Tamil Nadu
Written by Offbeat Stays

Tamil Nadu is a land of cultural diversity cupped among the tender hands of sheer natural beauty alongside a lot of ever welcoming and warm hospitality of the natives that sparkle nothing but joy and happiness in the heart of Indians as well as foreigners who might wanna take a chunk of an offbeat exploration in the state. Here are some of the unmissable and best offbeat activities to do in Tamil Nadu that you might want to set your sails on-

  1. Temples , temples and more temples

Hold on! These aren’t just the temples that are just a humble abode of gods and deities. Feast your eyes on the extremely perfect and astonishingly strong and withstanding temple structures of temples like the Brihadeeswarar, Sri Meenakshi Amman, Kapaleeshwar, Ramanathaswamy Temple that boast some extremely rare surprises of the olden times – like some of them being  one of the tallest towers in the entire world and boasting hundreds of thousands of hand sculptures on the temples and and immense richness in the Dravidian style of architectural perfection.

  1. Go back in time

A hoard of monuments dating back to ages that are older than time, the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram are something that remains as just a formal discovery and an offbeat trail that more and more people need to explore and witness the stone carvings when Most of the complex was built in the 7th Century C.E and features monoliths that were chiselled in the Pallava style of architecture.

  1. Meditate on an island

A perfect place for perfect peace- Lying on rock island in the beautiful yet offbeat place of Kanyakumari, this humble abode is one of the finest implications of architecture in south India. Being the meditation space of the great Swami Vivekananda, this island hosts a meditational hall that allows people to experience tranquility and try out their part in attaining calmness. Hence this is definitely under best offbeat activities to do in Tamil Nadu.

  1. Hop in for a train of splendor

The 1908 build of a natural beauty exploration on wheels set you on the tracks of indescribable yet a natural spectacle to say – the Nilgiri mountain railway crosses bridges tunnels and curves that set your offbeat track so straight that they only lead to more and more of you gazing in awe at the hill station which is dissolved in lush greenery and you get to experience it in a variating altitude of 300 feet to 7200 feet.

  1. The falls of nature

A waterfall of heaven that surely is an offbeat wonder to behold- the Hogenakkal waterfalls are some of the best and magnificent waterfalls that happen to exist in the heavenly abode of south India. With the force of water that gushes down to the rocks underneath, the air looks like its smeared with clouds of smoke that is a sight of beauty. Take a round boat to explore the falls or maybe take a dip if you’re into swimming !

  1. Sunsets and sunrises

Visit the southernmost tip of peninsular India- With the Laccadive sea on the three sides and tamil nadu being one of the places near them, witness the uncomparable beauty of the rays of sunshine on the only place in the country where rising and setting of the sun can be witnessed. Peace and good pictures are a sure surprise here! 

  1. Photography and connoisseur 

Making up for some of your most pleasant and also unexpected pictorial shots of the NIlgiris, Udagamandalam or Ooty is going to be one memorable ride on your offbeat trip to this state. This place known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ and offers you a plethora of options to try out that include visiting Stone House, the Botanical Gardens and nature walks

  1. Peace among worlds

Auroville is one such offbeat destination that culminates people of all countries to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity. Enjoy a day among a diversity of cultures while you dine and smile and converse with them.

  1. Just relax in the steeps

Perch your tent or enter a homestay among the hills of Kodaikanal that rejuvenate and calm your soul with some of the most spectacular, mist-laden viewpoints and make it an ideal spot for every kind of traveller from a backpacker to a family one! With cool climates and the local cuisines and a real connection with nature, this offbeat trip may be the one that gives you an actual break from the monotony of daily life. Hence this is countable under best offbeat activities to do in Tamil Nadu.

  1. The local charm

The streets of Mylapore contain the essence of Tamil Nadu. Experience the daily life on the streets and let your ears sink in with the stories of gods and demons of the Hindu mythology and folklore of the locals and dive into the customs and traditions which embarks upon the belief that be wilder anyone and everyone who gets to know them and their descent from the holy legends !

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