Marina Beach is a natural urban beach in the city of Chennai, along the Bay of Bengal. It is the second-longest urban beach in the world. The white sands of this beach in Chennai stretch far into the horizon and this makes it one of the most stunning beaches on the Indian coast. Essentially an urban beach and tourist hot spot, this place welcomes thirty thousand tourists and locals every day. Marina Beach is only 4.6 km from our hotel in Chennai.
Arignar Anna Zoological Park
In experiencing the existence of wild animals, this zoo is one place that gives a live experience of knowing the habitual expressions of almost 2300 animals including many endangered and exotic species. Arignar Anna Zoological Park, famously known as “Vandalur Zoo” is one of the proud assets of Tamil Nadu, it attracts more than 20 lakh visitors every year. This place is about 36 km from our hotel in Chennai.
The traditional craftsmen of the Silk Weaver’s House, do not separate their workspace from their home. The reeling and twisting of the thread, as well as the preparation of the loom and weaving, are all done in the main space of the house. Work activities are stopped to accommodate any major ritual, wedding, or festivity. These are celebrated in the area where the loom is installed. It is located 26 km from our Chennai hotel, and public transportation is easily available to the museum
The items displayed in this museum include a huge array of artifacts, palm-leaf manuscripts, and other objects that have been segmented into various sections including geology, archaeology, zoology, anthropology, numismatics, botany, and sculpture. It has four main galleries including the Hindu Sculpture Gallery, Bronze Gallery, Amravathi Gallery, and the National Art Gallery. The museum is just 10 minutes’ walk away from our Chennai hotel.
Kapaleeswarar temple was built in 7th century CE by the Pallavas. The original Kapaleeshwarar Temple was built where Santhome Church is located currently in Chennai. This original temple was demolished by the Portuguese and the present temple was built in the 16th century by the Vijayanagar Kings. Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful temples in Chennai.
Valluvar Kottam is a temple chariot like-monument built to honor the renowned classical Tamil poet and saint, Thiruvalluvar – A popular Tamil poet and philosopher, who has been attributed with the creation of Thirukkurals – hailed as one of the greatest works of Tamil literature. It is located at the intersection of the Kodambakkam High road and the Village road.