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Chennai Local Places


Chennai Temples

Chennai Local Places

Chennai - Kanchipuram

Chennai - Mahabalipuram

Chennai - Vellore

Chennai - Pondichary

Chennai - Chenji

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Chennai - Tirupathi

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Marina Beach

Marina Beach

Marina Beach is a beach in the city of Chennai, along the Bay of Bengal, part of the Indian Ocean. The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north tNao in the south, a distance of 13 km. The Marina used to be famed for its pristine beauty, jolly ambiance, and rich ecosystems. Marina beach is a major tourist attraction. People visiting Chennai make a point to visit the beach. The beach is popular for its shops and food stalls. The memorials and statues, morning walk, joggers' track, lovers' spot, aquarium, etc., make it a hangout for people of all ages.


A set of stone statues adorns the roadside area of the beach. Most statues are of national or local legends like Mahatma Gandhi, Kannagi and Thiruvalluvar, while others have symbolic significance like the Triumph of Labour Statue. Memorials for M. G. Ramachandran and C. N. Annadurai, former Chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, are present on the beach. Recently, a statue of the actor Sivaji Ganesan was installed. Facing the Marina Beach stands the Vivekananda House (formerly known as the Ice House) where the great monk Swami Vivekananda stayed for nine days in 1897. The Vivekananda House hosts art exhibits about the life and mission of Swami Vivekananda, the ideologies of the Hindu religion, etc.


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Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam is a modern landmark in Chennai, India which is dedicated to the classical Tamil poet, philosopher and saint Thiruvalluvar. Valluvar Kottam is located at the intersection of the Kodambakkam High road and the Village road. Valluvar Kottam now stands at the point which was the deepest point of a lake which was located in the area. The construction of Valluvar Kottam is like a temple chariot, and it is a replica of the temple chariot in Thiruvarur. A life-size statue of the Thiruvalluvar has been installed in the 39 metre high chariot. The auditorium of Valluvar Kottam can accommodate around 4,000 people.


The monument was constructed in 1976 in the memory of Thiruvalluvar, who wrote his famous Thirukkural about 2,000 years before. All the 133 chapters of the Thirukkural which include 1330 verses are inscribed on bas-relief in the front hall corridors. It is situated at the meeting point of the Kodambakkam High road and the Village road. The magnificent monument dates back to the year 1976 and was constructed in the memory of Thiruvalluvar, the classical Tamil poet-saint.


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Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Arignar Anna Zoological Park also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, a suburb 30 kilometers south of the city of Chennai, India and 15 kilometers from Chennai Airport on GST Road. The Zoo is contiguous with the Guindy National Park. Founded in 1855, the Park was the first public zoo in India. It is recognized by the Central Zoo Authority of India. Spread over an area of 1260 acres, it is the largest zoological garden in India and is believed to house more than 170 species of mammals, birds and reptiles in about 81 enclosures.


The zoo is open from 9.00am to 8.00pm on all days except Tuesdays. All the animals, especially the big cats, are back in their cages after 5.00pm; thus most tourists prefer to visit them before going on to the other exhibits. One can easily end up walking 10-15 km across the stretch of the park. Battery-operated vehicles are also available. Elephant safari was introduced in the zoo starting from the summer of 2008. Visitors can travel on elephants for a tour around the zoo.


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Egmore Museum

Egmore Museum

Government Museum, established in 1851, is located in Egmore, Chennai, South India. The Museum complex consisting of six buildings and 46 galleries covers an area of around 16.25 acres (66,000 m²) of land. The objects displayed in the museum cover a variety of artifacts and objects covering diverse fields including archeology, numismatics, zoology, natural history, sculptures, palm-leaf manuscripts and Amravati paintings.


Notable collections in the Museum are the world famous South Indian bronzes, Amaravati sculptures, Tanjore (Thanjavur) armoury, inscriptions on stones and copper plates, the Dowleshwaram hoard of gold coins of Raja Raja I and Kulothunga I, the Chengam hoard of copper coins, artifacts from the Megaliths of Adichanallur, the Bruce Foote Collection of prehistoric stone implements, Roman and other artifacts from the famous site of Arikamedu (near Pondicherry), the exquisite crystal reliquaries from the Bhattiprolu Stupa and the enormous skeleton of the whale obtained on shore near Mangalore.


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Ranganathan Street

Ranganathan Street

Ranganathan Street is a street in T. Nagar, Chennai, India. It is located on the approach to the Mambalam train station. Many commercial establishments can be found on Ranganathan Street. On the street can be found many commercial establishments ranging from street hawkers selling safety pins to big stores selling gold jewelry. Many vegetable vendors also sell their wares on Ranganathan Street.


Throughout the year the street is FULL of people. Traditionally, it is busiest during Deepavali by nature of this street offering consumers the opportunity to purchase a variety of commodities. The most famous among the establishments on Ranganathan Street are the Saravana stores. The street is a famous icon of T. Nagar and due to its proximity to Mambalam railway station, people from all parts of Chennai and Tamil Nadu flock to Ranganathan Street for shopping, especially during festive seasons. The street served as the inspiration behind the critically acclaimed tamil movie 'Angaadi Theru'.


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