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  • Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple

    Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple

    Carved from a single rock, the 32 feet idol of Sri Anjaneyar is the main highlight of this temple and is believed to have curative and healing powers. Located at Nanganallur, people come here to worship for good health. Here, you would also find idols of Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmana, ...

    Religious
  • Queens Land

    Queens Land

    Go crazy on a roller-coaster, capture the panoramic view on a cable car, splash at the Himalayan water ride or get puzzled at the Mirror House. With more than 50 rides spread over an area of 70 acres, this amusement park is a major draw for children and adults alike. ...

    Theme Park For Kids
  • Kishkinta Theme Park

    Kishkinta Theme Park

    Inaugurated in 1995, Kishkinta is promoted by Navodaya Films Private Limited, Berjaya Leisure, Malaysia and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO). Spread across 120 acres of man-made landscaped hills and lakes, this gigantic amusement park is located near Vandalur Railway station and is just 13 kilometres away from south of ...

    Theme Park For Kids
  • A Luxurious Stay with Taj Vivanta- Fisherman Cove, Chennai

    A Luxurious Stay with Taj Vivanta- Fisherman Cove, Chennai

    Live life luxuriantly while you are in Chennai. Begin your sightseeing trip from the world renowned Marina Beach. Next explore the important temples of the city that are known for their exquisite architecture and religious significance. Kapaleeshwara Temple is a very popular temple and has a 36 metre goparum, gateway, ...

    3 Days|2 Nights Rs. 13,999
  • Beauty, Serenity and Luxury in Chennai and Pondicherry

    Beauty, Serenity and Luxury in Chennai and Pondicherry

    Explore the natural beauty and the rich cultural heritage of two important cities of South India, Chennai and Pondicherry. Take out some time off your hectic schedule and go hit the beaches of Pondicherry or relax and meditate at Sri Aurobindo Ashram. While in Chennai, visit some iconic monuments like ...

    5 Days|4 Nights Rs. 25,999
  • Weekend Break in Chennai

    Weekend Break in Chennai

    Enjoy your business trip to Chennai for 3 days and 2 nights. Explore city's main attractions or stroll across the beautiful Marina Beach. With this holiday package, you get comfortable accommodation along with breakfast, transfers, private vehicle for sightseeing and much more. So book for 'A Business Weekend in Chennai' ...

    3 Days|2 Nights Rs. 7,999
  • MGM Dizzee World

    MGM Dizzee World

    Boasting of more than 60 rides which include both amusement as well as water rides, MGM promises a thrilling experience for everyone. The most popular of all is the Maryworld which is an ideal place for kids to enjoy rides and meet nursery rhyme characters like Giant boot, Humpty Dumpty ...

    Theme Park For Kids
  • VGP Universal Kingdom

    VGP Universal Kingdom

    Located in the East Coast Road in Chennai, VGP Universal Park was once a small park but in the year 1997, it was transformed into an amusement park. The park has around 37 rides, the most famous being- VGP 2000 millennium tower, Water cascades, Paneer fort and statueman. Apart from ...

    Theme Park For Kids
  • Dash N Splash

    Dash N Splash

    Located on the Bangalore National Highway, this water park is approximately 30 kilometres away from Chennai city centre. Started in 1995, it was the first water park in not just Chennai but South India to have exclusive water rides. The beauty of this park lies in the refreshing shade provided ...

    Theme Park For Kids
  • Prime Time

    Prime Time

    Located in the suburbs of Annanagar in Chennai, Prime Time is an indoor amusement park that is exclusively constructed for children. There are joyrides, games, tech savvy and innovative activities to keep children interested throughout the day. While Bumper Ride and Playpen are two of the most popular activities at ...

    Theme Park For Kids
  • Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centres

    Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centres

    Established in 1983 by the Tamil Nadu Government, this institute provides educational tours and activities displaying the importance of science and technology in today’s world. Spread over twenty acres, this centre highlights the norms of scientific technology amongst people and students.

    The centre has many options from a ...

    Museum
  • Marina Beach

    Marina Beach

    Stretching 13 kilometres in length from St. George Fort to Mahabalipuram, Marina Beach enjoys the limelight of both tourists and locals for being the second longest (urban) natural beach in the world. Witness cricket matches, fish markets, children flying kites and astrologers at the beach side as you take a ...

