Long, beautiful beaches and ancient temples adorned with divine images of carved Gods are the highlights among the best places to visit in Chennai. From old to contemporary and from nature to architecture, Chennai possesses an impressive variety of places to impress and entertain tourists. The choices of tourist places in Chennai are so wide that it is a challenge in itself to explore every good place in Chennai. That is probably the reason why Chennai is in almost every traveller's bucket list, at least in India. Foreign tourists, however, visit Chennai in great numbers too. Chennai, which was earlier called Madras, is the capital city of the South Indian state, Tamil Nadu. This city has an interesting history due to the major historical phases it has been through, and is one of the important educational, economical and cultural centers in southern India. Being a coastal city, pretty and serene beaches are an important element in Chennai tourist places. Marina Beach and Elliot's Beach are some great examples of the beaches one must spend time at, relaxing. Lazy sunsets on the gorgeous beaches of Chennai have their unique charm. Chennai also houses churches and temples from ancient times that exhibit an extraordinary level of architecture. San Thome Church and Kapaleeshwarar Temple confirm the presence of architectural brilliance here. The old temples of Chennai are very popular among Hindus as these temples hold great religious significance. The other architectural masterpieces that can be found here are Madras High Court Complex and Fort St. George among many others which make this city an absolute delight for the lovers of history and architecture.

Best Places to VISIT

  • Marina Beach
  • Covelong Beach
  • Sri Parthasarathy Temple
  • Birla Planetarium
  • Elliot's Beach
  • San Thome Church