VANAKKAM!

Diverge into the heartland of southern India! - Tamil Nadu.

The Land of the Tamils!

If thoughts of temples and tigers appeal, then Tamil Nadu – land of the Tamils and heartland of southern India – is the place to be. Long coastlines and forested mountains form stunning backdrops to this, the cradle of Dravidian civilisation. Manifestations of its ancient culture are everywhere, from vast temple compounds with steeply stepped, riotously coloured gopurams(gateway towers) to beautifully detailed rock carvings, and classical music and dance that are both complex and compelling.



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Thakil melam, thakil, traditional, percussion, instrument, orchestra, music, drum, Tamil Nadu, India
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ISAI - Our Symphony To Music.

Music of Tamil Nadu has a long tradition and history going back thousands of years. Music is a very important aspect of the culture of the Tamil people. The Music is a heady cocktail of purity, emotions and divinity. Carnatic music, which is the classical music form of Southern India, has a long history in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu has produced a number of famous performers. The melodious Music varieties speaks of the rich cultural past of the place. Folk singing remains popular, especially in rural areas; elements of the traditional styles are sometimes used in film music.


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NADAGAM - Our Footsteps of Celebration!

The traditional dances of Tamilnadu such as Bharatanatyam, Karagattam, Mayilattam etc. has earned loads of name and fame throughout the world. This southern state has crafted the most celebrated folk dances of the world. Such folk dances are performed mostly during the local carnival celebration by the neighborhood people. Among the several folk dances of Tamil Nadu, the well-liked dances are Karagattam, Kummi and Mayilattam.



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The Land Of Festivals - Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu is a land of Festivals and Culture. Tamilnadu celebrates probably the maximum number of festivals each year. Temple festivals are held in September-October and in the post-harvest months of March-June which last for to three days. These festivals are not only religious occasions but cultural landmarks as well. They have become part of life of the people with families, friends and relatives getting together on such occasions. Some of the major festivals are Pongal, a festival of thanks giving to the Sun, the Earth and the cow, Natyanjali Dance Festival, Kavadi Festival, Karthigai Deepam and Deepavali festival.


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Our Blend of Cuisine.

Tamil Nadu is famous for its deep belief that serving food to others is a service to humanity, as is common in many regions of India. The region has a rich cuisine involving both traditional non vegetarian and vegetarian dishes. It is characterized by the use of rice, legumes and lentils. Its distinct aroma and flavor is achieved by the blending of flavorings and spices including curry leaves, mustard seeds, coriander, ginger, garlic, chili, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, green cardamom, cumin, nutmeg, coconut and rosewater.