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INDIA Tamil Landscapes

India Tamil Nadu, the land of the Tamils is the southern-most India state of Tamil Nadu is bordered by Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.India Tamil Nadu has had continuous human habitation since pre-historic times. Its long India history and Indian cultural traditions are among the oldest in India and the world. The ancient Indian Tamil kingdoms of Chera, Chola, Pallava and Pandya are of very ancient origins. They patronised a mature India culture which produced some of the oldest surviving Indian literature in India.Colonised by the East India Company, India Tamil Nadu was eventually incorporated into the Madras Presidency. After the independence of India, the India Madras State was created in 1956 based on India linguistic boundaries. The name of the Madras State was changed to Tamil Nadu in the year 1969. The politics of India Tamil Nadu has been dominated by DMK and AIADMK, who are of the Indian Dravidian movement which agitated demanding concessions for the 'Dravidian' population of India Tamil Nadu. Lying on a low plain along the Indian southeastern coast of the Indian peninsula, Tamil Nadu is bounded by the India Eastern Ghats in the north and Nilgiri, Annamalai Hills, and Palakkad on the west. The state has large fertile areas along the Indian Coromandel coast, the Palk strait, and the Gulf of Mannar. The fertile plains of India Tamil Nadu are fed by rivers such as Kaveri, Palar, and Vaigai, and by the northeast monsoon. Traditionally a manufacturing Indian state, Tamil Nadu is also a leading producer of agricultural products.The sixth most populous state in the Indian Union, Tamil Nadu has the largest Indian urban agglomeration nationwide. Increases in literacy have caused India Tamil Nadu to report the second lowest growth in population in India for the last decade. Globalisation brought increased export opportunities, making India Tamil Nadu the fifth largest economy among the states of India. In spite of all these TN has the most number of HIV positives in India declared in 2007.The growing demands for skilled labour have caused the increased number of educational institutions in India Tamil Nadu. It has the highest number of vocational training institutions in India. India Chennai, which was known until 1996 as Madras, is the fourth largest city of India and the state capital. Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Salem and Tirunelveli are other large cities (Corporations) of India Tamil Nadu.The art and culture of Tamils are among the oldest in India and the world. Great literature, music, dance and architecture have evolved from India Tamil Nadu over the past two millennia. India Tamil Nadu provided the cradle in which the rich musical tradition of India Carnatic music evolved. Many of the great composers such as Tyagaraja lived and flourished in India Tamil Nadu.India

As poor India can be, it has an amazing rich nature-wealth ...

Road to nowhere. Road to Thirukalikundram Thirukalikundram As evening falls and work is done.
The farm Take a dive Kodaikanal Town Kodai Lake
A walk after charity Kokku Christian Church Mosque
On the edge of clouds. Clouds closing in. Kodaikanal above the clouds. Panoramic view
White landscape The valley Travelling through the night. Winding Road
White Landscape II Early morning light. Palani Dooming invasion
A minute before A minute later ... Sunspot to the mist Getting near the valley
Sunny valley Kodai Road Awakening nature Morning dew
Valley of Tea Getting water Finally full sun Good morning Mamallapuram
Working at evening glow Koku Cowherding Students
Back to school Rice Harvest Yanaimalai Narasingam Sandy plains
Patchwork The explosion Yanai Malai Playing in Thiruparangkundram Lake
Sunset at Thiruparangkundram Thiruparangkundram lake Lake in the twilight zone Fields of rice
Rice fields Countryside of Timmanatham Vaigai River Rainy Vaigai River - stormy weather
Sun breaking through thunder clouds Countryside Mangulam Village Mungalam village
Sunset leaving Mangulam Twilight Nightfall Sunrise at Mamalla beach
Seashore Temple Sea Shore Temple Chengalpattu Lake Kaveri River
Clouds over Yercaud Firework in the sky Firework in the sky The big Waterfalls at Hogenakal
One with nature Five Rupee boys Another five Rupee Jump Boating along the falls
Lake view at Sundown Misty sunset over the vast rolling plain When the gentleman farmer left ... Mandapam  harbour
Railway bridge Traces in the sand Sunset near Dhanushkodi Where are you going ?
Salt pans Kanniyampatti at dusk Sunbeams The vast enclosed fields
Sundown over Samanar Hill Steps leading to God Cotton tree lane University Garden
Fool on the hill Early morning at the lake A paradise for pastel painters Mangulam Village
Getting water Paraimadayanpatti Walking in the sky Vaigai Colors
Road to Natham