Top 10 Places to Visit in Chennai
Top 10 Places to Visit in Chennai

1. Marina Beach

Marina Beach is a natural urban beach in the city of Chennai, India, along the Bay of Bengal. The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north to Foreshore Estate in the south

Distance from airport: 19 km
Opening hours: ‘ Throughout the day’
Best time to visit: all year
Entry fee: free
Photography: allowed


2. Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a temple of Shiva located in Mylapore. Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Distance from airport: 16 km
Opening hours: Morning 5 am to 12 pm / Evening 4 pm to 9 pm
Best time to visit: All days
Entry fee: Free
Photography: Photography is allowed after payment of a fee of Rs.25/-


3. Government museum Chennai

The Government Museum or Madras Museum is a museum of human history and culture located in the neighborhood of Egmore in Chennai, India. Started in 1851.

Distance from airport: 18 km
Opening hours: 09:30 am. to 5.00 pm
Best time to visit: All days open except Friday
Entry fee: Indian-15 INR Foreigner- 250 INR
Photography: Photography is allowed after payment (Indian- 200 INR Foreigner- 500 INR)


 

4. Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park, also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Distance from airport: 16 km
Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm
Best time to visit: All days open except Tuesday
Entry fee: for adult 30rs & for children 10rs
Photography: 25 IRN for carry cell phone & camera /150 INR for a video camera.


5. Guindy National Park

Guindy National Park is a 2.70 kmĀ² Protected area of Tamil Nadu, located in Chennai.

Distance from airport: 12.5 km
Opening hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Best time to visit: All days open except Tuesday
Entry fee: 20 Rs for adult & 10 Rs for children
Photography: 20 Rs for still camera & 100 Rs for video camera


6. Birla Planetarium
B.M. Birla Planetarium is a large planetarium in Chennai providing a virtual tour of the night sky and holding cosmic shows.

Distance from airport: 13 km
Opening hours: 10 am to 5:45 pm
Best time to visit: All days
Entry fee: 3D science movie 20 Rs adult & children
3D science movie & science park for adult 30 Rs & children 30 Rs


7. Krishna’s Butterball

Krishna’s Butterball is a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline in the historical town of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, India.

Distance from airport: 55 km
Opening hours: Throughout the day
Best time to visit: all days
Entry fee: free
Photography: allowed


8.Semmozhi Poonga Botanical Garden

Semmozhi Poonga is a botanical garden in Chennai set up by the horticulture department of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Distance from airport: 17 km
Opening hours: 10 am to 7:30 pm
Best time to visit: All days open except Tuesday
Entry fee: for adult 15 Rs & for children 10 Rs
Photography: photography allowed but not free


9.madras war cemetery

Madras War Cemetery is a war cemetery and a memorial in Nandambakkam, Chennai, pay tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives in World War II.

Distance from airport: 8 km
Opening hours: 8 am to 6 pm
Best time to visit: all days
Entry fee: free


10. Valluvar Kottam Monument

Valluvar Kottam is a popular monument in Chennai, dedicated to the classical Tamil poet, philosopher, and saint

Distance from airport: 15 km
Opening hours: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Best time to visit: all days
Entry fee: 3 Rs for adult & 2 Rs for children
Photography: allowed


 

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