Chennai Tourist Guide

Chennai Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
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About Chennai

Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is a major commercial, cultural, economic and educational center in South India. It is also known as the "Cultural Capital of South India" and was declared as the most liveable city in India by the Institute of Competitiveness on account of economic, social, security and medical conditions as parameters.

Chennai Tourist guide: Overview

Chennai is the most famous and big city of Tamil nadu in south India with its historic landmarks and buildings, long sandy beaches, art centers and parks, art & craft and their tradition and culture. Chennai city is formerly known as Madras, which is also known as the ‘Gateway to South India’ and the cultural capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.  

This city is one of the most important tourist attractions because of actually in the neighboring town of Mahabalipuram with its ancient temples and rock carvings of the 7th century Pallava kingdom. Chennai is also listed as the Lonely and peaceful planet to travel for Tourist and has been the most visited city in India by foreign tourists ever. Chennai is most preferred destination by travelers from all around the world. The destination for types of travelers be from family, kids and couples and however, mostly preferred by Couple,

Why you must visit Chennai

You must visit chennai due to its various tourist excursion which are Museums, Park, Temples, Beaches and Churches. Chennai is the most visited city in India by foreigners with top ranked and it attracts with their culture and nice lifestyle which is highly attracts to the foreigners. Chennai is also an important centre for Caryatid Music and hosts a large cultural event, the annual Madras Music Season, which includes performances by hundreds of artists. It is an important centre for the "Bharatanatyam", a classical dance form. The Tamil film industry, which is one of the largest film industries in India.

Chennai is a foodie's paradise also so you certainly mustn’t miss when you visit Chennai. There are number of tourist places in Chennai, which can be explored by travelers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travelers.

Tourism in Chennai

With temples, beaches and centres of historical and cultural significance, including the UNESCO Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram, Chennai remains the most visited city in India. Chennai has been the most visited Indian city since 2008, in terms of foreign tourists arrival.[188] In 2011, Chennai was ranked 41st in global top 100 city destination ranking, with 3,174,500 tourists, a 14 percent increase from 2010, up from 650,000 in 2007. In 2009, Chennai attracted the highest number of foreign tourists in the country. The city serves as the gateway to the southern part of India with tourists landing in the city and starting their trip to the rest of the region. Top foreign nationals visiting the city includes those from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Singapore, followed by the United Kingdom, France and the United States. In 2010, the figure of foreign tourist arrival increased by 40 percent in the first half of the year.[189] About 830,620 domestic tourists arrived in Chennai in March 2011. Currently, the city has 24 luxury hotels in the five-star and five-star deluxe categories.

Recreation in Chennai

Zoo, beaches, and wildlife parks form the primary recreation areas of the city. The Arignar Anna Zoological Park, one of the largest zoological parks in the world, attracts nearly 2 million visitors per year. The city boasts two popular beaches, the Marina and Elliot's. Guindy National Park, a protected area of Tamil Nadu, has achildren's park and a snake park, which gained statutory recognition as a medium zoo from the Central Zoo Authority of India in 1995. Chennai houses several theme parks, namely MGM Dizzee World and Queens Land.The safety of several amusement parks has been questioned after several fatal accidents occurred. Other important recreation centres include Madras Boat Club, which is over 140 years old, and Gymkhana Club, which is famous for its 18-hole golf courses. Built in 1867, Madras Boat Club is the second oldest rowing club in India.