- Tara, Ireland was the home of the Kings of Ireland.
- Tara, Australia is a place in Queensland
- Tara, Saga is a town in Saga prefecture, Japan.
- Tara (Devi) is a Hindu Mahavidya, the saving aspect of the Goddess.
- Tara (Hindu) is wife of Brihaspati (the planet Jupiter) in Hindu mythology. She was kidnapped by Chandra (the moon). After a battle, Brahma forced Chandra to give her back, but she was already pregnant with Budha (the planet Mercury).
- Tara (Polynesian) is a beautiful sea goddess in Polynesian mythology.
- Tara Fremont, also called "Tara, the Jungle Girl" and "Too Tall Tara" is a fictional character appearing in A.C. Comics. As well as being a skilled jungle fighter, she has the ability to become a giantess whenever she chooses.
- Tara is the plantation home of the main character, Scarlett O'Hara, in the movie Gone With the Wind.