From temples and beaches to zoos and shopping, the capital city of Tamil Nadu has everything in store for everyone. So, this vacation, while trotting around the land of southern India, reserve two days for the Gateway of South India, and even more, if you can. Because Chennai has a lot in store in its little sack.
With the reduced Delhi to Chennai flights price, take a nice excuse to make way to Chennai and Chennai will make you fall in love with itself. There are flights and trains from all major cities of India to Chennai, and if you put of nearby, grab the next taxi to Chennai and haste for a nice vacation or weekend to Chennai.
Here are the five places you must visit as a tourist to the city.
This is the most popular beach of Chennai, besides the Besant Nagar Beach. Elliots Beach is the perfect hangout place if you are coming to Chennai with your friends. Play your hearts out, the amazing games like volleyball, football,or cricket at the fringe of the beach. The gurgle of the beach waves, the pleasant breezes and the tranquilizing sunrise, will pacify your heart and chill you to the core. There are ice cream vendors, balloon sellers and other toy sellers for little kids. Enjoy.
One of the oldest temples in Chennai, the Kapaleeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most revered temples of southern India. Visit this temple to be blessed by the Almighty and pray for your blissful lives. The intricate architecture and the amazing design are worth capturing. Must not miss it.
Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Housing more than 170 species of animals, spread on a vast land of 510 hectares, the Arignar Anna Zoological PArk is the most adored destination among the tourists. A wide variety of fauna from lions, giraffes, elephants, panthers to wolves, deers, nilgai and a lot more are dotted across the manmade land, made to look natural. You can even sight these animals in an animal safari.
Tired of eating the same dosas and sambhar in south? Miss your favourite north Indian oil drowned dishes? Well, the Punnu Dhaba is for you! Savour the best Punjabi food, served in Chennai at the popular Punnu Dhaba, without burning a hole in your pocket! The mouth watering chicken varieties like Kaju chicken, Malai Chicken, Tandoori chicken and naans like Butter naan, malai paneer, will satiate your hunger pangs for the north Indian food.
The Pondy Bazaar ought to fall in the top 5 places to visit in Chennai. Every trip is incomplete without taking back souvenirs of your trip back to home to cherish your trip’s memories forever. So, the Pondy Bazaar is a must visit. You can buy here, a plethora of stuff at very pocket friendly prices. Clothes, handbags, electronics, jewellery, accessories, footwear, belts, toys, everything and anything is available here. Do not mind bargaining here, as the prices are not fixed. There are also a lot of eateries nearby, where you can energise yourself for more shopping. Good luck