10 places to visit in Chennai
1. Marina beach
If you are in Chennai you are lucky to visit the India’s largest beach which is Chennai Marina Beach Chennai Marina Beach as various food stalls, rides and various games. Lighthouse which is very famous in Chennai. Marina Beach also consists of aquarium a swimming pool and the park.
The ancient place Mahabalipuram is 60 km away from Chennai the best way to visit Mahabalipuram is the east coast road one of the beautiful scenery road in Chennai with the beach view on one side of the road it’s a clean traffic free road with 1 tollgate in between the iconic Shore temple the famous spot in Mahabalipuram this place is suitable for team outing can spend a whole day here with lots of resorts providing a day outing facility you can even surf in the sea.
3. Elliot’s Beach
Elliots beach also known as Besant Nagar beach is another famous beach in Chennai this beach is next after Marina Beach. Besant Nagar consist of lot of restaurants, cafes, snack bars this place is also famous for Ashtalakshmi temple and Velankanni Church. the fine time is to visit this place is evening.
4. Connemara Public library
Kannimara library is one of the Asia’s largest library it was constructed around 19th century there is a wide collection of books around 6 lakh books we can find here this is a one of the divine place for The Scholars this is a best place to visit if you want to immerse yourself in knowledge.
5. Guindy National Park and the snake park
This is the only part which is located inside the city Chennai you can visit from any place of Chennai to here within an hour this is one of the few places in Chennai to visit with family Guindy National Park is not a major part but consists of any animals the snake park is the home to Cobra and python and also have some birds in it.
6. Royapuram fishing Harbour
Royapuram fishing Harbour is located in North Chennai places hub for fishermen in Chennai, There are around 600 plus boards accommodated here, The best time to visit is he is the evening time and also in morning to visit the fish market where you can find wide range of fishes.
7. Aringar Anna Zoological Park
Arignar Anna Zoological Park is also known as Bangalore through which is located 13 kilometres from Chennai it is a home for more than 160 species of animals you can spend a whole day in this Zoological Park it is spread around 2498 s close opened on 1855 has Madras zoo around 1.77 million visitors visits every year.
8. Semmozhi Poonga
Semmozhi Poonga located in art of Chennai it is a Botanical Garden visit us can relax in the ground and also consists of butterfly garden, fern garden, sunken Garden and many theme Gardens. entry fee would be around 15 rupees it opened 10 years ago. it is covering an area of 20 acres.
9. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary easy and small bird sanctuary which is located in padalum in Kanchipuram District which is 75 km from Chennai every year in this sanctuaries season around 30000 Birds visits this area around 115 species of birds are recorded at the word and uncle Bird Sanctuary the birds like heron, egrets, and spoonbills visits every year.
9. Pulicat Lake
Pulicat Lake is formed by the backwaters of Bay of Bengal it is the second largest lagoon in India Bird Sanctuary stands in the middle of this Lake this 98 km from Chennai it is one of the most underrated tourist spot in Chennai.
10. Covelong Beach
Another Beach in Chennai which is next to Besant Nagar Beach it is 40 kilometres from Chennai and it is before Mahabalipuram once it was a major port in Chennai now it has become tourist attraction Kovalam beach is well known for beach activities there are lots of resorts. place is good for water sport activities such as windsurfing and swimming