Tamilnadu in South India is known for its Hindu temples, beaches, Hill Stations, craft centres and rich heritage. Tamilnadu has long been visited as a pilgrimage centre for presence of a wide variety of temples ( Nataraja Temple Chidambaram, Sri Brihadeswara temple Thanjavur, Meenakshi Temple Madurai, Rameshwaram Shiva Jyotirlinga Temple, Navagraha Temple around Kumbakonam), Shani Temple at Karaikal, Ekambareswararwar Temple (Kancheepuram), Sri Rangam temple (Trichy) etc.).
Today Tamilnadu alongwith Pondicherry boasts of a lot of different attractions besides temples. Mahabalipuram and pondicherry are one of the 10 destinations most visited by overseas guests in India (alonwith Golden temple, Golden triangle, Goa, Kerala, Madurai, Khajuraho, Varanasi), Heritage hill stations of Ooty and coonoor has colonial era influence and are popular summer destinations, Masinagudi is a nature lover and wildlifers favourite and popular ex-Bangalore weekend getaway. Yercaud, Mettupallayam and Coonoor are peaceful idyllic hill stations and peaceful plantation retreats. Swamimalai and Karaikudi are destinations that give authentic insight into the heritage and culture of Chettinad region