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Tourist and Sightseeing places of interest in and around Chennai, Tamilnadu


Posted Date: 10-May-2011  Last Updated:   Category: Palaces of Tamilnadu    
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This article "Tourist and Sightseeing places of interest in and around Chennai" will be useful for people who want to spend their vacation. In this article you get to know the maximum sightseeing places present in and around Chennai city. The article gives you the list of holy places, monuments, museums, wildlife sanctuaries, parks, amusement parks, beaches, and gateways of Chennai. Read the article to know more about the sightseeing attraction in Chennai.



Tourist places of interest in and around Chennai


Chennai city is a very good place for tourists which is filled with lots of amusing places where you can spend your wonderful time. The city contains all sorts of attractions, famous South Indian Temples, amusement parks, museums, monuments, shopping complexes, beaches and many picnic spots. It is a wonderful place for honeymoon couples and also for spending vacations. This mega city also contains popular ancient places and also wild life sanctuaries which are around Chennai.

Holy Places in Chennai city


Chennai has many places of worship like temples, churches and mosques. The pilgrims from all over the world come to worship these holy places. The temples in Chennai are built in Dravidian style and they are also very ancient. Some temples attract the tourists because of the number of shops around the temple. One can buy all the things needed for worship be it the beautiful picture of the God or the items such as sambranis, agarbathis, turmeric powder, kumkum, etc. Everything what we buy near the temples will be of good quality. One can also get Bhakti books like skanda sashti kavacham, thiruppavai, etc.

Many churches in Chennai were built in the 17th and 18th during the British period and is of historical importance. The mosques in Chennai were built during the Nawab period. Thus the holy places stands as the symbol of the ancient rulers and also for the excellent architecture of the tamilians. Below is the list of religious places in Chennai city:

• Parthasarathy Temple
• Kapaleeswarar Temple
• ISKCON Temple
tankVadapalani Temple
• Kandaswamy Temple
• Marundeeswarar Temple
• Ashtalakshmi Temple
• Thousand Lights Mosque
• Big Mosque
• St. Mary's Church
• Armenian Church
• Santhome Cathedral Basilica
• Luz Church
• St. Andrew's Church
• Christ the King Church
• Guru Nanak Sat Sangh Sabha
• Shree Gujarati Swetamber

Monuments in Chennai city


valluvarThe monuments of Chennai clearly depicts the memories of the past and also of the respected patrons who is remembered by these monuments. They are present throughout Chennai and acts as a good sightseeing and tourist place in Chennai. These are built to pay homage to the wonderful rulers and ancient leaders of Tamilnadu. The popular monuments are listed below:

• Freemason's Hall
• Madras War Cemetery
• Valluvar Kottam
• Ripon Building
• Theosophical Society
• Doveton House
• Pancha Mandapams
• Senate House
• Kamaraj Memorial House
• Bharathiyar Illam
• Anna Square
• Vivekananda Illam
• Fort St. George
• MGR Film City
• Raj Bhavan

Museum in Chennai city


The museums of Chennai act as a treasure that remembers the glory of the ancient times. A large number of rich collections of arts, crafts and antiquities are present in these great museums. These also explains about the historical people, tamil culture, customs and traditions. The museums of Chennai are listed below:

• Government Museum
• Birla Planetarium
• Periyar Science & Technology
• National Art Gallery
• Cholamandal Artists' Village

Parks in Chennai city


Chennai Municipal Corporation maintains a number of parks in Chennai city to keep the city look green. This acts as an additional feature of tourist attraction. The parks contain big shady trees, lawns, sidewalk areas, children play areas, etc. Some parks also contain fountains and many chat item shops. The parks are maintained in good condition by the municipalities and is a good place for children to enjoy. Some of the popular parks of Chennai are as follows:

• Nageswara Park
• Natesan Park
• Sivan Park

Amusement Parks in Chennai city


amuseThere are a number of amusement parks in Chennai which acts as a place for fun and recreation. The amusement parks is a wonderful place of tourist attraction. The rides, water games, exciting activities, swings, etc. in the park makes it an excellent place for enjoying the whole day. There are lots of facilities for the visitors provided by the park authorities. The amusement parks of Chennai are listed below:

• Kishkinta
• MGM Dizzee World
Dash-n-Splash
Dolphin-City
• VGP Golden Beach
• Prime Time
• Tarsha Water Sports
Queensland

Wildlife in Chennai city


Biodiversity means variety of all forms of life is the factor that makes Chennai popular. The city is inhabited by a wide number of animal and bird species. Many wildlife parks and sanctuaries acts as a good place for the animal and bird species to dwell and also for breeding. The government of Tamilnadu protects and conserves these wildlife parks and sanctuaries. Thus they act as an excellent sightseeing attraction for tourists. The water bodies, the greeneries, lawns and the shady areas of these parks not only attracts the animals but also the nature loving tourists. The Wildlife in Chennai city are as follows:

• Guindy National Park
• Arignar Anna Zoological Park
• Snake Park
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
• Crocodile Bank

Beaches in Chennai city


Beaches are the important tourist attractions. But many cities do not have any beaches. In this aspect our Chennai people are lucky because of its location on the Eastern Coastal Plains of India. The Bay of Bengal lies by the side of the city. So Chennai attracts many foreigners and domestic tourists because of the presence of the beaches. These are listed as follows:

• Marina Beach
• Covelong Beach
• Elliot's Beach

Gateways in Chennai city


The gateways of Chennai are very much attracted by the tourists because of the ancient origin. Mammalapuram attracts for its beautiful sculptures and carvings. The popular gateways are:

• Mammalapuram
• Pulicat

Spend your vacation with your family in the beautiful Chennai city.
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