In the next installment of our winter holidays 2017 series, we move to Tamil Nadu in south India. The whole of south India becomes a delight during winter and Tamil Nadu, in particular, becomes quite irresistible. It has a large number of attractions ranging from beaches and hill stations to temples and national parks. Winter is the best time to explore the many gems of Tamil Nadu. So, if you are looking for a rejuvenating holiday in the next few months, here are the best winter holiday destinations in Tamil Nadu for 2017.
Home to the popular Brihadeeswarar temple, Thanjavur or Tanjore is the best place to soak in the culture of Tamil Nadu. Apart from the famous temple, the city is also a popular centre for art and culture in Tamil Nadu.
One of India’s metropolitan cities, Chennai is great for winter. It is extremely hot in Chennai the rest of the year but during winter, the city transforms into a pleasant tourist spot. This is the time to explore its wonderful temples, thriving art and culture scene and beautiful getaways like Mahabalipuram. And not to forget, the Mozart of Madras A.R. Rahman is from Chennai.
Indian mainland’s southernmost tip, Kanyakumari, is a must-visit for its breathtaking horizon landscape and the magnificent Vivekananda Rock memorial located here. Its temples, churches, beaches are all great attractions and make for a great way to spend a winter vacation. The place is also known for its religious significance as there are several myths associated with it.
Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu
Rameswaram is located on the Pamban island, away from the hectic pace and life of the rest of Tamil Nadu. It is famous on account of its magnificent Ramanasthaswamy temple which holds great significance among Hindus. Rameswaram is part of the auspicious char-dham pilgrimage that Hindu devotees hold dear. Its sleepy ambiance and historic temples make Rameswaram a place worth visiting during winter.
While Ooty and Coonoor are extremely famous hill stations in the Nilgiris, Kotagiri is a hidden gem that is every bit as beautiful and astonishing. It is a delight for trekkers and nature lovers as it offers some picturesque trails amidst lush green hillocks for pleasant getaways. Its beautiful meadows and marvelous weather during winter will make you fall in love with the place instantly.
So, this winter, take a trip to Tamil Nadu to explore its marvellous hills, beaches and temples.