13 Best Chennai Attractions Every Tourist Must See

13 Most Popular Attractions in Chennai

1. Guindy National Park and Snake Park

  • Covering an area of 2.82 square kilometres, the Guindy National Park is the 8th smallest park in the country. This is the only national park which is located
  • Adult INR 15; Children INR 10
  • +91-44-24321471
  • Guindy National Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Wed to Mon; 9am-6pm
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2. Arignar Anna Zoological Park

    Inaugurated as early as 1855, the Arignar Anna Zoological Park is more commonly called the Vandalur Zoo. It is the first public zoo of India. The zoo was
  • INR 30
  • +91 44 22751089
  • Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Wed to Mon 9am-5pm (except Tuesdays)

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3. Covelong Beach

  • The Covelong Beach (also known as Kovalam Beach) despite being located 40 kilometres away from the main city of Chennai, it attracts several thousand visitors
  • Free
  • +91-423-25383333
  • Covelong, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Daily
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4. Madras Crocodile Bank

    Crocodile bank is the first crocodile breeding farm in all of Asia. Recognised under the Wildlife Protection Act, this park draws a large number of visitors
  • Adult INR 35; Children INR 10
  • +91 44 27472447
  • Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Nemmeli, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 8:30am-5:30pm (except Mondays)

5. Marina Beach

    The second largest beach in the world and the longest in India, the Marina Beach spreads over an area of 13 kilometres. The beach is very popular with
  • Free
  • Marina Beach, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Daily

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6. Valluvar Kottam

    Designed by V.Ganapati Sthapati, Valluvar Kottam is a monument in Chennai that was built in honour of the famous poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar. Known
  • Adults INR 10; Children INR 5
  • +91 44 2817 2177
  • Valluvar Kottam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Sat to Thurs 8am-5:30pm (except National holidays)

7. Ramakrishna Math Temple

    Ramakrishna Math is a monastic establishment in Chennai that is open to visitors of all class and creed. With no religion bias, the attraction has grown
  • Free
  • +91 44 2462 1110, +91 44 2494 1231, +91 44 2494 1959
  • Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Daily 5am-11:45am; 3pm-9pm

8. Dakshin Chitra

  • A venture of Madras Craft Foundation, Dakshin Chitra is a must see for those interested in arts, crafts and folk related to the southern part of India.
  • INR 75 per person
  • Dakshina Chitra, Muttukadu, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 10am-6pm (except Tuesdays and Diwali)
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9. Sri Parthasarathy Temple

  • Sri Parthasarathy Temple Video & PhotosDating all the way back to the 8th century, the Parthasarathy Temple in Chennai is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
  • Free
  • +91 44 2844 2449
  • Triplicane Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Temple, South Mada Street, Narayana Krishnaraja Puram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Daily 5:30am-12pm; 4pm-9pm
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10. Chennai Government Museum

    Inaugurated in 1851, the Chennai Government Museum is spread over 16.25 acres. This makes it the biggest museum in South Asia. With six independent buildings
  • INR 15 for Indians; USD 5 for foreigners
  • +91 44 2819 3238 (General); +91 44 2819 3778 (Director of Museums)
  • Government Museum Chennai, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Sat to Thurs 9:30am-5pm (except National Holidays)

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11. Fort St. George

    Fort St. George & St. Mary’s Church PhotosThe first fort in India built by the British, Fort St George was also known as the White Town during
  • Free
  • Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Daily 9am-5pm

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12. Elliots Beach

    Being a port city, Chennai has a fair number of beaches to offer. Elliot’s Beach is one of the cleaner beaches of the country since its not overcrowded
  • Free
  • Elliot's Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Daily

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13. San Thome Cathedral

    San Thome Cathedral is one of the three churches in the world that houses a tomb of an Apostle. St Thomas, who is believed to have been buried here after
  • Free
  • +91 44 2498 5455, +91 44 2498 0758
  • Santhome Cathedral, Santhome High Road, Basha Garden, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Daily 6am-8pm

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