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  Chennai - The Gateway To The South


Popularly regarded as "The Gateway to the South", Chennai is the fourth largest city in India and the capital of Tamil Nadu state. With a vast population of about six million people, Chennai is a city that is growing, expanding and changing vigorously.


 
 
 
 
 

Speciality Of Chennai

Centre Of South India's Film Industry

Chennai is the centre of South India's film industry; its skyline is ablaze with bright movie billboards advertising the latest celluloid fantasies. There are many big film studios.

The Traditional And Modern Outlook Of Chennai

It presents a culture that is distinct from that of the northern part of India and is famous for its traditional yet modern outlook. Chennai is a city where the traditional and the modern blend in life everywhere. From traditional vegetarian fare to fast foods, from nine-yard saris to the latest in fashion, from ancient temple architecture to modern high-rise - with Indo-Saracenic and Victorian as stops along the way - from classical music and dance to discos throbbing to heady beats, Chennai has them all and many more vivid contrasts that are a pleasant surprise.

 
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  • Air
    Directly linked to the major cities.

  • Rail
    Connected with Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bombay, Calcutta, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kodai Road, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Ooty, Rameshwaram, Trichy, Tirupati Trivandrum and Varanasi.

  • Road
    Well connected by roads to all the major towns and cities in Tamil Nadu, Kochi, Ernakulam, and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Bangalore in Karnataka.

  • Local Transport
    Local buses, cycles.
 
  Major Places of Chennai

Marina beach

The second longest beach of the world, Marina offers a magnificent view of the sunset. Cold waves caressing the feet of every visitor, walking on the Marina beach in the evening is a favourite pastime of many. Vendors line up small shops and sell a variety of decoratives made of sea products.

 

Anna Square

Anna square is where the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. C.N. Annadurai was laid to rest. Thousands of people visit this place to pay respectful homage to this great son of Tamil soil. The upkeep of the place can be described as excellent.

 

Fort St. George

Fort St. George remains one of the legacies of colonial India. There is a church and a museum here besides the state secretariat.

 

Jain Temple

The Jain Temple of Chennai is also visited extensively by the tourists. The temple has many beautiful sculptures of Lord Mahavir and Lord Shantinath. It is the most important place of worship for the Jain community of Chennai.

 

St. Thomas Mount

The Saint Thomas Mount is also flocked by tourists. The saint preached and travelled the Malabar and Coromandel coasts of the country. The tomb is near to Chennai Airport.

 

Parthasarthi temple

Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this beautiful temple was built by the Pallavas. The temple was renovated in the 16th century by the Vijaynagar kings.

   

Kapaleeswarar Temple

Kapaleeswarar is the oldest temple of Chennai. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. As religious rituals are rigidly followed in the temple, non-Hindus are not allowed to enter into the main worshiping place. The architecture of the temple could be aptly described as marvellous.

 

  Some of the other places worth visiting in Chennai include The Birla Planetarium, Elliot Beach, National Art and Government Museum, Anna Zoological Park, Theosophical Society, Guindy National Park and Snake Park.


 
  Excursion delights

Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram is a popular weekend getaway from Chennai. Some of the prominent temples are Kailasanathar Temple, Deverajaswamy Temple Kamakshi Amman temple.

 

Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is another popular destination near Chennai. The attractions of the place include the Shore Temple, Five Rathas Temple and Arjuna's Penance.

 

Covelong

Covelong has a very beautiful beach. The serene and pristine environs of the place attracts many people from Chennai to here.

 

Cuddalore

Cuddalore is also well visited for its temples and villages. Some of the famous temples in Cuddalore are Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and Poompuhar.