Make your own free website on Tripod.com

 

SEVEN WONDERS

Eiffel Tower

Taj Mahal
Babylon
Tower Of Pisa
Pyramids
Empire Builiding
Great Wall
 

 

THAILAND

Thai Festival
Island
Beach
Thai Temples
Night Life
Gem&Jewelry
 
 

TAMILNADU

Ooty
Kodaikanal
Sirkali
Chidambaram
Mayiladuthurai
Coimbatore
Trichy
Madurai
 

 

 
 

Uploaded on

14.01.2004

 
 

Location of Chennai :  TamilNadu
Chennai is Hub Of : South India's Film Industry
Formerly Called : Madras
                                    Chennai - The Gateway To The Southern India

Chennai is the fourth largest city in India and the capital of Tamilnadu state. With a vast population of about six million people, Chennai is a city that is growing, expanding and changing vigorously. Chennai, previously called Madras, is comparatively a new city, about 350 years old. The erstwhile villages of Mylapore, Triplicane, Ezhambur (Egmore), etc.,all now a part of

 Chennai, have a recorded historical past centuries older than Chennai. Chennai is a gracious city that has a clear skyline, long sandy beaches, parks, historic landmarks and tourist infrastructural facilities which make it a convenient entry point or base to start a tour of Tamil Nadu and South India.

PRIME ATTRACTIONS/PLACES TO SEE :           Marina Beach - Golden sand, good surf and a shimmering clean blue sea; this in a nutshell is Marina beach. This beach is counted among one of the longest beaches in Asia.

Valluvar kottam - The Valluvar Kottam, on the corner of Kodambakkam High Road and Village Road, Chennai, is a standing memorial to immortal Tamil Poet-Saint Thiruvalluvar. It is a massive auditorium,

constructed on reclaimed land from an unused   lake filled with the  It is a massive auditorium, constructed on reclaimed land from an unused lake filled with the city's garbage and debris. It was opened in the year 1976 and the auditorium is said to be the largest in Asia and can accommodate about 4000 people.
 

EXCURSIONS FROM CHENNAI CITY :MGR Film City - Known to the world over for its film industry, MGR Film City is a special delight, which houses various locations and settings for film shootings besides dubbing and re-recording theatres. Several sets of artificial scenery like forests, waterfalls, market places etc., are built here to serve as background for the shooting of films. It is the only studio with outdoor sets- Mughal gardens,  Greco-Roman amphitheater and a giant concrete shark to pose before. It has many film studios and a film School.

Mahabalipuram - Located at a distance of 58 km from Chennai, Mahabalipuram has everything that makes a site memorable; tradition, history, piety, western annals, and current importance as a centre of tourism. 

VGP Universal Kingdom (VGP Golden Beach) : VGP Universal Kingdom is the one stop tourist destination in Chennai, set against sylvan surroundings, fascinating beach front lush greenary and beautiful layouts that are soft on the feet. It has hi-tech rides like Mixer, Roller Coaster, Flying Machine, Balloon Racer, Dashing Car, Water Chute, Go-Kart, Jungle Safari and the like to entice adn enthrall visitors. Other attracrtions include Animate Doll Kingdom, Panneer fort with exquisitely carved pillars, Water Cascades, Extensive Food Courts and multi cuisine restaurants to tickle every tasty bud. Easily accesible. Just 20 mts. drive from city. 

MGM Dizzee World: Many amusement items such as Giant wheels, Toy trains, Water rides, Roller coaster etc. enthrall the visitors. Park : 1/74, New Mamallapuram Road Muttukadu, Chengai District. 

Kishkintha : 30 Kms from Chennai City. Chennai Kutralam, Water rides, Bumper Car, Twister, Trooper, 3D cinema are some of the attractions here

Little Folks / Dolphin City : This is the first in the country to organise shows with a Dolphin. Visitors can also relax and be entertained in the theme park situated across the road.  Park : Kingslee Circle, Muttukadu-603104.   

Vedanthangal: bird sanctuary is 85 kms from Chennai. It continues to be a paradise for bird watchers, especially during the winter season, when birds in myriad colours and kinds descend on the lake in hordes. Grey herons, little cormorants, white pelicans, hornbills, storks, egrets, darters are the popular winter visitors to this secluded retreat. November to February are in fact the best months for bird watching at Vedanthangal. Every year, these migratory birds come from afar to nest here during this season.

Kolavai Lake - Boating -TTDC : This is one of the tourist spot, a boating centre near Chenglepet . The facilities in lake waters ideal for joy rides and  boating  .                       Dash N Splash : Situated at 30 kms from Chennai. The Wave, Free-Fall, Spiral and Children slides along with artificial rain fall and Children park.