Navigers logo

Places to see in Chennai

  • ×

      

    favorite icon

    Best time to Visit Chennai: Jan,Feb,dec

    Category : Leisure: Beaches,Family Holiday

    Duration(days) : 3 Days

    Description

    Chennai is a beautiful coastal city. It is the capital of Tamil Nadu and one of the four major metropolis in India.

    Chennai has a variety of places for all kind of tourists from beaches, to historical monuments, temples , shrines to churches.

    The Marina beach of Chennai, is famous as the second longest beach in the world. It is the iconic landmark of the city.

     

    Shopping:
    There are many street markets in Chennai and are the popular places for clothes in affordable price.

    Some of the popular shopping destinations in Chennai are:

    • T. Nagar (Thyagaraya Nagar)

    • Pondy Bazaar

    • Parry’s corner

    • Sowcarpet


    Click on "Things To Do" tab to get the complete list of Places to see in Chennai. Read about the Top Things to do in Chennai and get best travel tips to plan your trip to Chennai sightseeing places

    Check out the wide range of Chennai Holiday packages with Navigers, covering top attractions of Chennai and popular sightseeing tourist places of Chennai

    things to do image

    Marina beach

    Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

    Marina beach is the iconic landmark of the city. It is the second longest beach in the world and runs to a length of 13 Km. You will find lot of entertainment options and food stalls in the evenings at the beach side. It is the perfect place to spend your evenings in Chennai.
    Expand More

      things to do image

      Government Museum / Madras Museum

      Entry Fees :₹ 15 Time To Visit :9:30 am to 5:00 pm (Closed on Fridays)

      Government Museum is the second oldest museum in India (after Kolkata's Indian Museum). It is spread across an area of 16.25 acres, and has variety of galleries filled with fine collection of artifacts and sculptures from the past, bronze gallery, animal galleries, botany galleries, puppet gallery, technology and science galleries, art galleries and more.
      Expand More

        things to do image

        Sri Parthasarathy Temple

        Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

        Sri Parthasarathy Temple is a 8th century temple, built by Pallavas. It is one of the oldest temples in Chennai. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is beautifully carved and is one of the prime attractions in Chennai. It is believed that the temple is situated at a place where the Seven Munis (Sapta Rishis) had meditated and hence it is called “Brindaranyasthalam".
        Expand More

          things to do image

          Kapaleeswarar Temple / Kapiliswarar Temple

          Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

          Kapaleeswarar Temple is another 8th century temple, built by Pallavas. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has 37 meters tall gopuram, which is beautifully characterized in Dravidian style of architecture.
          Expand More

            things to do image

            San Thome Church / Santhome Cathedral Basilica

            Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

            San Thome Church of Chennai, is one three St. Thomas Basilicas in the world (the other two are located in Rome and Spain). It was originally built in 1504 and is one of prime landmarks of the city.
            Expand More

              things to do image

              Fort St. George

              Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :10 AM - 5 PM (Closed on Fridays)

              Fort St. George was built in the year 1640 by the British East India Company. The Fort has a 20 feet thick wall. It houses St. Mary's Church & The Fort Museum. The Fort Museum houses a large repository of arms and weapons of British era.
              Expand More

                things to do image

                Victory War Memorial

                Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

                Victory War Memorial is near Fort St. George. It was constructed to commemorates the sacrifices made by soldiers of the Madras Presidency in service to the British Crown in World War I and II.
                Expand More

                  things to do image

                  Breezy beach / Thiruvanmiyur Beach

                  Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

                  Breezy beach is a small, clean and serene beach. It is popular for breezy walk with the view of picturesque sunset. The sea is clean and hence swimming and water sports are popular here. Other popular beaches in the city are VGP Golden Beach, Elliot's Beach or Besant Nagar Beach.
                  Expand More

                    things to do image

                    Wallajah Mosque / The Big Mosque

                    Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

                    Wallajah Mosque also known as The Big Mosque, was constructed in 1795. It is considered as is one of the most beautiful mosques in south India. Neither wood nor steel has been used in any part of this mosque.
                    Expand More

                      things to do image

                      Thousand Lights Mosque

                      Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

                      Thousand Lights Mosque is famous for its architecture, historical and religious importance. This beautiful mosque was built by the Nawab of Arcot in the 1880. It is a multi-domed mosque which is spread over three acres of land. The mosque derives it name from the fact that 1000 lights are needed to light the assembly hall.
                      Expand More

                        things to do image

                        Ripon Building

                        Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

                        Ripon Building is one of the most elegant buildings in Chennai. It was built in 1913, and is currently being used as Municipal Corporation office. It is a part of a large municipal complex, which includes parks, gardens, the Nehru Stadium, Victoria Public Hall and market space.
                        Expand More

                          things to do image

                          Valluvar Kottam

                          Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :8 AM - 6 PM (Closed on Fridays)

                          Valluvar Kottam was built to honour the great classical Tamil poet and saint Tiruvalluvar who wrote the famous Thirukkural. The memorial is the form of 101 feet high temple chariot. The monument front hall corridor has the inscription of all the 133 chapters of his work Thirukkural.
                          Expand More

                            things to do image

                            National Art Gallery

                            Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

                            National Art Gallery is a massive structure dedicated to art lovers. It was established in 1907, and displays some of the ancient paintings and handicrafts. It has four sections namely Tanjore Painting Gallery, Ravi Varma Painting Gallery, Indian Traditional Art Gallery and Decorative Art Gallery.
                            Expand More

                              things to do image

                              The Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society

                              Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

                              The Huddleston Gardens is spread over 260 acres. It is birdwatchers’ paradise, where you can spot wide range of migratory birds from all over the world. The garden also has a 450 years old banyan tree.
                              Expand More

                                things to do image

                                Semmozhi Poonga

                                Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

                                Semmozhi Poonga is a 20-acre park with over 500 varieties of trees and plants from all parts of the world. It has well-maintained gardens, artificial waterfall and is a calm green place to relax.
                                Expand More

                                  things to do image

                                  Arignar Anna Zoological Park

                                  Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

                                  Arignar Anna Zoological Park is a massive 510 hectare of zoo, which houses over 170 species of wildlife. You can explore this vast park through battery operated vehicle rides. The park has option for Elephant rides and lion safaris.
                                  Expand More

                                    things to do image

                                    Guindy National Park

                                    Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :9.00 am to 5.30 p.m

                                    Guindy National Park is spread over an area of 27.6 sq km. More than 350 species of trees and plants are found here. A snake park is also located nearby.
                                    Expand More

                                      things to do image

                                      Muttukadu lake

                                      Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :

                                      Muttukadu is a backwater destination and excellent picnic spot. It is situated on ECR towards Mahabalipuram. Muttukadu offers wide range of water sports options like wind surfing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, etc. The Covelong Beach and Dakshina Chitra Museum are close to this place.
                                      Expand More

                                        things to do image

                                        Pulicat Lake

                                        Entry Fees :₹ 5 Time To Visit :8 AM to 6 PM

                                        Pulicat Lake is second largest brackish water (water which is high on salinity) lagoon in India (after Orissa's Chilka Lake). The lake is 60 kms long and is an important stopover of migrant birds - with approximately 15,000 flamingos visiting the lake each year. Boat ride along with fishermen is one of the prime attraction of this place. The Nellapattu Bird Sanctuary and a 17th century Danish fort is located close to Pulicat Lake. It is located at a distance of 55 kms from Chennai.
                                        Expand More

                                          Chennai has good flight, train and road connectivity.