Being the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is one of the top tourist attractions. The pulsating capital, Chennai has a mix of cultures. Situated at the coast of Bay of Bengal Chennai, often recognized as the “Detroit of India” and “Gateway of South”. It is filled with a number of historic sites and beautiful coastal. Chennai is home to historical monuments, beaches, and wildlife sanctuary. Some of them majorly include Semmozhi Poonga, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Pulicat Lake, Kapleeswarar Temple, Breezy Beach, National Art Gallery, Little Mount Shrine Etc. This is one reason why you will find this city is filled with tourists all year-round. Some of the top attraction of Chennai is listed below :
When talking about the top Chennai tourist attraction, the first one that comes to the list is Marina Beach. This is the second largest beach in the world and naturally instant choice of everyone that visits Chennai. Marina is the natural urban beach along the Bay of Bengal. This stretched out to a distance of 13 km making it the longest natural urban beach in the country. This is a place where you do not have an entrance fee but a lot of entertainment. You could take a walk along the Marina beach with your near and dear ones or even all alone and enjoy the cool evening sea breeze along with a hot plate of crispy sundal and murukku.
Another beautiful attraction that one cannot miss when in Chennai includes, Murundeeswarar Temple. Murundeeswarar Temple is one of the popular monuments in Chennai. Before you visit this beautiful monument, it is wise to be aware of its history. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity of Shiva, located in Thirukachur. Murundeeswarar Temple has been a place of worship especially for people with diseases and those facing various problems with their health. A fine specimen of Dravidian architecture, this temple is a serene and peaceful place to be when in or around Chennai.
Arignar Anna Zoological Park
One such pleasing to the eye place the biggest zoo of South East Asia: Arignar Anna Zoological Park is situated in Vandalur, Kanchipuram. This zoo is rich in its flora and fauna and supports as many as 138 different species. Spread across the 1260 acre make it the largest zoo in South-East Asia. The park has drawn its name from the Tamil politician, Mr. Arignar Anna. The main objective of the park is to create awareness about the conversation of wildlife and try to put an end to the extinction of the endangered species. Some of the wildlife found here include tiger, hyena, panther, lion and many more. Elephants ride and lion safaris is available. If you are up to it you could the entire stretch of the park.