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Best Places to Visit in Chennai

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Best Places to Visit in Chennai

Chennai City Tour:

Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the territory of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George, worked in 1644 and now an exhibition hall displaying the city's foundations as a British military, army and East India Company exchanging station when it was called Madras. Religious destinations incorporate Kapaleeshwarar Temple, enhanced with cut and painted divine beings, and St. Mary's, a 17th century Anglican church. It is a famous tourist place in India and is covered with many historical and tourist places in Chennai. daily lot of peoples are places to visit in Chennai to all top tourist places.

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1. Golden Temple, Sripuram:

The Golden Temple was worked in a limited capacity to focus 7 years. It was initiated on August 24, 2007. The sanctification service was seen by a huge number of lovers. From that point forward, the sanctuary has pulled in a huge number of aficionados; frequently rupturing the 1 lakh check on unique events. The sanctuary has likewise changed the substance of Thiruamalaikodi town and the close-by town - Vellore. In the coming years, the sanctuary visualizes to make a positive effect on the general public and at last realize a change.

Golden Temple Timings: 4:00 A.M – 8:00 P.M

2. Mahabalipuram Temple :

The Mahabalipuram temple was built by various kings from the Later Pallava Dynasty that reigned over regions of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with the capital city at Kanchipuram from early 6th century to late 9th century AD. Among the kings, the noteworthy contributions to Mahabalipuram were mainly from following emperors:

Mahendravarman I (590–630 AD),

Narasimhavarman I(630–668AD),

Paramaswaravarman (672–700AD) and

Narasimhavarman ll also called as Rajasthan (700–728AD).

Mahabalipuram aka Mamallapuram was a thriving port already and the temples were just feathers to the cap of the commercial city of the Pallavas. The word “Mamallapuram” comes from the word “Mamallan” (GrandWrestler), Malyudham -(Wrestling) referring to the great Narasimhavarman l as he was a great wrestler of his time and the city is called so to commemorate his legacy. Wrestling was greatly encouraged and practiced by the kings as a part of their training, as well as a hobby. Narasimhavarman l showed exemplary skills in wrestling and was awarded the title “Mamallan”.

Mahabalipuram Temple Timings: 6:00 A.M To 6:00 P.M 

Time Required: 1-2 hrs. 

Mahabalipuram Temple Entry Fee: 

  • Indians: Rs.10/-
  • Foreigners: Rs.340/-
  • Children (below 15 years): Free. 

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3. Kanchipuram Temple :

Kanchi Kamakshi temple is situated at about 5 acres of land and has four entrances. The main entrance of the temple has a Kalabhairavar deity on its left and the Mahishasura Mardini deity on the right. In the center of the entrance you can see a huge Dwajasthampa. Moving further to the entrance of the Kamakshi deity you can see a Vinayaga deity. Moving on a straight line further, Goddess Kamakshi is visible. Goddess Kamakshi is surrounded by deities of Ayyapan, Saraswati, Annaporani, and Adisankaracharya on its outer Prakaram. The Goddess also has Varahi, Arupalakshmi Kalvarperumal (one of the 108 Divya Desam of Vaishanavities), Roopalakshmi and Arthanariswarar deities surrounding the Sanctorum of Goddess on its Gayatri Mandapam. There is Santhanasthampam inside the Prakaram of Goddess which is called the Nabisthan of the Goddess. There is a Srichakra Yantra (Sri Kamakoti Peetam) established by Jagadguru Sri Adisankaracharya in front of the Goddess deity. There is also a temple tank inside the premises. Kamakshi temple has a close relation with the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and its successive Sankarcharyas. The temple has a gallery of Adisankarcharya's Life history inside the temple premises itself. Goddess Kamakshi is the main deity and the temple is one of the fifty one Shakti Peetas. The temple is spelled as Nabisthana - Ottiyana Peetam. The temple also has a golden Gopuram on the Sanctorum of the Goddess Kamakshi deity which is visible to all devotees.

Kanchipuram Temple Timings:  5:30 A.M  to  12:15 P.M - Afternoon closed - 4:00 P.M to 8:15 P.M

Kanchipuram Temple Entry Fee: Free

4. Marina Beach :

Marina Beach is a characteristic urban shoreline in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, along the Bay of Bengal. The shoreline keeps running from close Fort St. George in the north to Foreshore Estate in the south, a separation of 6.0 km, making it the longest characteristic urban shoreline in the nation.