    Beach Landmark
  • Ubbalamadugu Falls

    Ubbalamadugu Falls

    Located in the Chittoor district, approximately 80 kilometres from Chennai Ubbalamadugu Falls is situated inside the dense forest of Kaambakam. Also known as Tada Falls by locals, the waterfall is a beautiful sight accompanied by hillocks and greenery.

    Reaching the waterfall is an adventure in itself as you'll ...

    Lake/Waterfall Places to see around
  • Church of Our Lady of Expectations

    Church of Our Lady of Expectations

    When Saint Thomas reached Chennai in 70 AD, he stayed at this particular area and after his death, a group of Portuguese built a church at this spot. This was by the name of the Church of Our Lady of Expectations. Situated in the St. Thomas Mount, the Church of ...

    Religious
  • Besant Nagar Beach

    Besant Nagar Beach

    Elliot’s beach or Besant Nagar Beach is located in Besant Nagar and forms the south-end of the Marnia Beach. It is one of the most happening places for youngsters in Chennai. To assure safety and prevent drowning cases, the beach also has a police outpost.

    The beach boasts ...

    Beach
  • Madras War Cemetery

    Madras War Cemetery

    Established in 1952 by the Imperial War Graves Commission, Madras War Cemetery was built to honour the lives of all those men and women who sacrificed their lives in World War II. It is home to almost 856 Common wealth burials of the Second World War.

    People from ...

    Monument
  • Fort St George

    Fort St George

    Built by the British East India Company in 1640, Fort St. George was the first fortress in India founded in the year 1644. It houses the famous St Mary’s Church (an ancient Anglican Church), a museum (contains antics and artefacts from British Rule) and Wellesley House (paintings of the Fort ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Madhya Kailash Temple

    Madhya Kailash Temple

    Close to IIT Chennai, Madhya Kailash Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in the south of the city. Venkata Ananda Vinayakar is the main deity of the temple and the shrine is encircled by Lord Shiva, Surya, Devi and Vishnu. On Vinayaka Chaturthi, sunrays fall directly on the presiding ...

    Religious
  • Sri Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple

    Sri Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple

    Situated in the temple town of Nanganallur in Chennai which was once a thick forest and residing ground for many tapasvis, Sri Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple boasts of finest Kerala architecture and the inauguration of the temple was done in April 1975.

    The temple was named so because it ...

    Religious
  • Pulicat Lake

    Pulicat Lake

    Being the second largest brackish water (water which is high on salinity) lagoon in India, Pulicat Lake lies on the Coromandal Coast in South India. On a high tide, its area is spread around 450 square kilometres and on a low tide, it becomes 250 square kilometres. Approximately 60 kilometres ...

    Lake/Waterfall Places to see around
  • ISKCON Chennai Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

    ISKCON Chennai Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

    Inaugurated in April 2012 and spread across 1.5 acres of land, the Sri Radha Krishna Temple of ISKCON is the largest Radha Krishna temple in Tamil Nadu. Located on the East Coast Road, the main deities at the temple are Krishna and Rukmini.

    Apart from them, other deities ...

    Religious
  • Doveton House

    Doveton House

    Built by the genius architect Benjamin Roebeck in classic European style in the year 1798, Doveton House was named after Lieutenant General John Doveton. What was once a residential cum lodging place of English officers and served as a prison where victims were kept under the vigilance of British officers ...

    Monument
  • Annai Velankani Church

    Annai Velankani Church

    Located in Besant Nagar close to the beach, Annai Velankani is one of the most crucial praying areas and is regarded as the mecca for all Christians as well as people from other castes and religions as well. Every Thursday a special service is held in the evening from 7.30 ...

    Religious
  • Valluvar Kottam Monument

    Valluvar Kottam Monument

    Valluvar Kottam was built in the year 1976 to honour the great classical Tamil poet and saint Tiruvalluvar who wrote the famous Thirukkural. Three thousand stone blocks were used to create this memorial. All the 133 chapters of his work Thirukkural have been inscribed in the front hall corridor.

