Chennai City Tour


Chennai City Tour

Chennai:

 

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.

 

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Famous Tourist Places in Chennai :

 


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

 

Mahabalipuram Temple :

 

Kanchi Kamakshi temple is arranged at around 5 sections of land of land and has four passageways. The primary passageway of the temple has a Kalabhairavar god to its left side and the Mahishasura Mardini divinity on the right. On the focal point of the passage you can see a colossal Dwajasthampa. Moving further to the passageway of the Kamakshi god you can see a Vinayaga divinity. Proceeding onward a straight line further, Goddess Kamakshi is noticeable. Goddess Kamakshi is encompassed by gods of Ayyapan, Saraswati, Annaporani and Adisankaracharya on its external prakaram. The Goddess likewise has Varahi, Arupalakshmi Kalvarperumal (one of the 108 Divya Desam of Vaishanavities), Roopalakshmi and Arthanariswarar divinities encompassing the sanctorum of Goddess on its Gayatri Mandapam. There is Santhanasthampam inside the prakaram of Goddess which is known as the Nabisthan of the Goddess. There is a Srichakra Yantra (Sri Kamakoti Peetam) built up by Jagadguru Sri Adisankaracharya before the Goddess divinity. There is likewise a temple tank inside the premises. Kamakshi temple has a nearby connection with the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and its progressive Sankarcharyas. The temple has an exhibition of Adisankarcharya's Life history inside the sanctuary premises itself. Goddess Kamakshi is the primary god and the temple is one of the fifty one Shakti peetas. This spelled as Nabisthana - Ottiyana peetam. The temple additionally has a brilliant Gopuram on the sanctorum of the Goddess Kamakshi divinity which is noticeable to all enthusiasts.

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. 

 

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. On the centre 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

 

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

 

 

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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

 

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    

 

Sri Parthasarathy Temple :

 

The Parthasarathy Swamy Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams, is said to have been renovated by a King of Pallava dynasty. "Brindaranya" is the traditional Puranic name of Thiru-Alli-Keni now known as Thiruvallikeni or modern Triplicane. It is said that for at least five thousand years, it has been a resting place for pilgrims who had come down from Thirupathy to have a bath in the sea on the days of Solar and Lunar Eclipses and on other auspicious days it being in a direct line to Thirupathy, Thiruthani and Trivellore and the route being free from swamps.

The Parthasarathy Swamy Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams, is said to have been remodeled by a King of Pallava administration. "Brindaranya" is the ordinary Puranic name of Thiru-Alli-Keni now known as Thiruvallikeni or present day Triplicane. It is said that for no less than five thousand years, it has been a resting place for pioneers who had descended from Thirupathy to have a shower in the ocean on the times of Solar and Lunar Eclipses and on different propitious days it being in an immediate line to Thirupathy, Thiruthani and Trivellore and the course being free from marshes.

 

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

 

Sri Parthasarathy Temple Entry Fee : Free

 

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 loverly 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

 

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

 

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 group with prior permission) 
  • adults (Foreigners) : Rs.250/-
  • child (Foreigners) : Rs.125/-
  • Rs.75/- (Students and teachers in group with prior permission) 
  • Camera Fee: Rs.200/- (still photography), 
  • Rs 500 (video camera)
     

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 meter 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/-

 

 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

 

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


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

 

Thousand Lights Mosque :

 

Thousand Lights is a multi-domed mosque in Anna Salai in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, is one of the biggest mosques in the nation 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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