Often referred to as the Land of Temples, Tamil Nadu is a land known for its natural beauty and lively and magnificent temples. The beaches of Tamilnadu have a charm of their own. The Marina Beach which is located in Chennai is the second longest beach in the world and it’s a must visit. There are more than 30,000 temples in Tamilnadu built by various dynasties. However, these temples bear a superficial resemblance to each other in that they share the same physical features – the gopuram or the imposing tower over the entrance and the spacious halls and corridors, yet they are distinct in their architectural style. Steamed ‘idlis’ and a variety of crisp and fried dosas with sambar are the exclusive food items of Tamil Nadu. Chilly powder and turmeric are integral ingredients of Tamil food. Non-vegetarian hotels are also called ‘military restaurants’. Dosas and vadas are the delicious yet exclusive food of the state. Served in traditional style either in banana leaves or in stainless steel plates, Tamilian food is one thing you never want to miss.