    Monument
  • Anderson Church

    Anderson Church

    Named after the first missionary of the Scotland Church, John Anderson, the Anderson Church is one of the most important historic buildings in Chennai. John Anderson is known for building a school in a rented house in George Town during his visit to Madras in 1837. After his death in ...

    Religious
  • Pallikondeswarar Temple

    Pallikondeswarar Temple

    Located in the Surutapalli village on the Tirupati (Balaji) route, the temple is 60 kilometres away from Chennai. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pallikondeswarar temple is the only temple where Shiva’s head is placed on Parvati’s lap. If you happen to visit this temple during Maha Shivratri and Sani Pardosham, witness ...

    Religious
  • Kovalam Beach

    Kovalam Beach

    Located just 25 kilometres from the city, Kovalam beach is part of the Kovalam village located on the shores of Bay of Bengal, on the East Coast Road next to Muttukaadu Bridge. Also known as Covelong beach, it is a crescent-shaped beach and offers truly magnificent views. Do not confuse ...

    Beach
  • Regional Railway Museum

    Regional Railway Museum

    A perfect knowledge getaway for your family, the regional railway museum walks you through the glorious past, challenging present and all developments that have taken place in the railway system over the years. Admire the tiny little models of coaches, bogies, tracks and other different types of trains at the ...

    Museum For Kids
  • Government Museum

    Government Museum

    Also known as Egmore or Madras Museum, the Government Museum was founded in 1851 and is touted to be India’s second oldest museum. Spread across 17 acres of land, the museum comprises of six buildings with 46 galleries. Some of them are believed to be approximately 100 years old. It ...

    Museum For Kids
  • Rukmini Devi Museum

    Rukmini Devi Museum

    Close to Besant Nagar, Rukmini Devi Museum can be easily reached by bus. Dedicated to Rukmini Devi Arundale, the founder of Kalakshetra, this museum is located at the Kalakshetra campus area. While you look at the museum, you can also visit the Kalakshetra campus.

    The museum showcases articles ...

    Museum
  • Sri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple

    Sri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple

    Situated in the quaint town of Mogappair (which means blessed with a child), it is believed that the main shrine of the temple possess the magical power of granting parenthood. Owing to this strong belief, many childless couples visit the temple and offer prayers to the Lord. Many have benefited ...

    Religious
  • Ripon Building

    Ripon Building

    Built in the year 1913, the Ripon Building is the official seat of the Chennai Corporation and is painted white as a representation of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Situated close to the Chennai Railway Station, it was constructed by Loganatha Mudaliar and was named after Lord Ripon who was the then Governor ...

    Monument
  • Kapaleeshwar Temple

    Kapaleeshwar Temple

    Dating back to the 7th century, Kapaleeshwar Temple is a fine example of Dravidian architecture. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati (who is worshipped in the form of Karpagambal - Goddess of the Wishing Tree), the temple is a marvel of beauty and architecture. There are two entrances to the ...

    Religious
  • Kalikambal Temple

    Kalikambal Temple

    Constructed in 1678, Kalikambal is primarily a Hindu temple and dedicated to Goddess Kalikambal, also known as Kamakshi (another form of Goddess Parvati) and Lord Kamateswarar. There is a placard and picture of Shivaji inside the temple as incidentally this is where the great warrior Shivaji used to pray in ...

    Religious
  • Sri Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane

    Sri Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane

    Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Sri Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane is quite close to the Marina beach and is situated at Triplicane in Chennai. Literally, the word ‘Parthasarathy’ means Arjun’s charioteer and hence the temple has a unique significance of being one of the very few temples in India to be dedicated ...

    Religious
  • The Anna Centenary Library

    The Anna Centenary Library

    An eight-storey structure, the Anna Centenary Library undoubtedly makes for South-Asia’s largest library. It is a perfect retreat for all those who look forward to take a break by simply reading a book amidst the calm atmosphere of the library.

    Built in September 2010, the library is spread ...

    Cultural
  • San Thome Church

    San Thome Church

    This 155 feet high church has huge significance as there are only three basilicas that are built over the tomb of St. Thomas (One of the seven Apostles of Jesus Christ, St. Thomas was buried in Mylapore) in the world. The first one is in Rome, the second in Spain ...

