Chennai (Madras) Things to Do

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  • 1. Marina Beach

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Marina Beach was a pleasant area in Madras where to have a walk. I walked all along this Marina and saw many interesting tourist attractions, such as the Fort Museum, statues devoted to Gandhi, the...

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  • 2. Government Museum

    3 out of 5 stars

    And this one is strictly for children. Located inside the complex of Government Museum it has different sections to give a glimpse of the Indian and World culture to children in a way they would like...

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  • 3. Mahabalipuram

    Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, is the one of the archaeological marvels created by Pallavas of South Indian dynasty. It is was also an ancient port city, situated south of Chennai city....

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  • 4. 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...

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  • 5. Fort St George

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Another fascinating structure here is the Flagstaff at the front of the fort, where the National Flag flies with all its glory at a height of 150 feet. It is the tallest flag pole in the country. The...

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  • 6. 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)...

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  • 7. 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...

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  • 8. 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 10. 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...

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  • 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,...

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  • 12. 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,'...

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  • 13. DakshinaChitra

    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 interesting way to spend a day at Chennai, a...

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  • 14. National Art Gallery

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is part of the Government Museum in Egmore and is housed in the splendid looking Victoria Memorial Hall. Galleries here include Tanjore Paintings, Decorative Art, Indian Traditional Art, Ravi...

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  • 15. Edward Elliot's 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...

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  • 16. St. George's Cathedral

    This lovely cathedral was built in 1815 and consecrated the following year by the Rt. Rev. Thomas Fanshaw Middleton, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Calcutta, the only Anglican Diocese in India at...

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  • 17. Chennai Snake Park

    Guindy Snake Park, next to the Guindy National Park. See the deadly King Cobra, pythons and vipers as well as other reptiles. There is a Children's Park adjacent with collections of animals and birds....

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  • 18. Church of Our Lady of Light

    This beautiful little church, also known as Church of Our Lady of Light and called Jungle Temple by local Tamil's, is located in the south of the city centre, near the Tirumailar train station. It was...

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  • 19. Ashtalakshmi Temple

    4.5 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...

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  • 20. 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 than when my friends were here last...

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  • 21. Madras High Court

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Madras High Court was established on June 26, 1862 as one of the three High Courts of India (others at Bombay and Calcutta) established at Presidency Towns by Letters Patent granted by Queen Victoria....

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  • 22. Guindy National Park

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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 big slide". The snake park had a venom...

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  • 23. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

    It is one of the most spectacular breeding grounds of water birds like cormorants, herons, storks etc. It's been around for more than 250 years! Best season: Nov-Jan Dis from city: 100 kms (excellent...

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  • 24. Anderson Church

    This church overlooks the High Court in George Town. It was formerly known as the Old Evangelistic Hall of the Madras Free Church Missionaries as a gift from the Christians of Scotland and dedicated...

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  • 25. Birla Planetarium

    Interested to in astronomy,would like to know more about stars&mystries of the Milkeyway ,then you must visit this .Planetarium". his is one of the modern Planetarium". in the country. Using GM...

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