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Sightseeing and Things to do in Chennai

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2010 8 Contributors

Chennai is an exciting city that boasts of ancient monuments, temples, museums and a popular beach that adds verve to the city’s attractions. There is so much to see and do in Chennai that one to be very clear as what all one wants to explore in the city. There is Birla Planetarium; the beautiful Church of our Lady of Expectations built by the Portuguese in 1523; the Memorials of Gandhi, Rajaji, Kamaraj & Bhaktavatsalam situated east of Raj Bhavan; the Vivekananda House & Museum or the Ice House where photographs depicting the historical happenings associated with his life and books about him and his own written works are on display. You can even by these books. The Island Ground - an island formed by the River Cooum & the venue for Trade and Tourist Fairs; the Elliot’s Beach with its Velankanni church & the Ashtalakshmi temple and the numerous temple of Vishnu, Murugan etc. in and round Chennai namely the Devi Karumariamman Temple at Thiruverkadu; Kamatchi Amman Temple at Mangadu; Marundheeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur; Sri Jaganath Temple, Kanathur; the Jain Temple in Vepery; the Murugan at Kundrathur, Thiruporur and Chrompet…the list goes on.

Things to do: History and Culture

Fort St. George Museum

OK Rated #1 out of 14 attractions in Chennai

This colonial British museum hosts history and the Raj. It tells of how Chennai became a major port and how the influences of the West seeped into the ethos of Southern India. Large murals of the roya... More

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National Art Gallery

OK Rated #2 out of 14 attractions in Chennai

Built in 1906, the gallery has an excellent collection of old paintings and sculptures including Tanjore paintings on glass, Rajput and Mughal miniature paintings, Deccan paintings from the 17th centu... More

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The Government Museum

OK Rated #3 out of 14 attractions in Chennai

Established in the year 1857, the Government Museum showcases the country’s best collection of South Indian bronzes. The museum is housed across seven buildings. The most prominent of these is the Bro... More

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Things to do: Nature and Adventure

Marina Beach

OK Rated #1 out of 14 attractions in Chennai

If you want to see the sun rise over the ocean, then it is to the Marina Beach you should head. This second longest beach in the world is one of the favorite haunt of both the locals and the tourists... More

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Guindy National Park

OK Rated #3 out of 14 attractions in Chennai

Spread over 595 acres, Guindy National Park also known as the Deer Park is home to the rare Indian Antelope or the black buck, Spotted Deer, White Buck, Bonnet Monkey, Small Indian Civet Cat, Jackal, ... More

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Things to do: Tours Nearby

Crocodile Bank

OK Rated #1 out of 14 attractions in Chennai

Situated 40 km south of Chennai, this 3.2 hectare reptile bank by the Bay of Bengal has the largest collection of endangered Indian Crocodiles. It is also a breeding center and in addition hosts rare ... More

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Mamallapuram Or Mahabalipuram

OK Rated #1 out of 14 attractions in Chennai

This UNESCO World Heritage site hosting rock cut temples, is one of the most outstanding examples of Dravidian Architecture. The Beaches lash wildly and swimming is not advisable here. The 8th century... More

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