Top Attractions in Chennai

Chennai, the uniquely charming capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, has a confluence of modern amenities, technology, heritage, and rich tradition. Being situated close to nature, this vibrant place is blessed with a treasure of attractions including colonial monuments, serene beaches, beautifully carved temples, and much more. Your visit to Chennai will not be complete without tasting the traditional South Indian dishes like kootu, fish curry, rasam, or sambar, and finally a cup of Tamil coffee.

Map Chennai
Map Chennai

Fort St. George

Located at the sea front, Fort St. George was constructed in 1640 AD by the East India Company. This military architecture spectacle was erected primarily as a trading station. Transformed into a museum, it is now home to artifacts like letters, paintings, medals, coins, etc, belonging to colonial era.

Fort St. George
Fort St. George

Government Museum

As one of the oldest museums in the country, the Government Museum comprises several attractions, including the Bronze Gallery, National Art Gallery, Amravathi Gallery, and the Hindu Sculpture Gallery.

Government Museum
Government Museum

Valluvar Kottam

This famous monument, shaped as a temple chariot, is constructed to pay respect to the Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar. The monument houses a splendid, lively statue of the Tamil poet.

Valluvar Kottam
Valluvar Kottam

Thousand Lights Mosque

This well-known holyplace with its architecture, name, and historical importance attracts both Muslims and non-Muslims from all parts of the world.

Thousand Lights Mosque
Thousand Lights Mosque

Vivekananda House

With permanent exhibitions on Swami Vivekananda’s life and Indian Culture, the religious landmark is known for offering a calm and tranquil environment in the heart of a bustling city.

Vivekananda House
Vivekananda House

San Thome Basilica

Constructed during the 1600s, this sacred shrine among Catholic Christians is historically important. Embracing the Neo-Gothic architectural style, the church houses St. Thomas’s tomb, which is a must see.

San Thome Basilica
San Thome Basilica

Kapaleeswarar Temple

Another important place of worship of Lord Shiva is the Kapaleeswarar temple. Situated at Mylapore, the temple depicts Lord Shiva being worshipped as a peacock by Goddess Parvati.

Kapaleeswarar Temple
Kapaleeswarar Temple

Marina Beach

Watching the rising and setting sun over the clear blue water at the Marina Beach is truly a breathtaking experience. Take a stroll along the 13km beach, covered with golden sand, or relax at the palm enclosures, while enjoying the scenic beauty of the surrounding.

Marina Beach
Marina Beach

Elliot’s Beach

If you want to enjoy the surrounding beauty and stare at the azure skies and sea in a tranquil place, visit Elliot’s Beach. Recognized as one of the cleanest beaches in the city, it can restore the soul by soothing up your mind.

Elliot’s Beach
Elliot’s Beach

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