Being a tropical land, there is hardly a sharp variation between the summer and winter temperatures in Tamil Nadu. The months of April and May are the hottest with the mercury hovering around the 40 C mark while the mercury remains around 20-22 degree C in the winter months. In contrast to most parts of India, Tamil Nadu gets most of its rain from the North East Monsoons (from November to December) and a little less rain from the South West monsoons (from June to August).
To escape the scorching heat in April and May, and to take a relaxed break from the usual noisy crowd, discover the colonial hill stations in Tamil Nadu with our customized itenaries Seasons of the Raj & Mountains of Kongu Nadu. July - August will be the ideal time to explore Deep in the Cauvery Delta. With the exception of November, the ideal time to visit Tamil Nadu is between October to March, when the weather conditions remain enchanting.
Tamil Nadu is bounded by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the north and Kerala in the west. The eastern and western tips of the state are defined by the Point Calimere and Mudumalai wildlife sanctuaries while the northern extreme is Pulicat lake and the southernmost tip is Kanyakumari, the land's end. The people of Tamil Nadu lead a relaxed lifestyle. The urban social recreations include clubs, golf links, beach resorts, theme parks, race courses, art and theatre. Visits to game reserves, holiday resorts, long sandy beaches, zoological and entertainment parks and sanctuaries are the other many social pastimes available.
Tamil Nadu has an International Airport near Chennai, which serves as the most convenient entry point for Tamil Nadu. International airlines from countries like Sri Lanka, Dubai, Germany, Jakarta, Malaysia, England, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore operate regular flights to connect Chennai. You can also approach Chennai from any part of the country by most public and private airlines in India.
The main Railway Station in Tamil Nadu is in Chennai. Many important trains connect Chennai to other major Railway Stations in the country.
An extensive network of roadways covers Tamil Nadu. A number of national highways and state highways crisscross the land. The major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bangalore are linked by road to Chennai and other important cities in the state. Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) buses run throughout the state and connect it to the neighbouring cities and states.
Religion is taken very seriously in India; it’s important always to show due respect to religious buildings, shrines, images, and people at prayer.
When entering a temple or mosque, remove your shoes and leave them at the door (socks are acceptable and protect your feet from burning-hot stone ground).
Some temples – Jain ones in particular – do not allow you to enter wearing or carrying leather articles, and forbid entry to menstruating women.
Some of the Hindu temples are closed to non-Hindus, but those that aren’t may require men to remove their shirts before entering.
Often entry into the inner sanctum is restricted only for the Hindus.
Hindus are very superstitious about taking photographs of images of deities and inside temples; if in doubt, desist. Do not take photos of funerals or cremations.
In a mosque, non-Muslims would not normally be allowed in at prayer time and women are sometimes not let in at all.
At a Buddhist stupa or monument, you should always walk round clockwise (ie, with the stupa on your right).
From north to south and east to west, Tamil Nadu is a potpourri of different customs, cultures and traditions. Every place boasts of its own charm that makes it distinct from rest of the state and we at Milesworth dedicate ourselves to help you unravel this mystical land in the most fascinating way.
We operate based in Chennai, and our mission is to provide you with high quality panoramic tours that showcase the beauty and heritage of Tamil Nadu. So, whatever you want your trip to include, we will design a fully personalised trip just for you.
So, when you think of a vacation in Tamil Nadu think of Milesworth because no one knows Tamil Nadu like we do!