Nadu is one of the most ancient regions in
Indian history of which dates back some 6000
years. The state represents the nuceus of
Dravidian culture in India, which antedated
the Aryan culture in India by almost a
thousand years. Tamil Nadu was variously
ruled by the Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas
prior the Christian era. Karikalan Chola,
the greatest of the earlier Chola. With the
establishment of East India Company at
Madras in 1639, a new chapter was opened in
the Tamil Nadu. Slowly and steadily the
state came under British sway. When India
became independent, the old Madras Province
comprising Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and
part of Keala continued as the State of
Madras. After some years of agitation for
separate, Andhra Pradesh was created. On
14th January 1969, Madras state changed its
name to Tamil Nadu. The capital city Madras
was renamed Chennai in 1996.
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cities in Tamilnadu
Chennai has a history of over 2,000 years. Initially a
collection of villages, it is today one of the largest cities of
India, with a cosmopolitan society. The area has been a popular
trading port, especially among spice and cloth merchants.
The most famous land mark of this bustling town is the Rockfort
Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rocky out
crop which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over the old
city. It is reached by the flight of steep steps cut into the
rock and from its summit you get a fantastic view of the town
plus its other main landmark.
Madurai is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu, a southern
state in India. MADURAI,the abode of Goddess Meenakshi,is also
the famous and ancient home of Tamil culture. The first Tamil
Academy was founded here by saintly scholars and pious kings and
it is believed that the great Hindu God Siva participated in the
labours of the academy which set the standards of poetic
excellence and literacy criticism.Madurai was an important
cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD. Madurai
was the capital city for the great Pandya kings.
Tirunelveli - popularly known by its pet name Nellai is a land
of sages – much evident from epics and puranas . Christening
of this place itself bears testimony to its antiquity and
Coimbatore has a population of 15 lakh people. It is exposed to
the Palghat gap of Western ghats it enjoys a salubrious climate.
The climate is comfortable throughout the year. The maximum
temperature is around 32 degrees celcius
Thanjavur attained prominence under the Chola rulers who were
paramount in South India during 9th to 12th centuries. They were
not only excellent rulers but also mightly builders, who erected
a large number of exquisite temples in their empire, some of
which constitute the finest specimens of architecture.