    Religious
  • Vadapalani Murugan Temple

    Vadapalani Murugan Temple

    Dedicated to Lord Muruga, Vadapalani Murugan Temple is almost 125 years old. It is quite popular in Chennai as many religious rites and marriage ceremonies are conducted here. Legend says that Annaswami Nayakar, an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga made a tiny thatched hut where he placed the image of ...

    Religious
  • Jagannath Temple Kanathur

    Jagannath Temple Kanathur

    Just 1 kilometre away from the main East Coast Road, the temple is located in Kanathur in Chennai. The main shrine of the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu along with Balabhadra and Subhadra. There are beautiful idols of Lord Shiva, Ganesh, Yoganarasimha, Devi Gajalakshmi and Bimala inside the temple ...

    Religious
  • Little Mount Shrine

    Little Mount Shrine

    Little Mount has two main shrines - the cave (where one of Jesus’s Apostles often comes for meditation) and the miraculous spring. The latter is also known as St. Thomas' fountain.

    It is believed that the holy Apostle who resided at the Little Mount was overwhelmed by people ...

    Religious
  • Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

    Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

    Chennai is home to many Sai temples but the one located in Mylapore is indeed a must-visit for any pilgrim. Also known as All India Sai Baba Samaj, this is a popular pilgrim spot in india. Other idols of Lord Ram and Lord Krishna can also be found in this ...

    Religious
  • Mylapore

    Mylapore

    Also known as Thirumayilai, Mylapore is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. A few kilometres drive to the South of Chennai, Mylapore is the main commercial centre of Chennai and is easily accessible by road, buses and MRTS system.

    A day trip to Mylapore is a good idea ...

    Places to see around
  • Marundeeswarar Temple

    Marundeeswarar Temple

    Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is managed by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The temple was expanded by the Chola dynasty in the 11th century. The main shrine of Lord Shiva comprises of Shiva’s three forms - Lord Theyagaraja, Lord Marundeeswarar (believed ...

    Religious
  • Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple

    Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple

    Dedicated to Hindu Lord Vishnu, Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple has a statue of the lord in a reclining posture on the five-headed serpent and worshipping the Shiva lingam. This is quite similar to the idol placed in Padmanabha Swamy Temple of Thiruvananthapuram. The sight is quite captivating and one cannot ...

    Religious
  • Arupadai Veedu Temple

    Arupadai Veedu Temple

    Located at Besant Nagar, Arupadai Veedu Temple attracts a lot of people from across the globe. While Lord Murugan is the famed lord in Tamil Nadu but you would rarely find all the six avtaars of the Lord under one roof. This rare form can be found at Arupadai Veedu ...

    Religious
  • Varasiddhi Vinayakar Temple

    Varasiddhi Vinayakar Temple

    Located opposite the Besant Nagar bus depot, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha who is also addressed as Varasiddhi Vinayaka. Many poojas (prayer ceremonies) are conducted at this temple and quite often alms are distributed amongst poor. A special musical and cultural program is held during the time of ...

    Religious
  • Puttaparthi Sairam Temple Sundaram

    Puttaparthi Sairam Temple Sundaram

    Approximately 9 kilometres away from the main city, this temple is located in RA Puram and was built by Shri Sathya Sai Baba. It is also one amongst the three main temples that were founded by Shri Sathya Sai Baba.

    The beautiful lotus-shaped prayer hall is spread across ...

    Religious
  • Ashtalakshmi Temple

    Ashtalakshmi Temple

    Close to the shores of Bay of Bengal, Ashtalakshmi temple is the only temple in the east coast of Tamil Nadu that is dedicated to the Goddess of wealth and Goddess of the eightfold achievements - Mahalakshmi. It boasts of a graceful shrine of Mahalakshmi in her eight forms on ...

    Religious
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church

    Our Lady of Lourdes Church

    The Marian shrine at the church is popularly recalled as the facsimile of the Basilica at Lourdes in France. It witnesses a huge crowd from across the world throughout the year. It is located in the vibrant town of Perambur in Chennai.

    Many people who visit this place ...

