Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. It is an attractive tourist destination for the tourists visiting from different parts of the globe. It is the largest city in the entire south of India and one of the four metro cities in India.
Although city has had the influence of the British culture for 350 years, it has yet retained its conventional culture since it was the center for the Pallavan culture much before the British rule. Chennai has also been the crown of the Dravidian culture and civilization. The climate is Chennai is almost always hot and humid. And thus the best time to visit Chennai is during the winter months.
Some of the places worth visiting in Chennai are described in brief below:
The Marina Beach- this is the beach which attracts people from all over the world. This is the largest beach of the country and worth a visit. Next in the itinerary is the St George’s Fort that was constructed in 1653. The oldest Anglican church of India, St Mary’s, Sri Parthasarathy Temple and also the Kapileshwara temple are worth a visit on a Chennai sightseeing tour.
The Chennai tour package also include the other tourist attractions like the Meenaxi temple, Mahabalipuram, the Santhome Cathedral that was built on the tomb of the apostle of St Thomas etc. The snake park located inside the Guindy national Park, Raj Bhavan estate also has a huge collection of different species of snakes and reptiles and is worth visiting.
Chennai is also the leader of the Theosophical Movement and it is head quartered at Adyar. It was founded by Colonel Olcott and Madam Blavatsky in 1882. You can also visit this place and learn more about the movement. When you opt for the Chennai tour packages, depending on your budget and also your duration of the trip, you can include many other tourist places that are in the vicinity of Chennai like the temple tours from Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram, Thanjavur, Rameshwaram, Tiruchirapalli and Chidambaram. In fact, Thanjavur is also the birth place of the dance form Bharatnatyam.
If you are a littlee spiritually inclined, you can visit the big mosque in Chennai that is located in the Janbazar of Triplicane along the Wallajah road. The kandaswamy temple is located in Cheyyur and is worth a visit. The Ayyappan temple in Anna Nagar is one of the land marks in Chennai. It is home to the Panchaloka idol of the Ayyappan and also hosts other deities like Ganesha, Durga, Anjaneyar and Muruga.
Apart from the spiritual journey, you can also choose some solitude and serenity while on a Chennai sightseeing tour. Visit Kovalum Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Chennai while on a tour of the city. It was built by Nawab of the Karnatic. It was also once the French hub in India. In simple words, Chennai is a delight for the travelers belonging to different parts of the world. Thus if you are planning for a trip to South India, you can start with Chennai as a base and tour the entire south of India.