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  • 1. Marina Beach

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The most crowded beach in India and maybe the reason I haven't been there after a visit in my early childhood and once again in my late teens. But if the weather is pleasant it can still lure you to...

  • 2. Kapaleeshwarar Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Kapaleeshwar Temple is possibly the oldest temple in the city and is located in the Mylapore district of Chennai. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kapaleeshwar Temple is characteristic of the...

  • 3. Government Museum

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Certainly the best museum in India (that I have visited) but then still way to go before one could call it to meet international standards. The complex could be bit more cleaner and the different...

  • 4. Mahabalipuram

    Ride down to this place on the awesome ECR (East Coast Road) on a nice sunny weekend for a truly unforgettable experience!! Mahabalipuram lies on the Coromandel Coast which faces the Bay of Bengal....

  • 5. Ramakrishna Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This temple, located just down the road from the Kapaleeshwarar Temple in southern Chennai, is dedicated to Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, one of the great religious leaders of India. A unique feature of...

  • 6. Fort St George Museum

    The Fort Museum exhibits the items of the British rule. This building was completed in 1795 and first housed the office of the Madras Bank. The hall upstairs was the Public Exchange Hall and served as...

  • 7. San Thome Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    In the crypt of San Thome Cathedral is said to be a small bone from Saint Thomas' hand and the weapon that killed him. In the 10th century, a group of Nestorian Christians from Persia (Iran)...

  • 8. Fort St George

    3 out of 5 stars

    Fort St George was the first British fortress in India, founded in 1639 in the coastal city of Madras (modern city of Chennai). The site was selected by Francis Day and Andrew Cogan of the British...

  • 9. Zoo

    Almost outside of Chennai there is a big zoo. (Don't ask which direction... Rather near to the airport was it, I think.) It is good place for a whole day trip. The walking paths in the zoo are rather...

  • 10. Ashtalakshmi Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ashtalakshmi temple is situated near the Elliots beach in Beasant Nagar. This temple was constructed on the wishes of Sri Mahaa Periyavaal of Kanchi Mutt, Sri Chandrasekara Saraswati Swamigal. This...

  • 11. Indian Rock Python

    DISTRIBUTION: Pythons are found throughout India in scrub jungle and rain forest. Forages after dark on river edges, forests and in and around human settlements. DIET: Feeds mainly on birds, jackals,...

  • 12. St Mary's Church

    St Mary's Church located at Fort St George, is the oldest Anglican church East of Suez and also the oldest British building in India. From 1639, when Madras was founded, until 1678, when Streynsham...

  • 13. St Andrew Cathedral

    Also called `the Queen of Scottish Churches in the East,' St Andrew's Church is one of the finest specimens of Georgian architecture in the Indian sub-continent. The Church, also known as 'the Kirk,'...

  • 14. Elliots Beach

    Also known as the Besant Nagar beach, I find it to be the best of the all public beaches in Chennai. Not only the locality around is great but also it offers lots of good eateries (both local and...

  • 15. Sowcarpet- Heady mix of tastes & sights

    f you yearn for some authentic chaat and street food while in Chennai then Sowcarpet is the go-to place. Starting at Mint Street this is a beginners guide to...

  • 16. Chennai-The City of Joy

    As we know that the Chennai is an awesome city here is lot of amazing things to see. Now i am going to write something about my last trip,which i had enjoyed...

  • 17. Go to eat in a five star hotel

    Rather near to our hotel there was a five star hotel called Taj Coromandel. We used to go to eat in that hotel and to see it otherwise.I think it was worth to...

  • 18. An ally of alligators!

    You could visit the Crocodile Bank in the outskirts of Chennai on the way to Mamallapuram. The alligators are bred in captivity and there is ample information...

  • 19. Get Charmed by snakes!

    The Guindy Snake park is adjoining the Children's Park.It has a variety of snakes and information regarding them.There is a snake show every evening. On...

  • 20. Visit the Anna Centenary Library

    The Anna Centenary Library is one of the biggest libraries in Asia.It has books and periodicals covering a wide range of subjects. The children's section is...

  • 21. Cholamandal Artists Village

    We have been seeing this place everytime we go on the ECR from Sholinganallur to Thirubanmiyur..but was waiting for an occasion to step in. What better occasion...

  • 22. Cultural showcase at Dakshinchitra

    On the ECR road is a quaint place called Dakshinchitra that showcases the various cultures and lives in the 5 southern states of India. It makes for a very...

  • 23. Play or Dance recital at Kalakshetra

    This is a nice cultural center in TN, housed in a quiet corner near the beach! Kalakshetra is famous world over for dance, music and other cultural activities....

  • 24. Thiruvanmiyur beach

    What was erstwhile an isolated beach is now swarming with people!! With the lights and the volleyball courts this is now an awesome place to spend the...

  • 25. Guindy park- Fun for kids

    Recently made a trip to this park with my 3 year old niece and 5 year old nephew. They had an awesome time running around the play ground and sliding down "the...

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