Tamil Nadu Map

Tamil Nadu Map

*Map of Tamil Nadu with major roads, railways, rivers, national highways, etc.
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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.

Major Cities in Tamil Nadu

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.

Tourist Attractions in Tamil Nadu

Rivers in Tamil Nadu

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.

Educational Institutions in Tamil Nadu

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.

Best Time to Visit Tamil Nadu

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.

How to Reach Tamil Nadu

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

Capital Chennai
Date of formation 26 January 1950
Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao
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
Size 130,060 km2
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


Districts in Tamil Nadu

District Area Population
Ariyalur 1,949.31 square kilometres 7,52,481
Chennai 178.2 sq km 4,681,087,
Coimbatore 4,850 sq.km 3472578
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
Karur 2901 sq.km 10,76,588
Krishnagiri 5143 sq km 1883731
Madurai 3,741.73 sq km 3041038
Nagapattinam 2417 sq.km 1614069
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