is known as the gate way of south India. Chennai previously known as Madras
is a busy capital city of Tamilnadu and stands the fourth largest metropolis
This city is distinctly different from northern India culture. The mother language is Tamil and the people are blended with typical south Indian culture. Today, this city is twined with both Traditional of Modern cultures that give a rapid growth to the state. This city is has the wild life sanctuary right is the centre and also surrounded with natural beauty and with architectural moments portraits the historical proof to the visitors.
During the year 1639 Chennai evoked out from small hamlet named channappatnam while the English merchants of East Indian Company conquered the place for the settlement. Today, an awesome city to live in with nature like, clear skyline, a long sandy beaches, historic landmarks and a lot of infrastructures to the tourists with blissful places for them to relax and ease, comfort. In short, the best place to begin a tour in Tamilnadu and visit the entire south India …. Hail Chennai!
This venue is that records the historic proof of Chennai as the oldest … Fort St.George was built in the year 1640 AD situated in a island named river coovam. Amidst the campus you find St. Mary’s church and the fort Museum and to the south of the campus you find the memorial. The flag staff at the fort st.Georges records that still it is the tallest flag staff is India and nowhere else in the country. Visitors to this place will surely remember the past historic dates.
The High Court
Chennai is relay proud enough to own the second largest judicial complex in the world. In the year 1892 the court of Chennai started to serve to society at large. Even today the building structure does make us remember the Indo/Saracen architectural value that adds credits to the city. Adjacent to it people find comfort on street shopping named parrys corner, a busy landmark in Chennai.
Santhome Cathedral Basilica
This is a cathedral church built in the remembrance and a historic proof of st.Thomas one of the disciple of Jesus Christ. During 52 AD st.Thomas stopped in Chennai to preach the good news of Christ and later been murdered at Thomas amount and been buried in this place. During 1896 this church has been rebuilt on the memory of st.Thomas as a martyr and now made as basilica.
In Chennai, Adyar is the posh locality, where you find western culture blended in tamil traditions. Amidst, here, Theosophical society is formed to encourage and enlighten the study of religion, philosophy and science. The campus is jungle with lots of trees and herbs which give importance that nature the best teacher and learning through woods will teach more than the classroom. The campus holds a mark of an oldest Banyan tree in the centre of the premises. A worth place to visit for those, who are eco friendly.
This is the second largest beach in the world which has a wide spread of sandy shore to sit and relax with the rhythm of the waves and the breeze. Other sitting places are Anna memorial, MGR memorial the former chief minister of the state who was very popular in the state. An aquarium and a swimming pool are also located in here for kids to get throbbed.
This temple is so unique that carrys the dravidian culture and style on the architect. This is the 8th century pallava temple that reminds the kingship those days. A scenario of serenity and tradition is found here.
Sri Parathasarathy Temple
Lord Krishna is worshipped here by the people. It is located amidst Triplicane which is just a few kilometer from the beach.
Nowadays, it is well known as beasant nagar beach. It is famous for velankannai church and Ashtalakshmi temple. The velankannai church attracts pilgrims of all faiths. The ashtalakshmi temple built of granite is dedicated to goddess lakshmi in all her eight forms as per Hindu therum.
Known as “Temple of art” formed in 1936 by Rukmani Devi Arundale to nuture Bharathanatyam a classical dance of Tamilnadu, which contains Bhavam, Thalam, Varnam and Naiyam, This is a dance of divinity disciplinary which requires great stamina to perform. This is located near Elliot’s beach. A wonderful’ place for those, who love dance and divine.
The brila planetarium is located in kotturpuram on the way to Adyar. This planetarium is modern with latest methods to inculcate space education to the children. Near to it you have periyar science and technology Museum, Gandhiji, Rajaji and Kamaraj Memorials great freedom fighters from south India and further you have Deer park and Children park and Snake park that amuses a visitor with continuous visits.
Thiruvalluvar an oldest saint of the era, in his memorial, valluvarkottam was built. Its shape is like a temple chariot (car) where,inside it contains a life size statue of the saint and all 1330 chapters of scared verses from Thirukkural is inscribed on the granite stones of the walls in valluvarkottam. The auditorium at valluvarkottam is said to be the largest in Asia which can accomodate 4000 people at a stretch…
Anna Zoological Park (vandalur)
Safari parks, an animal house, an Aquarium and Natural Museum, are the attractive place to be visited here.
The Government Museum
This is a huge campus located in the centre of the busy city Chennai; it is very close to Egmore railway station. The campus consists of national Art gallery, gallery of contemporary arts and children’s museum and also you have a general library. The atmosphere is so pious and calm to be spent splendid.
Around the City ….
VGP Golden Beach Report
This entertainment resort is in the outskirts of Chennai, a real enchanting spot for the chennaites and the tourists. This resort cater to children and adults with various entertainments, like, park, beach, dance, bites etc., some more theme parks are around here and MGR film city is near to the spot where you find a lot of tamil film celebrities plying around which adds real fun and craze amidst the visitors here.
How to reach here in Chennai
Kamaraj National and Anna International Airports are situated at Meenambakkam about 20 kms. from the city. It can also be reached by suburban train. Alight at Triusulam to walkin to the airport.
Southern Railway is known for the best service and secure journey. Chennai is connected with all major rail routes in India. The two stations namely Central & Egmore links rail route to north, east, west and south of the country.
Chennai has a good network connectivity of roads to all the important places in the state and to the nearing states too, and other parts of the country. Today! The Tamilnadu government is rapidly working on the four way track road system to the international standards high way is an extraordinary project that proclaim the state a status. The concept is from kanyakumari to any part of the country by road is now made simple and smooth. People on own vehicle could just glide and no need to ride in the city.