Chennai (Also Known As Madras)

Chennai is considered one of the most beautiful city in India and is among the most-visited city by foreign tourists. It is considered as a growing metropolitan city and is termed as “India’s health capital”. It is located on the Coromandel coast off the Bay of Bengal. Chennai attracts 45% of foreign health tourists but tourists not only visit Chennai for health purposes but also for it’s breath taking beautiful places , the mesmerizing beaches ,the delicious South Indian food and it’s amazing art &culture. So here are few most visited and magnificient places of Chennai and the facts about those places

Top Attractions In Chennai

Marina Beach :

This is the second largest beach in the whole world and attracts thousands of people across the whole world. It is India’s most crowded beach with almost 30,000 visitors a day. Marina beach is a mesmerizing and serene sight to behold.

Government Museum, Chennai :

It is the second oldest museum in India and attracts a large number of tourists. Mostly the tourists who are a fan of knowing about history, visits this place.

MGR Film City :

This is the most visited place and a hotspot for tourists. Several South Indian films have been directed here. It is a place where you can easily catch a glimpse of a Tamil actor and not only this, it has a film school, indoor and outdoorshooting location, replicas of village and urban areas, temple, church, prison and many more. They keep adding to the attraction.

Kolli Hills :

The omnious name means ‘Mountain of Death’. It is not among the most visited places but has retained most of its natural magnificence. They are popular for its natural beauty and for its religious significance. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The tourists who love adventure visit this place as it has several twists and turns on its way.

Elliot’s Beach :

It is located on the south of Marina Beach and is a very calm and tranquil place. This beach is not very overpopulated and not much activity is performed here thus making it a perfect location for peaceful long walks. This site is perfect for the ones who wants to soak their feets in the splashing water.

VGP Golden Beach :

This beach is considered to be the most cleanest and beautiful beaches in Chennai and it is the best location for friends and family.

Few More Attractions In Chennai

Breezy Beach :

It is a small and comparatively less populated beach which lays in remote and serene neighbourhood of Valmiki Nagar in Chennai. Any person who is stressed out or wants to be away from the city noise it is the best and most peaceful place to be. Moreover, as the name suggests it is a gateway where the tourists gets to enjoy the cool breeze of the evening.

Marundeeswarar Temple :

It is built on the name of Marundeeswar or Aushadeeswarar, the “God of Medicines”. It is a place of worship specially built for people with diseases and those facing various health problems. People come here to worship for their health or their loved ones.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park :

This is the best place for animal lovers to visit and is every nature lover’s paradise. It is a home to a variety of animals such as Himalayan brown bear, lion, tiger, elephant and Indian civit cat. The zoo has a reptile house with various species of reptiles such as cobra, python, viper and much more.

Valluvar Kottam :

It is a temple chariot like monument in Chennai which is built in honour of the , renowned classical Tamil poet and saint, Thiruvalluvar. It is known for its great architecture and is built with innovative and beautiful layouts and also it’s execution is well-thought. It is the best place to visit in the morning and the perfect destination to click amazing pictures.

Iskcon Temple( Hare Rama Hare Krishna) :

This temple is devoted to Lord Krishna and the people who worships Lord Krishna visits this temple to gain peace of mind. It is a very beautiful, quiet and a peaceful place. It is built on latest technology and is a blend of tradition and modernity in an artistic style.

Vivekananda House :

It is popularly known as the Ice House. It is ashrine and pilgrimage centre for the people who follow Swami Vivekananda. All those people who likes to meditate and attain inner peace visits here.

Santhome Cathedral Basilica:

It is a historical and ancient pilgrim centre. People with Christian faith visits this place and attend the Mass.

Madras War Cemetery:

It is located in the heart of the city and is a recognition of the glory as well as horrors of the war which our ancestors fought. People who are interested in knowing the war-time history and wants to pay their respect to the martyrs of that time visits this place in honour of our ancestors.