    Religious
  • Kumaran Kundram

    Kumaran Kundram

    Kumaran Kundram is almost 40 years old and is located on the hillock in Chrompet, one of the suburban areas in Chennai. At this temple, Lord Murugan is worshipped as the powerful deity as it is similar to the one in Swamimalai town in Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu.

    Religious
  • Connemara Public Library

    Connemara Public Library

    Be it any copy of any book, periodical or newspaper published in India, the Connemara Public Library has it all. This library is touted to be amongst the four National Depository Libraries of India.

    The collection of books at this library is huge. While one section is entirely ...

    Cultural
  • Armenian Church

    Armenian Church

    Reconstructed in 1772 on the Armenian cemetery, this church has become popular as it houses a stunning bell tower (also known as belfry) that contains 6 bells. With a massive weight of 150 kilograms per bell, the bells are huge in size ranging from 21 to 26 inches. At 9:30 ...

    Monument Religious
  • Karaneeswarar Temple

    Karaneeswarar Temple

    Primarily a Hindu temple, the Karaneeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Swarnaambikai (who is the divine mother Shakti). The lingam inside the temple is unusually a square-shaped one. Standing tall with a 7-storied gopuram, the temple boasts of beautiful South-Indian architectural designs.

    During Brahmotsavam and ...

    Religious
  • Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple

    Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple

    Situated close to Natesan Park and Tirupati Devasthanam Balaji Temple, Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple is one amongs the five mutts that were established by Shri Adi Shankaracharya thousands of years ago. This temple is managed by the Sringeri mutt and Sarada Devi Parameshwari (Goddess of Learning) is the main deity ...

    Religious
  • Tirupati Devastanam Balaji

    Tirupati Devastanam Balaji

    Located on the Venkat Narayan Road, this is one of the most famous temples of South India.Thousands of devotees come her all-year round to seek the blessings of Lord Balaji (one of the most revered deities in South India). Managed by the Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple Trust of Tirupati, it ...

    Monument
  • Broken Bridge

    Broken Bridge

    As the name suggests, Broken Bridge collapsed in 1977 due to strong river currents and since then has never been reconstructed. What was initially developed to assist fishermen to cross their path from Santhome Beach to Elliot's Beach via tricycles and rickshaws has now become one of the popular tourist ...

    Landmark
  • Anna Memorial

    Anna Memorial

    Located on Marina beach in Chennai, Anna Memorial was built in the honour of the great Dravidian leader Arinzar Annadurai as well as former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, C. N. Annadurai whose cremation was done here in 1969. The memorial is situated in the midst of a lush green park. ...

    Monument Park/Garden For Kids
  • Qurasani Mosque

    Qurasani Mosque

    Situated in the vibrant part of Chennai, Adyar, Qurasani Mosque is flanked by stunning minarets on sides. Known for conducting special prayer meetings and ceremonies in its large prayer hall, thi mosque is visited by a large number of people. What's more it is home to a library and a ...

    Religious
  • Prakasam Salai

    Prakasam Salai

    One of the fastest growing tourists spot in Chennai, Prakasam Salai is primarily an architectural milestone that was built in the year 1795 by the name of Popham's Broadway. Located opposite Parry’s Corner, it is just 1.5 kilometres from Chennai Railway Station.

    Spotted from afar due to its ...

    Monument
  • Breezy Beach

    Breezy Beach

    Though a small in size, Breezy Beach can be a perfect getaway for a sunset view or a quick stroll as it is less crowded as compared to other beaches in Chennai. It is also less polluted and very environment friendly. As the name suggests, the beach often witnesses cool ...

    Beach
  • The Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society

    The Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society

    When you are tired from a city tour or exploring the busy streets of Chennai, step into the beautiful gardens of The Huddleston by the Theosophical Society. This place is well-connected with different parts of the city. Established by Blavatsky, Olcott and Judge in the year 1875, this sprawling land ...

    Park/Garden
  • Guindy National Park

    Guindy National Park

    Located close to Raj Bhavan, Guindy National Park is an extension to the grounds of the official residence of the governors of Tamil Nadu. Spanning across an area of 270 hectares, this thorn forest is touted to be the smallest national park in India. Despite the size, the park is ...

