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Tourist Places and Things to do in Chennai

Chennai (or Madras) has an iconic culture and tradition which speak for itself. From splendid temples, historical museums and calm beaches to loud nightclubs and tall skyscrapers; there are infinite contrasting places to visit in Chennai. The city is dotted with numerous old structures which have elegantly aged over many centuries. Vivekananda House, Victoria Public Hall and Victory War Memorial are a few of the most popular historical monuments in Chennai. The richness of its culture and architecture is well evident by the temples in Chennai like Kapaleeshwarar temple, Ashtalakshmi temple and Madhya Kailash temple. Home to Marina Beach, ECR Beach and Thiruvanmiyur Beach that offer scintillating sunset views; Chennai is definitely every photographer’s paradise. From gazing at the horizon to enjoying early morning sea breeze; the charismatic beaches in and around Chennai are bound to win hearts.

For spending time with Mother Nature, you can visit Guindy National Park which will be the perfect weekend getaway from Chennai. A drive on East Coast Road, coffee date at The Amethyst Cafe and witnessing artefacts at Dakshinachitra are a few of the top things to do in Chennai for couples. While in the city, you cannot miss the traditional South Indian food, including Dosa, Idli and Uthappam. You will find the best of Muruku at Links (Purasawalkam), Sundal at Royal Sandwich and Puttu at Nair Mess which are some of the most famous street foods in Chennai.

Pasha, Gatsby 2000 and 10 Drowning Street are among the most popular nightclubs in Chennai which will keep you charged up with good food, drinks and music.

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