Tourist Places in Chennai

Places to Visit in Chennai

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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 by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Chennai are February, March, September, October, November, December. There are 586 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 Jagannath Temple, Kanathur, Sri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Armenian Church, Connemara Public Library, The Anna Centenary Library. Chennai can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Chennai Tourist Places



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Marina Beach, Chennai
  • Type: Beach
Marina Beach, Chennai
Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 586
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5.5/ 7 1
71 Ratings & 56 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 South.... Read More »
"World's second largest beach"1 week ago "Dirty Beach"2 weeks ago
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Elliott Beach, Chennai
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 586
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5.8/ 7 1
10 Ratings & 8 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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Guindy Snake Park, Chennai
  • Type: Park
  • Entry: Paid
Guindy Snake Park, Chennai
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 586
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4.8/ 7 1
8 Ratings & 6 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: Beach
Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai
Rank 4
Ranked 4 of 586
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6.1/ 7 1
8 Ratings & 5 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... Read More »
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Valluvar Kottam, Chennai
  • Type: Monument
  • Entry: Paid
Valluvar Kottam, Chennai
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 586
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Average Rating
4.3/ 7 1
5 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Valluvar Kottam is a popular destination in Chennai. Valluvar Kottam is located towards the corner of Kodambakkam High Road and Village Road of Chennai. Valluvar Kottam was built as a memorial to Thiruvalluvar, the author of 'Thirukkural'. Valluvar Kottam... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Chennai
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 586
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5.8/ 7 1
5 Ratings & 4 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 »
"Must visit temple"3 months ago "Worth a visit temple"Apr 2, 2014
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
University of Madras, Chennai
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 586
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5.2/ 7 1
6 Ratings & 3 Reviews
"Oldest University"3 months ago "Good campus near Marina"Dec 4, 2013
Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 586
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6/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 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 »
"Not to be missed in Chennai"2 months ago "Beautiful idol"3 months ago
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  • Type: Beach
VGP Golden Beach, Chennai
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 586
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5/ 7 1
5 Ratings & 3 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 »
"Good amusement park"3 months ago "Enjoy the excellent place"Jan 28, 2014
Ashtalakshmi Temple, Chennai
  • Type: Temple
Ashtalakshmi Temple, Chennai
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 586
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5.5/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 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 »
"The seashore temple!"2 months ago "Maintenance is good"3 months ago
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  • Type: Church
St. Thomas Mount Chruch, Chennai
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 586
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6.2/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
St. Thomas Mount church is one of the most popular churches of Chennai. Constructed by the Portuguese in early 16th century, the church lies on the small hillock where St. Thomas, the missionary was brutally killed. During 14th and 15th centuries, the condition of the church... Read More »
Madras High Court, Chennai
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Madras High Court, Chennai
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 586
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Average Rating
5.8/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Madras High Court is one of the popular monuments in Chennai. Located near Marina Beach, Madras High Court is a prominent landmark of Chennai city. Madras High Court was one among the three High Courts in Pre-Independent India, the others being in Mumbai and Kolkata. ... Read More »
"Heritage building"3 months ago "Good building structure"Nov 11, 2013
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Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai
  • Type: Zoo
  • Entry: Paid
Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 586
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Average Rating
6.2/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 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... Read More »
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Government Museum, Chennai
  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
Government Museum, Chennai
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 586
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Average Rating
5.3/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
The Government Museum, located on Pantheon Road of Egmore, is considered as the oldest Museum in India. Known also as Central Museum, Government Museum was built in 1851 in the College of Fort St. George. The Public Library was added in 1853 and the Museum was opened in 1896.... Read More »
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Theosophical Society, Chennai
  • Type: Historic Place
Theosophical Society, Chennai
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 586
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Average Rating
4.8/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Theosophical Society is one of the popular attractions in the city of Chennai. Located along the Adyar River, Theosophical Society of Chennai was founded by Annie Besant in the year 1875. The idea of the Theosophical Society originated in the United States of America.... Read More »
"Very well maintained"3 months ago "The Glory of Flora"Nov 19, 2013
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  • Type: Temple
Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Chennai
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 586
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5.3/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 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 »
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Guindy National Park, Chennai
  • Type: National Park
  • Entry: Paid
Guindy National Park, Chennai
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 586
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5/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 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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Birla Planetarium, Chennai
  • Type: Planetarium
  • Entry: Paid
Birla Planetarium, Chennai
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 586
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Average Rating
6/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Birla Planetarium is one of the popular attractions of Chennai that provide an insight in to the cosmic world. Situated at Kotturpuram, Birla Planetarium is an integral part of Periyar Science and Technology Museum. Birla Planetarium, built in memory of the famous... Read More »
"Space science comes to live"3 months ago "Educational trip"Dec 23, 2013
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National Art Gallery, Chennai
  • Type: Art Gallery
  • Entry: Paid
National Art Gallery, Chennai
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 586
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Average Rating
5.8/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
The National Art Gallery is located on Pantheon Road in Egmore. It is a fine example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The gallery was initially known as Victoria Memorial Hall. Built of sandstone in the year 1907 by T. Namberumal Chetty, the gallery... Read More »
"Dont miss this place!"2 months ago "Beautiful gallery"3 months ago
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Velankanni Church, Chennai
  • Type: Church
Velankanni Church, Chennai
Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 586
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Average Rating
5.8/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
The Annai Velankanni Shrine is situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, at the Elliot's beach, in Chennai. The Church is a popular tourist destination for visitors who come to offer prayers or visit the beautiful Bessie beach. The name Annai Velankanni strikes a... Read More »
"Peace of mind"3 months ago "Very good"Sep 13, 2013
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