Marina Beach Timings: 24 Hours

Marina Beach Entry Fee: Free

5. Elliot's Beach :

Elliot's Beach is situated in Besant Nagar, Chennai, India. It frames the end-purpose of the Marina Beach shore and is named after Edward Elliot, onetime boss officer, and director of police, Madras. It has the Velankanni Church and the Ashtalakshmi Kovil close-by In the frontier period, it was a genuinely selective place restricted to white individuals. Starting at 2016, there are numerous eateries close to the shoreline.

Marina Beach Timings: 24 Hours

Marina Beach Entry Fee: Free

6. Arunachala Temple :

Arunachala alludes to the heavenly slope at Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. The slope is additionally known by the names Arunagiri, Annamalai Hill, Arunachalam, Arunai, Sonagiri, and Sonachalam.

It is one of the five fundamental Shaivite sacred places in South India. The Annamalaiyar Temple, a sanctuary of Lord Shiva is situated at the base of the slope. Consistently in the Tamil month of Karthigai, the Karthigai Deepam (Light) is lit on the slope.

It is likewise a vital place for fans of Sri Ramana Maharshi, with Sri Ramana Ashram arranged at its lower regions.

Arunachala Temple Darshan Timings:  ‎5:00 A.M to 9:30 P.M

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7. Sri Parthasarathy Temple :

The King Sumathy prayed to Lord Venkateshwara to give him Darshan as the Parthasarathy - who is charioteer to Arjuna, As per the Brahmanda Purana. At the same night, while sleeping, God appeared in his dream and told him to go to Brindaranya Kshetram. The Lord appeared in his dream and asked him to go to Brindaranya Kshetram.

Maharishi Atreya requested Veda Vyasa for a suitable place for meditation, for which Veda Vyasa suggested this place, and gave the idol of the Lord with thePanchajanya (conch) in one hand and the Gnana Mudra in the other, signifying the Krishna Charama Shloka. King Sumathy was performing Tapas at this place.

Maharishi Atreya came and narrated the reason for His arrival, to Sumathy. According to Vaikhanasa Agama, He celebrated the Chaitrotsavam and worshipped God. In the temple, The five Deities are also said to be worshipped by the 7 Rishis Peyazhwar, Thirumazhisai Azhwar and Thirumangai Azhwar have sung Pasurams about the Lord.

One can have seen the majestic idol of Lord Parthasarathy, along with Goddess Rukmini, Satyaki, Balarama, Pradyumna and Anirudha, in the Garba Griha. The striking feature of the main deity is the White Mustache sported by the Lord. The Utsav, or the processional deity - is said to have the marks in the face caused by Bhishma’s arrows during the War.

Sri Parthasarathy Temple Timings: 5.50 A.M To 9:00 P.M    

Sri Parthasarathy Temple Entry Fee: Free

8. Kapiliswarar Temple :

One of the consecrated holy places in Tamil Nadu is Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore, in Chennai City. It is a Siva Temple, and the name of the Lord is ARULMIGU KAPALEESWARAR. The name of the Goddess is ARULMIGU KARPAGAMBAL. It is a lovely sanctuary with a Stately Spire or 'Gopuram' as it is called. There is a major tank on its West. The sanctuary and the tank are encompassed by Broad roads on the four sides. The perspective of the sanctuary and the tank is picturesque. Mylapore is on the ocean drift and the shore is away significantly a mile of thickly populated neighborhood.

Kapiliswarar Temple Timings: 05:00 A.m To 09:00 P.M

Kapiliswarar Temple entry Fee: Free

9. San Thome Cathedral Basilica :

San Thome Basilica is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, in the city of Chennai, India. It was worked in the sixteenth century by Portuguese pioneers, over the tomb of Saint Thomas, one of the twelve witnesses of Jesus. In 1893, it was remade as a congregation with the status of a church building by the British.

