Tamil Nadu Rough Guides Snapshot India (includes Chennai, Mamallapuram, Puducherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Kodaikannal and Udhagamandalam)

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Penguin, Mar 22, 2012 - Travel
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Tamil Nadu is the ultimate travel guide to this beautiful part of India. It guides you through the state with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the teeming metropolis of Chennai to the sacred temples at Mamallapuram and Thanjavur, and from the former French colony of Puducherry to the wild elephants of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, hostels and shops ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to India, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Tamil Nadu, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, activities and tips for travelling with children. Also published as part of The Rough Guide to India. Full coverage: Chennai (Madras), Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai, Puducherry, Chidambaram, Gangaikondacholapuram, Kumbakonam, Darasuram, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, Western Ghats, Kodaikanal, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Coimbatore, Coonoor, Udhagamandalam, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. (Equivalent printed page extent 142 pages).
 

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Contents

Introduction to Tamil Nadu
Kumbakonam
Darasuram and Swamimalai
Thanjavur
Chola bronzes
Tiruchirapalli Trichy and around
Madurai
Meenakshi the goddess whose eyes are shaped like a fish
Health
Getting around
Accommodation
Food and drink
The media
Festivals and holidays
Sports
Trekking and outdoor activities

Shopping and markets in Madurai
Rameshwaram
Kanyakumari
The Ghats
The Nilgiri Blue Mountain Railway
Maps
India Basics
Getting there
Entry requirements
Yoga meditation and ashrams
Culture and etiquette
Shopping
Travelling with children
Travel essentials
Publishing information
A Rough Guide to Rough Guides
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

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