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Chennai district was formerly known as Madras district. Statewide, it is the least populated, densest-populated district. On three sides, Tiruvallur district, Kanchipuram district, Chenglpattu district surround it. With the Bay of Bengal on its eastern side. Named after Damarla Chennappa Nayakudu. The father of a Vijayanagar Empire general. Chennai was founded in the 15th century. Chennai visiting places below:

Marina Beach

Marina Beach

The beach at Marina is a popular tourist destination in the city. The beach is a must-see for visitors to Chennai. It is also a popular spot for locals to cool off throughout the summer. The beach is well-known for its stores and food stalls. Over 500 businesses operate these stores. It is a popular hangout for people of all ages because of the memorials and statues, as well as the morning walk, joggers’ track, lovers’ location, aquarium, and other amenities. At the beach, kite flying and beach cricket are popular activities, and pony rides are available. For decades, the Marina has hosted beach cricket matches.

Swimming Pools

The Marina swimming pool and the Anna swimming pool are both located along the stretch. The Marina swimming pool was built in 1947 on a 1.5-acre parcel near Presidency College . The pool is 100 metres long and 34 metres wide, which is larger than the conventional Olympic pool size of 50 metres by 25 metres, and it is 3 to 5.5 metres deep. The shallow end has a depth of 3.5 feet. The Corporation of Chennai is responsible for its upkeep. In 1994 and 2004, it was renovated both times. The swimming pool averages 1,500 visitors per day. The footfall reaches 2,500 individuals during the warmer months of April and May. The pool had 30 employees and six surveillance cameras as of 2018.

Mylapore

The Marina swimming pool and the Anna swimming pool are both located along the stretch. The Marina swimming pool. Which is located on a 1.5-acre tract near the Presidency College. Was established in 1947. The pool is 100 metres long and 34 metres wide. Which is larger The conventional Olympic pool size of 50 metres by 25 metres. And it is 3 to 5.5 metres deep. The shallow end has a depth of 3.5 feet. The Corporation of Chennai is responsible for its upkeep. It was renovated twice, in 1994 and 2004. The swimming pool averages 1,500 visitors per day. The footfall reaches 2,500 individuals in the warmer months of April and May. The pool had 30 employees and six surveillance cameras as of 2018.

Known For


Mylapore is well-known for its religious and cultural legacy. Hundreds of temples, churches, and mosques may be found in Mylapore.
South Indian cuisine is very popular in Mylapore. In Mylapore, there are numerous well-known eateries. That are frequently visited.

Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is a city in Chengalpattu district in Tamil Nadu, India, known as Mamallapuram. It is well known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram’s 7th and 8th-century Hindu Group of Monuments. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.
MTC and TNSTC (Villupuram division) run bus routes between Mamallapuram/Mahabalipuram and Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Thiruttani, and other cities in Tamil Nadu. Deluxe and air-conditioned buses are accessible from various locations of Chennai on MTC’s bus services. The distance between Chennai and Mahabalipuram is 56 kilometers.

Royapuram Fishing Harbour

Royapuram fishing port is a fishing ground in Kasimedu in the Royapuram area of Chennai, India. Known as Chennai fishing harbour. Or the Kasimedu fishing harbour. The port is located north of the port of Chennai. And is managed by the Chennai Port Trust. The port is an installation to build ships. And mainly to build fishing boats. Royapuram Train Station is the closest train station.

The harbour, which can accommodate 575 fishing ships, has increased to 1,395 by 2013.

Edward Elliot’s Beach

The Karl Schmidt Memorial is a prominent monument on this beach. The monument is named after the Netherlands sailor who died in order to save others from drowning.

Elliot’s Beach is one of Chennai City’s cleanest and safest beaches. It is south of the beach of Marina.

The Temple of Ashtalakshmi is 20 years old. And has a modern architecture. Located near the southern end of the beach. It is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. And seems different to the rest of South India’s temples.

San Thome Church

The Church of the Holy Thomas is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhomes. In the town of Chennai (Madras), India. Church is known as St Thomas’ Cathedral Basilica. And Saint Thomas National shrine. It was built over the tomb of Saint Thomas. One of the twelve apostles of Jesus. By Portuguese researchers in 1523. It was reconstructed by the British in 1896. The church in British style remains. It was designed in the late 19th century as Neo-Gothic. And was favored by English architects. The church of St. Peter’s Basilika in Vatican City. And St James Cathedral in Galicia are the only three known churches. Built on the tomb of Jesus’ apostle.

B.M. Birla Planetarium

The Planetarium is located on the Gandhi Mandapam Road in Kotturpuram on the Campus of the Central Leather Research Institute. On the campus of the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Center (TNSTC). It is located close to Guindy National Park in the mostly wooded Adyar-Guindy region known as Chennai’s green lung. Allowing it to conduct comparatively easily night sky monitoring. Which otherwise is difficult in the middle of the nighttime glaring city lights.
The IIT Madras, the Institute for Cancer Adyar. The Universidad de Madras–Guindy Campus Anna University. The Anna Centenary Library are other nearby attractions. Kotturpuram MRTS in the northeast and Kasturba Nagar MRTS in the southeast are the nearest railway stations. And both are located at a distance of 1 km from the globe. A bus stop is 2 km north of Kotturpuram.

Fort St. George

Forts St George was founded in 1639 in the coastal city of Madras. The modern city of Chennai. The first English (later British) fortress in India. In what was once inhabited land. The building of the fort provided the impetus for more settlements and trade operations. The claim that the city evolved around the fortifications is a feasible argument. The Tamil Nadu Legislature. And other official buildings today are located at the fortification.

The fort is a fortress with six meters (20 ft) high walls that in the 18th century resisted several assaults. It became the possession of the French from 1746 to 1749. But under the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle. The end of the Austrian Succession War. It was restored to Great Britain.

Kapaleeshwar Temple

Temple Kapaleeshwarar is a Hindu temple of Lord Shiva, located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, in Mylapore (Chennai). Karpagambal is the Tamil name for Shiva’s consort Parvati, who is worshipped at this temple. The temple was constructed in the year 700 CE.

The temple has many shrines, and the most prominent shrines are the ones of Kapaleeswarar and Karpagambal. Many halls are in the temple complex. The temple has six rituals per day from 5:30 to 22 p.m. at different times. And its calendar contains four festivals each year. Arubathimoovar is the most prominent festival in the temple, which was celebrated in the month of Tamil in Panguni.

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