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"Evening at the Beach in Chennai: Marina Beach
"After pickup from your Chennai hotel in the late afternoon you’ll be whisked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and taken to the beach of your choice. At the end of your beach experience you’ll be conveniently taken back to your hotel. Elliot's BeachKnown as Besant Nagar Beach or ‘Bessie’ this popular beach in Chennai’s Besant Nagar neighborhood is a calm and tranquil place ideal for lounging and sun bathing.Soak up the relaxing scenic atmosphere and head to some of the beach’s landmarks like the 20-year-old Velankanni Church; Ashtalakshmi Temple dedicated to goddess Lakshmi; and the Schmidt Memorial
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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
"We will meet outside of Anderson Church at 4:30 pm and start this 2.5-hour walking tour. From being the Black Town to becoming a bustling wholesale market George Town in Chennai has seen it all. A market place where practically anything that can be legally sold can be bought for the right price. The tour is mostly on foot with a short stretch in an auto-rickshaws or some people call it local tuk-tuk that w narrow lanes fascinating history and mesmerizing images are welcoming you to experience the colorful and rich culture.""""Visit a bustling market place and streets teeming with life and color in Chennai. Walk through the George Town and discover fascinating stories of the everyday life of local people. From being the Black Town to a vibrant wholesale market
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"Evening at the Beach in Chennai: Marina Beach
"After pickup from your Chennai hotel in the late afternoon you’ll be whisked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and taken to the beach of your choice. At the end of your beach experience you’ll be conveniently taken back to your hotel. Elliot's BeachKnown as Besant Nagar Beach or ‘Bessie’ this popular beach in Chennai’s Besant Nagar neighborhood is a calm and tranquil place ideal for lounging and sun bathing.Soak up the relaxing scenic atmosphere and head to some of the beach’s landmarks like the 20-year-old Velankanni Church; Ashtalakshmi Temple dedicated to goddess Lakshmi; and the Schmidt Memorial
From $14.00

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Ashtalakshmi Temple - Chennai

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 temple is in 4 levels and the 8 manifestations of goddess lakshmi is installed here. The idols are big, some bigger than life size.

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Jan 13, 2007

Ashtalakshmi Temple

This picturesque temple on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, though only a few decades old, is renowned for its shrines to the goddess Lakshmi and all her eight incarnations, as well as to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations. You start at the bottom level of the main temple with the shrine to Lakshmi and Vishnu. Then you ascend stairs up four levels, each containing different incarnations of Lackshmi: Aadhi Lakshmi the goddess of health, Dhanya Lakshmi the goddess of food, Dhairya Lakshmi the goddess of courage, Gaja Lakshmi the goddess of luck, Santhana Lakshmi the goddess of children, Dhana Lakshmi the goddess of wealth, Vijaya Lakshmi the goddess of victory, and Vidya Lakshmi the goddess of education. The temple priests will perform a blessing on you at each Lakshmi and in return you offer them a few rupees. There is a great view out over the Bay of Bengal from the top level.

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Anderson Church

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Marina Beach

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Government Museum

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San Thome Cathedral

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Madras Crocodile Bank

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