Chennai is the fourth largest city of India and 36th metropolitan city in all over the world. This is little hot city in temperature. This city was established by British government during 17th century. This city has great history in past and lots of places to visit in the city and around the city, in city there is a beautiful beach, historical fort, temples, churches and spiritual centre to visit, so this city is most visited places in Tamil Nadu state. If you are planning for visit in Chennai then don’t forget this given top 10 tourist places in Chennai.
Top 10 Tourist Places in Chennai
1. Marina Beach
Marina Beach is the second longest beach in the world; this beach is rich with silver sand and long seashore. Here you can enjoy walking with your love in alone place in the early morning and enjoy sun bath also. This is best place couple to enjoy their best moment which will give best memories life time. In the evening there are a lot of people with their family for entertainment. There is also a option of lots of sport activity like, fishing, wind surfing and beach volley ball etc.
2. Golden Beach
Golden beach is a major tourist attraction from Chennai for weekend. This beautiful beach is situated on east coast road from Chennai to Cuddalore road via Pondicherry. This place is mostly visited by couple. Here they can enjoy lots of fun with their beloved one.
3. Vivekananda House
Vivekananda house is also called as a “Ice House” because British used this house as a store house of ice which was imported from north America. After some time this house is sold out and purchased by a disciple of Swami Vivekananda. Swami was stayed in this house after returning his visit to the west in 1897.
This house has two parts, in one part there is a room where swami stayed, kitchen and dining table open for visitors and in another part all the photograph of Swami Vivekananda, which shows all life of this great person.
Timing: open from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon; 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm evening. Wednesday close.
4. Government Museum
If you are a history lover then this place is best for you. This is one of the best heritage site of Chennai. Here you can easily reach by car, or local buses. This museum is best place to visit with your family because here you can enjoy and see lots of heritage things.
Timings for opening and closing: 09:30 am to 05:00pm
5. Kattubava Mosque
Kattubava Mosque also known as Kattubava Pallivasal. This place is located in Pudukkottai district approx 30 km from Pudukkottai . this is one of the important and 500 years old Islamic place from Chennai. This place named by a saint called Fakruddin, who is popularly known as Kattubava. This place is famous for its URS.
6. Anna Zoological Park
Arignar Anna Zoological Park also called as Vandalur Zoo because it is situated in this place, near about 31 km from Chennai. This Zoological park is constructed in July 1985. This park is spread over 6 km area. There is a small Mammals house and Amphibian house is a major attraction of this park. Here you can arrange one day tour with your family. Your little children can enjoy lot and can see all real natural scene and animals.
7. Crocodile Bank
Crocodile Bank is a wildlife sanctuary for crocodile. There are lots of reptiles of crocodile. This bank is situated at south of Chennai at Vadanemmeli. There is also a conservation and research center.
- Timings: 08:30 am to 05:30 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
- Closed on Monday
- Fees: Rs. 35/- for Adult
- Rs 10/- for Children below Ten Years
There is also facility of Night Safari. You can enjoy lot at night safari. This facility available at Saturday and Sunday only.
8. Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, ISCON Chennai
This is one of the best religious site near Chennai. This temple is located at bhaktivedanta swami road, injambakkam. This temple is mostly visited by the entire tourist. This cultural site is spread over 1.5 acre areas. Management of this temple is very good. Here you can take part of prayer also and can fresh mind in peaceful and holy environment.
9. San Thome Church
This church is built by Portuguese in the 16th century. This is one of the present examples of activity done by St. Thomas. You can reach this Church at 38, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai. Visit timing of this church is 06:00 am to 08:00 pm.
10. Sri Parthasarathy Temple
This is a lord Krishna’s temple. This Temple was built in 8th century, and this is dedicated to Hindu Vaishnavite. This is one of the big and holy temples in Chennai. Design and Architecture of this temple is so impressive. Here you can pray with your family and get mental peace in totally holy environment.
Related: 10 Weekend Getaways from Chennai
Article first published on February 16, 2015.