San Thome Cathedral Basilica Timings: 6:00 A.M –9:00 P.M

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10. Govt. Museum :

Government Museum or Madras Museum is an exhibition hall of mankind's history and culture situated in the area of Egmore in Chennai, India. Begun in 1851, it is the second most seasoned exhibition hall in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata. It is especially wealthy in archeological and numismatic accumulations. It has the biggest gathering of Roman ancient pieces outside Europe. Among them, the goliath Museum Theater is a standout amongst the most impressive. The National Art Gallery is additionally present in the historical center premises. Worked in Indo-Saracenic style, it houses uncommon works of craftsmen like Raja Ravi Varma.

Govt. Museum Timings:

  • 9:30 A.M –5:00 P.M
  • Friday Closed

Govt. Museum Entry Fee :

  • Adults - Rs.15/- 
  • Child (below 12y)-Rs.10/-
  • Rs. 5 (Students and teachers in the group with prior permission) 
  • adults (Foreigners): Rs.250/-
  • child (Foreigners): Rs.125/-
  • Rs.75/- (Students and teachers in the group with prior permission) 
  • Camera Fee: Rs.200/- (still photography), 
  • Rs 500 (video camera)

11. Valluvar Kottam Temple:

Valluvar Kottam was worked in the year 1976 to respect the extraordinary traditional Tamil artist and holy person Tiruvalluvar who composed the well known Thirukkural. Three thousand stone squares were utilized to make this commemoration. All the 133 sections of his work Thirukkural have been engraved in the front lobby passage.

An actual existence estimated statue of the artist is mounted inside the landmark which has been worked in the state of a sanctuary chariot (39 meters high). The place additionally gloats of a gigantic amphitheater which can suit around 4000 individuals and is accepted to be the biggest assembly hall in Asia.

Valluvar Kottam Temple Timings:   8 A.M to 6 P.M

Valluvar Kottam Temple: closed on Fridays and Public Holidays.

Duration Time: 1-2 Hours

Valluvar Kottam Temple Entry Fee :

  • Adult - Rs.3/- per Person
  • Children - Rs.2/-

12. Vadapalani Murugan Temple :

Vadapalani Andavar Temple is a Hindu sanctuary devoted to Lord Muruga. It is situated in Vadapalani, Chennai. It was revamped during the 1920s and a Rajagopuram was worked amid that time. The sanctuary has developed in ubiquity, which is accepted to be partially because of the support of film stars.

Vadapalani Murugan Temple Timings : 

The gates of the temple are open from 5:00 A.M till 12:00 P.M and again from 4:00 P.M to 9:00 P.M every day.

Vadapalani Murugan Temple Entry Fee :   Free

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13. V.G.P. Golden Beach :

VGP Golden shoreline is a standout amongst the most looked for after goals in the zone by family and companions. This shoreline is a piece of the VGP Universal Kingdom, which is a popular event congregation and lies on the East Coast Road. This hypnotizing shoreline is an engaging piece of the Bay of Bengal, with its smooth and silver sand arranged on Marina, the second longest shoreline on the planet. The flooding influxes of the shoreline and the influencing wind resemble music to ears adding to the appeal and magnificence of this place. The place is additionally viewed as safe for one to enjoy the demonstration of washing and swimming in the new water shower. Because of its perfect magnificence and beautiful scene, this shoreline is profoundly favored by the majority and is additionally utilized as a shooting area for motion pictures every now and again

  • Monday to Friday - 10.00 A.M to 6.30 P.M 
  • Saturdays and Sundays - 10.00 A.M to 7.30 P.M

14. Madras Light House :

The Madras Light House is a beacon confronting the Bay of Bengal on the east shore of the Indian Subcontinent. It is a celebrated milestone on the Marina Beach in Chennai, India. It was worked by the East Coast Constructions and Industries in 1976 supplanting the old beacon in the northern bearing.

Madras Light House Opening Days: Tuesday - Saturday

Madras Light House: closed on Monday

Madras Light House Timings: 10 A.M To 1:00 P.M  and 3:00 P.M – 6:00 P.M

15. Thousand Lights Mosque : 

A thousand Lights is a multi-domed mosque is located in Anna Salai in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the biggest mosques in India and is a worshipped place of love and Azadari for Shia

Thousand Lights Mosque Timings: 05:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Thousand Lights Mosque Entry Fee: Free

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