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  • Ripon Building in Chennai#21
    Ripon Building

    One of the most beautiful of the more modern British constructions in Madras is Ripon Building, home of the Madras Corporation. This splendid domed vi...


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  • Victory War Memorial in Chennai#22
    Victory War Memorial

    Adjacent to the Fort St. George on the south is the War Memorial, which housed the coastal battery and was formerly called 'Cupid's Bow. The Memorial ...


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  • St. Marys Church in Chennai#23
    St. Marys Church

    This is the oldest Anglican Church in Asia. The imposing white edifice was consecrated in 1679 AD; and continues to be an important place of worship. ...


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  • Elliots Beach in Chennai#24
    Elliots Beach

    Elliots beach is situated in Besant nagar (Chennai) and is a favorite destination for those in pursuit of neat and clean atmosphere. To reach here, yo...


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  • Childrens Park in Chennai#25
    Childrens Park

    Situated on Sardar Patel Road in Chennai, the park has a large number of antelopes, jackals, spotted deers and different kinds of monkeys. The main at...


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  • Kandaswamy Temple in Chennai#26
    Kandaswamy Temple

    The ancient Kandaswamy temple at Cheyur near Madurantakam, Kanchipuram district, dates back to the 11th century. From the road one can only see the Ra...


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  • Dash N Splash in Chennai#27
    Dash N Splash

    Dash-N-Splash is an exclusive water park spread over 21 acres of land in the Mevallur Kuppam Village. The park has surplus of water pools and shaded a...


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  • Fort St David in Chennai#28
    Fort St David

    Fort St David was a British fort near the town of Cuddalore, a hundred miles south of Madras on the Coromandel Coast of India. It was bought from the ...


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  • Fishermans Cove in Chennai#29
    Fishermans Cove

    Covelong Beach (Fisherman's Cove), quiet and far away from the distractions of the city lies close to Mahabalipuram, famous for its unique 7th century...


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  • Palaniandavar Temple in Chennai#30
    Palaniandavar Temple

    Palaniandavar Temple dedicated to Lord Subramanya worshipped, as Pazhani Andavar is located in Vadalapani, northern part Chennai. A picture of Lord Su...


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  • Pulicat Lake in Chennai#31
    Pulicat Lake

    Pulicat Lake, an ecologically fragile salt-water lagoon, about 60-km north of Chennai, is the second largest lagoon in India. It is situated on the ro...


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  • Madras University in Chennai#32
    Madras University

    Just opposite to Anna Square is Madras University, whose ground and buildings are examples of the Indo-lslamic style of architecture. The 'Senate Hous...


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  • Kishkinta in Chennai#33

    It is India's No. 1 Theme Park located about 28 Kms. south of Chennai at Tambaram. The attractions represent a wonderful blend of tomorrow's technolog...


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  • High Court Chennai in Chennai#34
    High Court Chennai

    The High Court of Madras is one of the three courts set up in India during the reign of the Queen Victoria. These important buildings have deliberatel...

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  • B.M. Birla Planetarium in Chennai#35
    B.M. Birla Planetarium

    This modern planetarium houses a fully computerized projector to depict the skies. It is situated at Kotturpuram in the city and presents audio-visual...


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  • Vivekanandar Illam in Chennai#36
    Vivekanandar Illam

    Vivekanandar Illam was originally known as Ice House. After being Christianized in the year 1963, the Ice House came to be known as Vivekananda Illam....


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Things To Do In Chennai

Chennai, as a tourist destination has something for everyone. The city has rich natural beauty and historical places and religious centres.

Beaches: The beaches of Chennai are beautiful but not suitable for swimming due to the under currents along the shore line. The main beaches are marina Beach, Edward Elliot's Beach, Breezy Beach and Covelong.

Religious: There are several places of worship for Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Some of the prominent ones are Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas, St. Mary's Church, Big Mosque, Kapaleeswarar Temple and Sri Ramakrishna Math- Universal Temple.

Monuments: Fort St. George, located on the shore of Bay of Bengal, was the place around which Chennai was established.

Parks: Chennai has some beautiful parks where tourists can visit. These are Arinjar Anna Zoological Park, Guindy National Park, Guindy Snake Park and Pallikaranai wetland.

Museums and Art Galleries: Government Museum, National Art Gallery and Birla Planetarium are some places for people interested in history and arts.

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