Tamil Nadu smells of sacrificial ashes, spices and jasmine flowers. Among the stone-engraved gods, traditional life continues with little resemblance to the near-modern developments taking place in places like Bangalore.
Here Life ceased centuries ago In this wonderful Hindu country its citizens say their gods with great devotion. Almost every door has maps with the intricate geometry of the zones and the presence of tourists can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Anyone who has previously traveled through the northern part of the country, which is packed with India’s most touristic areas, will find in the cities of Tamil Nadu – the triangle that forms the image of the country in its southern zone – an entirely new country. to detect.
Tamil Nadu is the land of the Tamils and is widely known for its temples, its architecture, its food – much spicier than that of North India – its traditional dances and its Carnatic music. During the Middle Ages, Tamil Nadu was a great power under the rule of the Chola and Chera kingdoms. The area is very notable at the tourism level, no doubt, for its magnificent temples and the dedication profession that Tamils exercise to their gods and in most cases they even allow you access to the sacred areas in their blessed enclosures. , something unusual in other parts of the country.
For a week I traveled from temple to temple in this part of India. It is easily accessible using public transport, especially trains and buses. Although the general facilities for travel – language, restaurants, accommodation, etc. – are not as generous as in the more popular parts of the north or west of the country, there is a decent selection of hotels. As you know, ingenuity, imagination and good humor help a lot when visiting less popular destinations.
This is the complete tour of Tamil Nadu for about a week:
Srirangapatna Temple Tour from Bangalore
Madurai: Meenakshiyamman Temple
Visit to Thanjavur temple
Visit the Kumbakonam temples
A Visit to Pondicherry: The French Legacy in India
Back to Bangalore