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Chennai is the gateway of South India as it is the face of the cultural capital of India. Quite interesting, so lets get to know more stuff about Chennai. Apart from being the cultural city it is also a part of  the  intellectual and historic event in India.The Dravidian citizens remind us the flare they posses towards different dance forms, Architecture, Music and Fine arts. Chennai is one of the cradles for Karnataka music and film industry with multiple studios which make movie in languages like Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. Who does love to spend their nice evening at the beach? Here it is the Marina beach which is the second largest beach in the World.
If you are planning to spend  a sunny Sunday in the zoo ,you have hit the perfect place go and visit the Vandalur Zoo which is one of the largest Zoo that is located in South Asia. The Birla Planetarium is one of the its kind built using the latest technology accompanied with a Periyar Science and Technology Museum which will grab attention from students.
The Cancer institute established in the year 1920 is one of the oldest in India.

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This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the myth is Lord Rama paid his respects to the temple here before waging the war against Ravana. Initially it was built on sea shore during the 7th century by the Pallavas and then allegedly destroyed by the Portuguese in the 16th century to construct the Santhome Church. Several years later it was rebuilt by the Vijayanagara Kings at its current location. This temple of typical Dravidian style architecture has a magnificent 120 feet ‘gop...
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This Basilica Cathedral is one of the 3 churches built on the tomb of Jesus Christ’s apostles. The church with its Gothic style of architecture and the Bay of Bengal as its backdrop attracts people of all religions. The first thing you feel when you step into the church is the overwhelming peace; the ambience itself is worth visiting this place. A small chapel was built on the tomb of St. Thomas in 72 A.D. Later, a church was built on the chapel by the Portuguese in 16th century. In 1740,...
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This natural urban beach is the largest of its kind in India and second largest in the world. It extends over 13 kilometers in length. On an average 30,000 people visit this beach on weekdays and around 50,000 on weekends, making it one of the most visited beaches. Due to unpredictable and strong undercurrents swimming is prohibited here . This might not be a peaceful beach but is quite happening place to be. You can also find monuments of famous personalities, freedom fighters and schola...
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Located adjacent to Marina beach, this beach is popularly known as ‘Bessei’ among the locals and named after the then Governor of Madras Edward Elliot (1803-1820). It is one of the cleanest beaches in South India and is popular hangout place among the college students. The beach is also very soothing. A temple of Ashtalakshmi is very famous here. There is also a church called as Velankanni church (widely known as ‘Lady of Health’ and ‘Madonna of Velankanni’). Visiting Duration
1-2 ...
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Established in 1855 by the Nawab of Carnatic, it is India’s first public zoo and was called as Madras Zoo. In 1976 this zoo was shifted to the Vandalur Reserve Forest. The current zoo spreads over 512 hectare and is one of the largest zoological parks in India, Indian subcontinent and the world. As of 2012, this park comprises over 1500 wild species including 46 endangered ones and is the first to set-up an amphibian captive facility in India. There are also life-sized models of pre-hist...
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Previously called as Egmore Museum, it is the second oldest museum (established in 1851) after the Indian Museum at Kolkata (established in 1814). This museum enjoys the privilege of having exquisite collection of archaeological and numismatic exhibits. It is also the proud owner of largest collections belonging to the mighty Roman Empire outside Europe. The buildings here are over 100 years old with the colossal museum being the most impressive one. Timing
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (all days...
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Constructed in the Indo-Sarsenic architectural style using the red stones, this is one of the oldest art galleries of the country (established in 1906). The gallery houses the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma, one of the prominent painters of India. It also displays paintings of Mugul and Tanjore time. Visiting Duration
1-2 Hour. Address
Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
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It is a temple constructed during 1975 - 1976 by the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi. A 39 meter height chariot present here was built as homage to the great poet, philosopher and saint Thiruvalluvar and the chariot has a life size model of the poet. His magnum-opus Thirukkural was written 2000 years back and it consists of 133 chapters including 1330 verses. The verses of the book Thirukkural are inscribed on the walls of the temple chariot. Timings
8:30 AM - 5:30...
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Whenever you think of a peaceful and calm beach, then this is the one worth visiting. Situated around 35 kilometers from Chennai, the beach was a port during the times of Saadat Ali, a Nawab of Carnatic.  Often called as Kovalam among the locals, it has a fort built by the Dutch and is now converted into a luxury beach resort, Taj Fisherman's Cove.  Boating and wind surfing activities also take place here.
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Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology (MCBT), a non government organization established this park with the sole objective to conserve crocodiles especially the three endangered species of India- mugger crocodile, the saltwater crocodile, and the gharial. This reptile zoo which is also a research center consists of around 2,483 animals; out of it 14 species belong to the family of crocodiles, 10 species to turtles, 3 of snakes and one species of lizard. The park is the fir...
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