Housing the national art gallery, contemporary art gallery, a children’s museum as well as a renowned collection of south Indian bronzes from the 7th century, the government museum offers a broad variety of art, culture and Indian heritage. Pantheon Road – Egmore
Being one of the most popular temples in a neighborhood full of character and tradition, this colorful temple is dedicated to the most popular deity, Shiva. Ponnambala Vathiar Street – Mylapore
San Thome Cathedral
Founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century, this cathedral was rebuilt in 1896. It contains the remains of St. Thomas the Apostle who allegedly was the first missionary on the subcontinent in the year 52 AD. Santhome High Road – Chennai
Fort St George
As a remainder of British colonialization, Fort St George nowadays offers military memorabilia, artwork from colonial times and a portrait gallery for visitors to explore. Rajaji Salai
India’s largest beach happens to be Chennai’s Marina Beach which extends from Fort St. George to Besant Nagar. One of the best places to visit in Chennai for viewing a spectacular sun rise, this sandy delight is lined by palm trees on one side.Chennai (Madras)
National Art Gallery
National Art Gallery was established in 1907. The influence of Indo-Saracenic architecture is evident in the red sandstone construction, which has four sections namely Tanjore Painting Gallery, Ravi Varma Painting Gallery, Indian Traditional Art Gallery and Decorative Art Gallery. Artists would love this place as it has on display some of the ancient paintings and handicrafts that date back to 11th century, Chennai
Arignar Anna Zoological Park
The expansive grounds of the zoo are home to 1500 species of wild beings, some of which are even endangered. An aviary, a lion safari, a deer safari and an elephant safari form the popular sections of the zoo. There is a separate section for nocturnal animals, an aquarium and a butterfly house too, Chennai - Located 35 km from the city centre
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