Tamil Nadu is one of the states of India among its 28 states. Its capital is Chennai (in earlier times recognized as Madras), the largest city. Tamil Nadu is a ground most known for its epic ancient Hindu temples and traditional form of dance Bharata Natyam. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is surrounded by the union of Punducherry, and the states of Kerala and Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. Leapt by the Eastern Ghats in the north, the Anamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, via the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Gulf of Mannar, the Palk Strait in south east, and through the Indian Ocean in the south.
Tamil Nadu is the eleventh largest state in India by region and the seventh most densely inhabited states. It is the second largest state market in India as of 2012. The state ranked 6th amongst states in India acc..