    Park/Garden Zoo/Aquarium For Kids
  • Muttukadu Lake

    Muttukadu Lake

    En route to Mamallapuram (famous for rock-cut temples) and approximately 36 kilometres from the main city of Chennai, Muttukadu Lake can be an ideal family getaway for your family and friends. It is easily accessible as many buses and local taxis run from the city to Muttukadu Lake.

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Ramakrishna Mutt

    Ramakrishna Mutt

    Established in the year 1897 by Swami Ramakrishnananda, Ramakrishna Mutt has been visited by the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Brahmananda and Swami Shivananda. Located at the Mylapore Tank bus stop, it has idols of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.

    The Mutt provides free ...

    Religious
  • Jeeva Park

    Jeeva Park

    To ward off the global warming syndrome, Chennai has recently started developing old parks and setting up new park establishments within the city. Though Jeeva Park in the locality of T Nagar is an old one, it has been renovated and transformed into a well-maintained park bordered by a great ...

    Park/Garden
  • Arignar Anna Zoological Park

    Arignar Anna Zoological Park

    Also known as Vandalur Zoo, the zoo is approximately 19 kilometres from the main Chennai city. Built in 1855, it was the first public zoo in India to be affiliated by the Central Zoo Authority in India. However, it was made open to the public in the year 1861.

    Zoo/Aquarium
  • Cholamandal Artists Village

    Cholamandal Artists Village

    Located on the East Coast Road, approximately eight kilometres from the south of Chennai, Cholamandal Artists' Village represents an important arts centre in the entire state of Tamil Nadu. Spread over eight hectares of land, it lies close to the Bay of Bengal and has become a great tourist destination. ...

    Museum Cultural
  • National Art Gallery

    National Art Gallery

    Situated on Pantheon Road in Egmore district, the National Art Gallery building is made in pink sandstone, reminiscing that of the Jaipuri-Jaina style. Established in the year 1907 by T. Namberumal Chetty, the gallery was once known as the Victoria Memorial Hall. Displaying Mughal era paintings, religious statues and artifacts, ...

    Museum Cultural
  • Periaapaalayath Amman Temple

    Periaapaalayath Amman Temple

    Periaapaalayath Amman Temple is easily accessible from different parts of Chennai by buses and local taxis. Dedicated to Goddess Periyapalayathamma, (one of the avatars of Goddess Shakti), this temple also has shrines of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Muruga and many others. Many people visit this temple in huge numbers ...

    Religious
  • Thousand Lights Mosque

    Thousand Lights Mosque

    As the name suggests, it is said that almost one thousand oil lamps were lit up to illuminate the hall of this Mosque. Located in Anna Salai close to the Anna flyover, Thousands Lights Mosque is one of the largest mosques in India.

    Built in the year 1810 ...

    Religious
  • Periyar Science Technology Centre

    Periyar Science Technology Centre

    Situated at Kotturpuram in Chennai and part of the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centres, Periyar Science Technology Centre is one of the leading science centres of South India. More than eight galleries are dedicated to fileds like physical science, electrical, communication, energy, living science, invention, transportation and materials science. ...

    Museum For Kids
  • Vivekananda House

    Vivekananda House

    Dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, this monument is also known as Ice House. It is believed that in the year 1900, the great soul stayed in this house for six weeks. Established in 1877, this two-storey building is a Victorian architectural marvel with great designs of sunburst and gabled roof.

    Museum For Kids
  • Ratnagirishwarar Temple

    Ratnagirishwarar Temple

    Managed by registered Bhaktha Mandali, the temple primarily aims at the spiritual needs of its devotees. Approximately 13 kilometres from Vellore, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is widely known for the Murugan temple perched on the hillock which can be reached by climbing almost 130 steps.

    Religious
  • Adeeswar Temple

    Adeeswar Temple

    Adeeswar Temple is one of the most noted temples of Jainism in Chennai and is dedicated to Shri Rishabhadev (Adi Bhagvan). Adeeswar temple was constructed in the early 1st century BC. Legend says that Valluvar who resided in Mylapore was the first to observe the temple. However, some scholars debate ...

