Chennai formerly known as Madras, is the capital city of south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is India's sixth-largest city in terms of population. Facing the bay of Bengal and it is one of the important centre for Bharata Natyam, a classical Indian dance form. The weather is hot and humid for most of the year.
It is home to the second longest urban beach in the world the Marina Beach. South India is famous for its temples. Even if you aren't on a pilgrimage, these are worth a visit if you are interested in grand buildings and architecture. There are 33, 000 temples in and around Chennai.
Some of the tourist attractions are: Chennai has Forts structures: Fort St. George, Dutch Fort, Madras High Court.
Beaches: Marina Beach. Breezy Beach, Elliot's Beach & VGP Golden Beach.
Museums: Madras Museum (Fort / Government Museum), MGR Memorial House, Museum Theatre, Rukmini Devi Museum, Subramanya Bharathi Museum, Ripon Building, Valluvarkottam, Vivekananda House (Ice House), Dakshinachitra, Kalakshetra, , Theosophical Society
Parks: Snake Park, Dash 'N Splash, MGR Film City
Famous and Ancient places of worships: Santhome Cathedral Basilica, Ashtalakshmi Temple, ISKCON Temple, Marundeeswarar Temple, Prakasam Salai, Thirumalai Thirupathi Devasthanam Temple, Kapaleeswarar Temple
Art Gallery: National Art Gallery (Victoria Memorial Hall)
Library: Connemara Library.
Many five star nightclubs, Pubs and lounge are there for party goers.
There are plenty of places for shopper's to buy, exclusive boutiques, ethnic markets and mini bazaars.
Chennai’s very own dosas and South India Thali and lots of ethnic restaurants are there and many other multi-cuisine restaurants are there to fulfill all your hunger needs.
Chennai has many shows of films, drama and performing art conducted in numerous theaters & multiplexes through out the city.
Chennai has many International hotel chains and budget hotels to choose your accommodation from.
Chennai has poor public transport system, one has to manage it with private road transport via cabs and rickshaws and they are available through out the city.