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Popular Tourist Destinations in Chennai
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.
Have you visited Chennai?
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
Lemon Tree Hotel
The Pride Hotel
Hotel Ambica Empire
The Leela Palace
Park Avenue Hotel
Hotel Nachiappa Park
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.
Center of light.— Shiva Shankar
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.
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.
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.
Located in Mylapore, this Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is also known as Kapaleeshwarar. 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.