Chennai, a coastal city which is also the fourth largest Indian city, is full of heritages that narrate stories of past and at the same time also gives an experience of the modern India. Chennai has a reputation of giving all the travelers a complete package of history as well as entertainment. Chennai has so many beautiful places to go to that one can never run out of places to go to.
Chennai is filled with temples with ancient and magnificent architecture. These temples have stood there over time and are a great cultural heritage. After the architecture and history, another thing that Chennai is famous for is its beaches. Chennai has some of the best beaches in India and is known for all the adventure sports as well as beach activities that one can enjoy here.
Two places that one has to visit while in Chennai are:
Kapaleeshwar Temple: This temple is dedicated to Shiva and Karpagambal. The temple even holds a festival in the month of March and April. This place apart from being a religious spot is also famous for its unique architecture.
Marina Beach: This is India’s largest beach which is spread across Chennai from Fort St. George to Besant Nagar. It is famous for the spectacular sun rise and peaceful, relaxing day at the beach with the palm trees on one side.
Another city that has to be visited from Chennai is Kanchipuram. One can reach here by hiring cabs from Chennai to Kanchipuram. The city is mostly famous not just in India but also outside because of its sarees, Kanchipuram Sarees. This city is also known as, ‘The golden city of thousand temples’. Kanchipuram attracts tourists from across the world wanting to study about Hinduism or simply to see the magnificent ancient architecture that has restored at this place.
Kanchipuram as the name given is the city of temples so, one has to make a few pit stops to these temples while in Kanchipuram. Kanchi Kamakshi Temple is one of the must visit place in Kanchipuram. It is one of the highly regarded temples there which is dedicated to Kamakshi (Goddess Parvathi). Another, temple that one has to go is the Kailasanathar. Along, with offering one’s prayers, one can also enjoy the majestic architecture of this temple.
After Kanchipuram, another destination stop that one should make is in Mahabalipuram. Like Kanchipuram, even this place is famous for its architectural delightful temples and also for their rock-cut caves. Along, with the caves, one can also enjoy the beach side of this place which has beautiful white sand. One can hire a Chennai to Mahabalipuram taxi and reach this place.
The place is also known for the variety of Crocodiles that are found here. There are crocodile bank houses that one has to visit to look at some of the most exquisite variety of alligators as well as crocodiles. Also, the main occupation of the villagers there is fishing and one can enjoy amazing seafood at this place and relax in beach resorts.
Another destination that is close by to Chennai is Vellore and one can simply reach to this place by hiring Chennai to Vellore cabs. Located on the banks of river Palar, it is an ideal destination for group activities and one can enjoy family get-togethers here.
One should visit the Vellore fort while in Vellore. The picturesque fort has a temple, mosque, and church inside its premises and also houses some other buildings in its surrounding. This fort stands out for its Military architecture and is also popular as the resting place of Sri Vikrama Rajasinha.