Chennai

Chennai also called as Madras. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost. Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary’s, a 17th-century Anglican church. Marina beach is one of the best tourist spots in Chennai.

Location:

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Ideal for:

  • Shopping
  • Tourism

Must Look At:

  • Marina Beach

marina-beach-chennai-sunrise

Marina Beach is a natural urban beach in the city of Chennai, India, along the Bay of Bengal. The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north to Foreshore Estate in the south, a distance of 6.5 km. The average width of the beach is 300 m and the width at the widest stretch is 437 m. It is one of the most more…

  • Vandalur Zoo

arignar-anna-zoological-park-tigers

Arignar Anna Zoological Park, also called as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, about 31 kilometres from the city centre and more…

  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple Mylapore

kapaleeshwar temple front view

Kapaleeshwarar Temple is in Mylapore, Chennai. It is a temple of Shiva.  According to the Puranas, Shakti worshipped Shiva in the form of a peacock, So giving the name Mylai. Shiva is worshiped as Kapaleeswarar, and is represented by the lingam so Parvati is more…

 

 

 

Places to Visit:

  • Fort St. George

Rating:♥♥♥♥
Location:

Rajaji Salai, Chennai  – click here to navigate to google maps

Timings: 9:00AM – 5:00PM, Friday Closed
Visit Duration: up to 4 Hours

fort st. george

Fort St George or White Town is the name of the first English fortress in India, founded in 1644 at the coastal city of Madras. The construction of the fort provided the impetus for further settlements and trading activity, in what was originally an uninhabited land. Build by East India Company.

 

 

 

  • San Thome Basilica

Rating:♥♥♥♥
Location:

Basha Garden, Mylapore, Chennaiclick here to navigate to google maps

Mass Timings: 

Sunday: 6:30AM, 9:00AM and 5:00PM

Monday – Saturday: 6:30AM

santhome basilica chennai

Santhome Cathedral is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, over the tomb of St Thomas, an apostle of Jesus. In 1893, it was rebuilt as a church with the status of a cathedral by the British. The British version still stands today. It was designed in Neo-Gothic style, favoured by British architects in the late 19th century.

 

 

  • Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane

Rating:♥♥♥♥
Location:

Triplicane, Chennaiclick here to navigate to google maps

Timings: 5:30AM – 12:30PM and 4:00PM – 9:00PM
Best Time to Visit: Theppam Festival takes place on 7 days in the Tamil month of masi.

The Parthasarathy Temple

The Parthasarathy Temple is an 8th-century Hindu Vaishnavite temple dedicated to the god Krishna. The temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Alvar saints from the 6th–9th centuries CE. The Parthasarathy Temple is classified as among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu. The name Parthasarathy, means the ‘charioteer of Arjuna‘, referring to Krishna’s role as a charioteer to Arjuna in the epic Mahabaratha. It was originally built by the Pallavas in the 8th century by king Narasimhavarman I. The temple has icons of five forms of Vishnu: Narasimha, Rama, Gajendra Varadaraja, Ranganatha and Krishna.

 

  • Edward Elliot’s Beach

Rating:♥♥♥♥
Location:

Besant Nagar, Chennai – click here to navigate to google maps

Timings: Open 24 Hours
Best Time to Visit: At Sun Rise

elliots beach view

Elliot’s Beach popularly known as Besant Nagar Beach or Bessie . It forms the end-point of the Marina Beach shore. It is named after Edward Elliot, Governor of Madras. It has the Velankanni Church and the Ashtalakshmi Kovil nearby.

 

 

 

  • Government Museum

Rating:♥♥♥♥
Location:

Egmore, Chennaiclick here to navigate to google maps

Timings: 9:30AM – 5:00PM and Friday Closed

government museum

The Government Museum or Madras Museum is a museum of human history and culture. Started in 1851, it is the second oldest museum in India. It is particularly rich in archaeological and numismatic collections. It has the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe. Among them, the colossal Museum Theatre is one of the most impressive. The National Art Gallery is also present in the museum premises. Built in Indo-Saracenic style, it houses rare works of artists like Raja Ravi Varma.

