Tourist places in Chennai

Chennai is called the cultural capital of India for its traditions and long heritage. In time duration of 350 years, Chennai has blossomed into a charming city. Chennai has many tourist places, it is one of the tourist parts most visited by tourists.

Marina Beach

The Marina beach, the pleasure of Chennai is the second longest beach in the world. Here, memorials dedicated to C.N. Annadurai and M.G. Ramachandran, both former Chief Ministers of the state. Not only memorials some of the attractive buildings in Chennai Senate House, Ice house, Madras university, Chepauk Palace etc. located on the beach drive.

Santhome Cathedral Basilica

Santhome Cathedral Basilica Santhome at the southern end of the Marina gets its name from St.Thomas, the follower of Jesus who is assumed to have come to India for a while during 52 A.D. It is assumed he was killed on St. Thomas Mount just outer surface the city in 78 AD and his remains interred in Santhome beach where a church was later built.


The TTDC gives boating facilities to the tourists in the beautiful lake at Chengalpattu,The TTDC gives boating facilities to the tourists in the beautiful lake at Chengalpattu


It is located 60 km away from Chennai. It belongs to Pallava period that is 7th to 8th centuries. This is one of the best examples of Dravidian architecture.

Amusement Parks around Chennai

There are several amusement parks around Chennai, Such as, Kishkinta (nearer Tambaram), Mayajal, Little folks, MGM Dizzy world and V.G.P. golden Beach on the way to Mamallapuram. Dash and Splash, and Queens land near Poonamallee,It is located in Egmore houses the Government Museum, Connemara Public Library and the National Art Gallery established in the year 1851, it consisting 6 buildings and 46 galleries witharea of 16.25 acres of land. It also includes archeology, numismatics, zoology, natural history, sculptures, palm leaf manuscripts and Amravathi paintings. The national art gallery building is one of the eminent Indo-arsenic type of architectures in the country

Fort St.George

It is founded in the year 1639 at the coastal city of Madras. This fort was completed on April 23, coinciding with St. George’s day, celebrated in honor of St. George, the patron saint of England. This fort has strong 6 meter high walls that withstood a number of assaults in the 18th century. Inside the fort there will be a St. Mary’s Church, the oldest Anglican Church in India.

The Guindy National Park

The Guindy National Park, one of the smallest National park with and area of 2.76 km, is located entirely inside the city. It has all type of reptiles, amphibians, animals; bird’s etc. following are the some of the parks which is located inside the Guindy national park.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple

It is located in Mylapore, which belongs to 8th century Pallava temple. This temple designed on the basis of Dravidian style of architecture dedicated to Lord Shiva. It also has amazing bronze idols of 63 Saivaite Saints or the Nayanmars.

St.Thomas Mount

It is a 76 meters high hill is assumed to be the place where St. Thomas was martyred. Here there is a old church, built by the Portuguese in the year 1514.

Thiruvalluvar Kottam

This is a memorial for Thiruvalluvar is shaped like a temple chariot and is in fact the replica of the temple chariot in Thiruvarur. Size of the statue is 39 meters tall chariot. The 133 chapters of his famous work for Thirukkural have been depicted in bas-relief in the front hall and corridors of the chariot