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Marina Beach
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Rank: 1 About 64

The Marina Beach is the second largest beach in the world and also the biggest in Asia. It is spread along the eastern coasts of Tamil Nadu in the city Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. The stretch is of about...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


Kapaleeshwar Temple
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Rank: 4 About 64

Kapaleeshwar Temple is a Hindu temple situated in Mylapore at Chennai in India. It is believed to have been built in the 8th century by the Pallavas. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, called...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


1 Fort St. George
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Rank: 7 About 64

Currently, Fort St George is used for the Tamil Nadu Secretariat and the Legislative Assembly. This structure resembles a mansion rather than a fort. There are solid foundation walls and huge gates.This monument...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 37, Nungambakkam High Road
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


2 Doveton House
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Rank: 8 About 64

The Doveton House in Chennai was constructed by the famous architect Benjamin Roebeck in the year 1798. There are pillars in the front region and half moon steps at the back of the Senate House which resemble the...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address:
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


3 Government Museum
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Rank: 9 About 64

The Government Museum is located in the heart of Chennai over an area of 16.25 acres of land. It is situated on Pantheon Road, Egmore. The working hours are from 9:30 am to 5 pm. The museum has a holiday on Friday,...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Pantheon Road
Type: Museums


4 Tour to Mahabalipuram
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Rank: 10 About 64

At day one of this tour, one reaches Chennai and checks into the hotel. There are visit to other historic places and temples. Once the tour service reaches Mahabalipuram, the sight is breath taking. It is a world heritage site popular...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address:
Type: Tours


5 Abirami Mega Mall
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Rank: 11 About 64

The Abirami Mega Mall is the one and only destination in Chennai which combines world class shopping with some of the spectacular entertainment and with some of the choicest food courts. There is also roof top open terrace...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: #152, Purasalwakkam High Road
Type: Stores and shopping malls


6 Marina Beach
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Rank: 15 About 64

Marina Beach is a natural urban beach in the city of Chennai and it is also the second longest beach in the world. The Marina Beach is covered with glittering golden...

Reviewed by: Shweta
Type: Beaches


7 Where to shop
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Rank: 21 About 64

Chennai offers an unmatched shopping experience. Tourists can buy traditional as well as modern stuff in the city. Poompukar is a government owned emporium. Visitors can buy bronze figures, wax figures, metal-ware, pottery,...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address:
Type: Stores and shopping malls


8 National Art Gallery
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Rank: 22 About 64

The National Art Gallery is situated at Pantheon Road (Egmore) and is open to the public from 9:30 am to 5 pm on all days except National Holidays and Fridays. To enter the premises there is a fee of 0.071 USD (INR 3), for photography...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Panthian Road
Type: Museums


9 Ramakrishna Temple
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Rank: 23 About 64

The gateway of the Ramakrishna Temple is as per the Dravidian style of temple architecture. The forecourt of the temple is similar to those of the monuments of Mughals in Delhi like the Red Fort or Taj Mahal in Agra....

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address:
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


high court
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Rank: 24 About 64

The Madras High Court is one of the landmarks of Chennai in India and is the second largest judicial complex in the world. Situated near to the beach, it was established in 1862. It is one of the...

Reviewed by: Harsh
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


10 Santhome Cathedral
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Rank: 25 About 64

Santhome Cathedral was originally built at Mylapore in Chennai by Apostle St. Thomas. He advocated in Chennai for 20 years from 52 A.D. onwards, but was killed in St.Thomas mount. The current monument is...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Santhome Highroad
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


11 Kanyakumari Beach
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Rank: 26 About 64

The Kanyakumari Beach is an attractive beach on the southernmost tip of India at Cape Comorin where one can view the convergence of the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean all in one to form a huge water body to...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address:
Type: Beaches


12 Elliots Beach
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Rank: 27 About 64

Elliot Beach is situated at Besant Nagar which is 60km from Chennai and is popularly known as the Bessie Beach. The beach is to the south of the Marina Beach and can be easily accessed via the well...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Elliot’s Beach
Type: Beaches


avm studios
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Rank: 28 About 64

The AVM studio is the oldest and the largest film production studios in Kollywood. Presently owned by M. Saravanan and his son, M. S. Guhan, it was founded in 1945 by A.V....

