It is an experience of travel to places of the Heritage Sites , Art and Architecture that authentically vouch the facts and legends of the past and people . It is proved consistently, that travelers take long tours with equally long stay and spend more money on the projects. If more such visitors are encouraged to visit historic monuments and landscapes of cultural heritage, income from them will help preservation of the monuments economically viable. Heritage tourism program also improves the quality of life for residents in and around the monuments. Following are the list of Heritage Monuments and Towns authorized by the UNESCO and Government of Tamil Nadu:
1.Five World Heritage Monument sites identified and certified by UNESCO
2.48 Centres declared as Heritage Towns by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
3.Innumerable Heritage Monuments declared by the Archaeological Survey of India and the Archaeology Department , Government of Tamil Nadu.