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Top things to do in Tamil Nadu

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Ranked #1 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #2 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Airavatesvara Temple (Kumbakonam)
Ranked #3 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
This 12th-century Chola temple is a compact gem.
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Ranked #4 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Kapaleeshwar Temple (Chennai (Madras))
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$26* and up
Ranked #7 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
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$60* and up
Ranked #8 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Landmarks
Many interesting rock-cut temples and giant open-air reliefs from the 7th and 8th centuries.
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Sri Parthasarathy Temple (Chennai (Madras))
Ranked #9 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Close to Marina Beach, yet another architectural wonder from the 8th century can be part of the itinerary. An intricate... more » Owner description: Close to Marina Beach, yet another architectural wonder from the 8th century can be part of the itinerary. An intricate pyramid-shaped rajagopuram (dome) stands prominently and is the main feature of the temple. As anecdotes go, the British were unable to pronounce the original name, Thiriallikeni, and rechristened it Triplicane. « less
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Ranked #10 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Dhyanalinga Temple (Coimbatore)
Ranked #11 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Arjuna's Penance (Mahabalipuram)
Ranked #14 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This bas-relief with life-size images from a mythical story adorns a huge rock.
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Marundeeswarar Temple (Chennai (Madras))
Ranked #15 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Dhanushkodi Beach (Rameswaram)
Ranked #17 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Vadapalani Murugan Temple (Chennai (Madras))
Ranked #18 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Sea Shore Temple (Mahabalipuram)
Ranked #20 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple (Chennai (Madras))
Ranked #23 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This is one of the most significant temples in the region.
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Marudamalai Temple (Coimbatore)
Ranked #25 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Other
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Arunachaleshwara Temple (Thiruvannamalai)
Ranked #26 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Sri Ramana Ashram (Thiruvannamalai)
Ranked #27 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Kailasanatha Temple (Kanchipuram)
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$59* and up
Ranked #29 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This 8th-century sandstone temple has a sanctuary that only one worshipper can enter at a time, through a tight tunnel.
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Kalikambal Temple (Chennai (Madras))
Ranked #30 of 954 attractions in Tamil Nadu
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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