A land of cultural and religious heritage, Tamil Nadu caters to the tourist and the pilgrim alike, to be enchanted with the vast plethora of history and beauty that it has. It is a blend of ancient and modern, which makes Tamil Nadu a beautiful destination to explore our past cultural heritage with all amenities of the present. The Great Indian Trail passes through some amazing trails and backroads of the Eastern ghats and passing through the abandoned town of Dhanushkodi before ending at the southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari.
Marking out Every Stop on the Way
TN has the most lovely state highways in the country. The trail begins near Vellore and heads south to Kolli Malai, which is a small mountain range located in central Tamil Nadu and spreaded over the Namakkal district of India. Post that it crosses the main Kanyakumari highway to another hidden spot in the western ghats called “Meghamalai”. Through some beautiful state highways it hits the land’s end at Dhanushkodi, where you can see Sri Lanka and along the coastal line it ends at Kanyakumari, the southern most tip of mainland India.
Total Length of the trail in Kms
|Expected time to ride the trail;||10 – 12 days|
|Best time of the year;||Dec – Feb
(Be cautious if you’re riding in Monsoons)
|Languages||Tamil, Hindi, English|
|Emergency Telephone; State services (police and ambulance services)||100 – Police
108 – Ambulance
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