Chennai, the cultural capital of South India has some head-turning tourist spots, temples, beaches, pubs, bars, you name it and the city has it! You would find all kinds of places from being apt. for a family outing to being apt for a romantic dream destination. No wonder you hear all the Tamilians go gaga over this city.
The transportation here is very fine & wouldn’t keep you waiting for long. Coming to the cons, you might want to stay protected from the scorching hot weather of this place but once you are fine with that, nothing would stop you from falling in love with this place.
1. MARINA BEACH:
Beaches during the sunset; that is one sight you probably would not want to give a miss, right? Marina Beach in Chennai is one of the most favorite romantic spots of the city. Wait, but this place is not only about romance as you will find a number of people coming from all sorts of age group cheering and having fun with each other. This beach is located at a distance of 4kms from the city center.
2. SAN THOME CATHEDRAL BASILICA
If you love the beautiful settings and the peaceful vibes of churches then you must go and visit San Thome Cathedral Basilica. The construction and religious sentiments of this church revolve around St. Thomas who is believed to be Jesus’ apostle. When St. Thomas visited India sometime back in 52 AD, he was killed somewhere around the Marina Beach. The church was then constructed later around the same place.
3. VALLUVAR KOTTAM:
Valluvar Kottam is probably the closest tourist station that you will find in the city of Chennai. This beautiful tomb-structured temple was constructed in honor of Saint Thiruvalluvar, a poet. Visiting this place would be worthwhile for the lovers of poetry & for those who possess bits of interest in the cultural history of India.
4. ELLIOT’S BEACH:
All you beach lovers, there is one another beach coming your way! Elliot’s beach is again, a famous beach to go to in Chennai. If you wouldn’t mind joining the crowd during Sunday’s then this place is all yours to explore. Not to forget, you will find some great restaurants around this place to munch your favorite delicacies and some Chennai’s specials.
5. FORT ST. GEORGE:
We can safely say that the city of Chennai is rich in tourist places that involve forts of historical importance when we spot forts like these. The fort is said to have built during the times when the East India Company came to rule the “Golden Bird”, India. Undoubtedly, this fort is one of the best in terms of historical importance.
6. CONNEMARA PUBLIC LIBRARY:
You would wonder who even likes to go to a public library on an outing; I’d say the history buffs would. If you have a thing for reading then don’t forget to check out the famous Connemara Public Library out there as it has been listed as India’s longest library. I am sure; you would find something to read that matches your interest over there.
7. ROYAPURAM FISHING HARBOUR:
If you are the one who always loves trying and exploring something new and “out of the way”, consider visiting Royapuram Fishing Harbour as the place would really daunt you with new and extraordinary facts that I bet you wouldn’t know!
8. CROCODILE BANK:
Admiring what nature has gifted us seems to have become a rare thing these days. But wait, we must tell you that the idea is always good if you want to cut off from the noisy metropolitan life a little. Looking for places? – Visit Crocodile Bank in Chennai.