Chennai Tourism

Chennai is a very well developed city of India. It is also the capital of Tamil Nadu. It is also listed as one of the metropolitan city of India. Formerly it was known as Madras. It is situated on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is very well developed in the Industrial sector it is also known as the “Detroit of India” because most of the automobile industries have their head offices and manufacturing unit there. Chennai is the third largest populated city in India after Mumbai and Delhi.

Chennai is the most surfing city on the internet by the foreigners in India also it is the most visited place by the tourist after Delhi, Mumbai ad Agra. Chennai is always famous for its historic landmarks and buildings, beaches (Marina Beach, Elliots Beach, Kovalam Beach etc.), cultural and art centers, parks, Pilgrimage Spots and Adventure Lands. Every year tourists from various countries like United States, England, Srilanka, Malaysia, South Africa etc. came to visit this city.

 Percentage of tourists from different countries who came to visit Chennai

  • United States – 8.7
  • United Kingdom – 4.8
  • Malaysia – 56
  • Singapore – 39.6
  • France – 24.3
  • Australia – 15.2
  • Sri Lanka – 61.3
  • Germany – 11.2
  • Italy – 9.5

Museums & Art Galleries

  • Connemara Public Library
  • National Art Gallery
  • Connemara Public Library
  • Fort St. George
  • Mary’s Church inside Fort St.George
  • Valluvar Kottam
  • Kalakshetra
  • The National Art Gallery

Pilgrimage Spots

  • Kapaleeshwarar temple in Mylapore
  • The Wallajah Masjid
  • Kapaleeshwarar temple
  • Parthasarathy Temple
  • The Vadapalani temple
  • Thomas Mount
  • The Santhome Basilica
  • The St. George’s Cathedral

Parks

  • The Guindy National Park
  • The Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur Zoo)
  • The Botanical Garden

Shopping Points

  • Spencer Plaza
  • George Town and Parrys Corner
  • Mint Street
  • Burma Bazaar
  • Moore Market
  • Pondy Bazaar
  • Phoenix Market City
  • Abirami Mega Mall
  • Mayajaal
  • Spectrum mall

Adventure Lands

  • MGM Dizzee World
  • VGP Universal Kingdom
  • Queen’s Land
  • Kishkinta
  • Dash N Splash

 

Other Tourist Attractions

  • Santhome Basilica
  • Interior of Santhome Basilica
  • Chettinad Palace
  • Chennai viewed from St. Thomas Mount
  • War Memorial
  • Schmidt memorial
  • Government Museum at Egmore
  • Valluvar Kottam
  • Aringar Anna Zoolological Park in Vandalur
  • The Victoria Public Hall

 

Top 10 destinations in Chennai

  1. Marina Beach
  2. Kapaleeswarar Temple
  3. Arignar Anna Zoological Park
  4. Elliot’s Beach
  5. St Thomas Mount
  6. Vadapalani Murugan Temple
  7. Fort St George
  8. Marundeeswarar Temple
  9. Baba Temple
  10. Government Museum Chennai

Top 10 Hotels in Chennai

  1. ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
  2. Ramada Chennai Egmore
  3. Savera Hotel
  4. E Hotel
  5. The Park Chennai
  6. The Leela Palace Chennai
  7. Hotel Ammu Palace – Budget Hotel
  8. The Raintree Hotel, Anna Salai
  9. Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai
  10. Clarion Chennai

Top 10 Restaurants in Chennai

  1. Kaidi Kitchen (Mylapore)
  2. Azzuri Bay (Adyar)
  3. Faaso’s (Besant Nagar)
  4. Diff 42 – Resto Lounge (Velachery)
  5. Social (Santhome)
  6. Barbeque Nation (Vadapalani)
  7. Momo Restaurant (Old Mahabalipuram Road)
  8. Prems Graama Bhojanam (Adyar)
  9. Moonrakers (Mamallapuram)
  10. Hotel Saravana Bhavan (Mylapore)

Geographical Statistics

  • Name: Chennai
  • Country: India
  • Capital of: Tamil Nadu
  • Area: 426 km²
  • Population: 4.344 million (2001) UNdata