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Chennai which was earlier called as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu located at shores of Bay of Bengal is a major tourist place and this metropolitan city is one among the heritage city present in South India. There are many popular tourist spots where people can really enjoy and have fun and of late the Chennai is developing rapidly.

Best time to visit

The weather in Chennai remains hot and humid for most of the year and the ideal time to visit best places in Chennai is between September to March where the temperature is between 24 C to 30 C with rainfall scatter across these periods.  March to June is hot and sweaty, with temperature soaring more than 40 C.

Around City

Chennai is a mixture of many historical places along with modern localities spread across the city.  Beaches are major attractions for this modern city and popular beaches in Chennai are Marina Beach, Elliots Beach, Santhome Beach and Thiruvanmiyur Beach.  These beaches extend till Kanyakumari and East Coast Road shortly called as ECR connects Chennai to other coastal cities and districts in Tamil Nadu.

Beach resorts and hotels in Chennai are real beauty and one can find comfortable resorts varying with different tariffs. Bike drive or Car drive in ECR offers absolute pleasure among biking community and this stretch is favorite among cycling group also.  Foreign tourists are visiting in large numbers, to stay resorts in Chennai, relax and enjoy all these beauties.

Ancient famous temples in Chennai are Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and Ashta Lakshmi Temple. Apart from these temples there are many famous temples includes Tirupati Thirumala Devesthanam shortly called as TTD, Anjaneyar Temple,  Shri Raghavendrar Mutt and Shri Sai Baba Temple talks about rich tradition and culture of Tamil Nadu.

Chennai also hosts churches such as Santhome Church, Velankanni Church and Mosque such as Thousand Lights Mosque which depicts the unity in diversity.  Exciting places in Chennai to visit includes variety of theme parks such as VGP Universal Kingdom, MGM Dizee World, Khiskintha, Queensland and Chokhidhani (Rajasthani village).  Major attractions in Chennai are different shopping malls such as Spencer Plaza, Vijaya Forum Mall, Citi Centre, Phoenix Market City and Express Avenue Mall.

Wildlife sanctuaries in Chennai are Arignar Anna Zoological Park which is also called as Vandaur Zoo, Guindy National Park, Crocodile Bank and Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary offers unique experience to tourists.    The major heritage locations such as Chennai Museum and Connemara Library speaks the richness of Chennai maintaining the old monuments.

 

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