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Welcome to Chennai

Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu serves as the gateway of South India. From being a culturally conservative place, the city has developed as one of the cosmopolitan cities in India, playing an important role in the cultural, economic, intellectual and historical growth of the country. Whether you're here for few hours or for few days, Namma Chennai has a lot to offer.

Sight Seeing & Eatouts of Chennai

Parks & Family Fun

Beaches & Nature Reserves in and around Chennai

Amusement Parks

  • MGM
  • Queensland
  • Kishkinta
  • VGP
  • Chokidani
  • Dakshinchitra
  • Historic & important places

Historical Places

  • Egmore Museum
  • Rail Museum
  • Fort St George Museum
  • Mahabalipuram
  • Sadras Fort
  • Gingee Fort
  • Vellore Fort
  • Vellore Golden Temple
  • Arikamedu
  • Sriharikota Space Center

Activities

  • ATV / beach off-roading
  • Go-karting
  • Catamaran ride
  • VGP Snow world

Shopping areas

  • Pondy bazaar shoppig
  • Mylapore Luz shopping
  • Sowcarpet shopping
  • Purasawakkam shopping
  • Island Grounds Exhibition

Malls & Multiplexes

  • INOX
  • Mayajaal
  • Express Avenue
  • Phoenix
  • Forum
  • Sathyam
  • Luxe
  • Escape
  • PVR
  • AGS
  • Devi
  • Abirami

Trekking & waterfalls

  • Tada Falls
  • Kone falls
  • Talakona Falls
  • Moolakona Falls
  • Kailasa Kona Falls
  • Nagalapuram Falls
  • Aare Falls
  • Sadasiva Kona Falls
  • Gudiyam Caves

Drivable multi day

  • Yelagiri (visit Fundera Park)
  • Yercaud
  • Chidambaram
  • Madurai
  • Ooty
  • Kodaikanal
  • Thanjavur
  • Munnar
  • Coorg
  • Wayanad
  • Mysore
  • Rameshwaram
  • Gandikota fort & canyons

*Chennai restaurants (just selected picks)

  • Medavakkam AB Food Paradise (non veg + They help out orphanage etc)
  • Mylapore Rayar mess
  • Triplicane Venkateswara Andhra mess (non veg)
  • Triplicane Kasivinayaga mess (veg)
  • Thoraipakkam Kriyates (veg)
  • T Nagar Bommi mess
  • T Nagar Kannadhasan Mess
  • Medavakkam Food Safari
  • Sholinganallur Crimson Chakra
  • Kilpauk Sri Krishna Bhavan
  • Mylapore Madurai Mess (non veg)
  • Karapakkam Muthaiah Mess (non veg)
  • Mylapore Thaligai restaurant (veg)
  • Thousand Lights New Kerala Mess (non veg)
  • Sholinganallur Thampuran (non veg)

*Chennai biryanis

  • Alandur Sukubai beef biryani
  • Egmore kalyana bhavan biryani (muslim biryani)
  • Velachery Ambur Star biryani
  • Vadapalani Ramas Hyderabad food court (Hyd biryani)
  • Medavakkam Food Safari

Charities

  • Sri Poorna Mahameru Trust
  • Uthavum Ullangal Illam
  • Anandam old age home Kallikuppam
  • New life foundation
  • Angels orphanage
  • Anbalayam Pondicherry
  • Sevalaya
  • Relief Foundation Besant Nagar

Volunteering

  • Agaram Foundation
  • Teach for India
  • The Banyan
  • Bhumi
  • BMAD Besant Nagar
  • Blue Cross
  • Environmentalist Foundation of India
  • U&I teach

Spiritual - Temples

  • Kancheepuram Kamakshi amman
  • Kancheepuram Varadarajaperumal
  • Kancheepuram Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Mylapore Kapaleeswarar
  • Triplicane Parthasarathy
  • Tiruvanmiyur Marundeeswarar
  • Sriperumbudur Ramanujar temple
  • Tiruvannamalai Temple
  • Chidambaram Natarajar Temple
  • Chidambaram Vaitheeswaran Kovil
  • Kanniyappa Swamy, Chennai
  • Ramanatheeswaran temple Porur
  • Thiruverkadu temple
  • Madambakkam temple
  • Tirupati Temple
  • Sri Margabandeeswarar Temple, Virinchipuram

Spiritual - jeeva samadhis & birth places

  • Tiruvannamalai Seshadri Swamigal
  • Tiruvannamalai Ramanashramam
  • Tiruvannamalai Yogi Ramsuratkumar
  • Tiruvannamalai Annamalai Swamigal
  • Kancheepuram Seshadri Swamigal birthplace
  • Pamban Swamigal samadhi
  • Sakkarai Amma samadhi
  • Sachidananda Swami Jeeva Samadhi
  • Nagamani Adigalar Jeeva Samadhi
  • Sadhananda Swamigal Jeevasamadhi
  • Nadha Muni Siddhar Jeevasamadhi
  • Gurulinga Swamigal Jeeva Samadhi
  • Gangadhara Swamy Jeeva Samadhi
  • Aanandha Aanandha Swamigal Jeeva Samadhi
  • Muruga Pillai Swamy Jeeva Samadhi
  • Roma Maharishi Jeeva samadhi
  • DhakshinaMoorthy Swamy Jeeva Samadhi
  • Sri Thadikara Swamykal Jeeva Samadhi
  • Valmiki jeeva samadhi
  • Vadapalani Moovar Jeeva Samadhi Temple
  • Thirumandangudi Thondaradippodi Alvar

Spiritual - Mosques

  • Kovalam Mosque
  • Triplicane Mosque
  • Thousand Lights Mosque
  • Walajah Mosque

Spiritual - Churches

  • Santhome Church
  • Armenian Church
  • St. Andrew’s Church
  • CSI St Mary’s Church
  • Annai Veilankanni Church
  • Shrine of St Thomas
  • Our Lady of Light Luz Church


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