengram, blackgram, coriander, banana, maize, varagu, and cashewnut. Some other crops that are grown in the region
are gingelly, cotton , groundnut, and coconut.

Popular tourist destuinations of Cuddalore district are:

Pichavaram
Vadalur
Srimushnam
Mangrove Forest at Pichavaram
Lignite Mines at Neyveli
Natrajar Temple at Chidambaram
Padaleeswarar Temple at Cuddalore
Devanatha Swami Temple at Cuddalore
Bhuvaraha Swami Temple at Srimushnam


TIRUVANNAMALAI:
Tiruvanamalai district lies between 11'55 and 13'15 North of Latitude and between 78'20 and 79'50 East of Longitude,
covering an area of 6191 Sq. km. As per 2001 census, the total population is 21,86,125, which include 10,95,859 males
and 10,90,266 females.
Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Tiruvanamalai district, who are engaged in the cultivation of rice,
millets, cereals, pulses, sugarcane, groundnut, gingely, and cotton.
The famous tourist places of Tiruvanamalai district are:
Arunachaleswarar Temple
Sri Ramana Ashram
Sri Seshadri Swamigal Ashram
Yogi Ram SurathKumar Ashram
Sathanur Dam
VELLORE:
Vellore district of Tamil Nadu is located between 12-15° and 13-15° Northern Latitude and between 78-20° and 79-50°
Eastern Longitude. Total area of this district is 6,077 Sq. km. As per1991 census, the district has the population of
30,26,432 comprising of 15,29,944 male and 14,96,488 female populations.
Vellore district is actually an industrial region with 725 large scale industries, 13708 small scale industries and 5932
cottage industries. One of the major industries of Vellore district is leather and leather based industries.
Popular tourist destuinations of Vellore district are:
Vellore Fort
Jalakanteswarar Temple - Inside the Fort
Elagiri - Lake
Palar Anaicut Dam
Kavalur Observatory
Tippu mahal - Arcot
Delhi Gate - Arcot
Mordhana - Dam
Jalagamparai
Jalagamparai - Water Falls


DHARMAPURI:
Dharmapuri district was formed on 2nd October 1965, covering an area of 4497.77 Sq. km, which is 3.46% of Tamil Nadu
state. According to 2001 census, the total population of the district is 12,95,182, consisting of 6,70,520 males and
6,24,662 females. It lies between 11º 47’ and 12º 33’North latitudes and 77º 02’ and 78º 40’ East longitudes.
The famous tourist places of Dharmapuri district are Hogenakal Falls, Shri Theerthagirishwarar Temple at Theerthamalai,
Chenraya Perumal Temple at Adhiyamankottam, Subramanya Siva Memorial at Papparapatti.
The economy of the district is chiefly agrarian in nature and people are engaged in the cultivation of paddy, millets,
pulses, and sugarcane. The district of Dharmapuri is a major horticultural belt in the state , which grows mango,
coconut, and tamarind. Dharmapuri district is gifted with huge reserves of granite and quartz.
KANCHIPURAM:
Kanchipuram district is located between 11° 00' to 12° 00’ North of latitude and 77° 28' to 78° 50' East of longitude. The
total geographical area of Kanchipuram district is 4433Sq. km. According to 2001 census, the population of the district is
30.38 lakh

The main occupation of the people is agriculture. One of the major crop of Kanchipuram district is Paddy. The other
main crops are groundnut, sugarcane, cereals and millets and pulses are the other major crops. Kanchipuram is one of
the largest industrial district of Tamil Nadu. Many international industrial groups like Ford, Hyundai, and Saint Gobain
have established their industries. The silk sarees of Kanchipuram are very popular.

