Before traveling to any new place or destination it
is always advisable that you make yourself aware of the local customs
and traditions, language, weather, people etc. under this section of
traveling tips for Tamilnadu, we have compiled some really useful and
handy tips that you must go through before traveling to Tamil Nadu.
Best Time to Visit Tamilnadu
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. Thus, the best/ideal time to visit Tamil Nadu
is between October to February, when the weather conditions remain
pleasant and enchanting.
Eating Out in Tamil Nadu
Economy of Tamilnadu
India is predominantly an agricultural country and the same applies to
Tamil Nadu as well. Agriculture is the primary occupation of about
seventy percent of the rural population of Tamil Nadu. Around 34% of the
state's population resides in urban areas while the remaining population
resides in the rural areas. With change in science and technology,
agricultural practices have undergone radical improvement since
Geography of Tamilnadu
Tamil Nadu is one of the largest states in India. It is located in the
southern most part of the Indian mainland. It has a long coastline and
the Eastern Ghats (mountain range) run parallel to the same. The coastal
plains run north to South. Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh surround Tamil
Nadu on the North while Kerala lies to the West.
Languages Spoken in Tamil Nadu
Tamil is the official language of Tamil Nadu state and one of the 18
languages mentioned in the eighth schedule of the Indian constitution.
Tamil is one of the classical languages of the world, with a rich
heritage of literature. It is the most widely spoken language in Tamil
Nadu. Besides Tamil Nadu, Tamil is also spoken by a number of people in
Sri Lanka, Singapore, Mauritius and Malaysia.
People of Tamilnadu
Tamil Nadu is one of the most urbanized states of India but most of the
people still live in villages. In Tamil Nadu, there is an established
caste system with traditional differentiations a lot more pronounced
than in many other parts of India. A large part of population is
confined to the Chennai (covering industrial areas, townships and the
surrounding villages) and those around Madurai, Tiruchchirappall and
Coimbatore. About 80 percent of the people in Tamil Nadu follow
Hinduism. A substantial percentage of population in Tamil Nadu follows
Christianity and Islam.
Religions in Tamil Nadu
The history and culture of Tamilnadu goes back to thousands years back.
For centuries, people of various religions have been residing in the
state. The main religions in Tamilnadu are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity
and Jainism. Hinduism, along with its various sects, is the oldest
religion in the state. Hindus are followers of number of sectarian
monastic institutions (called mathas).
Shopping in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu, a land of great heritage, offers exciting shopping
opportunities and experiences to the visitors. Tamil Nadu is well known
for its rich cultural heritage, which is so very well represented in its
exquisite arts and crafts. The arts and crafts of the state are
world-famous for their uniqueness and style.
Like all other South Indian states, Tamil Nadu is also known for a wide
variety of delicious food both for the vegetarians as well as the
non-vegetarians. Grains, lentils, rice and vegetables are the main
ingredients of the traditional foods of Tamil Nadu. Spices add flavor
and give a distinctive taste to the Tamil cuisines. Some of the most
common and popular dishes of the region are idly, dosai, vada, pongal
and Uppuma. Coconut chutney and sambhar invariably form a part of most
of the Tamil dishes.
Transportation in Tamil Nadu
The public transport system in Tamil Nadu consists of State government
buses, private buses, taxis and auto rickshaws. There are around 200
railway stations and over 100 train services connecting the state to
almost all major cities of India.
The geographical location of Tamil Nadu is such that the climatic
condition shows only slight seasonal variations. Due to close proximity
to the Sea, the temperatures and humidity remain relatively high all the
year round. The climate of Tamil Nadu is tropical in nature with little
variation in summer and winter temperatures.