Karnataka and Andhra
Pradesh bound Tamil Nadu in the north and Kerala in the
west.Tamil Nadu is the land of the Tamils and it has a history
that dates back to a several thousand years. It is a land where
traditions and culture blend and continue to live in harmony.
The state abounds in monuments and temples that are ancient and each has its own story of religious, artistic and cultural accomplishment and specialty waiting to be heard.
The history of the Tamils present an exciting pageant of a powerful civilization whose origin dates back to ancient times. It is clear that the Tamils, who belong to the Dravidian race, were the first major occupants of the country and settled in the northwestern part of India long before the coming of the Indo-Aryans. Excavations have revealed that the features of the people of the Indus Valley Civilization bore a strong resemblance to this race.