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Chennai Tourism

Once being a small village of fishermen Chennai attained a significant place during the British Rule. It is one of the four metropolitan cities of India.Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu. Chennai tourism offers many potentially interesting locations, In Order Get A Tour Itinerary For Your Self Message Us.

Chennai

Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It has a population of about 7 million people. Almost 10% of all of the people in the state live in Chennai. The city is the fourth largest city of India. It was founded in 1661 by the British East India Company. The city is on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is the automobile capital of India. It is also referred to as the Detroit of South Asia. The 12 km (7 mi) long Marina Beach in Chennai, is one of the longest beaches in the world.

The city is separated into three parts by two rivers. The Cooum River divides the city into almost half and the Adyar River divides the southern half of the city into two parts. The historic Buckingham Canal runs through the city. It is almost parallel to the coast. The 350 year old city still has much of its old charm. Today, it is a big commercial and industrial centre. The city has much cultural heritage. The temples, shrines, forts and palaces of the city combine its past with the present.

Sightseeing Points In Chennai

Elite Itinerary Chennai Marina Beach

Marina Beach is a natural urban beach in Chennai. The beach runs from near Fort St.George in the north to Foreshore Estate in the south, a distance of 6.0 km, making it the longest natural urban beach in the country. The average width of the beach is 300 m and the width at the widest stretch is 437 m. Bathing and swimming at the Marina Beach are legally prohibited because of the dangers, as the undercurrent is very turbulent. It is one of the most crowded beaches in the country and attracts about 30,000 visitors a day during weekdays and 50,000 visitors a day during the weekends and on holidays.

Elite Itinerary Chennai Government Museum

The Government Museum or Madras Museum is the second oldest museum in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata and is the tenth oldest Museum in the World. It is particularly rich in archaeological and numismatic collections. It has the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe. Among them, the colossal Museum Theatre is one of the most impressive. Built in Indo-Saracenic style, it houses rare European and Asian painting of renowned artists, including that of Raja Ravi Varma. It is the third largest museum in the world, and with 0.6 million visitors in 2018. It has the richest collections of bronze idols, 500 of them dating to 1000 BC, in Asia.

Elite Itinerary Chennai Fort St George

Fort St George is the first English fortress in India, founded in 1644 at the coastal city of Madras, the modern city of Chennai. The construction of the fort provided the impetus for further settlements and trading activity, in what was originally an uninhabited land. Thus, it is a feasible contention to say that the city evolved around the fortress. The fort currently houses the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly and other official buildings.

Elite Itinerary Chennai Kapaleeswarar Temple

Kapaleeshwarar Temple is dedicated to lord Shiva located in Mylapore, The form of Shiva’s consort Parvati worshipped at this temple is called Karpagambal. The temple is the most ancient one that has been built around the 7th century CE in Dravidian architecture. Shiva is worshiped as Kapaleeswarar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Karpagambal. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.

Elite Itinerary Chennai Edward Elliot's Beach

Elliot’s Beach is located in Besant Nagar, Chennai. It forms the end-point of the Marina Beach shore, and is named after Edward Elliott, onetime chief magistrate and superintendent of police, Madras. It has the Velankanni Church and the Ashtalakshmi Kovil nearby. In the colonial era, it was a fairly exclusive place limited to white people. As of 2016, there are many restaurants near the beach. There is a police outpost at the beach and the crowd is policed by means of all-terrain vehicles to prevent drowning mishaps.

Elite Itinerary Chennai Santhome Cathedral Basilica

St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica and National Shrine of Saint Thomas is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, in the city of Chennai. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, over the tomb of Saint Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. In 1893, it was rebuilt as a church with the status of a cathedral by the British. The British version still stands today. It was designed in Neo-Gothic style, favoured by British architects in the late 19th century. This church is one of the only three known churches in the world built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus, the other two being St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain.

Elite Itinerary Chennai Guindy National Park

Guindy National Park is the 8th-smallest National Park of India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city. The park is an extension of the grounds surrounding Raj Bhavan, It extends deep inside the governor’s estate, enclosing beautiful forests, scrub lands, lakes and streams. The park has a role in both ex-situ and in-situ conservation and is home to 400 blackbucks, 2,000 spotted deers, 24 jackals, a wide variety of snakes, geckos, tortoises and over 130 species of birds, 14 species of mammals, over 60 species of butterflies and spiders each, a wealth of different invertebrates grasshoppers, ants, termites, crabs, snails, slugs, scorpions, mites, earthworms, millipedes.

Elite Itinerary Chennai VGP Golden Beach

VGP Golden Beach is a major tourist attraction in Chennai. It is situated on the East Coast Road. A day out at the VGP Golden Beach Resort brings you to the coastal beauty of the city of Chennai. The resort boasts of the best sunrise views of the region. Another great fact about the resort is that, it is one of the few places who strive to showcase the art and craft in all of their timeless beauty. The beach itself gives out a rustic feel mixed with the perfection of the spaces prepared for organizing several events. Be it a vacationing day out by the beach, or a corporate day out, you can easily find your fit in the packages that the resort offers.

