Chennai is the capital and largest city of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Situated on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is a major cultural, educational and commercial hub in southern India. It is one of the four major metropolitan cities in the country. It is a historical beautiful city and has been one of the most visited tourist destinations and gateway to the southern India. It is attracts tourists from all over the world.
Chennai has many things to offer its visitors. A number of tourist attractions and beautiful locations can be visited and explore during Chennai city tour. Historical landmarks, magnificent buildings, beautiful temples, imposing churches & convents, cultural & art centers, amusement parks, long sandy beaches, deluxe hotels, etc are attractions for tourism in this city. Apart from sightseeing attractions within the city you will also see many other places of interest around the city.
Have a look at some of most popular attractions for sightseeing in and around Chennai.
Marina Beach:Marina Beach of Chennai is regarded as world’s second longest beach. It is one of the most crowded beaches in the country. During summer months, it is visited by about 15000 to 20000 people daily. During weekdays it attracts about 30000 visitors in a day. During the weekends and on holidays, it attracts 50000 visitors in a day. The beach is famous for historical importance also. Here you will see many historical monuments, statues, memorials, walkways, gardens, parks, aquarium, swimming pools, etc. In fact the place is very entertaining.
Government Museum Complex: Government Museum Complex is one of the key attractions of the city. It houses Government Museum, National Art Gallery and Connemara Public Library.
Fort St George: Founded in the year 1639 Fort St George today serves administrative headquarters for the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu state. There is Fort Museum which houses many relics of the British Raj.
Places of Worship: Chennai is very popular among tourists because of its beautiful temples and places of worship. Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Parthasarathy Temple and Vadapalani Temple are important places of worship for the Hindus. St Thomas Mount, Santhome Basilica and St George’s Cathedral are popular pilgrimage sites for the Christians. The Thousand Lights Mosque is a revered place of worship for the Muslims. It is one of the largest mosques in the country.
Kanchipuram: Kanchipuram is a famous temple city located at the distance of 72 km. It is one of the popular excursions of Chennai. It is famous for beautiful Hindu temples and nicknamed as the “City of Thousand Temples”. Varadharaja Perumal Temple (dedicated to Lord Vishnu) and Ekambaranatha Temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva) are most popular temples in the city. Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Kachapeshwarar Temple, etc are some other prominent temples in the city. Kanchipuram is also famous for silk sarees.
Mahabalipuram: Mahabalipuram is a historical city of Tamil Nadu located at the distance of 60 km from Chennai. It is internationally famous for various historical monuments. Mahabalipuram Group of Monuments has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance, Thirukadalmallai Temple (dedicated to Lord Vishnu), Descent of the Ganges, Panch Rathas, etc are important structures to see. Mahabalipuram is also famous for beautiful beaches.
There are many other fascinating tourist places and attractions to see in and around Chennai. You will have a great experience of South India tours after exploring Chennai and around.
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