It is no secret that Tamil Nadu has topped the list of the most foreign tourist arrivals in the entire country yet again! For one, Tamil Nadu has some pretty good road conditions and decent connectivity.
On the other hand, it also boasts of some of the most stunning templates in the whole country. Let us check out what is so special about this south Indian state!
For the third subsequent year, Tamil Nadu has succeeded in topping the survey of the most foreign tourist arrivals in the entire country.
This holds true for domestic tourists as well. According to Vellamandi N. Natarajan, the Tourism Minister of Tamil Nadu, there has been a steady increase in the number of foreign tourists in Tiruchi since the year 2014.
But what can we attribute this consistent interest and fascination to that prompts tourists from across the world to want to visit Tamil Nadu on their trip to India? Apparently, a lot of things!
As mentioned above, to begin with, the state brags of some good road conditions and decent connectivity. On top of that, you can find some gorgeous temples in this state.
For example, the Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram, the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, the Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram, the Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai and the Brihadeswara Temple in Thanjavur are very famous in the state.
Besides these, there are countless other big and small temples in Tamil Nadu that are known for their exceptional architecture and old-world charm.
These temples attract tourists from far and wide due to not just their architecture but centuries-old heritage and culture. In fact, according to statistics, there are a total of around 33,000 ancient temples in Tamil Nadu located all over the state in different cities. Moreover, some of them are even as old as 1400 years. If that doesn’t boggle your mind, I don’t know what will!
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Some more statistics show that in the year 2016, Tiruchi received a total of 1.21 crore tourists in total, which is a bit more than its overall footfall in 2015 at a whopping 1.20 crores.
Furthermore, some of the most prominent and well-known tourist spots that one can find in Tiruchi are the Rock Fort, the Jambukeswarar Temple, and the Ranganathaswamy Temple. Given these staggering numbers, it is no surprise that Tamil Nadu enjoys such numbers of foreign tourists year after year.
And how can we miss the most visited and some of the best hill stations in Tamil Nadu! Ooty, Kodaikanal, Ketti Valley, Coonoor, Yelagiri Hills, and Valparai are some of the highlights.
These hill stations are frequented by locals as well as domestic and international tourists alike, given the wide range of attractions that they have to offer. From gorgeous waterfalls to diverse bird sanctuaries, the hill stations in Tamil Nadu have it all.
Other places to visit are also beaches and national parks. Therefore, irrespective of whether you are a beach person or a mountain lover or both, you can find it all in Tamil Nadu. This immense variety is precisely what draws tourists from across the world to visit this southern state in the first place.
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Some core destinations in the state that you can consider visiting are Kodaikanal, Udhagamandalam, Rameswaram, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Mamallapuram, and much more.
These places attract the maximum number of foreign tourists throughout the year. In order to absorb all the excess traffic of tourists, the tourism department of the state promotes the tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu that are less known to people and hence, have immense tourism potential. The department has identified at least 32 such places to date.
In addition to that, Tamil Nadu also has some very tourism-friendly policies that are another plus point for tourists. The state focuses on the development of tourism infrastructure as a high priority.
In addition to that, the state also wishes to promote culturally and environmentally stable as well as socially inclusive tourism to attract more and more tourists.
Another compelling reason for the popularity of Tamil Nadu is its well-established and active hospitality sector. In fact, the tourism department of the state is consistently working towards enhancing tourist arrival in the state. This, in itself, shows their commitment to the tourism sector.
It is also noteworthy that the Tiruchi district in Tamil Nadu has been going through some significant changes in essential amenities as well as infrastructure.
They have been strengthening the road system from Melur to Srirangam Taluk, where there is the well-known Butterfly Park. According to reports, it has cost them around 1.92 crores to build this road and strengthen it.
These reasons and countless more are why Tamil Nadu is such a well-loved state in the present times and why tourists worldwide like visiting it on their trips to India.