Elite Itinerary Chennai Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam is a monument dedicated to the Tamil poet philosopher Valluvar. The construction of the Valluvar Kottam was conceived and executed by the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi during the 1970s. It was inaugurated in April 1976 by then President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed. The monument consists of a decorative arch, an auditorium that can accommodate around 3,500 people, and the Kural Manimandapam, where all the 1,330 couplets from all 133 chapters of the Kural literature are inscribed on bas-relief. The hallmark of the monument is the 39-meter-high (128 feet) stone car, a replica of the famed temple chariot of Thiruvarur. 

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FAQs About Chennai

Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, attracts many visitors either as tourists or as part of its large workforce. The vast majority claim Chennai is one of the best cities in India. We know that Chennai is popular for IIT and for being an IT and industrial hub. The city is also renowned for its passion for music.

Chennai is a relatively safe destination that experiences less crime than most other major Indian cities. The main problems are pick-pocketing and begging. Beggars specifically target foreigners and can be quite aggressive. Avoid giving any money because it will only attract them in swarms.

If you don’t get a good job in Noida, Lucknow, Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad or Kolkata then Chennai is definitely a great place to live. … After all, it is an old city, has a lot of jobs, is not a very expensive city to live, has beautiful temples, decent enough beaches, very less air pollution and so on.

As a result of the 1956 States Reorganisation Act, the state’s boundaries were re-organised following linguistic lines. The state was finally renamed as Tamil Nadu on 14 January 1969. Now coming back to your question, In 1996, the Government of Tamil Nadu officially changed the name from ‘Madras’ to ‘Chennai’.

It is true that Chennai is very beautiful. It is one of very few cities in the world which has a Wildlife sanctuary completely within city – Guindy National Park. It is one of very few cities to have three rivers pass through it. And of course, it has beaches.

Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, attracts many visitors either as tourists or as part of its large workforce. The vast majority claim Chennai is one of the best cities in India. We know that Chennai is popular for IIT and for being an IT and industrial hub. The city is also renowned for its passion for music.

Chennai has been ranked India’s third most expensive city to live in for the expatriate community after Mumbai and Delhi, according to Mercer’s 2016 Cost of Living Survey. Overall, from the cost of living index perspective, Chennai is only 5 per cent less costly than Delhi.

Yes, Chennai is safe to visit for everyone, irrespective of whether you are a backpacker or a solo female traveler. If you’re a woman, make sure you take necessary precautions like you would in any other city you’re traveling to.

Chennai is safer than a lot of other cities in India, but you never know. Suggest that you reach Chennai by an earlier flight to be safe.


It is safe even if you exit the airport and stay near the building, though you might get inundated with touts selling hotels and taxis. Better to stay inside for that reason. Btw, Chennai is not particularly unsafe even at night, but it is better to wait till twilight.

If you’re one of those who believe that Chennai’s cuisine doesn’t stretch beyond its ‘idli-dosa’ stereotypes, be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.
Filter Coffee.
Mulligatawny Soup.
Sundal.
Nethili Fry.
Masala Dosai.
Biryani.
Murukku Sandwich.
Mysore Pak.

Chennai is the third city and another metro city of India from south India in this list. Chennai is another fast growing city in India with total GDP of 66 Billion USD. Chennai is ranked 93rd among most developed city according to GDP in world.

Chennai means face/ zenith. … The first one is that it was named after the Chenna Kesava Perumal temple in the 1600s. It was called Chennapatnam, which became to be abbreviated as Chennai. (similar to Tiruchirapalli to Trichy and the like).

During the Company Raj. From 1774 until 1858, Madras was a part of British India and was ruled by the British East India Company. The last quarter of the 18th century was a period of rapid expansion.

Tamil Is The language spoken by the majority of people in Chennai is Tamil. But being a metropolitan city, other languages are also spoken in Chennai.

Chennai is the capital city and seat of power of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which has been the home of the Tamil language for more than 2,000 years. If not for its present merits, the city is worth paying a visit to just to be in the presence of a culture and a language that predates even the Roman Empire.

Things Should Not Be Missed In Chennai Are…
Kapaleeswarar Temple. The Kapaleeshwar Temple is one of the best places to visit in Chennai. …
Marina Beach. The Marina Beach is a landmark that is almost synonymous with the name of Chennai itself. …
Ripon Building. …
Varadaraja Temple. …
Senate House. …
Christ the King Church. …
Vivekananda Illam. …
Elliot Beach.

CHENNAI: Travellers will now be able to board app-based taxis with ease as Airports Authority of India (AAI) has assigned pickup points for Ola and Uber cabs at Chennai airport. … The airport has a private taxi operator who pays a license fee per year and a fixed-rate prepaid taxi run by a driver cooperative.

Don’t ever wear anything too short or revealing in Chennai, if you don’t want to be petrified with excruciating glares of the people.

Weather in Chennai is Hot but same as entire north India. Difference is that in Chennai it is for all 12 months and in North, Heat will be there for 6–7 months.

Food : Here you can find many restaurants serving North Indian food but not all are doing justice to North Indian taste.

Night Out Places in Chennai (Monuments & Beaches)
Vivekananda House.
Marina Beach.
Besant Nagar Beach.
Phoenix Market City.
Open Air Theatre (OAT)
Prarthana Beach Drive-in Theatre.
Kalakshetra.
Nalli Silks.

By order of appearance, Tamil would be considered the world’s oldest language as it is over 5,000 years old, having made its first appearance in 3,000 BC. The literature collection in Tamil, which is a classical language, is very vast.

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