Chennai Located on the east coast facing the Bay of Bengal, Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is a major commercial, cultural, economic and educational center in India. Chennai is a most important center for Karantic music and every year they organized a big cultural programme in city and hundreds of artiest give performances in this event. Though the tropical weather is hot and humid for most of the year, Chennai’s proximity to the coast insulates it from most of the extreme variations in seasonal temperature. Those seeking the rich culture of southern India should be sure to include Chennai as part of their adventure. below is given famous tourist places to visit in Chennai.
Famous Tourist Places to visit in Chennai
Kapaleeshwarar Temple: This temple of Shiva is located in Mylapore, a suburb of Chennai. As per Hindu holy book the Vedas power (Goddess Parwat) is worshipped of Lord Shiva in the form of a peacock or Mayil (Mayil is the meaning of peacock in Tamil).
San Thome Basilica: This Roman Catholic church was built in the 16thcentury by Portuguese explorers and was rebuilt again with the status of a cathedral by the British in 1893. In 1956, Pope Pius XII raised the church to the status of a Minor Basilica and in 2006 it was declared a national shrine by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. The San Thome Basilica is biggest pilgrimage center for Christians in India.
Marina Beach: This urban beach runs along the Bay of Bengal for a distance of 13 km, making it the longest urban beach in the country and the second longest in the world. With an average width of 300 meters, the beach is primarily sandy, making it far more popular than many Indian beaches that tend to be rockier. Here on the beach of Marina people are prohibited for bathing and swimming because it is dangers for life of people, here family’s tourist and Chennai people come to here for enjoy on beach so it is busiest beach in the India.
Guindy National Park: Although one of the smallest parks in India, it is one of the very few national parks situated inside a city. The park is situated inside the Chennai governor’s property or estate; inside the forest area you will beautiful lakes, scrub lands, and streams. Despite its urban surroundings, it hosts 400 blackbucks, 2,000 spotted deer and a wide variety of other mammals, reptiles and birds.
Valluvar Kottam: This is popular and famous monument in Chennai, also this tamil monument dedicated to famous classical Tamil saint and poet, philosopher “Thiruvalluvar”. It was built in the year 1977; it resembles a 39 meter high temple chariot with a statue of Thiruvalluvar.
Government Museum: Established in 1851 and also known as the Madras Museum, it is the second oldest museum in India, the first being the Indian Museum at Kolkata.
VivekanandarIllam: This site is commemorated as the site where Swami Vivekananda stayed for nine days when he visited Chennai in 1897. Vivekananda is known as the Hindu monk responsible for bringing the philosophies of Vendanta and yoga to the western world. Vivekananda Home is change into the permanent musums on Indian culture and also brief information about the Swamiji’s life, thousands of people come to this place every years