Tamil Nadu is a wonderful tourist place. It has glorious culture and a rich tapestry of history. Tamil Nadu has had its lots of turmoil and turbulence in its history and is the oldest and the most classical of the Southern states , which has a long and varied history from the proud Cholas and Pallavas and later on French and the British. The massive forts have left their distinctive imprints. The most important of them are the Vellore Fort, Gingee Fort, Fort St. George etc.