14 attractions you should visit in Chennai - With photos & details

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Top 14 attractions to explore in Chennai

Chennai is the capital and largest city of Tamil Nadu. It is well known for unique culture, Jellikettu, Pongal, and Temples.

Anna MemorialUnnamed Road, Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
Tombs
Notable Architectures

This is a memorial structure built in the Marina beach Chennai in memory of the former chief minister of Tamilnadu Mr Annadurai.

Arignar Anna Zoological ParkGST Rd, Vandalur, Tamil Nadu 600048, India
Zoos

This is the first public zoo in India, affiliated with the central zoo authority of India.

Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar TempleKapaleesvarar, Kesava Perumal Sannathi St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
Hindu Temples
Notable Architectures

Kapaleeswarar temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located in Mylapore. The temple is an ancient one that was built around the 7th century in Dravidian architecture.wh

Chennai Marina LighthouseMarina Beach Road, Marina Beach, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
Lighthouses

A lighthouse situated in the Marina beach Chennai facing the bay of  Bengal on the east coast of the Indian subcontinent.

Chetpet EcoparkKMC, 814, Poonamallee High Rd, opposite to New Bupathy Nagar, New Bupathy Nagar, Kilpauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600010, India
Lake/ River/ Ponds

This is a nice venue for boating and fishing. Auge walkway is there around the lake and it is decorated very well.

Connemara Public LibraryMuseum Compound, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008, India
Monuments

One of the four National Depository Libraries which receives a copy of all books, newspapers, and periodicals published in India. Situates in a British era building with great architecture.

Dr MGR MemorialMarina Beach Road, Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
Tombs
Notable Architectures

Mgr memorial is a memorial structure built on the Marina beach adjacent to the Anna memorial. This memorial is built in the memory of former chief minsiter and actor DR M.G Ramachandran and his protege J. Jayalalitha whose bodies were buried at this site.

Elliots BeachElliots Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090, India
Beaches

This beach is the endpoint of the Marina beach shore. A prominent landmark on this beach is the Karl schmiditt memorial.

Government Museum ChennaiGovernment Maternity Hospital, Pantheon Rd, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008, India
Museums

One of the most famous sightseeing spots in Chennai. there  is a huge collection of artifacts and so many objects relating geology, archaeology, zoology, anthropology, etc.

Guindy National ParkRangeguindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600025, India
Viewpoints
Forests
Wildlife Safari Spots
Wildlife Sanctuaries

Guindy national park is a protected area of Tamilnadu and the 8th smallest national park in India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city.

Marina BeachMarina Beach, Tamil Nadu
Beaches

Marina beach is a natural urban beach in Chennai along the Bay of Bengal. this is the longest natural beach in the country.

Santhome basilica churchMarina Beach Road, Marina Beach, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
Churches

It is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in the Santhome city of Chennai which was built in16 th century by Portuguese explorers.

St. Thomas Mount National ShrineNear Guindy Kathipara, Parangi Malai, St Thomas Mount, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600016, India
Viewpoints
Churches
Mountain Peaks
Tombs
Short Hikes

A small hillock in the Chennai city. The ancient Syrian church community of India traces the origin of their church here.

Valluvar KottamValluvar Kottam, Tirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034, India
Monuments
Notable Architectures

Valluvar kottam is a monument in Chennai, dedicated to the classical Tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar.

Map of attractions in Chennai