Tamil Nadu


WELCOME TO Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has glorious past, a vibrant culture, a rich history, and natural bounty in the form of blue beaches and clear skies. One can enjoy on the Marina beach, go cruising in the theme parks, or let the mind search for peace in the midst of magnificent temples.



About


Tamil Nadu is situated on the south eastern side of the Indian Peninsula. The fascinating state of Tamil Nadu is the home of the Tamils. Tamil Nadu was founded by the Dravidians over 5000 years ago. Tamil Nadu covers an area of 1,30,058 square kms and has a population of 4,84,08,077.


History


Tamil Nadu was ruled by three major dynasties-the Cholas in the east, the Pandyas in the central area and Cheras in the west. This was during the Sangam Age - the classical period of Tamil literature-that continued for some 300 years after the birth of Christ.


Festival


Jalli Kattu – Bull fight: On the second day of the Pongal i.e. on Mattu Pongal day, Jalli Kattu or bullfight takes place in almost all villages.


Culture


Tamil Nadu is the home of the Tamils and their Dravidian culture. Human activity in this area may have begun as early as 3,00,000 years ago. Historians are of the opinion that the first Dravidians were a part of the Indus Valley Civilization and came to the south after the invasions in the north, around 1500 BC.