The whole world is striving to revive tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic, and with global travel picking up momentum, India is once again welcoming visitors from overseas. Tamil Nadu, among all other states in India, attracts a lot of attention from foreign tourists. The state has brought together interests from countries like Australia, Thailand and Brazil. Before that, most foreign tourists to Tamil Nadu came from countries like France, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, UK and USA.
What attracts foreign tourists the most?
In the case of Tamil Nadu, it is heritage and spiritual tourism that is generating a lot of interest abroad. Places like Pondicherry, Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Rameshwaram and Madurai are hubs for heritage and spiritual tourism.
State tourism is now trying to emphasize wildlife tourism, as well as heritage and spiritual tourism. There are a total of nine national parks in Tamil Nadu – Mudumalai National Park, Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Mukurthi National Park, Guindy National Park, Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park, Sanctuary Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Karikili Bird Sanctuary, Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary and Agasthyamalai Biosphere. Reserve.
With the exception of a few, most of these parks are less crowded. Developing them could be a game-changer.
Also, the upcoming 44th Chess Olympiad, which is expecting visitors from over 150 countries, can be a great opportunity to publicize various tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu. Special hotel offers and international fairs and the promotion of rural tourism can be good initiatives according to officials of the tourism department.
- When is the 44th Chess Olympiad?
This year, the 44th Chess Olympiad will be held in Chennai from July 28 to August 10.
- Are there hill stations in Tamil Nadu?
Tamil Nadu is home to 25 hill stations. The most popular are Yercaud, Yelagiri, Kodaikanal, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Velliangiri Hills and Kolli Hills.
- When is the best time to visit Tamil Nadu?
The winter months of November through February are ideally the best time to visit the state. However, summer isn’t too bad either. You can escape to the pretty hill stations and enjoy the cooler climates of the hills.