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Visiting Chennai, A City That Many People Crave to Live In

Updated on October 6, 2018
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Srikanth likes Chennai. He has visited this city many times. He is passionate about helping people make the most of their trip to Chennai.

Heartfulness Meditation Center in Manapakkam

Earlier known as Madras, Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu. This rapidly growing city is a perfect blend of traditional and modern. Chennai offers you beaches, museums, temples, gardens, parks, lakes and much more.

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How to reach Chennai?

Chennai is well-connected by air, sea, rail and road. It has an international airport, a seaport, 69 railway stations and around 20 bus terminals.

Hotels in Chennai

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4-Star Hotel
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1-Star Hotel
Hablis
Lemon Tree Hotel
Ginger Hotel
Hotel Brownstar
Aravindar Residency
Taj Coromandel
The Pride Hotel
Hotel Ambica Empire
Sangeetha Residency
Emarald Hotel
The Leela Palace
Trident Hotel
Park Avenue Hotel
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Tourist Attractions in Chennai

More than 3.1 million people visit Chennai annually. Here are some popular tourist destinations in the city.

Babuji Memorial Ashram

Located in Manapakkam, this beautiful Ashram houses the World Headquarters of Shri Ram Chandra Mission. Positive vibrations, serenity and holiness of this beautiful Ashram attract visitors from all parts of the world. Here you have the opportunity to learn meditation and simple techniques to refine yourself and to evolve.

Prepaid taxis are the most convenient way to travel from the airport to the ashram. At the international airport you will find the prepaid taxi counter near the customs office. There is also a prepaid counter outside the national airport.

Center of light.

— Shiva Shankar

Babuji Memorial Ashram Chennai Address

Babuji Memorial Ashram

Shri Ram Chandra Mission Road

Manapakkam

Chenna - 600 125

India

Phone: +91 44 4217 1111/ 2252 1099

Marina Beach

This natural urban beach is the longest beach in India (12 kilometers) and the second longest beach in the world. Located in Kamarajar Salai Road, this popular beach is the most crowded beach (around 10,000 visitors daily) in India.

Marina Beach History

Since the creation of a promenade in the year 1884, there were several additions to this beach. India's first aquarium was established here in 1909. Shortly after the nation gained independence in 1947, the Triumph of Labour statue and the Gandhi statue in 'march to Dandi' stride were erected on the beach.

Marina Beach Video

Parthasarathy Temple

Parthasarathy is one of the many names of Lord Krishna. Located in Triplicane, the Parthasarathy Temple is a eighth century Hindu Vaishnavite temple. It is the oldest temple in Chennai.

Parthasarathy Temple Timing

Opening
Closing
5.30 am
12.00 pm
4.00 pm
9.00 pm
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Madras Crocodile Bank Trust

Located around 40 kilometers from Chennai, this reptile zoo and herpetology research station promotes the conservation of reptiles and amphibians and their habitats through education, scientific research and captive breeding. It covers around eight and a half acres.

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Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Located in Mylapore, this Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is also known as Kapaleeshwarar.

Kapaleeswarar Temple History

This Dravidian style temple was built in the seventh century.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Also known as the Vandalur Zoo, the Arignar Anna Zoological Park covers 510 hectares. It houses around 170 species of animals, including lion, tiger, heyna, wolf, jaguar, jackal, panther, sambar, elephant, camel, giraffe, barking deer and nilgai.

How to Stay Safe in Chennai?

Avoid roadside food. Do not drink tap water. Stay in shaded areas. Avoid petting street dogs. Avoid late night walks. Avoid overcrowded locations. Take generic precautions that one would take in a new place. Channai is one among safe cities.

© 2017 Srikanth R

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