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Chennai

The heart and soul of South India, Chennai evokes pictures of ancient monuments, pristine beaches, architecturally rich temples and never-ending stretches of emerald spaces. This capital of Tamil Nadu lets you soak yourself into diverse cultures, traditions and history of South India in the most beautiful way. Walk around its bazaars, mingle with deeply rooted locals and savour the tastiest food ever – Chennai has everything for everyone.

Start your vacation in Chennai by taking a walk along the Marina Beach. This popular beach brims with locals and travellers alike who love walking along its coastline, spending some time under the jovial sun, trying street food of Chennai and cherishing heart warming sunsets. Another pleasurable place for nature devotees in Chennai is Semmozhi Poonga, which is a 20-acre park blessed with 500 varieties of trees and plants. Some of the plants here are more than 100 years old. Here you can walk around to catch views of some unseen vistas of nature and breathe in the purest air.     

Chennai is known for its exceptional temples which are loved for their unmatched architecture and history.  Kapaleeswarar Temple makes to the itinerary of every traveller due to its amazing history which goes back to the 7th century. The temple was built by Pallava Kings and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati. The temple shows a typical Dravidian architectural style and has two entrances marked by the gopuram on either side. Sri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple is another famous temple of Chennai located in Vellalar Street, Mogappair West. The locals believe that the shrine grants parenthood to childless couples.   The temple is dedicated to Sri Vishnu and remains one of the most visited temples in the city.
Another treasure trove of Chennai is the Fort St George which has an exceptional architecture. Raised by the British East India Company in 1640, the fort has a museum where artefacts from British Rule and Wellesley House have been kept. Architecture devotees must also pay a visit to the National Art Gallery with Indo-Saracenic architecture. The gallery has been divided into Tanjore Painting Gallery, Ravi Varma Painting Gallery, Indian Traditional Art Gallery and Decorative Art Gallery.        
A holiday to Chennai can never end without tasting the delicious food served here. Every occasion is associated with food here. The city has a vibrant street food culture where uncountable sidewalk vendors and food trucks are dotted around the roads serving Atho man (orange colored noodles), sundal (a mix of coconut, raw mango and dried peas), Boli (paratha stuffed with masded toor dal), Idli (steamed rice cake), Kothu Parotta (shredded parotta, mixed with meat, egg, and vegetables) and the famous Filter coffee.



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