It would seem strange to travel halfway across the world and then stay cooped up in a hotel room all day long. As a tourist you are expected to rise early, shine, put on your shoes and set out to explore the city’s attractions. Popular destinations like Delhi and Chennai have a number of attractions but in each place you have to buy a ticket to gain entry.
If you visit Delhi, then you must not miss the National Zoological Park near the old fort. Spread over 176 acres it has about 130 species of animals and birds and it would take quite a while to traverse its length and width. You can, however, rent a battery operated vehicle and move around in relative comfort in this wonderful zoo in Delhi location. Then there is the Red Fort, a must see on your itinerary when you are in Delhi. Delhi is a confluence of cultures and has plenty of places to keep you busy for days. Amble through Chandni Chowk a busy market place and buy knick-knacks. There are places of historic interest like the Old Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Safdarjung’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, relics of mogul rule. There is no lack of temples either. The Akshardham temple and the Birla Mandir are just two of the numerous temples worth a look. Then there are museums you may or may not visit but the National Rail Museum should never be given the go by. It is unique and one of its kind in India, if not the world.
Singapore may have the best aquarium in the world, giving a unique viewpoint to visitors from the underground tunnel. Singapore has old ties with Chennai, the sea link still connects the two countries through these two ports and even today you can take a cruise to Singapore starting from Chennai. If you want to find the best aquarium in Chennai it may be quite a task and it may be even easier to hop on a cruise ship across to Singapore and quench your desire to view marine line from close. While you are in Chennai you may want to visit the Anna Centenary Library, arguably South Asia’s largest. There are the obligatory old and new temples, amusement parks and beaches in Chennai that will keep you occupied and you may choose to unwind in the quiet confines of the Huddleston Gardens of the Theosophical Society. More than the places to visit, it is the cuisine in this place that provides a tour of unparalleled gastronomy. That is, if you like purely vegetarian food.
Basic to life, movement and entry to places of entertainment and recreation is that you spend money and pay an entry fee, necessary for the place’s upkeep. If it is only a couple you visit, it is quite all right. However, if you travel extensively, this adds up to a tidy amount. How would you do more for less? Log on to a discount voucher website, buy coupons, redeem them for discounts of up to 70%. Sweet and simple. A side benefit is that the website lists everything in one place.
Originally posted 2016-03-21 13:32:07.