 

 

  • Vadapalani Andavar Temple

Rating:♥♥♥♥
Location:

Vadapalani, Chennaiclick here to navigate to google maps

Pooja Timings: 5:30AM, 6:30PM, 12:00PM, 5:00PM and 9:00PM
Interesting Facts: 7000 marriages every year

vadapalani andavar temple

Vadapalani Andavar Temple is a Hindu temple that is dedicated to Lord Muruga. It was renovated in the 1920s and a Rajagopuram was built during that time. The temple has grown in popularity, which is believed to be in part due to the patronage of cinema stars. V.A.Sundara performed Mahakumbabishekam there 4 times. And until retirement he was the only Pradhana Sthanikar of the temple. Temple is considered as an auspicious place to get married and witnesses approximately 7000 marriages every year.

 

  • Semmozhi Poonga

Rating:♥♥♥♥
Location:

Teynampet, Chennai – click here to navigate to google maps

Timings: 10:00AM – 7:00PM and Tuesday Closed

Semmozhi Poonga Chennai

Semmozhi Poonga is a botanical garden in Chennai set up by the horticulture department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The garden was opened on 24 November 2010 by then chief Minister Dr.M. Karunanidhi and is the first botanical garden in the city.

 

 

 

  • Thousand Lights Mosque

Rating:♥♥♥♥♥
Location:

Peters Colony, Thousand Lights, Chennaiclick here to navigate to google maps

Thousand Lights Mosque Chennai

Thousand Lights, a multi-domed mosque in Anna Salai in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, is one of the largest mosques in the country and is a revered place of worship and azadari for Shia. The Mosque have 5 domes and 2 minarets.

 

 

 

Amusement parks:

 

  • VGP Universal Kingdom

Rating:♥♥♥♥
Location:

East Coast Road Injambakkam, ChennaiClick here to navigate to google maps

Ticket Prices:

Adults – 350/-, 475/-, 770/-

Child ( height between 90cms-120cms) – 300/-, 370/-, 670/-

Timings: 10:00AM – 6:00PM and Wednesday Closed

Ride Types:

  • Family Rides
  • Thrill Rides
  • Kid Rides
  • Water Rides

Attractions:

  • Petting Zoo
  • Statue Man
  • Beach
  • Live Shows
  • Snow Kingdom
  • Paneer Fort
  • Go karting

vgp universal kingdom

VGP Universal Kingdom is an amusement park located in East Coast Road in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Beach view is one of the highlights of the park. The park provides several fun and adventure rides for children, youth and adults. VGP 2000 millennium tower, Water cascades, Paneer fort and statueman are some of the main attractions.

official website: www.vgpuniversalkingdom.in – For Tickets Booking

 

 

  • Kishkinta

Rating:♥♥♥♥
Location:

82, Varadarajapuram, Darkas Ward – II, Near Tambaram, ChennaiClick here to navigate to google maps

Ticket Prices:

Adults – 450/-

Child ( height between 76cms-137cms) – 350/-

Timings: 11:00AM – 7:00PM

Ride Types:

  • Dry Rides
  • Water Wars
  • Kid Rides
  • Water Rides

Attractions:

  • Shows
  • 5D Ride
  • Eskimo Ride
  • Elephant Splash
  • Chennai Kuttralam
  • Water Zooka

kishkinta theme park chennai

Kishkinta is a theme park located in Chennai, India. Kishkinta Theme Park is located near Vandalur Railway station which has a serene atmosphere, 13 km south of Anakaputhur. It was founded by Navodaya Appachan, the owner of Navodaya Studio.

Official Website: www.kishkinta.in – For Tickets Booking

 

 

  • Queens Land

Rating:♥♥♥♥♥
Location:

Banglore Trunk Road, Palanjur, Sembarambakkam, ChennaiClick here to navigate to google maps

Ticket Prices:

Adults – 550/-

Children – 450/-

Timings: 10:00AM – 6:00PM and Monday Closed

Ride Types:

  • Dry Rides
  • Kid Rides
  • Water Rides

Attractions:

  • Himalayan Water Ride
  • Octopus
  • Bumper cars
  • Free Fall Tower

queens land chennai

Queens Land is a theme park in Poonamallee, Chennai. It opened in 2003 August and covers 70 acres. The park is located  between Sriperumpudhur and Poonamalle. Queens Land have more then 50 rides including Go Karting.

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