Tamil Nadu is a state in the south-eastern part of the Indian Peninsula. One of the four Dravidian states of India, it has had more than 4,000 years of continuous cultural history. Tamil Nadu has some of the most remarkable temple architecture in the country, and a living tradition of music, dance, folk arts and fine arts. Tamil Nadu is well renowned for its temple towns and heritage sites, hill stations, waterfalls, national parks, local cuisine and the fabulous wildlife and scenic beauty.
The state boasts the largest tourism industry in India with an annual growth rate of 16%. In 2014, the number of domestic arrivals was at 327.6 million making the state the most popular tourist destination in the country, and foreign arrivals amounted to 4.65 million, the highest in the country, making it the most popular state for tourism in the country.