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Tamil Nadu Collection

Tamil Nadu, the land of rich heritage and vibrant culture, offers a glimpse into the soul of India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Map of Madras (Chennai), India, 19th Century

Map of Madras (Chennai), India, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of Map of Madras (Chennai), India, 19th Century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara

Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara (Brihadisvara), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Women walking on path amid tea estate in the Anaimalai Hills near Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India

Women walking on path amid tea estate in the Anaimalai Hills near Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Anna Salai Road, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India

Anna Salai Road, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India INDIA-Tamil Nadu-Chennai: Evening Traffic on Anna Salai Road © Walter Bibikow 2004

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Way to toilet, Indic scripts, Tamil Nadu, India

Way to toilet, Indic scripts, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tamil Nadu state, India, Asia

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tamil Nadu state, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: India, Tamil Nadu. Tuk-tuk (auto rickshaw) in Madurai

India, Tamil Nadu. Tuk-tuk (auto rickshaw) in Madurai

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur

Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Tea Garden. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India

Tea Garden. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India
Beautiful green tea gardens in the high altitudes of Coonoor at the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Pilgrims on road to temple

Pilgrims on road to temple, Tamil Nadu state, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Nilgiri Flycatcher (Eumyias albicaudatus)

Nilgiri Flycatcher (Eumyias albicaudatus) is sitting on a dry bamboo, It is an old world flycatcher with a very restricted range in the hills of southern India, Like most flycatchers

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Tea estates around the Emerald Lake in Ooty

Tea estates around the Emerald Lake in Ooty. Beautiful clouds formed over the Emerald Lake. Ooty or Ootacamund (Udamandalam) is a popular hill station in Tamil Nadu

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shore temple at Mahabalipuram

Shore temple at Mahabalipuram, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Brihadisvara temple dedicated to Shiva

Brihadisvara temple dedicated to Shiva, built by Chola King Rajendra I between 1014 and 1172 AD, Gangaikondacholapuram, Tamil Nadu state, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Stone carving Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam

Stone carving Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam
Ranganathaswamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining form of Hindu deity, Vishnu located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Vimana, Brihadeeswarar (Brihadisvara) Hindu Chola temple, Thanjavur, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Vimana, Brihadeeswarar (Brihadisvara) Hindu Chola temple, Thanjavur, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tamil Nadu, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Girls

Girls
Ludwig Riml

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Statues from Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

Statues from Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Close up of statues and carvings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple wall, Usually Hindu peoples decorating so many different type sculptures of Indian Gods

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shore Temple at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Shore Temple at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: A stone carving shop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

A stone carving shop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Sri Meenakshi Temple, sunset, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sri Meenakshi Temple, sunset, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Srirangam Vishnu Temple, Tamil Nadu, India

Srirangam Vishnu Temple, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: View of Tirunelveli, also known as Nellai and historically as Tinnevelly, 1828

View of Tirunelveli, also known as Nellai and historically as Tinnevelly, 1828
3480385 View of Tirunelveli, also known as Nellai and historically as Tinnevelly, 1828; (add.info.: View of Tirunelveli, also known as Nellai and historically (during British rule) as Tinnevelly

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Vellore Fort, 1828

Vellore Fort, 1828
3480377 Vellore Fort, 1828; (add.info.: Vellore Fort. By Marlet 1828. This large 16th-century fort situated in heart of the Vellore city, in the state of Tamil Nadu)

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Pair of Architectural Brackets in the Form of Rampant Leonine Creatures (yali... 17th century)

Pair of Architectural Brackets in the Form of Rampant Leonine Creatures (yali... 17th century. Creator: Unknown)
Pair of Architectural Brackets in the Form of Rampant Leonine Creatures (yali or vyala), From a Processional Mandapa (image 1 of 4), 17th century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Royal Procession with Raja Amar Singh (Reigned 1787-1798) of Thanjavur (image 1 of 6), c1790

Royal Procession with Raja Amar Singh (Reigned 1787-1798) of Thanjavur (image 1 of 6), c1790. Creator: Unknown
Royal Procession with Raja Amar Singh (Reigned 1787-1798) of Thanjavur (image 1 of 6), c1790

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Architectural Section with Heroic Figures (image 4 of 4), 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Architectural Section with Heroic Figures (image 4 of 4), 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Architectural Section with Heroic Figures (image 4 of 4), 19th century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Architectural Section with Heroic Figures (image 3 of 4), 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Architectural Section with Heroic Figures (image 3 of 4), 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Architectural Section with Heroic Figures (image 3 of 4), 19th century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Architectural Section with a Representation of a Temple, 10th century. Creator: Unknown

Architectural Section with a Representation of a Temple, 10th century. Creator: Unknown
Architectural Section with a Representation of a Temple, 10th century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Trimul Naik's Palace. Session Court From North Side, 1858. Creator: Captain Linnaeus Tripe

