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Marina Beach

India's largest beach happens to be Chennai's Marina Beach which extends from Fort St. George to Besant Nagar. One of the best places to visit in Chennai for viewing a spectacular sun rise, this sandy delight is lined by palm trees on one side.


Covelong Beach

Once a major port, It is now thronged mostly by water sports enthusiasts for activities such as wind surfing and swimming. Close by are ancient monuments like forts, churches and mosques apart from the town of Mahabalipuram and the Crocodile Farm, making Covelong Beach a popular destination for a day outing.


Fort St. George

A delight for history buffs, this fort constructed during the British Rule, encloses historic monuments of St. Mary's church and St. George museum. The museum houses artefacts from that era including paintings, coins, silverware, arms, porcelain and documents.


San Thome Church

An important religious spot for the Christian community, the sparkling white structure of San Thome stands on the tomb of St Thomas. This structure, which is a reminder of the colonial past of the city, has stained glass windows and a statue of St Thomas in a sitting posture.


Sri Parthasarathy Temple

One of the historical places to visit in Chennai is the temple said to be the oldest in this city. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, one can see its splendid coloured gopuram apart from the other shrines that stand within the temple grounds.


Kapaleeshwar Temple

Apart from being a religious spot, what draws crowds to this temple is its unique architecture. The detailed Gopuram of this structure is 37 metres high and is a fine example of Dravidian style of construction. The temple, home to the deities Shiva and Karpagambal, even holds a festival in the months of March and April.


Vellankani Shrine

Just off the Elliot's Beach stands the AnnaiVailankanni Shrine which is much revered among both Christians and non-Christians. The pristine white structure of the church stands overlooking the Bay of Bengal and is visited by thousands of solace-seekers each day.


Thousand Lights Mosque

Another place to see in Chennai for its architectural magnificence is this mosque which holds a special place in the Shia community. A total of 1000 oil lamps light up the hall of the mosque. Its multi-domes and twin minarets enclose the main hallwhere men offer their prayers. There is a separate hall for the women.


Connemara Public Library

Constructed in late 19th century, Connemara library is a treasure house of centuries-old publications. With a collection of over 600,000 books, it is one of Asia's largest libraries.


Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Located 35 km from the city centre, this zoological park is one of the places to visit in Chennai with kids. The expansive grounds of the zoo are home to 1500 species of wild beings, some of which are even endangered. An aviary, a lion safari, a deer safari and an elephant safari form the popular sections of the zoo.


SemmozhiPoonga

The SemmozhiPoonga Park is a botanical garden.Overseen by the horticultural department. Apart from the exotic and rare flora grown, there are also some medicinal herbs in the green houses of the park.Visitors can relax on the park grounds which also contain a water and rock garden, a butterfly garden, a fern garden, a sunken garden and many theme gardens.


DakshinaChitra

This is one of the places to visit in Chennai with kids where they will be introduced to the South Indian culture of the past. Literally translating to 'a picture of the south',DakshinaChitra is a small village has been recreated using replicas of traditional South Indian houses dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries.


Cholamandal Artist Village

This artists commune is a platform for the resident painters and sculptors to showcase their creations to the visiting guests. Located on the fringes of Chennai, in the village of Injambakkam, Cholamandal has two galleries, an open-air theatre, a book store and a craft shop.


Guindy National Park and Snake Park

The only national park situated in the middle a city, Guindy has many birds, animals and reptiles as its residents. On visiting this place one can see blackbucks, spotted deer, jackals, tortoise and the likes. The snake park is home to cobras and pythons, while the birds found here include partridge, quail, fly catcher and buzzards.


Birla Planetarium

Situated close to the Anna University in Chennai, Birla Planetarium is an important part of Periyar Science and Technology Museum. There are regular audio-visual programs on astronomy conducted here apart from exhibits that include Solar System, Cycle of Stars, Sky and Seasons, Comets and Man on the Moon.


Muttukadu

A backwater area of the Bay of Bengal, Muttukadu is one of the tourist places near Chennai where one can get to indulge in water sports. Get a glimpse of various species of birds at the backwaters during migratory season. Rowing, water skiing, speed boat riding, wind surfing and paddle boating are possible in Muttukadu.


Mahabalipuram

Famed for its ancient mountains, Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, is one of the places to visit near Chennai. Placed around 60 km south from the city of Chennai, it was once a busy seaport during the dynasty of the Pallavas. The iconic Shore Temple, among the oldest temples of South India, is carved out of a large block of granite.


Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Kanchipuram

This bird sanctuary is inundated with thousands of birds of varied species during the migratory season. The lake within the sanctuary is the all important source of water for these creatures, around which they build their nests and thrive.


Pulicat Lake & Bird Sanctuary

Formed by the backwaters of the Bay of Bengal, Pulicat is the second largest lagoon in India that has brackish water. And the bird sanctuary stands on a piece of land in the middle of this lake.


Tirupati

Tirumala's Venkatesawara temple is one of the most important, most visited and richest pilgrimage sites in India. The main temple dedicated to Lord Venkatesawara, a form of the Hindu god Vishnu, is located on the Tirumala Hill. But one cannot miss the evergreen ornate heaven beyond the hillocks of the Tirumala TirupatiDevasthanam that is the TTD Gardens.