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Chennai (Madras) Attractions

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Guindy Park 4.0 stars
Entertainment, Festival, Amusement Park - #1 of 13
Once a distant suburb which was nearly twice its current size, Guindy has now been engulfed by the fast growing metropolis. Guindy Lodge, a portion was officially declared as Guindy national park in 1977. This Predominantly dry deciduous scrub ... [more ]
Fort St George 4.0 stars
Castle, Fortification, Palace - #2 of 13
Fort St. George is the place in Chennai that EVERY tourist guide will point you to. It's got the perfect location and it combines beauty, history, location and fun. It's part of Georgetown and is really very interesting. The country's tallest ... [more ]
Theosophical Society 4.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #3 of 13
The Theosophical Society is a famous historical landmark in Chennai and it is really very beautiful. It has a very famous banyan tree inside it. This Banyan tree, the 2nd largest in India, is grown from an offshoot of the Banyan tree under which ... [more ]
Chennai Museum 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #4 of 13
Just one day at this Museum will not do justice to its collection. No way. You need lots of time to go through the gorgeous museum fully. The first Government-sponsored Museum in the country, it opened in Chennai in 1851. It is housed in the ... [more ]
Ripon Building 3.0 stars
Building - #5 of 13
If you travel to Chennai by train, the Ripon Building is one of the first things you'll see. It's hugeg and white and beautiful. It's a perfect example of British architrcture in Chennai. In fact, it's one of the few buildings that haven't become ... [more ]
Thousand Lights Mosque 3.0 stars
Religious Site - #6 of 13
The first thing anyone asks when the enter Thousand Lights is about the name. It was the first question I asked. I was particularly curious because Thousand Lights is also the name of the voting electorate that I came under in Chennai. Well, ... [more ]
Marina Beach 3.0 stars
Beach - #7 of 13
Marina beach is the longest beach in Asia and the second longest beach in the world. Need I say more? There is a drive along the beach fringed with palms and casuarinas running the whole length of Chennai. Some of the most beautiful buildings in ... [more ]
Kalakshetra 3.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #8 of 13
Kalakshetra literally means ( Kala - Arts, Kshetra - Field or Holy place ) a Holy place of Arts in Sansjrit. This Centre was started in1936 in order that India may once again revive and develop its ancient culture and set a standard of true Art ... [more ]
Valluvar Kottam 3.0 stars
Opera, Theatre, Concert Hall - #9 of 13
Opened in 1976 in memory of the poet-saint Thiruvalluvar, Valluvar Kottam is a massive auditorium, constructed on reclaimed land from an unused lake filled with the city's garbage and debris. The auditorium can seat up to 4000 people. All 1330 ... [more ]
Kapaleeswar Temple 3.0 stars
Religious Site - #10 of 13
This temple is situated near Kutchery Road, Mylapore. This ancient Siva temple is a delightful introduction to Dravidian temple sculpture and architecture. The magnificent 37 meter tall gopuram is one of the main attractions of this temple. It is ... [more ]
Senate House 2.0 stars
Government Building - #11 of 13
The University of Madras is one of Chennai's two biggest and most important Universities. (The other one is Anna University). The Senate House of Chennai is inside the University of Madras, which is located just opposite the Marina Beach. ... [more ]
Parthasarathy Temple 2.0 stars
Religious Site - #12 of 13
It is at Peter's Road, Triplicane. It is one of the oldest temples in Madras, built by Pallavas in the 8th century and rebuilt by the Vijayanagar Kings in 11th century. The literal meaning of 'Parthasarathy' is the charioteer. According to the ... [more ]
Doveton House 2.0 stars
Building - #13 of 13
Deja vu of the White House in Washington! Doveton House looks extremely similar to the White House. It's quite exciting. In fact, they were built around the same time. Doveton House mainly served as a residential place for the English ... [more ]
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