Trimul Naik's Palace. Session Court From North Side, 1858. Creator: Captain Linnaeus Tripe
Trimul Naik's Palace. Session Court From North Side, 1858

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shiva as the Lord of Dance, 10th century. Creator: Unknown

Shiva as the Lord of Dance, 10th century. Creator: Unknown
Shiva as the Lord of Dance, 10th century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: A Wayside Refreshment Stall, between 1750 and 1775. Creator: Unknown

A Wayside Refreshment Stall, between 1750 and 1775. Creator: Unknown
A Wayside Refreshment Stall, between 1750 and 1775

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Birds-Eye view of the Pagoda of Eagles Nest, near Chingleput; Notes on the Ancient Temples

Birds-Eye view of the Pagoda of Eagles Nest, near Chingleput; Notes on the Ancient Temples... 1875 Creator: Unknown
Birds-Eye view of the Pagoda of Eagles Nest, near Chingleput; Notes on the Ancient Temples of India, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Acrobats, c1850. Creator: Unknown

Acrobats, c1850. Creator: Unknown
Acrobats, c1850

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Krishna Rukmini Satyabhama Garuda, late 12th-13th century. Creator: Unknown

Krishna Rukmini Satyabhama Garuda, late 12th-13th century. Creator: Unknown
Krishna Rukmini Satyabhama Garuda, late 12th-13th century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shiva as the Lord of Dance, between c.950 and c.1000. Creator: Unknown

Shiva as the Lord of Dance, between c.950 and c.1000. Creator: Unknown
Shiva as the Lord of Dance, between c.950 and c.1000

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: The Hindu Saint Sambandar, 15th century. Creator: Unknown

The Hindu Saint Sambandar, 15th century. Creator: Unknown
The Hindu Saint Sambandar, 15th century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Rukmini, 12th-13th century. Creator: Unknown

Rukmini, 12th-13th century. Creator: Unknown
Rukmini, 12th-13th century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Queen Sembiyan Mahadevi as the Goddess Parvati, Chola dynasty, 10th century

Queen Sembiyan Mahadevi as the Goddess Parvati, Chola dynasty, 10th century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: India, Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram, Portrait of a Tamil girl standing outside her orange painted

India, Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram, Portrait of a Tamil girl standing outside her orange painted home in Mahabalipuram

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Brihadishvara temple (The Big Temple), Thanjavur (Tanjore), UNESCO World Heritage Site

Brihadishvara temple (The Big Temple), Thanjavur (Tanjore), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tamil Nadu, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Planting rice in a paddy field near Kunnavakkam in Tamil Nadu, India

Planting rice in a paddy field near Kunnavakkam in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Egrets resting in the trees at the Vedantangal Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, India

Egrets resting in the trees at the Vedantangal Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: A huge granite boulder at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

A huge granite boulder at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India
A huge granite boulder, known as Krishnas Butterball, at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: A beach stall selling sea shells at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

A beach stall selling sea shells at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shopping for kitchen goods at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Shopping for kitchen goods at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India




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Tamil Nadu, the land of rich heritage and vibrant culture, offers a glimpse into the soul of India. As you traverse through this enchanting state, you will discover hidden gems that showcase its unique identity. In Tamil Nadu, every corner tells a story. From the ancient temples adorned with intricate carvings to the bustling streets filled with tuk-tuks, there is an undeniable charm that captivates all who visit. As you wander through the historic city of Chennai (formerly known as Madras), take a moment to admire the 19th-century map that depicts its evolution over time. The Anna Salai Road stands tall amidst modernity, reminding us of its glorious past. Venturing further into nature's embrace, witness women gracefully walking along paths amid tea estates in the Anaimalai Hills near Valparai. The lush greenery and serene atmosphere create a picturesque setting that soothes both body and mind. The architectural wonders continue to amaze as you encounter Shiva lingams in ancient temples like Sri Brihadeswara in Thanjavur. These sacred structures stand as testaments to Tamil Nadu's deep-rooted spirituality and devotion. A visit to Mahabalipuram unveils yet another marvel - the Shore Temple. This UNESCO World Heritage Site showcases intricate stone carvings against a backdrop of crashing waves, leaving visitors awestruck by its beauty. To experience everyday life in Tamil Nadu, hop on an auto-rickshaw in Madurai and immerse yourself in its vibrant energy. The locals' warm smiles and friendly greetings make for an unforgettable journey through this bustling city. Nature enthusiasts will find solace amidst tea gardens scattered across Coonoor and Ooty. These breathtaking landscapes around Emerald Lake offer tranquility while sipping on freshly brewed tea from these very estates. Lastly, witness pilgrims embarking on their spiritual journey along roads leading to revered temples across Tamil Nadu.