Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the Tamil Nadu state. It’s home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost. Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary’s, a 17th-century Anglican church.
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Marina Beach is a natural urban beach in the city of Chennai, India, along the Bay of Bengal, part of the Indian Ocean.
Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a temple of Shiva located in Mylapore, Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The form of Shiva’s wife Parvati worshipped at this temple is called Karpagambal.
Fort St. George
Fort St George is the name of the first English fortress in India, founded in 1644 at the coastal city of Madras, the modern city of Chennai.
Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Arignar Anna Zoological Park, also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, about 31 kilometres from the city centre and 15 kilometres from Chennai Airport.
Edward Elliot’s Beach
Elliot’s Beach is located in Besant Nagar, Chennai, India. It forms the end-point of the Marina Beach shore, and is named after Edward Elliot, Governor of Madras. It has the Velankanni Church and the Ashtalakshmi Kovil nearby.
St. Thomas Mount
St. Thomas Mount is a small hillock located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, near the neighbourhood of Guindy and very close to Chennai International Airport.
Guindy National Park
Guindy National Park is a 2.70 km² Protected area of Tamil Nadu, located in Chennai, South India, is the 8th smallest National Park of India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city.
Covelong is a fishing village in Chennai,India, 40 kilometres south of Chennai, on the East Coast Road en route to Mahabalipuram.
San Thome Basilica
San Thome Basilica is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, in the city of Chennai, India. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, over the supposed tomb of St Thomas, an apostle of Jesus.
The Parthasarathy Temple is an 8th-century Hindu Vaishnavite temple dedicated to the god Krishna, located at Triplicane, Chennai, India.
Vadapalani Andavar Temple
Vadapalani Andavar Temple is a Hindu temple that is dedicated to Lord Muruga. It is is located in Vadapalani, Chennai. It was renovated in the 1920s and a Rajagopuram was built during that time.
Valluvar Kottam is a popular monument in Chennai, India which is dedicated to the classical Tamil poet, philosopher and saint Thiruvalluvar.
|Visa requirements||Visa is not required.|
|Languages spoken||Tamil, English, Hindi|
|Currency used||Indian Rupee (₹.)|
|Area (km2)||426 km²|