Chennai Marina

  

Chennai marina is one of the most famous urban beaches in the country.This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction. It expands over  a distance of 13 km , world's second longest beach. Bathing and swimming at the Marina Beach are legally prohibited  beacuse the undercurrent is too strong for all but the strongest swimmers. Being the city's primary area for recreation, the entire stretch features numerous statues and monuments that have come up over the years along the beach promenade.

Mahabalipuram, derived from 'Mamallapuram' (Tamil மாமல்லபுரம்) is the prior and colloquial name of a town in Kancheepuram district  in the Indian State  of TamilNadu,now officially called Mamallapuram. It has an average elevation of 12 metres (39 feet).  It has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries, and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mahabalipuram

  

Birla Planetarium

  

The Science Centre is a fun place for students and adults alike. The grounds have many exhibits and play areas. Saturday workshops on various topics for self development, astronomy and science in general have been regularly conducted for adults and kids.
A very popular show is the 3D theater and the Birla Planetarium.The Planetarium recently got a digital "Discovery Dome" upgrade so is now showing fully immersive digital theater with Earth and Space Science content, as well as traditional star shows.Entry is inexpensive.
  

Chennai is now home to South Asia’s largest library. The Anna Centenary Library is an eight-story structure that has recently added to the city’s growing modern landscape in the Kotturpuram area. A Braille section, children’s corner, replica of the "Tree of Knowledge," an auditorium and an amphitheater make quite an impression on visitors.It is loaded with books and a sanctuary for book lovers.

Anna Centenary Library   

 

Express Avenue

  

Express Avenue is a shopping mall in Chennai promoted by Express Infrastructure, a subsidiary of The Indian Express Group.It is Chennai's largest shopping mall with 900,000 sq ft of retail space. It is also home to the largest gaming arcade in South India. Express Avenue hosts a mixture of shopping, business, and leisure.Escape Cinemas in EA is a venture of the Sathyam cinemas franchise with themed theaters with different names.It is the ultimate hangout spot for most youngsters.

Kalashetra

This institution was established to resurrect the traditional dance forms of the country from adulteration by modern techniques, Kalakshetra has been around since 1936. Many subtle nuances existed in the making of this institution — a symbol of uprising against the British, commitment to theosophy and creation of a strong identity for Indian classical dance forms. The suburban institution offers events that are open to public. It also provides dance classes and a platform for research and studies about traditional Indian dances.

Fort St.George

It has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries, and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fort is a stronghold with six-meter high walls that withstood a number of assaults in the 18th century. he Fort now serves as the administrative headquarters for the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu  state and it still houses a garrison of troops in transit to various locations at South India and the Andamans. The Fort Museum contains many relics of the Raj era, including portraits of many of the Governors of Madras.

Dakshina Chitra


Dakshina Chitra is a center for the living traditions of art, folk performing arts, craft and architecture of India with an emphasis on the traditions of South India. A project of the Madras Craft Foundation (MCF), a non-profit organisation.This centre preserves and promotes the rich heritage of South India. It popularly known as the “Heritage Village”.

Other places of interest in Chennai are:

  • Elliots beach
  • Amusement parks
    • MGM Dizzie World
    • Queensland
    • VGP Universal Kingdom
    • Dash 'n' Splash
    • Kishkinta
  • Spencer's Plaza
  • Sathyam Cinemas
  • Connemara Library
  • Egmore General Mueseum
  • Santhome Cathedral
  • Kapaleeshwar Temple
  • Anna Tower Park
  • Light house , Marina beach
  • Vivekananda House
  • AMPA Skywalk
  • Citi Center
  • Kancheepuram
  • Pondicherry
  • Muttukadu etc...

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