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Tamilnadu is one of the states of India. Capital for Tamilnadu is Chennai. Tamilnadu is the southernmost part of the Indian sub continent. Tamilnadu is the eleventh largest state in India based on area and 7th largest populous state. Tamilnadu has the highest number of business enterprises in India. Its classical language Tamil has been in use in inscriptions and literature for around 2500 years. Tamilnadu has many natural resources, hill stations, beach resorts and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Tamilnadu's history dates back to before historic times and archaeological evidence point to this
area is one of the longest continuous habitations in India. By the Indian Archaeological Survey unearthed 169 clay urns have human skulls, bones and skeletons of animals, charred food and Neolithic Celts, giving evidence confirming these to be of the Neolithic period. It is approximately 3700 years ago. Adichanallur has been announced as an archaeological site for further studies. Adichanallur is located 24km away from its district Tirunelveli

A wasteland is near Tirunelveli. It is only few kilometers away by facing Kerala, but it is prevented by the Western Ghats. Tamilnadu has an area of 130,060 square kilometers. As said already it is the eleventh largest state in India. Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Bay of Bengal are the bordering states. The southernmost part of India is located in Kanyakumari, which is the joining point of the Indian Ocean, Arabean Sea and Bay of Bengal. Tamilnadu is the only state in India which has both the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats are meeting at the Nilgiri hills.

The Western Ghats covers the entire western border with Kerala. It mostly affects the rainfall from Kerala. Tamilnadu coastline is the third longest coastline of India, which covers the 910 kilometers. Indian Ocean Tsunami hit this coastline in 2004. Its causes 7793 direct deaths in the state of Tamilnadu.

Tamilnadu is dependent only on monsoon rains. The state has three main periods of rainfall:

1. Advanced monsoon period
2. North East monsoon period
3. Dry season

Tamilnadu Tourism: Tamilnadu have many beautiful hill stations. Popular among them are Ooty, Kodaikanal, Coonoor, Topslip and Yelagiri. The Nilgiri hills, Shevaroy hills, Palani hills are all thick forests and wildlife. Tamilnadu's tourism industry is the second largest among other states and it has the annual growth of 15%.Tourism in Tamilnadu is promoted by Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation.

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