Tamil Nadu is endearingly distinctive in its own way, with tones of culture, ethnicity, naturalness and beauty. It has itself opening up to the fancy and passion of any kind of a traveller, an explorer with a keen eye for all aspects of travel or a traveller with a relaxed outlook. Long coastlines and forested mountains form stunning backdrops to this, the cradle of Dravidian civilisation. Manifestations of its ancient culture are everywhere, from vast temple compounds with steeply stepped, riotously coloured gopurams (gateway towers) to beautifully detailed rock carvings, and classical music and dance that are both complex and compelling. Ancient temples of Kanchipuram, Chidambaram, Kumbakonam, Trichy , Thanjavur (Tanjore), Madurai, Kanyakumari and Rameswaram – stand tall and proud announcing the greatness of the Dravidian architecture. The state’s national parks and reserves remain important refuges for much of India’s wildlife including elephants, several species of rare monkeys and Gaurs. The historic hill stations in the Nilgris- Ooty, Coonoor, Kotagiri and Kodaikanal are a fathomless fancy for travellers invitingly beckoning with their natural beauty and salubrious climate. Tamilnadu is Enchanting !