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Best things to do and tourist places to visit in Chennai
Chennai is one of the megacities of Southern India and was among the first four metropolitan cities of the country. Located on the glamorous Coromandel Coast of the eastern sides of the Indian subcontinent, the city boasts of its stunning stretches of beaches along with the colossal Dravidian forms of architecture. The city is the state capital of Tamil Nadu and the cultural capital of the entirety of South India.
The city's magnetic cultural charms, golden sandy beaches, marvelous architecture and ancient arts lure in tens of thousands of tourists every year. Chennai also happens to be one of the safest cities in India and gives full liberty for a glittering nightlife to its tourists. The 'Marina Beach' is the most famous place in Chennai and boasts of the superlative instrument of being the longest natural urban beach in India and one of the longest in the world. It attracts a staggering total of tens of thousands of visitors on a daily basis. The beach is famous all over the country and people come from afar to gaze at the astounding views of sunsets and sunrises over the horizon of the Bay of Bengal. Apart from the sand and the waves, the beach is also famous for its unique food shacks, local beach memento stalls and so on. The 'Valluvar Kottam' is a famous thing to see in Chennai and is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city.
The chariot-temple like monument is a remarkable piece of architecture and its intricacies and extremely well-planned outlook are appreciated by everyone who fixes his eyes on this stunning monument. It is also famous for hosting several striking cultural exhibitions in its auditorium. Another must-visit place in Chennai is the 'Government Museum' which also happens to be the second oldest museum of India. The building is constructed in accordance with the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Its vastness and collection of rich heritage and art attracts thousands of visitors.
Mylapore is among the best places to visit in Chennai and is widely popular for its ancient history and culture. This part of the city is actually more than a millennium older than the city itself. This part of Chennai is famous for its beautiful landscapes studded with ancient temples, churches and several other buildings of historical importance. A walk through Mylapore is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Chennai.Elliot's Beach' is one of the cleanest beaches of India and has alluring stretches of golden sand which are continuously bathed by the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. This beach, with a breathtaking view, is one of the best places to visit in Chennai. The 'Ashtalakshmi Temple', which is a part of this very beach is also among one of the best tourist places in Chennai.
One can even hear the calming sounds of the ocean waves crashing against the sand at a distance, while standing inside the premises of the temple. The temple also has several depictions from the Hindu mythology which gives its architecture an outlook of storytelling. Talking of the best tourist places in Chennai, one cannot dare forget the absolutely calming 'St. Mary's Church' which was the first Anglican Church to be established in India. This magnificent church is situated, along with the famous 'Fort Museum', inside the premises of the even mightier 'Fort St. George'. A stroll through the halls of both the Fort Museum and the St. Mary's Church is one of the best things to do in Chennai. The city of Chennai being located at the seafront with a scorching sun above is mostly humid throughout the year. However, the city experienced a moderate climate during the winter months of India, which is to say, the months of November, December, January and partly February. These months are the best time to visit Chennai.
Frequently Asked Questions About Chennai:
Q: What is the best time to visit Chennai?
A: The best time to visit Chennai is during the winter months of India which are November, December, January and February.
Q: What are the best places for street shopping in Chennai?
A: Chennai is studded with boisterous places for shopping; the best being Mylapore Tank, Pondy Bazaar, Mint Street, Pantheon Road, Besant Nagar and Ranganathan Street.
Q: List out the best malls or shopping places in Chennai.
A: Chennai is one of the largest megacities of India and the best malls here are Express Avenue, Phoenix Marketcity, Spenzer Plaza, Spectrum Mall, Grand Square and The Marina Mall.
Q: What are the best places to eat near the Chennai airport?
A: The best places to have some satiating food near Chennai airport are 'The Irish House', 'Travel Club Lounge', 'Cinnamon', 'Sangeetha Veg Restaurant', 'The Great Kabab Factory' and Vasco’s.
Q: Suggest some good places to party in Chennai?
A: The best places to have a gaga time and parties in Chennai are 'Ink 303', '10 Downing Street', 'Gatsby 2000', 'The Flying Elephant', 'Illusions', 'Blend' and so on.
Q: What are the best places to visit near Chennai?
A: Some of the breathtaking places to visit near Chennai are Pulicat, Pondicherry, Tirupati, Yercaud, Kanchipuram, Bangalore, Mysore, Mahabalipuram and various other places.
Q: Where can I go on a weekend getaway from Chennai?
A: The best places for a break and weekend getaways from Chennai are Mahabalipuram, Yelagiri, Kovalam, Nagalapuram, Kailasakona Waterfalls, Kabini and so on.
Q: Which are the best beaches to visit in Chennai with family?
A: Here is the listing of best beaches in Chennai which you must truly visit with your own family are Marina Beach, Golden Beach, Adyar Beach, Thiruvanmiyur Beach, Elliot's Beach, Santhome Beach, Besent nagar Beach, Thiruvottiyur Beach, Kovalam Beach and so on.
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