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Chennai Attractions

A world of beauty and allure can be found in Chennai India. Formerly known as Madras this city is also full of exciting places and tourist attractions. A detailed map of the city will point you to all of the best places while you are embarking upon your Chennai excursions.

The versatility of this city is one of its most interesting aspects. The old and modern buildings standing next to one another will give you a full sense of this city’s unique qualities. The picturesque water front gives you optimal views of the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is also known as a main industrial center in the country and is even sometimes referred to as the “Detroit of India” due to its involvement in the automobile industry.

While taking Chennai tours you can stop by one of the top local museums. The National Art Gallery contains exquisite paintings dating back hundreds of years. Magnificent artifacts recovered from archaeological expeditions can be seen inside the Government Museum.

Chennai is also known for its beautiful temples. The elaborate Kapaleshwar Hindu Temple is definitely a must see attraction. Other temples and sacred spots worth checking out include Kalikambal

Vadapalani Murugan and Shirdi Sai Baba.

The Arignar Anna Zoological Park is another one of the best tourist attractions in Chennai. Monkeys lions and tigers are just a few of the animals you can view at this attraction. The park is also home to a variety of exotic birds and reptiles.

All of the exciting things to do in Chennai will surely keep you entertained throughout your visit. You can enjoy all of the wonderful Chennai activities and still have some money to spare when you book your flight hotel stay and car rental through


Where to stay in Chennai

T Nagar

Restaurants, shopping and spas are some highlights of T Nagar. You might stop by Valluvar Kottam or Vadapalani Murugan Temple while you're in the area.

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Anna Nagar

While Anna Nagar may not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Valluvar Kottam and Vadapalani Murugan Temple.


Unique features of Guindy include the shopping and spas. Make a stop by Guindy Race Course or Guindy National Park while you're exploring the area.



You'll enjoy the cafes and monuments in Nungambakkam. You might want to make time for a stop at Valluvar Kottam or SDAT Tennis Stadium.


Central Chennai

The churches and monuments are just a few things visitors like about Central Chennai. Marina Beach and Fort St. George are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Mannadi Metro Station or LIC Metro Station to get around the larger area.



Mylapore is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Kapaleeswarar Temple and Chennai Citi Center Mall while you're in town.