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India, paradise for adventure lovers, where every part has more than something for enjoying adventure vacations.

Tamil Nadu represents an exciting pageant of a powerful civilization whose origin dates back to ancient times. With an area of 130,058 sqkm and population over 55 million, Tamil Nadu is the 11th largest state in India. Traditionally, the land of Tamils has been divided into 5 major physio-graphic divisions - the Kurinji or mountainous region, the Mullai or forest region, the Palai or arid region, the Marudham or the fertile plains and the Neidhal or coastal region. All these topographic varieties makes this state an ideal location for adventure seekers.

A Tropical land with evergreen forests, dry deciduous / thorn forests and scrubs covered hill ranges, Tamil Nadu offers sylvan trails for trekking admirers.

A hill station perched on the Western Ghats, Udhagamandalam, offers several trek routes, which vary in distance, altitudes and terrain. There is a base camp at parsons valley, from where one can start trekking to various points within Western Ghats. The down hills of western Ghats on the North ends up with meeting the extensions of Eastern ghats, where the sprawling Mudumalai Sanctuary lies which opens vistas for Adventure tourists.

Anamalai Hills
Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park perched on the Anamalai Hills is a full fledged visitor's centre at Top slip, at an altitude of 740 MSL has all the amenities needed for a naturalist. Some of the places to be visited : Monkey Falls, Aliyar, the Crocodile Breeding Centre at Amaravati, Grass Hills, Attakatti, Mirar, Kullipatti, Manompally, Chinnar, Varagaliar, Manjampatty etc. Topslip is 35 kms from Pollachi for the road and rail head and Coimabatore has the nearest Airport.

Located on the Palani Hills, an off-shoot of the Western Ghat mountain range, Kodaikkanal is a spectacular Summer Resort and Ecological Paradise of Tamil Nadu. A span of 2068 sq kms of hills with varied types of forest cover, Kodaikkanal offers ideal sites for trekking, hang-gliding, angling and golf. Sholas occupy key position. Scrub jungle, deciduous, semi evergreen forests form habitats for Nilgiri Langur, flying Squirrel, Sambhar, Gaur, Panther, Hyena, Chameleon and variety of birds.

Elagiri Hills
It is situated 25 kms off Jolarpet Junction, on Chennai-Coimabatore rail track. The hills have a saluburious climate. It has a beautiful environment and a small lake for boating. The trek from Elagiri Hills to Jalagambarai Water Falls at the down hill, takes a couple of hours and is recommended for starters.

Kolli Hills
Kolli hills is the Ancient Kingdom of the celebrated King Ori, renowned for his generous gifts, charity and donations. It is situated at an altitude of 1160 meters. It has rich medical plants and forests.

Aqua Sports
The seas on Coromandel coast are rough and strong and rolling, suitable for surfing, but in places they are rocky. Backwaters are there to provide you shallow water spreads for wind surfing.

35 kms south of Chennai lies Muttukadu. It is an ideal location for wind-surfing . TTDC and other operator's provide necessary windsurfing equipments to try surfing on back-waters. Plans to provide, water scooters and other aqua-sports are also on the anvil.

Though Hang-gliding is not popular in this part of the country, the Madras Hang-Gliders Association is keen on popularizing this adventure sport. Now, to train those who are interested in this adventures activities, motorized hang-gliders are being provided by the Madras Hang-Gliders Association. The St. Thomas Mount, an out crop of hillock on the outskirts of Chennai, the hills of Kodaikkanal and Udhagamandalam are the best locations for Hang-Gliding.

Angling is an interesting pastime for the tourists. There are several water resources in Tamil Nadu, which are identified for Angling. In the Nilgiri's the waters of Mukkurthi Lake and the river, Gurmund river and reservoir, Avalanchi and Emarald river, Peermund, Chambar, Kallkundi Streams, Upper Bhavani Reservoir, Bilitha dakulla River, Bhavani Puzha, Aradha Puzha, Parsons Valley Stream and Reservoir, Kings Dhar Stream, Western Catchment Reservoir, Thirupanthurai, Emeri Puzha, Silent Valley streams etc are the water for excellent trout fishing.

Amusement / water parks
Navodhaya Mass Entertainment Kishkinta, Chennai
Among other amusements, it offers hi-tech ones like space shuttle, artificial wave pool, white water rider, flume ride, kiddies kingdom, mini 3-D theater. A great amusement complex for children. Has a Giant-Piano, Toy-Train, Rainbow Fountain,Slide-into-pool, Cartoon shown & Paddle-Pool. Has amusement park, unique water sports. Park Add. 1/74, New Mahabalipuram Rd, Muttukadu, Chengai M.G.R.Dt., Chennai.

Prime Time Extravagant indoor amusement park, Chennai
Especially for children - packed with bumper car rides, play pens and all sorts of new games.
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