1. Chennai

The capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, has a rich cultural scene, historical landmarks, and beautiful beaches. Don't miss Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and Fort St. George. 

2. Mahabalipuram 

Known for its UNESCO-listed Group of Monuments, Mahabalipuram boasts ancient temples and rock-cut sculptures, including the famous Shore Temple and Arjuna's Penance. 

3. Pondicherry  

A former French colonial town, Pondicherry offers a unique blend of Indian and French cultures. Explore the French Quarter, Auroville, and pristine beaches like Paradise Beach. 

4. Madurai 

Famous for the Meenakshi Amman Temple, an architectural marvel, and the vibrant Meenakshi Temple Festival. Also, visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace. 

5. Kanyakumari 

The southernmost tip of India, offering breathtaking views of the confluence of the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue are must-visit attractions. 

6. Ooty Hill Station

A popular hill station in the Nilgiri Hills known for its scenic beauty, tea gardens, and pleasant climate. Don't miss the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. 

7. Coonoor 

Another hill station in the Nilgiris, Coonoor is less crowded than Ooty and is famous for its tea estates, botanical gardens, and the Sim's Park. 

8. Kodaikanal 

Known as the "Princess of Hill Stations," it offers beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and the famous Kodaikanal Solar Observatory. 

9. Thanjavur

Renowned for the Brihadeeswarar Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Chola Bronzes at the Thanjavur Art Gallery. 

10. Yercaud 

A lesser-known hill station in the Shevaroy Hills, known for its coffee plantations, the Yercaud Lake, and the Shevaroy Temple.