Location of Chennai
Chennai is Hub Of : South India's
Formerly Called : Madras
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.
previously called Madras, is comparatively a new city, about 350 years
old. The erstwhile villages of Mylapore, Triplicane, Ezhambur (Egmore),
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
and South India.
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.
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.
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
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) :
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
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.
30 Kms from Chennai City. Chennai Kutralam, Water rides, Bumper Car,
Twister, Trooper, 3D cinema are some of the attractions here
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.
Kingslee Circle, Muttukadu-603104.
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.
these migratory birds come from afar to nest here during this
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
Dash ‘N’ Splash :
Situated at 30 kms from Chennai. The Wave, Free-Fall, Spiral
and Children slides along with artificial rain fall and Children