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Chennai Tourism

Chennai is a major part of southeast India. The metropolitan city serves as the capital of a south Indian state Tamil Nadu. It has culture, history, scenic beauty, temples, adventures, leisure and technology. 

The city excites and fascinates tourists. Chennai accounts for a large percentage of total tourists arrivals to India. The city is known for beaches and beautifully carved temples which entice a large number of tourists every year. It is also a shopper’s paradise. 

Religious Spots in Chennai

Chennai is a religious hub with many temples and other spiritual spots. Some of them are:

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Temples in Chennai

Chennai is famous for few of the oldest temples etched with sharp and beautiful designs. Temples clearly display toil of the carvers. 

The carvings completely spellbind the beholders. So, Chennai is no less than a perfect place for pilgrims as well.

  • Kapaleeswarar Temple:
    Widely known for its Dravidian Architecture, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located at Mylapore, Chennai. 
  • The temple is fabricated to worship the Lord Shiva. It is known that Parvati worshiped at this place in the disguise of a peacock.
  • Parathasarathy Temple:
    This divine place is one of the oldest temples in India for Lord Krishna devotees. As the name Parathasarthy indicates, Lord Krishna is worshipped here for being charioteer of Arjuna. It is located in Triplicane, Chennai.

Churches in Chennai

  • San Thome Cathedral:
    The church contains the shrine of St. Thomas Basilica, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. The holy place is located at Mylapore, Chennai. This serene place is impeccably designed to entice the visitors and thus a famous pilgrim destination. Read More

Travel and tourism in Chennai is incomplete without visiting the beaches in Chennai. Here is a quick peep into them for you:

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Beaches in Chennai:

Chennai is a hub of beaches. It has one of the most beautiful and the longest beaches in the world. Chennai beaches are perfect for relaxation, recreation and amusement.

  • Marina Beach:
    Marina beach is one of the most crowded beaches in the country. It runs for about 13 kilometers. Read More
  • Elliot Beach:
    This beautiful beach mainly serves for relaxing and Sun bathing. By considering the purpose of the beach, cleanliness is well maintained. People get rejuvenated at this peaceful beach. A few temples and various restaurants are located all over the stretch of the beach.
  • Covelong Beach:
    This beach is famous for wind surfing. It is located approximately 40 kilometers from Chennai. Various luxurious resorts are situated around the beach and every means of commute is available from Chennai.

Shopping in Chennai:

Shopping is one big reason for people to pursue tourism. Here are some of the shopping hotspots for you:

  • Phoenix Market City:

    Shopping Paradise for Chennai Traveler

    With major international and national brands shopping at Phoenix Market City is an extraordinary experience.  This mall provides you with dining and entertainment pleasures al well. Read More

  • Express Avenue:
    The retail section has international brands and local designers. Apart from apparels, accessories and electronics this place has sports and fitness outlets, furniture and a hypermarket. Read More
  • Chennai City Centre:
    Chennai City Centre is located in the heart of the city. It is situated close to various tourist spots. A huge area of the mall is covered by lifestyle and landmark. Numerous other famous brands are also present.
  • The Madras Market:
    A two days shopping festival is organized at Chennai. People from all around the world come, shop, eat and enjoy it with zest.
  • Venkateshwara Supermarket:
    There are three Venkateshawara stores in Chennai. It is a supermarket containing a variety of eatables and other items at discounted rates. 
Explore other famous markets of Chennai here.

Entertainment in Chennai:

Art and theaters are very good ways of ending your trips and travels in any city. So visit these places and fall for this city.

  • National Art Gallery and Museum:

    Entertainment in Chennai

    People who love antiques can get a mesmerizing experience at Government Museum.  The museum displays items of every genre. Read More
  • Arignar Anna Zoological Park:
    Anna zoological park is one of the largest zoological parks in India. Various species of flora and fauna are found in this dense forest. Read More

  • Fort Saint George:
    The Fort is the British Fortress in India which was founded in 1644. Fort Saint George with approximately 150 feet tall flagstaff was built by British East India Company. Read More
  • Cinema Halls:
    Chennai never disappoints a movie buff. There are many cinema halls to watch latest releases. Here are a few cinema halls: Read More
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