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Fairs and Festivals in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is a land of celebration and the numerous fairs and festivals in Tamil Nadu present a veritable picture of the rich culture and religious harmony in the state. Fairs and festivals provide the perfect opportunity to witness the glorious ancient heritage of Tamil Nadu and the time when thousands of people from across the state celebrate every occasion with pomp and gaiety.

The state of Tamil Nadu in South India boasts of being home to the largest number of fairs and festivals. Every moment here calls for a celebration, more so because the state houses a considerable number of temples and thus, a lot of religious celebrations take place frequently. The major festival months in Tamil Nadu are September-October and the post-harvest season from March-June. During this time, the entire state is filled with an air of fun, frolic and gaiety and, not only locals but also tourists in large numbers flock to Tamil Nadu to be a part of the grand celebrations that usually prolong over a period of 10 days or more.

A large number of Tamil Nadu fairs and festivals are related to religious ceremonies in some of the state’s spectacular temples. One such instance is the widely acclaimed Meenakshi Kalyanam Festival that is celebrated every year at the magnificent Meenakshi Temple in Madurai. During the time of festivals in Tamil Nadu, the temple deity is beautifully decorated with precious jewelry and colorful costumes and taken out for processions on the city streets.

Besides being a religious observance, Tamil Nadu festivals are also an occasion for social reunions. They are truly a part of everyday life of the locals and an authentic mirror to the glorious culture of Tamil Nadu. We provide you with a valuable opportunity to be a part of the various religious fairs and festivals in Tamil Nadu through our several tour packages. Come with us on tours to Tamil Nadu and enjoy every moment of the celebration.

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List of Fair and Festivals in Tamil Nadu

Mamallapuram Dance Festival
Mahabalipuram
Start Date: 21/12/2016
End Date: 21/01/2017

Mamallapuram was earlier named Mahabalipuram and is a small city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Historic sites and rock craves make it is a great... read more»

Chennai Dance & Music Festival Chennai
Chennai

The Chennai Dance & Music Festival is the celebration of South Indian music and dance specially the Carnatic Music which is held in the city of... read more»

Cape Festival, Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari

Kannyakumari is already a sought after tourist destination in India for its scenic beauty. The Cape festival in Kannyakumari has added tourist... read more»

Float Festival of India, Madurai
Madurai, Tamil nadu

One of the oldest cities of the country, Madurai is popularly known as the Temple Town of India. The history of Madurai dates back to the Sangam... read more»

Tamil New Year
Tamil Nadu
Start Date: 14/04/2018
End Date: 14/04/2018

The Tamil New Year is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu Solar Calendar. Popularly known as Puthandu, the Tamil New Year is celebrated with... read more»

Summer Festivals, Nilgiri Hills
Nilgiri Hills

Every year in the month of May, the popular Summer Festival is celebrated in the Nilgiri Mountains of India. The festival is organized by the Tamil... read more»

Chithirai Festival, Madurai
Madurai, Tamil nadu
Start Date: 29/04/2017
End Date: 10/05/2017

Celebrated in the Madurai temple located about 500 kilometers from Chennai, Chithirai Festival, Madurai is a popular festival in southern India.... read more»

Natyanjali Dance Festivals
Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram
Start Date: 13/02/2018
End Date: 13/02/2018

Located along the Bay of Bengal, about 75 kilometers from Pondicherry is the beautiful land of Chidambaram. It is well known not only as a... read more»

Meenakshi Kalyanam, Madurai
Madurai, Tamil nadu

Meenakshi Kalyanam is truly one of the most popular festivals of Madurai that attracts visitors in large numbers, not only across India but from... read more»

Aurbathimoovar Festival, Mylapore
Chennai

Mylapore, located in Chennai is a popular tourist destination. The name Mylapore is derived from the Tamil word, Myil which means a peacock. It is... read more»

Mahamaham Festival
Kumbakonam, Tamil nadu
Start Date: 15/02/2028
End Date: 24/02/2028

The Mahamaham Festival is a bathing ceremony by which all sins and evils doings are washed away. By bathing in the MahamahamTank one can be... read more»

Kanthuri Festival in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is a land of many beauties, many cultures and many religions. Fairs and festivals of Tamil Nadu have an integral role to play in the... read more»

Pongal
Tamil Nadu
Start Date: 13/01/2018
End Date: 16/01/2018

India is a land of festival and harvest is the reason why Pongal is widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu. The celebration of prosperity of harvest and... read more»

Thaipusam
All over World
Start Date: 31/01/2018
End Date: 31/01/2018

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community. The colorful celebration is one of the important fairs and festivals in not... read more»

Thyagaraja Carnatic Music Festival, Thiruvariyar
Thiruvarur
Start Date: 02/01/2018
End Date: 06/01/2018

Tamil Nadu, the southern most tip of India is a popular tourist destination. It is well known for the beautiful golden palm fringed beaches, the... read more»

Tourism Fair, Chennai
Chennai
Start Date: 16/02/2018
End Date: 18/02/2018

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu is a commercial and social melting point where people from different societies and cultural backgrounds are... read more»

Tea and Tourism Festival, Ooty
Ooty

The nectar of health, freshness and warmth, Tea is an important part of the lifestyle in Nilgiris. Every year, a Tea and Tourism Festival is... read more»