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Popular Tourist Destinations in Chennai

Updated on July 15, 2017

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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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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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.

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Chennai International Airport (MAA), GST Rd, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600027, India
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E Kal Mandapam Rd, Chennai Port Trust, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India
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Erode, Kannappar Thidal, Periyamet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003, India
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CMBT Passenger Way, Koyambedu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600107, India
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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.

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Shri Ram Chandra Mission Road, Manapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600125, India
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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.

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Marina Beach, Tamil Nadu
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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.

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Narayana Krishnaraja Puram, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
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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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The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Post Bag No 4, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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.

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Kapaleesvarar Sannadhi St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
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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.

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GST Road, Vandalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600048, India
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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.

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