Chennai is one of the 4 metropolitan cities of India. It had a rich heritage and culture. Every year lots of tourists visit Chennai to enjoy the cheerful environment. Many interesting things can be done here, some of which are:
1. Go on A Beach
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Chennai is famous worldwide for its beaches like marina beach which is one of the largest beaches in India and other smaller beaches like a Besant Nagar beach. These beaches are perfect for romantic walks with your hubby and friends. You will feel relaxed and it is a perfect place for the people who prefer to avoid the rush and want to stay away from the crowd. Lots of people come here for morning and evening walks which makes it a perfect place for family vacations also. You can also go for some water sports such as boating and surfing. Also, there are some beautiful lakes like Pulicat lake which attracts a large amount of tourist every year. It is a biggest saline water lake which is known as ‘Pulicat lake wildlife century’ worldwide. You can experience and explore a large amount of flora and fauna here. The lake experiences a large amount of migration of birds that make it a beautiful and perfect place for birds watching.
2. Enjoy A Great Variety of Food
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Chennai is famous for delicious and spicy food that is famous worldwide for its quality. You can get many affordable and best restaurants like Savana Bhavan, Ente Keralam, and Kumarakom. The quality of food is best even if you buy it from the street vendors. They serve hot and spicy food that will make your mouth watery. Some of the food that you can enjoy are Dhosa, idli, sambhar, Biriyani and the list is endless. You can also find the high quality of sweets and snacks which are very famous in the region.
3. Enjoy Folk Dance and Music
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Chennai is also famous worldwide for its rich culture and heritage such as folk dance like Bharatanatyam and different folk songs. You can find lots of Bharatanatyam dramatics shows and classical music concert going on, so you can book a ticket and enjoy the rhythmic beauty of the dance and music theater. There are thousands of auditoriums in Chennai, which hosts a lot of programs like that. Music festivals like margazhi music festivals are organized in Chennai in the duration of November to January which is considered to be the biggest musical festival in south India. You can also learn more about the Indian culture and heritage at the famous Anna centenary library by reading one of the thousands of books available there.
4. Visit Temples
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Chennai is mostly famous for its temple. You can find temples like Kapileshwar temple which is thousands of years old. If you want to experience the ancient architecture, then the temples of Mahabalipuram are the perfect place to visit in Chennai. It is the historical temple made by the Pallavas dynasty. These temples are mainly associated with gods like Krishna and Shiva. Mahabalipuram is declared as a UNESCO world heritage site by the UN. During special festivals, these temples are decorated beautifully with colorful images and light which makes it more beautiful. There are dozens of other great temples. You can also visit monuments like flavor Kottam, Nungambakkam which is famous for their beauty worldwide. You can also experience the huge ‘arati’ or evening prayers in temples which are very beautiful
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You can find latest shopping complexes as well as weekly bazaars such as T. Nagar Sunday evening bazaar. So, you can buy different things from there such as jewelry, latest as well as traditional clothes and many hand-crafted things such as bangles and special sarees which are famous in south India. The malls like Express avenue, Phoenix mall, Forum mall are located in different parts of the city. They are the center for the shipping as well as entertainment. Spencer plaza is one of the biggest malls in whole Asia.
Chennai is the hub of ancient culture, history, architecture, good and spicy food, dance and music lakes and beaches, temples and monuments, bazaars and malls which make it a perfect place for the tourist. In Chennai, you can do a combination of many things at one place so it’s a must place to visit.
Born to travel, Rohit is an adventurer cum blogger who post his experience to the whole world. You can find his stories at TransIndiaTravels.com.