Tamil Nadu has a unique place and charm in Indian tourism. From the flourishing cosmopolitan vibes of Chennai and the striking French-style buildings of Pondicherry to the quaintness of Kodaikanal and the emerald tea plantations of Ooty, Tamil Nadu ensures an unforgettable experience.

  1. Best Time to Visit Tamil Nadu:
    • The summer season begins in March and ends in May. During this time, the heat is quite repressive, especially in cities like Chennai, Vellore, Madurai, and Thanjavur, where temperatures go up to 45 degrees Celsius.
    • The monsoons in Tamil Nadu are from June till September. Although the temperature is slightly lower, i.e., between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, it is still quite hot and humid. It is not advisable to travel to coastal destinations or even hill stations. Occasional cyclones along the Eastern seaboard pose a serious threat.
    • Winters in Tamil Nadu extend from October to February. The weather is not very cold as the temperature ranges between 22 and 30 degrees Celsius. However, the comfortable and pleasant breeze makes this weather ideal for sightseeing and exploring the cities.
  2. How to Reach Tamil Nadu:
    • By Air: There are 9 airports in Tamil Nadu, both international and domestic, that have frequent flights from the major cities of India and abroad. Chennai, the capital city, has the fourth busiest airport in India. Equipped with superior amenities, the airport operates out of 3 terminals and has daily flights from all Indian metropolitan cities such as Delhi , Mumbai , Bangalore , and Kolkata . Besides, it also handles direct flights from popular destinations like Singapore , Dubai , London , Frankfurt , and Mauritius .
    • By Train: Traveling via train is the best option for a budgeted traveler. The entire state is very well connected internally by a network of Southern Railways. Various trains running through the major cities of the country connect to Tamil Nadu.
    • By Road: Tamil Nadu also has great road connectivity, thanks to its well-maintained network of National Highways. All bus transport in the state is handled by TSTC, i.e., Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation and State Express Transport Corporation. The National Highway (NH) 67, 207, and 209 connect Tamil Nadu with Karnataka. NH 47, 49, 208, and 220 provide connectivity to Kerala, and NH 205, 219, and 234 connect the region with Andhra Pradesh .
  3. Best Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu:
    • Ooty
    • Kodaikanal
    • Yelagiri
    • Yercaud