TAMILNADU



  • Capital - Chennai
  • Number Of Districts - 32.
  • Formed On - 26 January 1950.
  • Chief Minister - Elapaddi K. Palaniswamy.
  • Governor - Banwarilal Purohit.
  • High Court - The Madras High Court.
  • Chief Justice - Indira Banerjee.
  • Language - Tamil & English.
  • State Animal - Nilgiri Tahr.
  • State Bird - Emerald Dove.
  • State Flower - Glory Lili.
  • Tribes -Badagas , Toda, Irula, Kota, Kattunayakan.
  • Festivals - Pongal, Tamilnadu new year's day, Natyanjali dance festival, Thaipusam, Thiruvaiyaru, Kathigai deepam, Aadi perukku, Mamallapuram dance festival, Velankanni festival, Kanthuri festival, Kavadi, Arubathimoovar festival.
  • Folk Dance -Kummi, Karagam, Kolaattam, Chakai aatam, kara kattam, Bhagavatha nandanam,Oyilattam.
  • Classical Dance - Bharat Natyam.
  • Temples -
  1. Shri ranganathaswamy temple.
  2. Brihadeshwar temple.
  3. Meenakshi amman temple.
  4. Jambukeswara temple.
  5. Kanchi kailasanathar temple.
  6. Ekambareswarar temple.
  7. Ramanathaswamy temple.
  8. Monolithic rock temple.
  9. Shri puram golden temple.
  • Rivers - Bhavani, Kaveri, Manjalar, Varaha, Vaigai, Palar, Thamiraparani.
  • Important dams & associated rivers-
  1. Kallanai Dam - KaveriRiver.
  2. Amaravathi Dam - Amaravathi River.
  3. Mettur Dam - Kaveri River.
  4. Bhavanisagar Dam- Bhavani River.
  5. Upper Anaicut Dam - Kaveri River.
  6. Vaigai Dam - Vaigai River.
  7. Peruchani Dam- Paralayar River.
  • Power Plants -        
  1. Mettur Thermal Power Plant.
  2. Neyveli Thermal Power Station-1.
  3. Neyveli Thermal Power Station-2.
  4. Tuticorin Thermal Power Plant.
  5. Vallur Thermal Power Station.
  6. North Chennai  Thermal Power Plant.
  7. Ennore Thermal Power Station.
  8. Mutiara Thermal Power Plant.
  • National Park - 
  1. Guindy National Park.
  2. Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park.
  3. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park.
  4. Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park.
  5. Mukurthi National Park, Guindy National Park.
  • Wildlife Sanctuary - 
  1. Indira GandhiWLS.
  2. Kalakad WLS.
  3. Kodaikanal WLS.
  4. Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary.
  5. Madumalai WLS.
  6. Grizzled Squirrel WLS.
  7. Kanyakumari WLS.
  8. Mundanthurai WLS.
  9. Point Calimere WLS.
  10. Gangaikodan WLS.
  • Bird Sanctuary - 
  1. Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary.
  2. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.
  3. Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary.
  4. Karikili Bird Sanctuary.
  5. Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary.
  6. Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary.
  7. Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary.
  8. Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary.
  9. Vellode Bird Sanctuary.
  10. Melselvanur-Keelselvanur Bird Sanctuary.
  11. Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary.
  12. Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary.
  • Tiger Reserve - 
  1. Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
  2. Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park.
  3. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park.
  4. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve.
  5. Anamalai Tiger Reserve.
  • Ramsar Sites -Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary
  • Important Stadiums - 
  1. M.A.Chidambaram Stadium.
  2. Nehru Stadium.
  3. Guindy Race Cource Chennai.
  4. Mayor Radha Krishnan Stadium.
  • Lakes -
  1. Ooty lake.
  2. Perumal lake.
  3. Red hills lake.
  4. Sholavaram lake.
  5. Singanallure lake.
  6. Veeranam lake.
  7. Kodaikanal lake.
  8. Kaveripakkam lake.
  9. Kaliveli lake.
  10. Berijam lake.
  11. Chembarabukkam lake.
  12. Ayanambakkam lake.
  13. Chetput lake.
  14. Periyar Aeri or Pallavaram Aeri or Pallavaram lake.
  15. Tiruninravur lake.
  • Waterfall - 
  1. Agasthiyar waterfall.
  2. Thirparappu waterfall.
  3. Agayagangai waterfall.
  4. Kumbakkarai waterfall.
  5. Monkey falls.
  6. Catherine falls.
  7. Hongenakkal falls.
  8. Suruli falls.
  9. Courtallam or kutralam falls.
  10. Kiliyar falls.
  11. Kutladampatti falls.
  • Airports - 
  1. Chennai International Airport.
  2. Coimbatore  International Airport.
  3. Madurai International Airport.
  4. Tiruchirapalli International Airport.
  5. Salem Airport.
  6. Tuticorin Airport.
  7. Vellore Airport.
  8. Neyveli Airport.
  • Important Historical SitesRama Setu, Varaha cave temple,Samanar Malai, Ripon building,
    Armamalai cave, Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, Descent of the Ganges in Mahabalipuram.
  • World Heritage Sites -
  1. The Chola temples –Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur,Temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram,Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram
  2. Group of monuments at Mahabalipuram.
  3.  The Nilgiri mountain railway.