Chennai Tourist Places and Travel Attractions


Chennai city is the capital of Tamil Nadu state. Previously known as Madras, is the forth largest city in India. It was founded in 1639 by Sir Francis Day who arrived with East India Company. The British East India Company established a Fort and trading post at the small fishing village of Chennai, which has today grown into a bustling metropolis. The fascinating city with its long and idyllic beaches magnificent monuments, ancient shrines, modern shopping centre offering traditional handicrafts and textiles & fine eating out joints serving a range of traditional south Indian as well as continental delicious has made the beautiful city a favorite tourists destination of the south. It is also a perfect base for your boyage of discovery in Tamil Nadu. The city has been a textile manufacturing centre for many years. Chennai is also a large centre for Tamil film making. The city has excellent travel and communications facilities. Air, Rail and Road services take traveler’s to any point in the state, none of which is more than 24 hours away from the state capital.

Places of Interest

Historical Places: Big Banyan Tree, Fort St. George, High court Building, Chepauk Palace, Chettinad Palace, The Observatory, Valluvar Kottam, MGR Film City.

Museums and Memorials: The Fort Museums, Govt. Museum, Industrial Museum, Kamaraj Memorial Museum, Rajaji Memorial, War Memorial.

Places of Worship: Anjaneyar Temple, Ayyappa Temple, Bahai Centre, Big Mosque, Chenna Kesava and Chenna Mallikeswar Temple, Church of South India, Ekambareswarar Temple, Jain Temple, kachaleewarar Temple, Kalikamba Kameswarar Temple, Kadaswami Temple, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Little Mount Church, Lord Shanthinath Jain Temple, Luz Church, Mahalakshmi Temple, Marundheeswarar Temple, Parsi Temple, Parthasaraqthy Temple, Periyamet Mosque, Sai Baba Temple, Sri Gaudiya Math, Sri Raghavendra Swami Temple, Sri Ramakrishna Math, St. Vadapalani Temple, Varasidhi Vinayagar Temple, Velankanni Church, Wesley Church.

Parks: Children Park, Guindy National Park, Snake Park.

Beaches: Elliot’s Beach, Marina Beach and Aquarium.

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