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Special Programmes including sightseeing and visit to places of historic importance and cultural programme will be arranged.

 

 Places in Chennai

 

Marina Beach

Marina Beach
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Vellankani Shrine

 

 Vellankani Shrine

 

Mylapore

 

Mylapore
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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram
 

Royapuram Fishing Harbour

Royapuram Fishing Harbour
Image Credit : Kannan Muthuraman - Flickr
 

Elliot’s Beach

Elliot’s Beach

 

Though a less crowded beach than Marina, Eliot has its own catch. Now named at Besant Nagar Beach, it attracts people because of the serene beauty and clean brown sands.

Attractions: The Schmidt Memorial is a huge draw of Elliott Beach which was built in remembrance of a Dutch sailor, Karl Schmidt. This white built-up has given an extra tip to the beach for recognition.

Apart from that, on the southern side, the famed AshtaLakshmi Temple and Velankanni Church are present, popular among the residents of Chennai.

 

Tomb of St Thomas

San Thome Church

 

The sparkling vast white structure of San Thome stands on the tomb of St Thomas. This place is definitely an important one in religious terms but doesn’t fail to attract travellers from all over Chennai. This monument is one of the best places to visit in Chennai as it reminds us of the colonial past relations that Indians had.

Attractions: A nostalgia will arise within when this church is viewed from inside out. From stained glass panels of the windows, a sitting statue of St Thomas, museum, library, shops that sell candles and flowers are one of the classy additions in the monument. The highest tip embarked with Cross and the sloping red roof is totally catchy when viewed from outside.

 

 

Birla Planetarium

Birla Planetarium
Thousand Lights Mosque

 

Since the architecture has a special corner in the heart of Chennai, Thousand Lights Mosque stands tall in this list. The place has got its name because of a special feature i.e. a total of 1000 oil lamps light up the hall of the mosque. Imagine the beauty!!! Also, it is one of the biggest mosques in the country.

Fort St. George

Fort St. George

 

History of India with the British is a fact that can't be changed. And the live example standing in front is Fort St. George. During British rule, it was made as a centre point for official purposes but now encompasses St. George museum with paintings, coins, silverware, arms, porcelain, and documents.

Nettukuppam

Nettukuppam

An age-old rusty bridge with its head pointing in the sea is what Nettukuppam is all about. The feeling of self-placement in high waves could be felt at this bridge where one can sit with their legs hanging down. The bridge piers are not advised to explore in the morning due to high tides.

For the photography enthusiast, this is like a double treat where one can click some memorable pictures. This is one of the most famous beaches in Chennai which is visited by a huge number of people all around the year.

Guindy National Park and Snake Park

Guindy National Park and Snake Park
Kapaleeshwar Temple

Madras War Memorial

Madras War Memorial
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Parthasarathy Temple

Parthasarathy Temple

Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam

Connemara Public Library

Connemara Public Library

 

Vadapalani Murugan Temple

Vadapalani Murugan Temple

Breezy Beach

Breezy Beach

Covelong Beach

Covelong Beach

 

The Coromandel coast in the proximity of Chennai is blessed to have Covelong Beach on its laps that shines brightly under the sun and stars due to plenty of activities it offers to its travellers. Known for its serene beauty of the surroundings, this beach was once a major port for the ships on the voyage.

Covelong Beach has been a rising star in terms of providing activities like watersports with windsurfing and swimming as the highest chosen option. In fact, people opt for Beach camping with the bonfire in the sands here. At the same time, this place is most popular for fishing and this activity has been going from generations while attracting thousands every day. 

Attractions: Apart from providing pristine natural beauty studded with a line of palm trees, the beach has a closeness to ancient monuments like forts, churches and mosques and of course, the ancient town of Mahabalipuram as one definitely comes across this Covelong or Kovalam beach while on the way to Mahabalipuram. Also, the crocodile farm is also a major attraction to the people here.
 

 

 

Golden Beach

Golden Beach

Akkarai Beach

Akkarai Beach

Historical Tourist Places in Chennai

Prakasam Salai

Prakasam Salai
Ripon Building

Madras High Court

Madras High Court

When in Chennai, one can't miss an opportunity to visit Madras High Court. Madras High court is one of the highest courts in India. The court exercise original jurisdiction over the whole city. While you are at the court, get amazed by the majestic architecture of the building.

The red built-up under the blue sky is very catchy. And decorated ceilings in the interior with the stained glasses are in itself a masterpiece here. The tallest tower in the center of the building gives a gist of Dravidian Architecture which was used in ancient temples of South India.

 

Vivekanandar House

Vivekanandar House
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Besant
Sri Parthasarathy Temple
Sri Parthasarathy Temple
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Places to Visit in Chennai with Family & Kids

 

 

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Semmozhi Poonga

Semmozhi Poonga
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Express Avenue

Express Avenue

Marundeeshwar Temple

Marundeeshwar Temple
This award-winning amusement and theme park is one of the first ones in Chennai. Some consider this massive 45-acre park with a private beach to be the largest amusement park in India. Loved by children and adults alike, the park is one of the most interesting places to visit in Chennai. 

crocodile Bank

Crocodile Bank

Chennai Sangamam

Chennai Sangamam

Dakshina Chitra

Dakshina Chitra

MGM Dizzee World

MGM Dizzee World
Image Credit : wikimedia
 

Ashtalaxmi Temple

Ashtalaxmi Temple

Cholamandal Artist Village

Cholamandal Artist Village
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Kolli Hills

Kolli Hills
Muttukadu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadras
 
 

 

 

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Kanchipuram

 

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Kanchipuram

 

 

Tiruttani

Tiruttani
Pulicat Lake & Bird Sanctuary