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Best Places to visit in Chennai

Beaches in Chennai

Marina Beach

  • This is the second largest beach in the world with With a length of 13 km, including a 6 km promenade

Edward Elliot's Beach / Besant nagar beach

  • Less crowded beach.
  • Attraction-Karl Schmidt Memorial.

Covelong Beach(Chengalpattu district)

  • Distance-35 Km from Chennai,23 Km from Mahabalipuram.
  • Activity- windsurfing, swimming.

Thiruvalluvar Nagar Beach/Breezy Beach

  • Distance- 9 km

Golden Beach

  • Distance-20 km from airport.
  • Now it is a private beach.

Akkarai Beach

  • Location-Near Golden beach.

Wildlife Spot in Chennai

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

  • Distance- 38km
  • It also known as  Vandalur zoo.
  • It is the largest zoo of India covers nearly 1490 acres of land.
  • It spread over 510 hectare with  nearly 1500 species of wildlife.

Madras Crocodile Bank Trust

  • Distance- 40 km from Chennai town.
  • It is the biggest crocodile sanctuary of India
  • You can see 14 species of crocodiles, 10 species of turtles, 3 species of snakes, and 1 species of lizard here.

Guindy National Park and Snake Park

  • Distance-12 Km.
  • It is 8th smallest national park of India.

Best places of worship in Chennai

Ashtalaxmi Temple

  • Location-Near Elliot’s beach.
  • This Temple is dedicated to Godess Laxmi.

Marundeeswarar Temple

  • Distance- 10 km
  • This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Marundeeswar or Aushadeeswarar(Lord of Medicine)

Parthasarathy Temple

  • Location-Triplicane (4.5 km).
  • This 8th century temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • This temple is built by built by king Narasimhavarman I . 

Kapaleeswarar Temple

  • Location-Mylapore(6.5 km)
  • This 7th century temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Godess Parvati in the form of Karpagambal.

St. Thomas Mount 

  • Distance- 16 km from the city center.
  • This ancient building was built in 1523.
  • This beautiful church is dedicated to Saint Thomas.

Thousand Lights Mosque

  • Distance-4 km.
  • As the assembly hall needed one thousand lights to illuminate,this is the reason behind the name.

Historical places and Museum in Chennai

MGR Memorial

  • Distance- 3 km from Chennai,Near Marine beach.
  • The memorial was built in 1988 and was inaugurated by Janaki Ramachandran, wife of M.G. Ramachandran.

Government Museum

  • Distance- 4 km 
  • It is the second oldest museum in India after Indian Museum, Kolkata.
  • Established in 1851.
  • National art gallery and a public library is inside it.
  • Timing-10 am to 5:30 pm.

Fort St.George

  • Distance- 1 km 
  • It built  under the direction of Francis Day and Andrew Cogon(British East India Company)  in 1640.

Swami Vivekananda’s House

  • Location-Near Marine beach.
  • It is maintained by Ramakrishna Matha.

Victory War Memorial 

  • Distance- 5 km
  • Dedicated to the soul, who sacrificed their lives in world war II.
  • Timing- 8 am to 6 pm.

Dakshina Chitra Museum

  • Distance- 34 km from city , Near Covelong Beach.
  • Represents the culture and architecture of South India.

Chennai Rail Museum

  • Distance- 10 km from the city center.
  • It is spread over 6.25 acres.
  • Here is the collection of old times Steam engine.
  • It is closed on Monday.

Birla Planetarium

  • Location-Kotturpuram (10 km).
  • This place is best for Science and astronomy lover.

Other best places to visit in Chennai

Valluvar Kottam

  • Location-Vaikuntapuram ( 7 km).
  • Dedicated to  Tamil Poet Saint Thiruvalluvar.
  • Attraction- There are 133 chapters of his famous work inscribed in this monument.


Broken bridge

  • Here Adyar river meets the Bay of Bengal.
  • This bridge broke in 1977.

Madras High Court

  • Location-N Fort Road
  • This place is best for architecture lover


Mahabalipuram( Kanchipuram district)

  • Distance- 57 km
  • This historical monuments is from 7th century.

Muttukadu Lake Chennai

  • Distance- 31 km from city center and 2 km from Dakshina Chitra 
  • Activity- Boating, windsurfing, boating.


MGR Film city

  • Location-Tharamani(15 km)
  • Spread over 70 acres.
  • Timing- 8am- 8pm

Fort St. George

  •  Distance- 4 km from city center.
  • It is the first English fortress in India.
  • It is built by the British East India Company in 1653.
  • There are two main building named as  St. George museum and St. Mary’s Church.

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