Tamil Nadu is the cradle of South Indian temple architecture that originated in the 7th century and matured in the huge temple complexes studded with towering gateways called `Gopurams' that soar above the markets of almost every town. Quite a contra st to the temple heritage is provided at Pondicherry which remained a French colony for a long time. French is still widely spoken, and seaside villas and cobbled streets are more reminiscent of South France than South India ! Another facet of this d iverse state is the two hill stations of Ootacamund and Kodaikanal. Both are little patches of England in India !!

Reasons to Visit :
Embark on a boat trip : In Ooty apart from the lush greeney, one can also enjoy a boat ride across Ooty Lake
Shopping : Do not forgett to shop for specialities of Tamil Nadu include the luxurious silks of Kanjeevaram, handmade paper, coral jewellery, seashell ware and elaborate gold jewellery
Yoga and Meditation : Auroville Aurbindo Ashram in Pondicherry is the best place where one can indulge in various yoga activities
  Take a walk in Kodai Kanal : Coakers Walk in Kodai provides very picturesque view of the plains as well as scenic valleys.  
Suggested Itineraries :
Essential Kerala
Glimpses of Tamil Nadu
6 Days / 5 Nights
Ooty, Kodai