Famous tourist spots of Kanchipuram are:

Vedantangal Birds Sanctuary
Muttukkadu
Mammalappuram, Covelong Beach & Dakshina Chitra
Kanchi Kamakodi Peetham
Sadras Beach
Kanchi Kudil
There are a huge number of temples in the district, so it is popularly known as the temple town. Some of the popular
temples of Kanchipuram are:
Sri Ekambareswara Temple
Sri Kailasanathar Temple
Sri Vardaraja Perumal Temple
Sri Kamakshiamman Temple
Sri Ulagalandar Temple
Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple
Sri kacchapaeswarar Temple
Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple
Jain Temples at Tirupparuthikkundram
Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple


NAGAPATTINAM:


Nagapattinam district is located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal covering an area of 2715.83 Sq. km. This coastal
    district of Tamil Nadu lies between 10.10º and 11.20º North latitudes and 79.15º and 79.50º East longitudes. The
    total population of the district is 14,88,839, including 7,39,064 males and 7,49,765 females. The major crops grown
    in the district are Rice, Groundnut, Pulses, Gingelly, Sugarcane and Cotton.
Tourists from various places come to visit Poombuhar, Dargha in Nagore near Nagapattinam, the temple of Lord
Anjaneyar, shri Kayahorana Swami Neelayathatchi Amman Temple, Sowriraja Perumal Temple, and Nellukkadai
Mariamman Temple and the virgin beaches.
TIRUVALLUR:
Thiruvallur district is spread over 3422 Sq. km. It is geographically located between between 12°15' and 13°15' Northern
Latitude and between 79°15' and 80°20'Eastern Longitude. According to 2001 census, the total population is 27,38,866
which consists of 13,90,292 males and 13,48,574 females.
Agriculture is the chief occupation of the Thiruvallur district. Farmers of the district grow rice, black gram, green gram,
sugar cane and groundnut. Horticultural crops like mango, guava and vegetables are also cultivated. Nearly 16940 small
scale industries, are successfully running in the district some of them are wood, textile, chemical, engineering, non-
metallic and leather industries.

Popular tourist places of Thiruvallur district are:
Devi Karumariamman Temple, Thiruverkadu
Lord Arulmigu Subramaniya Swami Temple, Tiruttani
Lord Siva Temple and Ashramam, Tamnaraipakkam
Lord Siva Temple, Coovam - Kadambathur & Tiruvlangadu
Lord Veeraraghava Perumal Temple, Tiruvallur
Murugan Temple, Ponneri
Sri Bhavaniamman Temple, Periyapalayam
Vadivudaiamman Temple, Tiruvottiyur
Poondi Reservoir (Tiruvallur Taluk)
Ambattur
Ammaiyar Mukthi Adaintha, Karaikal
Avadi
Chembarambakkam
Pazhayanur (Tiruttani Taluk)
Poovirundavalli (Poonamallee)


VILUPPURAM:
Viluppuram district of Tamil Nadu is spread over an area of 7,250 Sq. km. According to 2001 census, the total population
of the district is 29,60,373, comprising 14,92,442 males and 14,67,931 females.
The main crops grown in Viluppuram district are paddy, colam, ragi, cumbu, redgram, blackgram, horsegram and varage.
Some cash crops of the region are sugarcane, groundnut, cotton, casurina and coconut. Black granite, blue metals, and
river sand are the major minerals of the district. Viluppuram district is growing as an important industrial sector. One of
the major industries in the district is the Sugar industry. Handloom is another sector that is growing rapidly.

Popular tourist destinations of Viluppuram district include:
Hanuman Temple
Rajagiri Fort
Gingee Fort
Nandieswarar - Thiruvamathur Temple
Esalam Temple
Angala Parameswari - Melmalayanur
Venkataramana Temple
Krishnagiri Fort
Narasimma Swamy Koil - Ennairam
Pachchaiamman Temple
Melnaariyappanoor Church
Marakanam Beach
Matrimandir
Kalyana Mahal
Venugopala swamy Temple
Ranganatha temple
Sad - at - Ullah Khan Mosque
TUTICORIN:
Thoothukudi district is located on south east of Tamil Nadu state. The district covers an area of 4,621 sq. km and is
bounded by the districts of Tirunelveli on the north, the districts of Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram, on the east and
by Gulf of Mannar on the south-east and by Tirunelveli district on the west and south-west.
Few major industries of Thoothukudi district are SPIC, STERLITE Industries India ltd, TAC, Dharangadhara Chemical
Works, Kilburn Chemicals, Madura Coats, Nila Sea Food, Loyal Textiles Ltd and Transworld Granite Industries.


Popular tourist and historical places of Thoothukudi district are:
Thoothukudi Tiruchendur
Manapad Kalugumalai
Ottapidaram Ettayapuram
Panchalankurichi Nava Thiruppathi
Korkai Athichanallur
Vanchi Maniyachi

				
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