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Nod for rural tourism in 4 Tamil Nadu villages

The coastal village of Devipattinam also known as Navabashanam with a temple dedicated to Devi, Theerthamalai – rife with spring and temples, Vadanemmeli where the crocodile bank is situated, and Tiru

Phone jammers in temples soon

The loud ringing noise of cell phones, message tones and people casually answering phone calls while standing in queues for darshan in temples have irked the devotees for long.

Finally, the HR & CE

Thirusoolam temple: A cradle of heritage


Mention Thirusoolam and it would bring to mind the railway station just opposite Chennai airport. Some would remember the beautiful hills which are a shooting spot.

But, not many are aware that thi

Tamil Nadu to go on tourism ad blitz


Not wanting to be complacent with its catchphrase Enchanting Tamil Nadu, the state tourism department has plans to aggressively promote the tourism potential of the state and has earmarked about Rs 10

Take a virtual tour to know TN heritage

Are you a heritage buff keen on exploring the cultural heritage in Tamil Nadu? The state archaeology department’s website would be the ideal spot to obtain a bird’s eye view of the heritage wealth of

Tourism park awaits Central nod

Tourism in Tamil Nadu will get an impetus if the Union tourism ministry gives its nod to few state government proposals.

According to sources in the Union tourism ministry, the Centre is actively co

176-year-old Pallavaram Friday market still bustling


The jostling crowd, the yelling hawkers and the bustle of traffic behind does not dampen the spirit of the nearly 176-year-old Friday market at Pallavaram here.

From spices and condiments to pets to

Sops to improve TN tally in UPSC


Chief minister J. Jayalalithaa has announced several measures to benefit IAS aspirants from Tamil Nadu, including increasing the monthly stipend offered at the state government training institute at A

More takers for EMI-driven tours

It is not just vehicles, electronic gadgets or home loan that is on offer for an EMI. This option has emerged as the latest trend in the travel trade to visit the dream destinations and is fast catchi

Families spend more while holidaying

Indian families appear to be willing to spend more and be merrier while holidaying. This latest trend in travel came to the fore during a survey at the inaugural of Asia Pacific Family Travel 2012.

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