Top 10 Travel Tips for Tamil Nadu


The southern land of Tamils, in Indian subcontinent, is a place that every travel enthusiast must visit, at least once in his life, as here lies, a culture so diverse, a natural beauty so impressive and a heritage so artistic, that will charm any person who has an eye for such things.

Plan an exclusive Tamil tour, and see the mesmerizing paddy fields, the emerald lakes, the historical monuments and traces of the Medieval Empires of India, all this in one itinerary.

But India is a land of cultural values, so on your tour, you will be expected to respect those values. Follow some tourist guidelines, and have a unique Tamil Nadu trip.

10 Important Guidelines for Tamil Nadu trip:

  1. Tamil Nadu is a pleasant, coastal, hilly and city place, which has a very moderate temperature throughout the year. But January to May is the best season for a trip, as the lands will remain dry in these months. The remaining months witness continuous monsoons, and the lands become full of wet and patchy areas.
  2. A Tamil Nadu trip needs a very detailed itinerary, which a new person , like a tourist cannot prepare himself or herself. So take the help of a tour operator, and inquire about a perfect Tamil tour package, which will include all the best things and attractions of the state in your trip.

  3. The South Indian state is very strict, when it comes to the safety and security of the people and therefore thorough checkings and cross questioning with the tourists is customary. Make sure to carry all your permits, ID proofs, tickets and visa with you, while on an excursion.
  4. On a place like Tamil Nadu, where you have so much to see and so many things to appreciate, you cannot afford missing or forgetting your important credit cards. Make sure to carry the ATM and other money withdrawing cards, so that you have enough money to enjoy your trip, leisurely. Do not carry a lot of ready cash, in your pockets.

  5. On a Tamil Nadu trip you need to pack your clothing efficiently. The weather is mostly moderate, so pack casual clothing with T shirts, skirts, cotton clothing, and it is suggested that you dress up a little modestly, as the Tamils are traditional people and modest in their clothing.
  6. On a Tamil trip, you must visit the best places , especially the temples and historical monuments of Medieval Kingdoms of India, which are very popular in the state, make sure to click the pictures and to keep the memories with you.

  7. Do not miss a shopping spree in Tamil, as the state is an authentic producer of many things, which cannot be find in any other place of the country in as pure a form as here. Buy the popular Kanjivaram silk saris, and crafted art pieces.
  8. Tamil Nadu is a very popular Indian state for its aesthetic, cultural and art forms, so on your trip make sure to be a part of one of these forms. Pongal is the main harvest festival here, celebrated in great spirits, while you must also attend a classical Carnatic music show or a traditional Bharatnatyam dance show.

  9. Tamil Nadu is also a place to try some mouth watering South Indian dishes, still traditionally served in many restaurants, on a banana leaf.  Do make sure to follow their eating habits, as you will be expected to eat with hands and that too after washing them properly. Try this, and respect the values of the Tamils.
  10. A Tamil Nadu trip is full of surprises for you, because of the tourist splendor it is, but accidents and emergencies can happen anywhere. So in order to make your trip safe and comfortable, keep all the important numbers in your phone book, like your Tour Operator, Police,  Rescue Team, Ambulance, Fire Department, and tour offices. All this will make your Tamil Nadu trip a complete entertaining experience.

Last updated : Dec 20, 2011.

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