Tamilnadu Tourism places, Tourist packages
Tamilnadu is having the longest coastline of about 1000 kms. This has opportunity to develop beaches across the sea coast. Chennai is the largest metropolitan city in south India and is the fourth large city in India. TTDC (Tamilnadu tourism development Corporation) a government of tamilnadu organization will oversee the development of tourism in tamilnadu. Tamilnadu tourism has attracted about 2 million foreign and 78 million of domestic tourists in 2009 and is showing more than 20% growth rate.
Tourist places in Tamilnadu: Tamilnadu tourism includes beaches, hill stations, wild life, heritage, monuments, architecture, medical, arts, crafts, water falls and religious and spiritual places. Elliot and Marina Beach at Chennai, kovalam and Mamillapuram beaches near Chennai, Kanyakumari and Poompuhar beach are the beaches in Tamilnadu that interests the tourists visiting Tamilnadu. Ooty, Kodaikanal, Kolli Hills, Anamalai Hills and Yercaud are the Hills stations in Tamilnadu. Tourists interested in trekking have the opportunity to have trekking. Lord Murugan Temples at Tiruthani and Swamimalai near Thanjavur, Navagraha temples, Meenakshi Temple at Madurai and Brihadeeswarar Temple at Thanjavur are the temples that are visited by Hindu pilgrims. Golden Temple at Sripuram is the latest addition for tourism in Tamilnadu. Chennai, Coimbatore, Chidambaram, chettinad, Theni, Kadambavanam, Vellore, sivagangai, Kanyakumari, Nagapattinam, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Kanchipuram, Erode, Dharmapuri are the places of interest in tamilnadu state in India.
TTDC is having its own cottages, Deluxe Hotels, Boat Houses and Beach Hotels. TTDC is also offering tourism packages for tourists to other places. Tourism packages offered by Tamilnadu tourism Development Corporation are of one day to 14 days tour. One day tour package is sight seeing of Chennai city and the 14 day tour package includes south India tour. www.tamilnadutourism.org is the official website of TTDC. Information regarding tour packages and other related information can be had at the website.
Tamilnadu tourism is concentrating on latest tourism products like eco tourism, rural tourism, adventure tourism, medical tourism and educational tourism. Tamilnadu tourism has won international wards for its presentation of Mamaillapuram heritage value by PATA Gold award. National awards won by Tamilnadu tourism include “Best Rural tourism Project”, “Best collateral publicity” and “Best NGO” from Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for the year 2006-07.