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Tamil Nadu Collection

Tamil Nadu, the land of rich heritage and vibrant culture, offers a glimpse into the soul of India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara

Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara (Brihadisvara), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Map of Madras (Chennai), India, 19th Century

Map of Madras (Chennai), India, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of Map of Madras (Chennai), India, 19th Century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Women walking on path amid tea estate in the Anaimalai Hills near Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India

Women walking on path amid tea estate in the Anaimalai Hills near Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Way to toilet, Indic scripts, Tamil Nadu, India

Way to toilet, Indic scripts, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Anna Salai Road, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India

Anna Salai Road, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India INDIA-Tamil Nadu-Chennai: Evening Traffic on Anna Salai Road © Walter Bibikow 2004

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tamil Nadu state, India, Asia

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tamil Nadu state, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: India, Tamil Nadu. Tuk-tuk (auto rickshaw) in Madurai

India, Tamil Nadu. Tuk-tuk (auto rickshaw) in Madurai

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur

Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Tea Garden. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India

Tea Garden. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India
Beautiful green tea gardens in the high altitudes of Coonoor at the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Pilgrims on road to temple

Pilgrims on road to temple, Tamil Nadu state, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Nilgiri Flycatcher (Eumyias albicaudatus)

Nilgiri Flycatcher (Eumyias albicaudatus) is sitting on a dry bamboo, It is an old world flycatcher with a very restricted range in the hills of southern India, Like most flycatchers

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Tea estates around the Emerald Lake in Ooty

Tea estates around the Emerald Lake in Ooty. Beautiful clouds formed over the Emerald Lake. Ooty or Ootacamund (Udamandalam) is a popular hill station in Tamil Nadu

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shore temple at Mahabalipuram

Shore temple at Mahabalipuram, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Brihadisvara temple dedicated to Shiva

Brihadisvara temple dedicated to Shiva, built by Chola King Rajendra I between 1014 and 1172 AD, Gangaikondacholapuram, Tamil Nadu state, India, Asia

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Stone carving Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam

Stone carving Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam
Ranganathaswamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining form of Hindu deity, Vishnu located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Statues from Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

Statues from Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Close up of statues and carvings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple wall, Usually Hindu peoples decorating so many different type sculptures of Indian Gods

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: A ruined temple near Madras, India, 1874

A ruined temple near Madras, India, 1874. Stereoscopic slide. Detail

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shore Temple at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Shore Temple at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: A stone carving shop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

A stone carving shop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Sri Meenakshi Temple, sunset, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sri Meenakshi Temple, sunset, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: For Sale

For Sale
Ludwig Riml

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Queen Sembiyan Mahadevi as the Goddess Parvati, Chola dynasty, 10th century

Queen Sembiyan Mahadevi as the Goddess Parvati, Chola dynasty, 10th century

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: India, Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram, Portrait of a Tamil girl standing outside her orange painted

India, Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram, Portrait of a Tamil girl standing outside her orange painted home in Mahabalipuram

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Planting rice in a paddy field near Kunnavakkam in Tamil Nadu, India

Planting rice in a paddy field near Kunnavakkam in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Egrets resting in the trees at the Vedantangal Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, India

Egrets resting in the trees at the Vedantangal Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: A huge granite boulder at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

A huge granite boulder at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India
A huge granite boulder, known as Krishnas Butterball, at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: A beach stall selling sea shells at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

A beach stall selling sea shells at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Shopping for kitchen goods at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Shopping for kitchen goods at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: A bas relief carving in granite at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

A bas relief carving in granite at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Granite stone carvings outside a shop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Granite stone carvings outside a shop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: A stone carver at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

A stone carver at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India
A stone carver in his workshop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Lighthouse, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Lighthouse, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: The Shore Temple (UNESCO World Heritage), Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India

The Shore Temple (UNESCO World Heritage), Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Thanjavur Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tamil Nadu, India

Thanjavur Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Indians visiting Thanjavur Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tamil Nadu, India

Indians visiting Thanjavur Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Local Indians at Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Local Indians at Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Pancha Rathas, cave temple (7th century), Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Pancha Rathas, cave temple (7th century), Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Arjunas Penance granite carvings, Mamallapuram (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Tamil Nadu

Arjunas Penance granite carvings, Mamallapuram (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Ekambareswarar Temple (16th century), Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Ekambareswarar Temple (16th century), Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: The Five Rathas, Mamallapuram (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tamil Nadu, India

The Five Rathas, Mamallapuram (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Sri Meenakshi Temple, sunset, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sri Meenakshi Temple, sunset, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Srirangam Vishnu Temple, Tamil Nadu, India

Srirangam Vishnu Temple, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Chidambaram Temple dedicated to Shiva, Tamil Nadu, India

Chidambaram Temple dedicated to Shiva, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Srirangam Vishnu Temple complex, Tamil Nadu, India

Srirangam Vishnu Temple complex, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Tamil Children

Tamil Children
Ludwig Riml

Background imageTamil Nadu Collection: Lieutenant Flints Deed of Daring, c1891. Creator: James Grant

Lieutenant Flints Deed of Daring, c1891. Creator: James Grant
Lieutenant Flints Deed of Daring, c1891. From " Cassells Illustrated History of India Vol. I.", by James Grant. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris and New York]



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Tamil Nadu, the land of rich heritage and vibrant culture, offers a glimpse into the soul of India. As you traverse through this enchanting state, you will discover hidden gems that showcase its unique identity. In Tamil Nadu, every corner tells a story. From the ancient temples adorned with intricate carvings to the bustling streets filled with tuk-tuks, there is an undeniable charm that captivates all who visit. As you wander through the historic city of Chennai (formerly known as Madras), take a moment to admire the 19th-century map that depicts its evolution over time. The Anna Salai Road stands tall amidst modernity, reminding us of its glorious past. Venturing further into nature's embrace, witness women gracefully walking along paths amid tea estates in the Anaimalai Hills near Valparai. The lush greenery and serene atmosphere create a picturesque setting that soothes both body and mind. The architectural wonders continue to amaze as you encounter Shiva lingams in ancient temples like Sri Brihadeswara in Thanjavur. These sacred structures stand as testaments to Tamil Nadu's deep-rooted spirituality and devotion. A visit to Mahabalipuram unveils yet another marvel - the Shore Temple. This UNESCO World Heritage Site showcases intricate stone carvings against a backdrop of crashing waves, leaving visitors awestruck by its beauty. To experience everyday life in Tamil Nadu, hop on an auto-rickshaw in Madurai and immerse yourself in its vibrant energy. The locals' warm smiles and friendly greetings make for an unforgettable journey through this bustling city. Nature enthusiasts will find solace amidst tea gardens scattered across Coonoor and Ooty. These breathtaking landscapes around Emerald Lake offer tranquility while sipping on freshly brewed tea from these very estates. Lastly, witness pilgrims embarking on their spiritual journey along roads leading to revered temples across Tamil Nadu.