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Tamil Nadu, a prominent state in southern India, is bordered with Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
It is regarded as the cradle of Dravidian culture with its cultural paraphernalia speckled all across the state in the form of magnificent temples, gateways, intricate carvings, and the society seeped in tradition.
Tamil Nadu is the most urbanised state in India. The key industries of the state are heavy engineering and manufacturing-based companies and textiles.
Tamil Nadu covers total land area of 130,060 km2 and is divided into 32 districts which are: Ariyalur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kancheepuram, Kanyakumari, Karur, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Sivaganga, Thanjavur, The Nilgiris, Theni, Thiruvallur, Thiruvannamalai, Thiruvarur, Thirunelveli, Tiruppur, Trichirappalli, Uticorin, Vellore, Villupuram and Virudhunagar.
There are many beautiful cities in Tamil Nadu but some of the major ones are Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Salem, Erode, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Thoothukkudi, Dindigul, Thanjavur, Hosir and many more. Almost all these cities are well-connected to the other destinations of the country.
There are a number of rivers in Tamil Nadu, but some of the major ones include Kaveri River, Vaigai River, Palar River, Noyyal River, Bhavani River, Cheyyar River, and Thamirabarani River. Highways in Tamil Nadu
There are at least 25 nationals highways in this state, of which 12 lie completely within Tamil Nadu. The State Highways Network in Tamil Nadu has seven circles including Chennai, Villupuram, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli.
Tamil Nadu is one the states in India which is known for offering some of the best educational institutions in India. Some of the reputed ones are Central University of Tamil Nadu, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu National Law School, Indian Maritime University, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, VIT University, to name a few.
The state experiences rainfall twice in a year, South West Monsoon (June till September) and North east Monsoon (October till December). So, if you want to explore the nooks and corners of the state in a pleasant weather, try booking your tickets between the months July and September or January and March.
By Air: Chennai international airport is the easiest way to reach this state, especially when you want to save time. Flights for at least 20 domestic destinations and international destinations like Frankfurt, London and so on are handled by this airport.
By Rail: Railway junctions in Tamil Nadu are located in Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Salem, and Coimbatore. So, you need to decide which destination you want to head to.
By Road: There are a number of private as well as government buses that connect Tamil Nadu with other states. You can get details about almost all of them online.
Tamil Nadu State Information
|Date of formation||26 January 1950|
|Chief Minister||Edappadi Palaniswami|
|Tourist attractions||Marina Beach, Mahabalipuram Beach, Ooty|
|Festivals||Pongal, Vaikasi, Visakam, Avani Moolam,|
|Major dance and music forms||Bharatnatyam, Paravi Attam, Neyyandi Melam|
|Arts and crafts||Tanjore style of painting; Kanchipuram silk; Toda women embroider geometrical patterns on shawl, called poothkuli|
|Language||Tamil and English|
|Population (Census 2011)||77,881,463|
|Rivers||Kaveri, Palar, Pniyar, Bhavani|
|Forests and wildlife sanctuaries.||Mudumalai NP, Mukurthi NP, Annamalai NP|
|State animal||Nilgiri tahr|
|State bird||Emerald dove|
|State flower||Gloriosa lily|
|State tree||Palmera palm|
|Major crops||Paddy, Jowar, Ragi, Tea|
|Factoids||Mamallapuram is a group of rock cut monuments and temples carved between 7th and 8th centuries AD in Mahabalipuram.|
|The magnificent Meenakshi temple at Madurai was built by the Pandyas.|
|No. of District||32|
|Ariyalur||1,949.31 square kilometres||7,52,481|
|Chennai||178.2 sq km||4,681,087,|
|Cuddalore||3,564 sq km||2600880|
|Dharmapuri||4497.77 Sq km||1502900|
|Dindigul||6,058 sq km.||2161367|
|Erode||5,692 Sq km||22,59,608|
|Kanchipuram||4,432 sq km||3990897|
|Kanniyakumari||1,684 Sq Km||1863174|
|Krishnagiri||5143 sq km||1883731|
|Madurai||3,741.73 sq km||3041038|
|Namakkal||130,058 sq km||1721179|
|Nilgiris||2,452.5 sq km||735071|
|Perambular||1,752 sq km||564511|
|Pudukkottai||4663 sq km||1618725|
|Ramnathapuram||4123 sq km||1337560|
|Salem||5245 sq km||3480008|
|Sivaganga||4,189 Sq km||1341250|
|Thanjavur||3476 sq km||2402781|
|Theni District||2,889 sq km||1243684|
|Thoothukodi District||4621 Sq km||1738376|
|Tiruvarur||2161 sq km.||1268094|
|Tirunelveli||6,823 Sq km||3072880|
|Tiruchirappalli||4,404 sq km||2713858|
|Tiruvallur||3,422 Sq km||3725697|
|Tiruppur||516.12 Sq km||2471222|
|Tiruvannamalai||6191 sq km||3468965|
|Vellore||6077 sq km||3928106|
|Villupuram||7217 sq km||3463284|
|Virudhnagar||3445.73. sq km||1943309|