Tamil Nadu is culturally vibrant state of India that allures travellers with the presence of a number of beaches, exotic wildlife destinations, temple towns and urban cities. Be it natural splendour, cultural heritage, major structures, tourist attractions or the world second largest Marina beach - the state has it all. As you take the tour, some of the finest structural and architectural pieces like forts, monuments, temples, palaces will come your way that will give you an insight into the early years of the place. It is the geographical location and these marvels that have made the region an attractive tourist destination.The religious and sacred beliefs followed here will surely leave you spellbound. The construction of the temples and other monuments, for example the architecture of the Brihadeshwara Temple is going to leave you speechless and you will wonder about the creativity and the skills of the craftsmen who built it. Tamil Nadu will surprise you with the presence of waterfalls, wildlife species and exotic bird species living in their natural habitats. Its colourful festivals, dance forms, paintings, artefacts and connectivity by road, rail and air, make it absolutely irresistible. Your tour is incomplete without a visit to Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari. The Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Mudumalai National Park and Guindy National Park are other wonders that take major tourist footfall. Chennai, is a metropolitan city and is known for its vibrant traditions and culture. You can reach Chennai by air, or even from other parts of the country by air and rail. Should you choose to begin your tour with relaxation and in a scenic atmosphere, the exotic sun-kissed beaches are the best location. The Marina Beach, a clean blue sea with golden sand, on the coastline of Chennai is the second largest beach in the world and the starting point of tour for many tourists. Also, adventurous travellers can try their hand at a number of water sports activities and other adventures. As you head for sightseeing, check out the 17th century construction of Fort St. George that has large walls, huge wrought iron gates and deep moats. Inside the fort there is a Museum, Town Hall, St. Mary’s Church, and Flagstaff that are worth visiting. The Valluvalar Kottam is another tourist attraction. It was built in 1976 as an honour to Thiruvallar, a renowned Tamil poet whose works are over 2000 year old. Another must-visit spot in Chennai is the Crocodile Bank that has species of African and Indian crocodiles and alligators. You will find the crocodiles living in their natural habitat here. The other attractions in Chennai include Anna Zoological Park, Guindy National Park, Cavelong Beach, Elliots Beach, Murugan Temple and many more.Kanchipuram, the city of thousand temples, is a two-hour drive from Chennai. Kanchipuram was the capital city of the Chholas and Pallavas and is considered a sacred pilgrim site. The Ekambaranathar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built by the Pallavas and reconstructed by the Cholas and kings of Vijaynagar and is one of the tallest temple towers in South India. The Vaikuntha Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and dates back to the 8th century. Other famous temples include the Varadaraja Temple, Kailasanathat Temple, and the Kamakshi Amman Temple. Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram forms a Golden Triangle with Chennai and Kanchipuram as it is only a 1.5-hour drive from both cities. Mamallapuram, a 7th century port city made by the Pallavas, has many temples and monuments built by the Pallavas. The Shore Temple is a beauty, especially when it is lit by the moonlight. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts many tourists because of its beautiful architecture. Arjuna’s Penance is the world’s largest bas-relief built in a whaleback shape. It has sculptures of Gods, demigods, beasts and birds. Other attractions here are the Five Rathas that are five monolithic temples modelled around chariots (rathas), the Dakshinachatra and Tiger’s Cave.Head towards Madurai either by bus or by train as it is far from the Golden Triangle. The Meenakshi Amman Temple is one that displays magnificent architecture, and tourists and pilgrims from all over India visit this temple. The Koodal Azhaar Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Gandhi Museum are some of the other attractions here. Some of the finest textiles are produced here in Madurai along with best harvests of Jasmine flower.As you head towards the southernmost city of Kanyakumari, you can experience the best views of sunrise and the sunset over three water bodies - the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. The Vivekanand Memorial here is made on two rocks and is about 500-metre from the mainland. The Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Mandapam, Padmanabhapuram Palace are some places you would not want to miss in Kanyakumari. As Tamil Nadu is a tropical land, there is not much difference between the summer and winter temperature. However, April and May are the hottest months with temperature soaring above 40 degrees, so it is advisable that you plan your trip in the winter months, from October to February, when the temperature is around 20 degree Celsius. Tamil Nadu tourism packages take you to a part of the country where you get to experience a lot with so much to see. So come visit and explore this southern wonder, and you might want to return to see more.