Chennai is the most visited cities in India. People across the world visit here every year. Most of the time people come for medical treatments, but apart from that, it has the most beautiful destinations to visit which includes sandy beaches, and historical sites of the 7th century Pallava kingdom.
Some of the best destinations of the city are as follows:
1. Marina Beach
Among all the best destinations in Chennai, the first place is Marina Beach. Not only in India but also it’s a world-famous beach. Therefore, the Marina beach in Chennai is the second longest urban beach in the world. The beach also attracts many people each day both tourists as well as local citizens of the city.
2. Fort St. George
The Fort St. George is one of the oldest forts of our country. Britishers constructed this fort in 1653 and if a person visits the fort, then he or she will also be able to witness a church which the Britishers have built to pray to their almighty.
3. Vivekanand House
Swami Vivekanand had his stay in Chennai at this place. It is now an equally important tourist place. If a person visits the attraction, then he or she will be familiar with many facts and figures associated with the life of Swami Vivekananda.
4. Thousands Lights Mosque
This is also one of the beautiful and unbelievable destinations of Chennai. One thousand oil lamps lightness the mosque, from where the mosque has got its name. The decoration of the mosque will amaze a person. Not only Muslims even Hindu or tourists of any religion visit the mosque to witness its beauty and unbelievable decoration. If a person attends the mosque, then he will be confused about whether he or she has appeared in heaven.
5. Sri Parthasarathy Temple
Chennai’s oldest temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is constructed by the Pallavas in the 8th century. The temple is home to five icons of Lord Vishnu – Narasimha, Rama, Gajendra Varadaraja, Ranganatha and Krishna. The construction or the design of the temple will give one a scenario of the battle of Kurukshetra hat took between Pandavas and Kauravas. Many Hindus visit the temple and also bow down their head in front of Lord Krishna.
6. Connemara Public Library
It was constructed in the 19th century. It attracts all kinds of book lovers. If a person is fond of reading books, then he or she should visit this place without fail and enjoy reading their favourite books. All kinds of books are found here such as historical books, love stories, murder mysteries, political books, funs stories etc.
7. One of the best destinations in Chennai is the snake park
Snake Park is another unique destination for tourists travellers. It is called a snake park because it is home to various categories of snakes such as black panther, king cobra and other reptiles are also found here. Visiting the place will be adventurous and also a memorable day for a person. A person will get to learn many things about snakes here. Came into existence in 1972, this place is visited by not only tourists but also local inhabitants.
8. Arignar Anna Zoological Park/Vandalur Zoo
The zoo was formed in the year 1855 when India was under British rule. It was the first public zoo in India. Even today it stands one of the best destinations of Chennai and as a matter of fact, its home to 500 wild species, including 46 endangered species along with all kinds of mammals, birds, reptiles etc.
9. MGM Dizzee World
It is located 45 km far from the main town of Chennai. To enjoy non-stop fun one must visit this place also. Especially, on Sundays or holidays, parents take their children at this place to enjoy the day. Not only that people also hang out here with friends, families, boyfriend/girlfriend etc. And if a person visits this place they will definitely spend some more time here.
10. National Art Gallery
It was constructed in the year 1907 by T. Namberumal Chetty. Therefore, the construction reveals the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Moreover, the museum comprises of the medieval handicrafts, sculptures, metal ware and paintings.
11. Velankanni Church
Another important attraction of Chennai is Velankanni church. This church is located on the Elicot’s beach. If a person visits the Elicot beach, then they will never return without visiting the church. It is dedicated to Madonna- who is considered as the Lady of Health for the Christians.
12. St. Marry’s church
St. Mary is the first Anglican Church which the East India Company in India built in 1679. The church never fails to attract tourist including foreigners. Thus, Christmas is celebrated with great enthusiasm in this church.