Things to do
Tour to the city of Palaces - Mysore - Garden City, sandalwood capital, Ivory City, City of Palace - call it by any name, but once you get there you will soon realize this land is far ineffable. Grand palaces, majestic temples and sprawling gardens adorn this city of wonders. Not so far from Bangalore, this city gallantly bestrides both the ancient and contemporary
Explore the Picturesque Ooty - The picturesque Nilgris and its amazing views can be best captured from the Doddabetta Peaks. It is paradise for trekkers and solitary wanderers alike. On the slopes of Doddabetta is the Botanical gardens; the terraced garden is any photographers heaven, with green surrounding, flowers, and incredibly cool weather. Trust me; you might not have this much of roses in your lifetime. The largest Government Rose Garden on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram houses around 20,000 different varieties of roses, a true delight to the senses!
Visit Princess of Hills - Kodaikanal - Located at the eastward hills of Western Ghats, the 'Princess of Hill stations' Kodaikanal is perfect blend of nature and charm. Detox in the serene climate of the place, enjoying the picturesque views of valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. The postcard perfect Kodai Lake is set against the backdrop of a quaint hill station, and it is damn beautiful. On the edge of the lake are the gorgeous valleys, boat club, and structures from colonial times
Best time to visit Throughout the year
The best time to visit Tamil Nadu is from December to March. The skies are clear, the weather is pretty dry and mild for you to enjoy the outdoors. Nice time to hit the beaches and go on some multi-day treks. Wildlife safaris are also rewarding during this time
When the monsoons hit India, Tamil Nadu misses most of it but the North East monsoons bring in rain from October to early December. The coastal areas can get quite windy during these months
Beginning from April till September, the humidity kicks in the coastal regions and it gets pretty sultry. The hill-stations on the Western Ghats provide a welcome relief during this period
How to reach
Chennai Airport is the major international airport in the region. It is the third largest after Mumbai and Delhi airports. The other international airports are at Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirapalli. There are smaller domestic airports at Salem and Tuticorn.
Chennai serves as a major gateway to the other parts of Tamil Nadu, all major towns have rail connectivity in Tamil Nadu.
The reach of the state transport buses of Tamil Nadu is quite vast. One can easily travel from one town to the other in a variety of buses - from comfort to the cheap, rickety, ordinary ones. Chennai is one point on the Golden Quadrilateral, the construction of limited access divided highways that link circumnavigate the heart of India. In city transportation is also hassle-free as there are a number of private and government run buses that ply from one point to the next.