With a great number of fascinating sites, including temples and other similar ones, the historical area of Tamil Nadu has been populated continuously since the old prehistoric times. The history of the region is among the oldest one in the entire world. It is proven that a great number of cultures have interfered in this area, which gave birth to numerous cultural heritage items. The documented certifications start with four empires that populated the region of Tamil Nadu, namely Chola, Pallava, Chera and Pandya. They all had ancient origins and had a common culture and language and set an important starting point for ancient literature and not only.
Iron Age was the moment when inhabitants of Tamil Nadu put their creativity into practice by inventing a great number of weapons and useful tools which they created from this material. A very remarkable proof is related to the burial Megalithic sites, spread all over the territory. The first one discovered is dating from 1000 BC. On the other hand, the political situation in Tamil Nadu was a rather agitated and obscure one. Some writings entitled Asoka’s edicts, which date from 300 BCE, present some details of this aspect, whereas in terms of geography, there are a great number of books with descriptions of the area.
The British domination brought a rather autocratic government in Tamil Nadu. Not even the opinions of representatives of the population were considered by the rulers. It took some important number of years before Indians were eventually allowed to participate in the process of structuring the local government. A resolution that that allowed a greater share from the government to the people was passed in 1882 by Viceroy Ripon. Because of the severe famine started in 1876 because of the administrative shortcomings, several fund raising campaigns were initialized back then. Millions of people died during the unhappy event and as a consequence, a famine grant was issued and several extra roads and railway were built to prevent this from happening again. After the British, the Indian state of Tamil Nadu was finally independent and a series of regional politics measures developed. Nowadays, a visit to Tamil Nadu is a visual pleasure for every visitor, because of the great number of fascinating sites that can be visited in here.