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Chennai Travel Guide

Chennai Travel GuideChennai, the former name of Madras is known as “Gateway to South India” is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai boasts of rich historical legacy which grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George and gradually absorbed the surrounding towns and villages. Chennai is a journey into timeless India Travel, a kaleidoscope of moods, rich in the treasures of history, from temples and shrines to forts and palaces, the landscape of the past lives easily with the present. Retaining much of its traditional charm, this 350 year old city is providing a fascinating vignette of southern heritage. Some of its flourishing key industries like automobile, software services, hardware manufacturing, petrochemicals, textiles and financial services also attracted many tourists to Chennai.

However, Chennai Tour India has retained its traditional Tamil Hindu culture and effectively blended with the foreign influence. Some of the famous monuments of this city are Fort St. George, High Court Complex, George Town, Corporation Complex, Patheon Complex, Mamallapuram, San Thome Basilica, Valluvar Kottam, Kodambakkam, St. Thomas Mount, Guindy National Park, Thousand Lights Mosque, Kalakshetra, Theosophical Society, Ripon Building, the Shrines of Mylapore and Triplicane, Government Estate, the Marina and Anna Salai, Lalit Kala Akademi, Tamilnadu Ovia Nunkalai Kuzhu, Birla Planetarium, Film City, National Art Gallery and many more.

Tourists are also attracted to this old city of India Travel because of its luxury beach resorts. Famous beaches of Chennai are Marina Beach which is the second longest beach in the world and has a wide sandy foreshore; Elliot's Beach is a night beach with pavements and illuminated sands makes a real pleasure to the tourist; Covelong Beach has Fisherman’s Cove Resort run by Taj Group of Hotels. Famous festivals of Chennai India Tour are Pongal, which is the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu; Tourist Fair is being supported by the Department of Tourism, Government of India; Arubathimoovar Festival refers to the 63 saints of Shiva glorified for leading worthy lives of devotion and penance.

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