Tamil Nadu Rough Guides Snapshot India (includes Chennai, Mamallapuram, Puducherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Kodaikannal and Udhagamandalam)
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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Introduction to Tamil Nadu
Darasuram and Swamimalai
Tiruchirapalli Trichy and around
Meenakshi the goddess whose eyes are shaped like a fish
Food and drink
Festivals and holidays
Trekking and outdoor activities
Shopping and markets in Madurai
The Nilgiri Blue Mountain Railway
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