Chennai Tourism

Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India. Located on the Coromandel Coast on the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is known to be the ‘gateway of South India’. Earlier known as Madras, the city was the trading outpost of the British East India Company. Chennai is a modern cosmopolitan city with significant historical background and rich in culture and tradition of the Dravidian civilisation. Marina Beach in Chennai is the second longest beach in the world which extends up to 12 kms. It is a must visit place in Chennai. Apart from pleasant sea view, many historical monuments and statues of many prominent personalities are found on the Marina Beach. The aquarium and Ice House are the main attraction on the Marina Beach. The Government Museum is another place of attraction in Chennai. It showcases finest work of art, anthropology, archaeology and much more.

Fort St. George built in 1640 by the British East India Company still stands with all its might. St. Mary’s Church and Wellesley House are also historical buildings of the British era. Valluvar Kottam is a memorial dedicated to the renowned poet, philosopher and saint, Thiruvalluvar. It is built in a style of temple chariot with verses from Tirukkural, a classic work of Thiruvalluvar engraved on the walls. It is mostly visited for its unique style architecture and massive auditorium. Chennai is well connected by all three modes of transport.

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Travel Guide Marina Beach in Chennai
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Marina Beach

Marina beach in Chennai is one of the longest natural beaches in India with a massive coast line. It is beautiful in the morning as well as in the evening and is easily accessible from anywhere in the city.

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Travel Guide Kapaleeswarar Temple
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Kapaleeswarar Temple

The Kapaleeswarar Temple in Chennai, former Madras; is a very famous and popular temple. The original temple that was being created and established by the Pallavas was destroyed by the Portugese and then again it was reconstructed by the Vijaynagar Kings.

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Travel Guide Anjaneya Temple Nanganallur Chennai
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Anjaneya Temple

Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple is one of the main religious tourism attractions for Tamil Nadu. Located near the capital city of Chennai, this hanuman temple complex has a thirty-two feet tall, single granite rock cut idol in its premises.

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