Incredible Places to Visit in Chennai
1.VGP Golden Beach
VGP Golden Beach is a shoreline connected to the VGP Universal Kingdom arranged on East Coast Road. This shoreline lies nearby the carnival and is one of the most secure and cleanest shorelines making it a standout amongst the most favored shorelines in Chennai. VGP Golden Beach is one of the looked for after areas for film shootings also. VGP Golden Beach is additionally the ideal place for morning strolls, swims, and the best place where you can invest quality energy with your friends and family. One can likewise visit the amusement stop at VGP Golden Beach. It has a ton of fun and experience rides for the two youngsters and grown-ups, making this a favored goal for the entire family. A portion of the primary attractions is the VGP 2000 Millennium tower, paneer stronghold and the statue man, other than the water-based rides and enterprise rides.
Open all on days from 11 am to 8 pm, the passage ticket for grown-ups and kids are INR 150 and INR 100, individually The best time to visit VGP Golden Beach is amid the long stretches of October and February when the climate is charming.
Marina Beach of Chennai is a famous goal. Marina Beach is one of the longest urban shorelines on the planet. Extended along the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal for around 12 km, Marina Beach is circumscribed by St. George Fort in the North and Besant Nagar in the South.Marina Beach is a famous outing spot since the 1880s. Acclaimed for its long extent of silver sands and blue ocean, Marina Beach gives a reasonable perspective of dawn and nightfall. The side drive of the shoreline is bordered by palms and casuarinas which give shade. The beacon, arranged at the southern end of the shoreline, gives all encompassing perspectives of the city of Chennai.Marina Beach has turned into a middle for exercises like breeze surfing, angling, sun washing, kite flying and shoreline volley ball. Be that as it may, the solid ebb and flow of water influences Marina To shoreline inadmissible for swimming.The Marina Beach drive is home to well known historic points of the city like the Senate House, Ice House, Anna Square, MGR Memorial, and so on. Marina Beach additionally has an Aquarium, simulated drinking fountain, a swimming pool, and a recreation center. The recreation center at Marina Beach is exceptionally well known as it has models of numerous pioneers and big names like Mahatma Gandhi, B.G. Tilak, Bharathidasan, Tiruvalluvar, Kamaraj, Swami Sivananda, Sir Thomas Munro, the Statue of Labor, Thanthai Periyar, and so on.
3.Besant Nagar Beach
Besant Nagar Beach otherwise called Elliot’s Beach or “Bessie” is an outing spot situated in Chennai. Besant Nagar, a local location is named after the celebrated woman theosophist Annie Besant and Besant Nagar Beach is the end purpose of the Marina shoreline shore. A most loved spot for families and voyagers alike, this shoreline is utilized by seniors for morning and night walks and by kids for different recess exercises as it is not as swarmed as Marina shoreline. As there are no water-sports exercises offered in this shoreline, it is a perfect spot for investing quality energy with family and companions. The other fascination found close by incorporates The Theosophical Society of India, Church of Velankanni, Ashtalakshmi Temple and the moving school ‘Kalakshetra’.The principle fascination of the shoreline is ‘Karl Schmidt Memorial’, worked in memory of a Dutch mariner who lost his life while sparing the life of a suffocating swimmer in the shoreline. This is a favored joint by youths. There are many eat-outs near the shoreline serving assortments of nourishment from various parts of the nation and the world.
4.Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Arignar Anna Zoological Park is arranged at Vandalur, which is around 35 km from the city of Chennai. Arignar Anna Zoological Park started inside Chennai city close Park Town in the year 1855. In any case, because of extension, it was moved out of the city in 1877. In 1979, the zoo was moved to Vandalur Reserve Forest which gave it the name ‘Vandalur Zoo’. Vandalur Zoo was renamed as Arignar Anna Zoological Park after the acclaimed Tamil lawmaker, Arignar Anna. Arignar Anna Zoological Park, which was opened to people in general in 1985, is considered among the biggest zoos in South Asia. The zoo is home to more than 170 types of well-evolved creatures, fowls, and reptiles. A portion of the animal categories seen in the zoo is woofing deer, sambar, blackbuck, nilgai, Nilgiri langur, lion-followed macaque, primate, llama, otter, tiger, puma, star tortoises, and so on. Lion Safari Park and Deer Safari Park are the other significant attractions of this zoo where the creatures can be found in their normal territory. Elephant Safari is likewise exceptionally famous. Nighttime Section, Reptile Section, aquarium, and library are alternate highlights of Arignar Anna Zoological Park.
