The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation is functioning as a Commissionerate from the year 2000 headed by the Secretary to the Tamil Nadu Government. It was established some thirty five years ago.
The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation had its headquarters at Chennai at the following address:
No.2,Wallajah Road, (near Kalaivanar Arangam),
Ph. 25367850 Extn.213
Ph:25383333, 25389857, 25360294,
Fax: 044-25361385, 25381567.
E-Mail Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Objectives of TTDC
The objectives of the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation are to encourage the tourists to Tamil Nadu and to make them stay for a long period in Tamil Nadu. The infrastructure available at the tourist spots is also upgraded and the less known tourist places are provided with more infrastructure.
Publicity campaigns and travel marts are conducted along with the advertisements in leading Newspapers and Magazine to attract more tourists to Tamil Nadu. All the district administrations are requested to identify places of interest in their jurisdiction and the plan to construct the needed infrastructure are requested. The TTDC invests about 50 percent of the infrastructure cost in such places and the rest is borne by the district administration.
TTDC Offices in Tamil Nadu
The TTDC has many offices spread over Tamil Nadu to serve the local and international tourists coming to Tamil Nadu. Offices of TTDC are available in Kanniyakumari, Udhagamandalam, Kodaikanal, Mamallapuram, Madurai, Rameswaram, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Salem, Dharmapuri, Chidambaram, Poompuhar, Coimbtore, Vellore, Chettinad, and Thiruvannamalai.
Types of Tourism promoted by TTDC
There many types of tourism packages promoted by TTDC. For people who are seeking leisure activities there is Leisure Tourism covering the places that would relax you very much. Similarly Pilgrim Tourism, Adventure Tourism, Cruise tourism, Heritage tourism, Rural, Business, Medical tourism, Eco tourism, and Cultural tourism are available. Just check out the TTDC website on the different types of package tours available from time to time.