Reviewed by: Harsh
Type: Museums


13 Tiruchendur Beach
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Rank: 29 About 64

The Tiruchendur Beach is well known for the Pookuzhi ritual which is held here by devotees each year. It consists of devotees walking over fire and in turn getting their wishes granted. People come here to pray to Lord...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address:
Type: Beaches


14 Birla Planetarium
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Rank: 30 About 64

Birla Planetarium is located on the Gandhi Mandapam Road in the Kotturpuram suburbs of Chennai city and is almost two kilometers from the Kotturpuram bus stop and one kilometer from the Kotturpuram railway station. This...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Gandhi Mandapam Road
Type: Museums


15 Bars and Nightclubs
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Rank: 31 About 64

Zara is a lively bar with a tint of sophistication. Drinks and food is excellent here. Leather Bar possesses leather interiors and is popular for its stylish crowd. Pasha's in the Park Hotel is a trendy bar...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address:
Type: Bars


16 Golden Beach
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Rank: 32 About 64

Golden Beach, also known as Vgp Golden Beach, is situated 30km from Chennai and has a beach resort and several amusement options for children as well as adults. The amusement park here offers giant wheels,...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Golden Beach
Type: Beaches


17 Rejuvenate and meditate
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Rank: 33 About 64

The duration of this tour is 24 nights. The destinations that are covered are Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, Swamimalai, Trichy, Madurai Rameshwaram and Kovalum till Chennai.Through this tour one can know Ayurveda effects...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address:
Type: Tours


18 Thiruvanmiyur Beach
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Rank: 34 About 64

Thiruvanmiyur Beach is situated in the south in Chennai in Tamil Nadu and is an upcoming tourist place. The beach is a popular hang out place with youngsters and college going people. The beach stretches one kilometer to...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Thiruvanmiyur Beach
Type: Beaches


19 Discos
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Rank: 35 About 64

There are few a numbers of bars and nightclubs in the city. The concept of pubs is not common in Chennai. However, there are a few spots in the city which are worth visiting. EC 41 is one such famous spot in...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address:
Type: Nightlife


20 Santhome Beach
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Rank: 36 About 64

The southern part of the Marina Beach is referred to as the Santhome Beach. The Santhome Church is built here which is a religious place for the Catholic Christians. Santhome Cathedral Basilica as the church is...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Santhome Beach
Type: Beaches


21 Adyar Beach
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Rank: 37 About 64

Adyar Beach is also referred to as Elliot Beach and is situated in Besant Nagar in Chennai. This beach is at the end of the Marina Beach, which is the 2nd longest beach in the world and has a number of tourists...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Besant Nagar
Type: Beaches


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What to visit

1
Marina Beach
 Landmarks and Historic sites
2
Beach
3
Visit temple
4
Kapaleeshwar Temple
 Landmarks and Historic sites
5
Malls
6
ANNA CENTENARY LIBRARY
7
Fort St. George
 Landmarks and Historic sites
8
Doveton House
 Landmarks and Historic sites
9
Government Museum
 Museums
11
Abirami Mega Mall
 Stores and shopping malls
12
Chennai
13
ECR
14
Mahabalipuram
15
Marina Beach
 Beaches
16
Merina
17
Restaurant
18
Shopping ea
19
Theme parks
20
Valluvar kottam
21
Where to shop
 Stores and shopping malls
22
National Art Gallery
 Museums
23
Ramakrishna Temple
 Landmarks and Historic sites
24
High court
 Landmarks and Historic sites
25
Santhome Cathedral
 Landmarks and Historic sites

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