Chennai is a metropolitan city, there are many places to visit within city and around Chennai. Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu also known as Madras. Tamil Nadu is situated on the Coromandel Coast. It is an important educational and commercial center of South India. After independence in 1947, Chennai becomes the capital of Madras state. Chennai port is the 2nd largest port of India. There are many tourist spots around Chennai named as follow : – Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Rameswaram, Kanchipuram, Kanyakumari, Covelong, Vandalur, Tirupati, Vdanthangal, and the Crocodile Bank etc. Let’s take a look of places, you can travel on your vacations.
Mahabalipuram : – Mahabalipuram is fifty five kilometers away from Chennai district. It is situated in Mahablipuram town. Its seaside scenery is unforgettable. If you will go fifteen kilometer ahead will reach to Tirukkalikundram, that is known as pilgrim center and there are temples on the hill dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Pondicherry : – This town is influenced by French rule. Many attractive places are here like : – churches and museums etc.
Rameswaram : – Rameswaram is an island. Rameswaram is located near by Madurai. It is an important place for Hindus.
Kanchipuram : – Kanchipuram forms the popular triangle of Coromandel Coast with Chennai and Mahabalipuram. This place is world famous for artistic craftsmanship by Kanchi weavers. Kanchi Weavers make the best silk fabric world wide. This town is ranked as seventh religious place for Indians.
Kanyakumari : – This place offers the best view of sunrise and sunset. It is also known as the end of Indian land. There are so many temples for spiritual purpose.
Vandalur : – Anna zoological park is located here and this is the biggest park in South Asia. There are many varieties of reptiles, mammals and birds.
Tirupati : – This place known as the lord of seven hills and keeps the famous shrine in all over country.
Vedanthangal : – This place is known as the biggest bird sanctuary in India. Vedanthangal is a nice park. Over 1,00,000 birds migrate annually during November to December. There is a lake also present in this beautiful park.
Crocodile Park : – Crocodile park is located near Romulus Whittaker. Crocodile park is famous for crocodile research and breeding. You can see different species of Indian and African alligators and crocodiles.
Sriperumbudur : – Sriperumbudur is the best weekend place in Chennai. It’s a town in Kanchipuram district.
Sadras : – Sadras is located along with Coromandel Coast. It’s a popular tourist place in Chennai. There are various options of sight seeing. In the 17th century it was declared as a Dutch colony. Sadras situated 69 kilometers away from Chennai. Sadras offers you beautiful and historical monuments to visit and enjoy your holidays.
Yelagiri Hills : – Yelagiri is also a nearest tourist spot from Chennai. Actually yelagiri is a hill station and it is a group of small villages all around the hills. There are many sightseeing options available like as : – Punganur lake, Jalagamparai waterfall, Velvan temple, Swamimalai hills etc.
There are many resorts available in Chennai according to the needs of tourists. These resorts provide the facilities for party, seminar, business meetings etc. Most resorts are based on Indian tradition. Chennai is well connected with transportation like as : – international airport, roads and railway. Chennai is an important center for Tamil Art, music and culture. Many private transport operators provide the easily travel to many places like as : – Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari etc.