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Why Chennai Is An Ideal Place For Travellers

The capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is a vibrant Indian city to say the least offering plenty to see, experience and taste too. Here are just some of the many things you can enjoy here.

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Chilling at Marina Beach

Via chennai.org.uk

The perfect place to unwind, Marina Beach is a lovely coastal strip where you can also soak up the lively local culture. Kite flying, beachside astrology, cricket matches and more all take place along the shore.

Visiting the San Thome Basilica

Via en.wikipedia.org

One of Chennai’s most sacred sites, the San Thome Basilica can be found in Santhome. It is believed that Jesus’ disciple St Thomas was buried here and features a beautiful exterior and ornate interiors worth seeing.

Heading to Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Via kapaleeswarartemple.com

One of the city’s oldest Hindu temples, the Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a treat not only for those looking to enjoy local culture, but architect and design students too. Dedicated to the Hindu god, Lord Shiva, this Dravidian style temple is a popular site to visit and can be easily reached from places like Turyaa Chennai.

Explore Fort St George

Via chennai.com

Experience the city’s colonial charm with a visit to Fort St George that is also referred to as “White Town”. Dating back to the time of the East India Company, the site also has a museum where you can find out more about it and the time of British colonial rule in India.

Street Food Tour

Via finedininglovers.com

No trip to Chennai is complete without sampling its exotic and eclectic street food. Names like “atho”, “podi dosa”, “pani puri” and “chaat” are terms that you may not be familiar with now, but they are bound to become part of your favourite foodie terms when on a street food tour, one of the best things to do in Chennai, India.

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