Top 10  Best Places to Visit in Chennai 

It is the longest beach in India and the second longest in the World, a popular destination for tourists and locals. Enjoy a stroll along the promenade and mouthwatering local food stalls

Marina Beach

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An ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and a classical example of the Dravidian style of architecture, best known for its 37-m-high gopuram and carvings of the 63 Shaivate saints

Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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It is dedicated to Devi Lakshmi and her eight forms, known as the Ashtalakshmi, the bestower of all eight forms of wealth: offspring, success, prosperity, wealth, courage, bravery, food, and knowledge

Ashtalakshmi Temple

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It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and built by the Pallavas King Narasimhavarman I in the 6th century. The temple is one of the oldest in Chennai, mentioned in Brahmanda Puranam 

Parthasarathy Temple

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A memorial dedicated to the Tamil philosopher and poet Thiruvalluvar, it was built in the 1970s by Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi. The monument is shaped like a chariot and stands as a symbol of Tamil culture

Valluvar Kottam

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Also known as Vivekanandar Illam, a historical building where Swami Vivekananda stayed for nine days in 1897. The house played a significant role in spreading the Ramakrishna Movement in South India

Vivekananda House

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It means “A picture of the South” and is a living history museum that showcases South Indian culture and heritage. It was designed by Benny Kuriakose and opened to the public in 1996 


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Situated in the heart of the city, Guindy National Park is home to diverse flora and fauna. It includes a snake park and a children's park, a true paradise for nature lovers

Guindy National Park

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It offers a virtual tour of the night sky and cosmic shows on a perforated aluminum inner dome. It is considered India's most modern planetarium opened on May 11, 1988

Birla Planetarium

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A Roman Catholic basilica built over the tomb of St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. The church's neo-Gothic architecture and historical significance make it a notable landmark

San Thome Basilica

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