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Tamil Nadu in Southeast India is home to around 66 million people. The majority of the population are tamils and Tamil is the language spoken. It is one of the foremost states in the country in terms of overall development, one of the richest states and the most urbanised one.


Its capital and largest city is Chennai (formerly called Madras) on the East coast. Although Chennai cannot be compared to cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore when it comes to fair places, there are some things not to miss. A must is Oasis Books, where you find a good selection of radical litterature on subjects such as gender, Adivasis, the caste system and environment.  


A few hours South of Chennai you come to Puducherry (formerly known as Pondicherry) which is a Union Territory of India. Puducherry used to be a French colony, which is still notable, with for example many French restaurants. While in Puducherry, make a visit to Creart, a combined café and shop selling organic and fair trade items. Do also visit Auroville, a community with inhabitants from 45 countries.


Kodaikanal in the Western Ghats mountains has a fantastic view of the mountains. Here you find several Tibetan restaurants and some good shops benefitting the local population.


Tamil Nadu & Puducherry

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