    Religious
  • Senate House

    Senate House

    Located in the campus area of Madras University, the Senate House is well-designed. Conceived by the genius architect Robert Fellowes Chisholm, it is one of the most stunning buildings in Chennai. Flanked by four towers and domes painted in earthy colours, the monument is a perfect example of the Indo-Saracenic ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Mundakaneeyaman Temple

    Mundakaneeyaman Temple

    Known by the locals as Mundagakkanni Amman Temple, it is dedicated to Goddess Renuka Parameswari who is also addressed as Mundagakkanni Amman. An ancient structure, some say that the temple was built around 1,300 years old.

    The architecture of the temple is marvellous with a three tiered rajagopuram. ...

    Religious
  • Madras High Court

    Madras High Court

    Chennai’s major landmark, Madras High Court is close to Marina Beach and St George Fort at the Parry's corner. It is highly acknowledged by tourists and locals alike as it was one amongst the three High Courts that were prevalent in pre-Independent times under Queen Victoria’s rule in the 19th ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Sri Krishna Gana Sabha

    Sri Krishna Gana Sabha

    One of the most interesting cultural institutes in Chennai, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha was established in the year 1953 by Sri Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer. The primary aim of the institute is to promote Indian music, dance, drama and religious discourse.

    Conducting various programmes every year, the organisation aims ...

    Cultural
  • St. Andrews Church

    St. Andrews Church

    Constructed in the year 1780 for the Scottish community in Chennai, St Andrews Church is recognised as `the Queen of Scottish Churches in the East'. Also known as Kirk, the church is managed by the body of Church of South India (CSI). The church was conceptualised and constructed by the ...

    Religious
  • CSI Wesley Church

    CSI Wesley Church

    Built in the year 1905, CSI Wesley Church is situated in the Royapettah area in Egmore in Chennai. The church is easily accessible as it is just 50 meters away from the bus stop. Founded by the Methodists earlier, it has now become a part of the Church of South ...

    Religious
  • CSI Church House of Prayer

    CSI Church House of Prayer

    Built in the year 1947 at St. George’s Cathedral Chennai, this church was formed from the union of the South India United Church and the southern provinces of the Anglican Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon. The church campus reverberates with prayers and hymns making it a prayer hall ...

    Religious
  • Wallajah Mosque

    Wallajah Mosque

    A historic landmark and an architectural marvel, the Wallajah mosque is popularly known as the Big Mosque in Chennai. Built by Muhammad Ali Walajah, the building was constructed in line with proper symmetry and is a great example of Indian, Islamic and Iranian architecture. Neither metal nor wood was used ...

    Religious
  • Fort Museum

    Fort Museum

    Nestled amidst walls of the St. George Fort in Chennai, Fort Museum was constructed in the year 1948. Supervised by the management of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the museum displays an antique collection of historic items and valuables like arms, uniforms, medals, porcelains, coins, manuscripts, paintings, prints and textiles. ...

    Museum
  • St. Mary's Church

    St. Mary's Church

    Popularly known as the Westminster Abbey of the East, St. Mary’s Church is part of the famous St. George Fort. It is one of the oldest Anglican churches and British buildings in India. Established in the year 1680, the church's architecture is worth admiring.

    Today the church has ...

    Religious
  • St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

    St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

    Built over the tomb of St. Thomas and standing tall at 300 feet above sea level, this church is located in close proximity to Chennai International Airport. The National Shrine is part of the Catholic Diocese of Chingleput, supervised under Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan.

    Dedicated to ...

    Religious
  • Lord Shantinath Jain Temple

    Lord Shantinath Jain Temple

    While most of the temples and other worship places in Chennai display a beautiful design made of rocks, this two-tiered Shantinath Jain temple is a marvel in itself as it was made from limestone and marble. Shimmering white and showcasing the brilliance in architecture, this temple attracts a lot of ...

    Religious
  • Chokhi Dhani

    Chokhi Dhani

    Based on a unique concept, experience the authentic Rajasthani culture (food, lifestyle, fun and live entertainment) in an ethnic village setup in Chennai. Spanning across 15 acres of land, this is a perfect way to spend your evening with near and dear ones.

    Packed with a huge array ...

    Theme Park