Tourist Places in Chennai

Places to Visit in Chennai

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Chennai Average Rating - 5.7/7 1 based on 27501 Ratings

Chennai is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Chennai is, however, mostly preferred. The best season or months to visit places in Chennai are February, March, September, October, November, December. There are 507 tourist places in Chennai, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Chennai can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Chennai for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Chennai Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Chennai, browse through photos & pictures, explore Chennai using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Chennai, which are great places to visit, are Arupadalveedu, Perungudi Lake, Medavakkam Lake, Madippakkam Eri, Lakmi Narashimar Temple. Chennai can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Chennai Tourist Places



Marina Beach, Chennai
Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 507
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Average Rating
5.7 / 7 1
534 Ratings & 362 Reviews
Marina Beach of Chennai is a popular destination. Marina Beach is one of the longest urban beaches in the world. Stretched along the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal for about 12 km, Marina Beach is bordered by St. George Fort in the North and Besant Nagar in the... Read More »
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  • Type: Beach
79%
voted as clean
Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 507
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Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
81 Ratings & 54 Reviews
Besant Nagar Beach also known as Elliot's Beach or 'Bessie' is a picnic spot located in Chennai. Besant Nagar a residential area is named after the famous lady theosophist Annie Besant and Besant Nagar Beach is the end point of the Marina beach shore. A favourite spot for... Read More »
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  • Type: Beach
91%
voted as clean
Elliott Beach, Chennai
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 507
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Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
46 Ratings & 28 Reviews
Elliott Beach, located towards the South of Marina Beach is a calm place and is considered one among the cleanest beaches in Tamil Nadu. Known also as ‘Bessei’ among the natives, Elliott Beach is ideal for relaxing and lazing around.Elliott Beach can be easily reached by... Read More »
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  • Type: Beach
94%
voted as clean
VGP Golden Beach, Chennai
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Ranked 4 of 507
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6.0 / 7 1
40 Ratings & 27 Reviews
VGP Golden Beach is a beach attached to the VGP Universal Kingdom situated on East Coast Road. This beach lies adjacent to the amusement park and is one of the safest and cleanest beaches making it one of the most preferred beaches in Chennai. VGP Golden Beach is one of the... Read More »
"Golden Park"2 months ago "Interesting place"Dec 1, 2015
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  • Type: Park
  • Entry: Paid
62%
voted as clean
Guindy Snake Park, Chennai
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5.8 / 7 1
43 Ratings & 24 Reviews
Guindy Snake Park is located nearby Guindy National Park at Adyar, in the suburbs of Chennai. The Park is home to as well as a breeding centre for diverse species of snakes, lizards, crocodiles and turtles. It has more than 30 species of Indian snakes like King Cobra, Indian... Read More »
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  • Type: Zoo
  • Entry: Paid
82%
voted as clean
Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai
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6.1 / 7 1
33 Ratings & 23 Reviews
Arignar Anna Zoological Park is situated at Vandalur, which is about 35 km from the city of Chennai. Arignar Anna Zoological Park originated within Chennai city near Park Town in the year 1855. But due to expansion, it was moved out of the city in 1877. In 1979, the zoo... Read More »
  • Type: Theme Park
  • Entry: Paid
67%
voted as clean
MGM Dizzee World, Chennai
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Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
20 Ratings & 15 Reviews
On the East Coast Road, about 45 km from Chennai, is a huge amusement and entertainment park- MGM Dizzee World. With innumerable slides, rides and exciting Arrow Loop Roller Coaster, Dashing Boat and 110 feet Dizee Shake, it is a complete fun package for all ages. A beautiful... Read More »
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  • Type: Park
86%
voted as clean
Queens Land, Chennai
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Ranked 8 of 507
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Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
22 Ratings & 14 Reviews
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  • Type: Temple
75%
voted as clean
Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 507
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Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
19 Ratings & 13 Reviews
The Parthasarathy Temple of Chennai is an ancient temple built in the Dravidian style of architecture. Located in the heart of the city on Peter's Road, Parthasarathy Temple was built in the 8th century by Kings of the Pallava dynasty. Later it was reformed by... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
99%
voted as clean
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Chennai
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Ranked 10 of 507
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Average Rating
