Chennai - Banking Capital of India OR Gateway of South India OR Detroit of Asia OR Auto Hub of India OR Health Capital of India

Chennai Travel Guide

Chennai, the gateway of Southern part of India and the capital city of Indian State Tamil Nadu, is one of the four metropolitan cities of India. The city is also an educational, cultural and commercial hub of southern part of the county. This cosmopolitan city is full of attractions and prime locations. Here is a list of the locations to visit in the city.

Kalakshetra Kalakshetra : A world renowned center of dance, music, art and craft founded in 1936 by Rukmini Devi Arundale. Housed on over 100 acres at Thiruvanmiyur, it has produced many fine exponents of the Bharatnatyam dance tradition.

Theosophical Society Theosophical Society : Located on a vast expanse of over 250 acres on the banks of the Adyar estuary amidst the natural surroundings was founded by Madame H.P. Blavatsky and Col. H.S. Olcott in 1875 .

Lalit Kala Akademi Lalit Kala Akademi : Identical meaning is also placed on literature, particularly the dialect ones.

Birla Planetarium : It is a part of the Periyar Science and Technology Centre at Kotturpuram that also conducts courses in astronomy and night-sky observations for public on every second Saturday.

Fort St. George Fort St. George : Located on a vast expanse of over 250 acres on the banks of the Adyar estuary amidst the natural surroundings.

Film City Film City: A most wanted contest with film producers of the South, it is also a popular tourist spot.

Ripon Building Ripon Building : It has a 132 ft tall tower and a mighty clock 8 ft in diameter. Currently, it is the headquarters of Chennai Corporation.

Government Museum Government Museum : This Museum is value appointment that has a fine archaeological section representing all the major South Indian periods including Chola, Vijaynagara, Hoysala and Chalukya.

Vivekananda Museum Vivekananda Museum : The Vivekananda Museum on South Beach Road is situated in a construction previously known as the Ice House that used to stock up the gigantic ice blocks transported from North America.

Development Centre  for Musical Instruments Development Centre for Musical Instruments : You will find frequent antique and contemporary Indian musical devices exhibited here.

St Andrews Church St Andrews Church : The imposing blue dome is bedecked with gold stars.

Shri Parthasarathy  Temple Shri Parthasarathy Temple : Enthusiastic to lord Krishna, it is the oldest existing temples in Chennai that was built in the 8th century by the Pallava Rulers.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple Kapaleeshwarar Temple :  Shri Parthasarathy Temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. It displays the architectural elements like gopurams, mandapams and a tank.

In addition to the aforementioned tourist places, there are also a number of other attractions like SanThome Cathedral, Luz Church, Guindy national Park, Snake Park and Children's Park, Little Mount Church, Vadapalani Temple, Ashtalakshmi Temple, Mangadu Temple, Christ the King Church, Ashtalakshmi Temple, The Armenian Church of Virgin Mary, C.S.I. Holy Cross Church, St.Thomas Mount, St. George's Cathedral, Descanso, Velankanni Church, Big Mosque, Thousand Lights Mosque, Sri Guru Nanak Sat Sangh Sabha, Jain Temple,  Bah'a'i Centre, Horticultural Gardens, Nageswara Park, Vandalur Zoo, Light House, Pancha Mandapams, and the list goes on.

Every year, thousands of travelers come to explore the city and prefer to stay in the city for a day or some more time. For them, there are a number of five-star to budget hotels and other accommodations in the city. In this way, you can easily stay in the city. Moreover, the city is also well connected to all the major cities of the world as it has an International airport. Apart from this, it is also connected via sea, road and rail to all parts of the country. book now