Summer in Tamil Nadu | The Carlton

Best Places to Visit in Summer in Tamil Nadu

Summer can be a scorcher in Tamil Nadu. However, the state boasts several hill stations, beaches, and historical sites that provide a perfect escape. Whether you're looking to relax in the cool climate of a hill station, explore ancient temples, or enjoy the coastal breeze, Tamil Nadu has something for everyone. Let’s delve into the best places to visit in summer in Tamil Nadu and make the most of your summer vacation.


Ooty remains a popular choice for summer vacationers due to its location in the Nilgiri Hills, providing stunning scenery, verdant tea plantations, and an enjoyable climate. Key attractions include the Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake, and the historic Nilgiri Mountain Railway. A highlight is the unforgettable toy train journey from Ooty to Coonoor, which showcases magnificent vistas of the nearby hills.

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Pillar Rocks


Kodaikanal is another top destination to beat the heat. Its tranquil Kodaikanal Lake, captivating Coaker's Walk, and impressive Pillar Rocks make it one of the best places to visit in summer in Tamil Nadu. The Carlton, nestled in this beautiful town, offers a luxurious stay with stunning lake views and world-class amenities, making your summer retreat even more special.


Yercaud, located in the Shevaroy Hills, is a hidden treasure providing a peaceful retreat from the hot summer weather. The picturesque Yercaud Lake, Lady’s Seat, and the captivating Killiyur Falls are excellent places to relax. Its pleasant climate and abundant greenery make it a perfect getaway for nature enthusiasts.

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Mannavanur Sheep Far, The Carlton - 5 Star Hotel in Kodaikanal, hotel near kodaikanal lake


A quieter counterpart to Ooty, Coonoor is perfect for those seeking a peaceful retreat. Highlights include Sim's Park, Dolphin's Nose, and Lamb's Rock. The expansive tea estates and the picturesque views make Coonoor a serene escape during the summer months.


While not a hill station, Kanyakumari offers a unique coastal experience at the southernmost tip of India. It is renowned for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, with the town being bordered by the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Thiruvalluvar Statue stand out as major attractions.

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Temple Trail

Tamil Nadu's historic temples are not just architectural marvels but also cool sanctuaries during the summer. Madurai's magnificent Meenakshi Temple, with its intricate carvings and colourful gopurams, is a sight to behold. Thanjavur's Brihadishvara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a mesmerising blend of architecture and spirituality. Kanchipuram, known as the "City of a Thousand Temples," provides a glimpse into Tamil Nadu's rich religious heritage.

Wildlife Wonders

Tamil Nadu's diverse national parks and sanctuaries provide excellent opportunities to observe wildlife during the summer months. The Mudumalai National Park, known for its population of elephants, tigers, and a variety of bird species, provides thrilling jeep safari experiences. The Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary is also a remarkable destination, abundant with a wide range of plant and animal life, making it an ideal place for nature enthusiasts.

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When exploring these best tourist places in Tamil Nadu during summer, make your stay comfortable and memorable at The Carlton in Kodaikanal. This luxury hotel offers breathtaking views, luxurious amenities, and impeccable service. Its location by the serene Kodaikanal Lake makes it an ideal base for your summer adventures. Grab your bags and most importantly sunscreen and appreciate the beauty this state beholds!