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University of Madras, Chennai
Rank 1
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Madras High Court, Chennai
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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.    The... Read More »
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Marina Beach, Chennai
Marina Beach, Chennai
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 81
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  • Type: Beach
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. Marina Beach is a... Read More »
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Thousand Lights Mosque, Chennai
Thousand Lights Mosque, Chennai
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Ranked 4 of 81
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  • Type: Mosque
The Thousand Lights Mosque of Chennai is a popular pilgrimage destination of the Shia community of India. Located on Anna Salai Road in Chennai, Thousand Lights Mosque is famous for its architectural splendour. It is said that 1000 oil lamps were lit up to illuminate the hall of the... Read More »
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Valluvar Kottam, Chennai
Valluvar Kottam, Chennai
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 81
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  • Type: Monument
  • Entry: Paid
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 consists of an... Read More »
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Marundeeswarar Temple, Chennai
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  • Type: Temple
Marundeeswarar Temple is a prominent temple situated in Thiruvanmiyur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Marundeeswar, the God of Medicines. The main idol in the sanctum sanctorum is a swayambhu (self formed) lingam. Other than the main idol, smaller shrines of Vigneshwara,... Read More »
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St. George Fort, Chennai
St. George Fort, Chennai
Rank 7
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  • Type: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
St. George Fort is an important historic monument in Chennai. Located on Rajaji Salai in Chennai, Fort St. George is named after St. George who is believed to have preached in Chennai.   St. George Fort was built by the British East India Company in the year 1640. This fort is... Read More »
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Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai
Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 81
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  • Type: Zoo
  • Entry: Paid
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 was shifted to... Read More »
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MGR Film City, Chennai
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Ranked 9 of 81
Places to Visit in Chennai
  • Type: Entertainment Centre
The MGR film City is a film studio complex situated in Taramani. Named after the popular film actor and long time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, late M. G. Ramachandran, MGR film City is a popular tourism and recreation centre. Established in 1994, MGR film city attracts both filmmakers and the... Read More »
Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai
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Places to Visit in Chennai
  • Type: Beach
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 families and... Read More »
Government Museum, Chennai
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Ranked 11 of 81
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  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
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. Government... Read More »
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Senate House, Chennai
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 81
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Located in the campus of the University of Madras, nearby Marina Beach, Senate House is an architectural marvel built by Robert Fellowes Chisholm. Built between 1869 – 1873, Senate House exhibits a blend of Indo-Saracenic and Byzantine styles of architecture. The huge Central Hall... Read More »
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San Thome Basilica, Chennai
San Thome Basilica, Chennai
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 81
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  • Type: Church
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 in South India... Read More »
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Christ The King Church, Chennai
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 81
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  • Type: Church
Commissioned by French clergymen, designed and built by an Indian architect, the Christ The King Church is a fine example of gothic architecture and stands proudly in the middle of Loyola College campus. The awe-inspiring edifice has beautiful pointed arches, ribbed vaults, rose windows,... Read More »
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Theosophical Society, Chennai
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 81
Places to Visit in Chennai
  • Type: Historic Place
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. But the society was... Read More »
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Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Chennai
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 81
Places to Visit in Chennai
  • Type: Temple
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 the original Palani... Read More »
Covelong Beach, Chennai
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 81
Places to Visit in Chennai
  • Type: Beach
Covelong Beach is a popular destination among beach lovers. Covelong Beach is regarded as one of the finest beaches in the state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the coast of Coromandel, between the cities of Chennai and Mahabalipuram, Covelong Beach is famous for beach activities and its serene beauty.... Read More »
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Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 81
Places to Visit in Chennai
  • Type: Temple
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 Vijayanagara Kings in... Read More »
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Guindy National Park, Chennai
Guindy National Park, Chennai
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 81
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  • Type: National Park
  • Entry: Paid
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, Guindy National Park... Read More »
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St. Mary's Church, Chennai
St. Mary's Church, Chennai
Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 81
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  • Type: Church
St. Mary's Church is one of the historic monuments in Chennai. Located within the historic site of Fort St. George, St. Mary’s Church is a reminder of the British Raj in India, looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India. St. Mary's Church, built in 1680, is... Read More »
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