Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu and is one of the four major metropolitan cities of India. Located on the east coast of India, the city has a rich cultural heritage, beautiful temple architecture, and a great historical significance. The city is popular for its extreme treasure of tourist attractions.
PLACES TO SEE IN CHENNAI
Government Museum: Established in 1851, Government Museum of Chennai is popularly known as the ‘Madras Museum’. Factually being the second oldest museum of India, this museum is a treasure in itself. As a rich repository of finest masterpieces of art, archaeology, anthropology, numismatics and much more, the Madras Museum assures to lure one and all.
Vivekananda House: Vivekananda House or Vivekananda Illam is a museum in Chennai which is looked upon as an important landmark by the followers of Swami Vivekananda, the saint who introduced Indian philosophy to the Western world. It is treated as a place of pilgrimage as this is where Swami Vivekananda stayed after returning from his visit to the West in 1897.
Victory War Memorial: Chennai (as most of us call it) or Madras, is considered as the gateway to South India. Victory War Memorial or the Cupid's Bow in Chennai is one of the two war memorials located here, Madras War Cemetery being the other one. The memorial is situated at the beginning of the iconic Marina Beach, which is counted among the longest beaches in the world.
Triplicane Big Mosque: Triplicane Big Mosque in Chennai is located in the Janbazaar area of Triplicane in Chennai, along Wallajah Road. It is one of the most beautiful mosques in Chennai. The mosque is located a short distance away from the Queiad-e-Milleth High Road.
Pondicherry is very different from other tourism destinations of India. Ruled by the French for more than 300 years, Pondicherry has retained its French influences. The wonderful buildings made by the French stand as glorious examples of classic French architecture. The French and the Indian culture have mixed in this lovely town to bring out a very acceptable social structure. These factors added with picturesque landscapes have made the place a hot tourist destination. The presence of several Pondicherry attractions excites and enthrals the visitors.
French fort Louis
Ananda Ranga Pillai
An ancient port city lying on the Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram is located at a distance of 60 km from Chennai and is among the popular nearby gateways of Chennai. Having a strong historical backdrop, Mahabalipuram is home to some of the rarest historical monuments that were built during the Pallava Dynasty. Most of the temples are in the form of rock-cut caves. One of the city's prime attractions is its beautiful and unspoiled beaches that offer a host of activities like fishing and boating.
Tirupati is located in the Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh and is situated at a distance of 152 km from Chennai. Tirupati is regarded as one of the eight most important places of worship for Hindus. Tirupati houses a 2-metre-high standing idol of Lord Vishnu on a lotus flanked by his partners ‘Bhudevi’ and ‘Sride’. This statue is said to grant any wish made in front of it. A masterpiece of South Indian architecture, Tirupati is believed to shelter a host of other temples as well.
Kancheepuram is popular for its renowned, well-crafted, and world famous 'silk saris', a traditional home industry. Kancheepuram is also known for its culture and civilisation and is easily accessible from the state capital Chennai.
Vedantangal Bird Sanctuary
Covelong 'The Beach'