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15 Things to do in Chennai

October 10, 2023

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Explore the vibrant city of Chennai with our curated list of 15 must-visit attractions and activities. From historic sites to cultural experiences, discover the best of Chennai's offerings for an unforgettable journey.

1. Spend a Day at Marina Beach

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Situated in the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Marina Beach is a natural urban beach along the Bay of Bengal.

2. Sunbathe at Breezy Beach

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Breezy Beach lays in the remote and serene neighbourhood of Valmiki Nagar in Chennai. Being smaller and less polluted, its a perfect getaway for anyone looking for a peaceful evening.

3. Take a Tour of MGR Film City

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Having been established in the year 1994, a considerably new structure, the MGR Film city is managed by the Government of Tamil Nadu in loving memory of MG Ramachandran who was not only a crowd-pleasing tamil actor but also a longtime CM of Tamil Nadu

4. Trek the Koli Hills

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With an ominous name which means 'Mountain of Death', Koli Hills are a mountain range located in the Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu.

5. Chennai Food Walk Tour: Relish South Indian Cuisine

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Chennai is popular for its mouth-watering, finger-licking, sumptuous South Indian cuisine.

6. Fun & Games at VGP Golden Beach

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Considered as one of the cleanest and beautiful beaches in Chennai, VGP Golden beach is one of the most sought-after destinations in the area by family and friends.

7. Experience the Surreal Scuba Diving

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Chennai could get quite hot in the summer and beating the heat would be the top priority in summers. Then why not dive into the Bay of Bengal somewhere off the coast of Chennai.

8. Visit the Ancient Royapuram Fishing Harbour

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Under the administration of Chennai Port Trust, Royapuram Fishing Harbour is one of the most popular fishing grounds in Chennai.

9. Visit the Magnificent Valluvar Kottam

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Situated in the beautiful city of Chennai, Valluvar Kottam is a temple chariot like-monument built to honour the renowned classical Tamil poet and saint, Thiruvalluvar.

10. Seek Blessings at Marundeeswarar Temple

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The magnificent Marundeeswarar Temple, in Tiruvanmiyur, near Chennai has the temple deity Shiva in the form of Marundeeswar or Aushadeeswarar, the God of Medicines.

11. Lion Safari at Arignar Anna Zoological Park

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Perhaps one of the most popular picnic spots in Vandalur, Kanchipuram District, the Arignar Zoological Park is an amazing place to discover the flora and fauna of the region.

12. Visit the Divine Ashtalakshmi Temple

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Ashtalakshmi Temple, a delightful and soft coloured temple complex, is located in Besant Nagar, in the South Indian state of Chennai.

13. Read Some Books at Connemara Library

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The year 1896 witnessed the inauguration of a new and remarkable landmark in the city of Chennai- the Connemara Library, which is a treasure trove of books, newspapers, periodicals and other related texts.

14. Shopping in T Nagara

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T Nagar is one of the busiest neighbourhoods in Chennai, and also the most crowded one. It serves as a commercial and economic hub, as well as a residential area.

15. Rejuvenate at the Serene Elliot's Beach

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Elliot's Beach aka "Besant Nagar Beach" or "Bessie" is located in Besant Nagar, Chennai. It forms the end-point of the Marina Beach shore and is named after Edward Elliot (who was once the Chief Magistrate, Superintendent of Madras and Governor of Chennai during the British times).

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