Elliott Beach, situated towards the South of Marina Beach is a quiet place and is viewed as one among the cleanest shorelines in Tamil Nadu. Referred to likewise as â€˜Besseiâ€™ among the locals, Elliott Beach is perfect for unwinding and lazing around.Elliott Beach can be effortlessly come to by strolling down from the southern end of Marina Beach. The spot where River Adyar meets the Bay of Bengal is towards the northern side of Elliott Beach, which is for the most part gone to by fowl watchers. Lake Herons and flamingos can be spotted here. In the southern end of Elliott Beach are found the Ashta Lakshmi Temple and Velanganni Church, which are renowned religious goals in Tamil Nadu. There is additionally a Ganesh Temple at the southern end of this shoreline. The Schmidt Memorial is yet another fascination of Elliott Beach which was worked in memory of a Dutch mariner, Karl Schmidt
6.MGM Dizzee World
On the East Coast Road, around 45 km from Chennai, is a tremendous beguilement and amusement stops MGM Dizzee World. With multitudinous slides, rides and energizing Arrow Loop Roller Coaster, Dashing Boat, and 110 feet Dizzee Shake, it is an entire fun bundle for all ages. A wonderful extravagance resort is a piece of the complex with a private shoreline.
Not Allowed: Pets
Timings – Opening and Closing: Monday – Friday: 9.30 AM – 5.30 PM , Saturday: 10.30 AM – 7.30 PM , Sunday: 10.30 AM – 7.30 PM , Public Holidays: 10.30 AM – 7.30 PM
7.San Thome Basilica
San Thome Cathedral is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, at Mylapore in South Chennai. Santhome Cathedral is a well known religious focus. It is trusted that Santhome Cathedral was initially built by St. Thomas, the Father of Indian Christianity when he was in South India between 52 AD and 72 AD before he was martyred. The present sanctuary is worked over the tomb of St. Thomas. Santhome Cathedral was renovated as a Roman Catholic Church in the sixteenth century by Portuguese pilots. It was modified by the British in 1893, giving it the status of a Cathedral. It was worked in the Neo-Gothic style of design, which is an average of the late nineteenth century. Today, Santhome Cathedral is considered among the national holy places of India. Santhome Cathedral is around 155 feet high with a nave 112 feet long and 33 feet wide. The tip of the cross on the tower is a rise of 164 feet. The sanctum is around 62 feet long and 33 feet wide and is embellished with recolored glass windows. The pictures of St. Thomas and different Apostles can be seen on these glass windows. There is a statue of St. Thomas in a sitting stance inside the sanctum sanctorum. The focal lobby has 14 wooden plaques with mind boggling carvings delineating the most recent days of Jesus Christ.
8.Guindy Snake Park
Guindy Snake Park is found adjacent Guindy National Park at Adyar, in suburbia of Chennai. The Park is home to and additionally a rearing community for assorted types of snakes, reptiles, crocodiles, and turtles. It has more than 30 types of Indian snakes like King Cobra, Indian Rock Python, Reticulated Python, Adders, Vipers, etc.It was Romulus Whitaker who established the Snake Park in 1972 to moderate the imperiled types of snakes found in the Indian sub-mainland. Guindy Snake Park, which was perceived as a Medium Zoo in the year 1995, is kept up by the Madras Snake Park Trust.
The Government Museum, situated on Pantheon Road of Egmore, is considered as the most seasoned Museum in India. Referred to likewise as Central Museum, Government Museum was worked in 1851 in the College of Fort St. George. The Public Library was included 1853 and the Museum was opened in 1896. Government Museum constitutes of six structures and they house 46 exhibitions. The six segments of Government Museum are Main Building, Front Building, Bronze Gallery, Children’s Museum, National Art Gallery and Contemporary Art Gallery. Prehistoric studies, Zoology, Botany, Geology, and Numismatics are the displays inside the Main Building. Human studies and Archeology exhibitions are arranged in the Front Building. National Art Gallery constitutes Tanjore Painting Gallery, Decorative Art Gallery, Indian Traditional Art Gallery and Ravi Varma Painting Gallery. The bronze exhibition comprises of Archeology, Numismatics, and Chemical Conservation displays. Kids’ Museum comprises of Dolls Gallery, Civilisation Gallery, Science Gallery, Transportation Gallery, Technology Gallery and Kids Corner. Contemporary Art Gallery comprises of Handicrafts of Tamil Nadu, Raja Ravi Varma Gallery, British Portraits Gallery, Modern Art Gallery, the Rock and Cave Art Gallery and the Holographic Gallery.
MGR Memorial worked in memory of previous performing artist cum lawmaker of Tamil Nadu, MG Ramachandran, is situated in T. Nagar. It was the official habitation of MGR for over 20 years. MGR Memorial, initiated by Mrs. Janaki MGR in the year 1990, is kept up by the MGR Memorial Charitable Trust. A few memorabilia identified with the life of MGR like photos, displays, pen, the ‘Bharath Ratna’ and different decorations, letters, doctorate degree declaration, swords, lances, substantial wooden clubs, camera, and so on will be in plain view here.