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Chennai

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu and is India's sixth-largest city in terms of population. It serves as one of the main gateways to South India and has a thriving local culture and art scene. It is situated on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal and has the second-longest beachfront (Marina Beach) of any municipality in the world.

Chennai's culture is distinctly different from that of any other city in India. Tamil tradition and culture are indigenous to this region and are essentially the celebration of beauty, which is exemplified through dance, clothing and sculptures. Chennai is both an orthodox and a modern cosmopolitan city. The culture of the city reflects its diverse population.

The Mylapore and Triplicane areas of Chennai are famous for their beautiful, serene temples and delicious cuisine. Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a holy shrine of Shiva in Mylapore. A visit to this temple will be a rich experience of a glimpse into Tamil religious culture and the beautiful architectural combination of the two styles - Dravidian and Vijaynagari.

Explore & Experience-

EXPLORE (Places to visit):

  • Marina Beach
  • Elliot’s Beach
  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple
  • Fort St George
  • San Thome Basilica
  • Marundeeswarar Temple
  • Kalakshetra Foundation
  • Dakshina Chitra Museum
  • The Madras Crocodile Bank
  • Vivekananda House

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE (Things to do):

  • Cultural tour at Dakshina Chitra Museum
  • Crocodile sighting at The Madras Crocodile Bank
  • Savour Chennai cuisine
  • Hang out at Marina Beach
  • Scuba Diving
  • Parasailing
  • Sea surfing
  • Fishing & angling

 

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