Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu is located on the northeastern corner of the state and is bounded by the Bay of Bengal. The district was formerly known as Madrasapattinam or Madras District. Chennai district still holds all the elements of the Dravidian civilization even as it has now come to the fore as a cosmopolitan city. The capital city representing the economic, historical, cultural and intellectual development of our country is also referred to as the “Gateway of India”.
Chennai is popularly and fondly known as “Singara Chennai”, has a diverse fair of heritage, culture, architecture, art, sculptures, music and technology.
Chennai is a place with a very strong historical background combined with a famous cultural heritage like Classical dance, Musical fests, Sculptures, Crafts and Architecture etc. It is a place best suited for both old generation and youngsters. Since it is an ‘IT hub’, people come to Chennai to build a career for a bright future.
Tourist Attractions in Chennai District
Chennai District offers many tourists attractions, places of worship and other recreational spots to explore and enjoy.
- Marina Beach
- Government Museum
- Fort St. George
- St. Mary’s Church
- Fort Museum
- Wellesley House
- Valluvar Kottam
- Gandhi Mandapam
- Kabaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai
- Church of our Lady of Expectations, Chennai
- Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai
- Bhaktha Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Naganallur
- Marundeeswarar Temple, Chennai
- ISKCON Temple, Chennai
- Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Chennai
- Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Chennai
- Annai Velankanni Church, Besant Nagar
- Behram Jung Mosque, Chennai
- Guindy National Park
- Arignar Anna Zoological Park
- Semmozhi Poonga
- Chokhi Dhani
- Queens Land Amusement Park
- Kishkintha Theme Park
How to reach Chennai
Road – Chennai District is well connected with all major cities in India. Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal (CMBT) is one of Asia’s largest bus stations.
Rail – The city’s largest rail head is Chennai Central Station providing access to all major and small towns in the State and across India. Chennai Egmore is the other rail head that connects the city with destinations primarily within the state of Tamil Nadu.
Air – Chennai International Airport is located at a distance of 7 kilometers from the main city.