Do you want to leave behind all your work deadlines and go someplace far away from all the maddening rush? Do you wish to sit back and relax on a hammock witnessing the twilight? Well, then a trip to Tamil Nadu is all that you need. With its varied landscape, stunning beaches, and scenic topography, Tamil Nadu has a lot to offer. So get ready, pack your bags and head to the best winter destinations in Tamil Nadu!
To assist you further, we have compiled Tamil Nadu's ten best winter destinations. Take a look!
Next on the list is Chennai! Yes, Tamil Nadu does have many hill-stations and retreats. However, your trip will not be complete if you do not visit Chennai, which is the capital of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is beautiful overall, and the beauty of it cannot be described in words. To visit the whole city one can hire a cab and can make a list of places to be visited. Undoubtedly, one will be able to cover the entire city in one day.
Thanjavur is also called the city of temples, as it hosts some of the best temples in Tamil Nadu. The most visited temple of all in this place is Brihadeshwari Temple. Apart from these sacred places, Thanjavur has other tourist attractions like Art Gallery, Siva Ganga Garden, Palace & Saraswathi Mahal Library and Sangeetha Mahal.
This beach town is considered the best for those who are keenly interested in photography and sightseeing. We all know that photographers are passionate about their work, and the things they do to get a perfect shot is something that goes above our head. If you share a similar zeal, then you should visit this mystic town. Dhanushkodi has the best scenic surroundings, and you can get that perfect beach shot with birds chasing the setting sun.
Once a haven to Imperial British officials, this serene hill-station maintains its colonial ambience. It is one of the most stunning locations in Tamil Nadu, as it offers the best scenic toy rail ride. Experience the remarkable views of the neighbouring tea plantations, lush mountains, and cascades, as the toy train takes you from Mettupalayam to Ooty.
The next destination on our list is Kodaikanal. It is amongst the most enchanting places in Tamil Nadu. If you go to the top of the peak, then you will witness some fantastic views of the surroundings. It is recommended you climb the slopes at night so you can watch the breathtaking daybreak! A biodiversity hotspot, Kodaikanal is hard to be matched by any other tourist destinations.
Kanyakumari is a perfect retreat for those who seek comfort and solitude. Unscathed by laws of nature, Kanyakumari remains at its best around the year. Rustic and serene, this place is a fantastic patch that knows only the expression of beauty. In and around this tranquil haven, one can see a blend of the British, Danish, German and French colonies that once made Kanyakumari their home.
Coonoor is gradually emerging as one of the most favoured hill stations in Tamil Nadu. Situated at an altitude of 1930 m, Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri Hills. And located just 19 km away from Ooty, it boasts a panoramic view of the Nilgiri Hills and the Catherine Falls. An excellent place for a dreamy getaway in Tamil Nadu- Coonoor is no less than a fantasy for those with creative instincts.
Get enamoured by the stunning views from many viewpoints in Yercaud, overlooking Emerald lake, rolling hills and natural shoals. Nestled amid the Eastern Ghats, this beautiful countryside plus hill station is nothing less than breathtaking; with lush forests, and coffee plantations on the hill slopes. Yercaud undoubtedly is one of the most beautiful winter destinations in Tamil Nadu.
Located at an altitude of 4,626 ft, Yelagiri is one of the most-visited trekking destinations. This enchanting hill station is in the Vellore district and is environed by verdant rolling hills and dotted with rose gardens and orchards. Nestled in the midst of four hills, Yelagiri is home to 14 hamlets. Therefore, one can expect picturesque, breathtaking views of the hills and its surroundings. Since it is an idyllic destination for trekking in Tamil Nadu, one can venture into an adventurous trip here. The most ventured trekking trail is Swami Malai Hill to the hills of Javadi and Palamathi through dense forests.
The next place on the list has to be the city that is popular for the ancient ruins and temples. You could easily spend your day, reliving an ancient city life at the ruins of Mahabalipuram. With umpteen number of ancient structures like temples and tombs, statues and stupas and well preserved archaeological treasures; it is difficult not to be amazed by its rich history. It is well-known to the people of India that Tamil Nadu is the land of temples and also it has several monuments and heritages sites that depict its culture and history. Mahabalipuram is one such place that is very popular among the tourists!