6.3 / 7 1
19 Ratings & 12 Reviews
Shirdi Sai Baba temple is located at Mylapore in Chennai. This temple was constructed to honour the memory of the much venerated saint; Sai Baba of Shirdi who has devotes all over the world and is known to have performed many miracles. The unique attraction of the Sai Baba... Read More »
"For the Spiritual Soul"3 days ago "Blissful Brilliance"Nov 7, 2015
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  • Type: Temple
Ashtalakshmi Temple, Chennai
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 507
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Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 11 Reviews
Ashta Lakshmi Temple is one of the famous temples in Chennai. The Ashta Lakshmi Temple of Chennai, situated towards the southern end of Elliot’s Beach, is one of the two Ashta Lakshmi temples in India, the other being in Hyderabad. The Ashta Lakshmi Temple of... Read More »
"Morning is the best time to visit"2 weeks ago "Second visit"Aug 27, 2015
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  • Type: Bridge
99%
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Broken Bridge, Chennai
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 507
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Average Rating
5.6 / 7 1
16 Ratings & 10 Reviews
Broken bridge of Chennai is a bridge leading to nowhere. Actually a bridge constructed at the mouth of River Adayar in 1967 had partially collapsed in 1977 due to bad weather. The bridge was never repaired and the remains stand as a tourist attraction. Now the broken bridge is... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
99%
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Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Chennai
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5.9 / 7 1
12 Ratings & 9 Reviews
Vadapalani Andavar Temple is located in Vadapalani area in Chennai. Built around 125 years ago, it is dedicated to Lord Muruga and is one of the most frequented temples of the city. Annaswami Nayakar, a devotee of Muruga was the founder of the temple. The idol here resembles... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
50%
voted as clean
Kapaleeswara Temple, Chennai
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Ranked 14 of 507
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6.0 / 7 1
14 Ratings & 9 Reviews
The Kapaleeswara Temple of Chennai is one among the most visited temples in Tamil Nadu. Located in Kutchery Road of Mylapore in South Chennai, Kapaleeshwar Temple is considered as a fine example of Dravidian style of temple architecture. Kapaleeswara Temple, dedicated to... Read More »
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  • Type: Church
83%
voted as clean
Annai Velankani Church, Chennai
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 507
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Average Rating
6.3 / 7 1
12 Ratings & 8 Reviews
Dedicated to Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Annai Velankani.Annai Velankani Church at the Elliot's beach in Chennai. It is a replica of the Basilica of Our Lady of Health, Velankani and hundred's of people visit this beautiful shrine everyday. With Indo Gothic architecture, the... Read More »
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  • Type: Church
99%
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St. Thomas Mount National Shrine, Chennai
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 507
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Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
12 Ratings & 7 Reviews
"Calm Shrine"3 months ago "Pleasant Mount"Jan 10, 2016
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  • Type: Temple
99%
voted as clean
Thirumalai Thirupathi Devasthanam, Chennai
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6.4 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 7 Reviews
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) is a temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. It is located on the Venkatanarayana Road at T Nagar in Chennai. The Tirumala temple in Chennai is modelled after the more famous and original Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh. A complete replica... Read More »
"Good place to visit"2 months ago "Good atmosphere"Dec 17, 2015
  • Type: National Park
  • Entry: Paid
99%
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Guindy National Park, Chennai
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Ranked 18 of 507
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5.5 / 7 1
11 Ratings & 7 Reviews
Guindy National Park in Chennai is situated within the city premises, on the ground extension of Raj Bhavan. Guindy National Park is ranked as the 8th smallest National Park of India.  Spread over 2.82 sq km of tropical dry evergreen forest along the Coromandel Coast,... Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
75%
voted as clean
Ripon Building, Chennai
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 507
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Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
10 Ratings & 7 Reviews
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  • Type: Church
99%
voted as clean
San Thome Basilica, Chennai
Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 507
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Average Rating
6.1 / 7 1
10 Ratings & 7 Reviews
San thome Cathedral is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, at Mylapore in South Chennai. Santhome Cathedral is a popular religious centre. It is believed that Santhome Cathedral was originally constructed by St. Thomas, the Father of Indian Christianity, when he was... Read More »
"Famous church in Chennai"3 weeks ago "Must visit in Chennai"3 months ago
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