Top 20 Incredible Places to Visit in Chennai in 2020 - tourBQ

  •                          Top 20 Incredible Places to Visit in Chennai in 2020


             The winter season is the best time to visit Chennai, especially from October to February is good.

    1. Arulmigu Sri Parthasarathyswamy Temple:



                                        The Temple of Parthasarathy is an Ancient Vaishnavite temple of the 8th century dedicated to Lord Vishnu situated at Thiruvallikeni, Chennai, India.

    Sri Varadarajan uthsavam, Sri Nammalwar uthsavam (vaigasi-visage) and Vasanthothsavam are celebrated during the month of Vaigasi. Sri Azhagiyasingar (Lord Narasimha) during Aani's Tamil month (June–July).There are thus two separate Bhrammotsavams performed annually here.

                                                                          It is one of the top 108 of its temple Vaishnava. Very good road and rail connections to the temple. Large numbers of people visiting this temple on festival days. The temple is very clean and well organized for water supply and sanitation. The devotees observe perfect silence in the free darshan queue and move orderly. If anyone wants to go quickly, they can go by paying money at the special entrance. I got perfect fulfillment and peace of mind after coming out of the temple.


    Open: 6 am to 12:30 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm

    Distance: It is 6 km far from Chennai city.


    Parthasarathy Temple:



    The Temple of Parthasarathy is an Ancient Vaishnavite temple of the 8th century dedicated to Lord Vishnu situated at Thiruvallikeni, Chennai, India. Pallava dynasty founder is Simha Vishnu who is said to be a very effective and powerful conqueror and ruler.

                            The temple is governed by the Tamil Nadu Government's Hindu Religious and Endowment Board. The temple follows the rites of the Vaishnavite traditional Thenkalai sect, which follows vaikanasa agama. During the Tamil month of Chittirai (April–May), the temple has grand brahmotsavams (big festival) for Sri Parthasarathy Swami, also in the same month Udayavar uthsavam is held.


    Open: 6 am to 12:30 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm

    Distance: It is 7 km far from Chennai city.


    Mahabalipuram: Also known as Mamallapuram


    Mahabalipuram, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake. It is famous for its temples and monuments built during the 7th and 8th centuries by the Pallava dynasty. The Shore Temple at the seafront consists of 3 ornate granite shrines. Krishna's Butter Ball is a huge balanced boulder on a small hill near the Stone of Ganesha Ratha Temple.

       Once ruled by the Pallavas, famous for their outstanding architecture and sculptures, Mahabalipuram has beautiful rock-cut monuments that attract architects, enthusiasts of history and travelers from around the world. Mahabalipuram is known for its extensive beaches, monoliths, stone carvings and temples.

    A bit far from Mahabalipuram, the Shore Temple houses the Sthala Shayana. That temple is dedicated to Vishnu the Lord.


    Open: 6 am to 6pm

    Distance: It is 60 km far from Chennai city.


    Marina Beach:


    Marina Beach is a popular, urban beach along the Bay of Bengal in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The beach stretches from near Fort St. George in the north towards Foreshore Estate in the south, 6.0 km east, making it the country's longest natural urban beach.

    Marina Beach is the town's main tourist attraction. People who come to Chennai make a point of visiting the beach. It is also the principal place to escape from the summer heat for local people.

    Beach is crowded after 6 in the evening, the climate is good. The beach has nothing special to offer once if you are a tourist, similar to other beaches. Transportation is available in different kinds of food items and is pretty decent but not too much available.

    Here there will be so many shops and the people who came to Chennai must visit this place without fail, because this is such an awesome place.

    Open: 12 am to 12 am.

    Distance: It is 6 km far from Chennai city.


    Kapaleeshwarar Temple:



    It is exactly located in Mylapore and was built in the 7th century CE during the reign of the Pallavas.

    At festivals, and daily, the temple priests conduct the pooja (rituals). As with other Tamil Nadu Shiva temples, the priests belong to the Shaivaite religion, a sub-caste of Brahmin. The temple rituals are done six times a day; Ushathkalam at 6 o'clock, Kalasanthi at 9 o'clock, Uchikalam at 1 o'clock, Sayarakshai at 5 o'clock, Irandamkalam at 7 o'clock. And Ardha Jama by 9:00 p.m. The Rahu Abhishekam (sacred ablution) has a different calendar: it is done twice in a day at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. And twice in turn, at different times of the day.

    Open: 6 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm

    Distance: It is 8 km far from Chennai city


    Vadapalani Andavar Temple:



    Vadapalani Andavar Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Muruga of Hindu times. It is situated at Chennai, in Vadapalani. It was renovated in the 1920s, and during this time a Rajagopuram was built.

    The entrance to this temple is crowned with a Rajagopuram adorned with several images of stucco depicting the Skanda Purana legends. The temple tank is up in front of the temple. The east tower rises to 40.8 meters above sea level. On the east tower, one can see the 108 Bharata Natyam dance movements.

    A famous temple dedicated to Lord Murugan, in Chennai. This Temple is considered to be North Palani, hence it is called Vadapalani Murugan Temple. You would be blessed with whatever wishes you ask of this diet. Will be very crowded during the festive season. it will have access from the city by Metro trains and buses.


    Open: 5 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm

    Distance: It is 10 km far from Chennai city.


    Elliot's Beach:


    Elliot's Beach is situated in Nagar Besant, Chennai, India. This forms the Marina Beach shore endpoint and is named after Madras, once chief magistrate and police superintendent, Edward Elliot.

    Great place to bring children and their families. A little area compared to the marina for playing and time-consuming. Cleanliness is also only average. If you go past the Koil region of Ashtalaksmi, the seashore will be dirty and untidy. And that place wasn't really committed to spending time on the beach as well, as it was for the people living there. You should go far from the church if you really want to enjoy the beach and you can see corporate parks, skating grounds and plenty of shops. That is where we want to go. There are coffee shops and hotels, for convenience. Elliot's Beach is a success among both Tourists and Tamil Nadu residents.


    Open: 12 am to 11:59 pm.

    Distance: It is 13 km far from Chennai city.


    Covelong Beach:



    Covelong Beach is actually Kovalam Beach, on the Bay of Bengal coast near a village called Covelong, Chennai, India. It was conveniently called Covelong by the British, unable to pronounce the name "Kovalam".

    The beach is always inspiring calmness within us. It's the place for ourselves. Small rocks that get us happy. As it is near Chennai and is situated on the way to Mahabalipuram, thousands of people visit it every day. Mostly the local crowd is higher on the sand. Covelong village, famous for its fishing activities, draws many visitors along with the beach. It is the first surfing village in India. Surfing schools are in here.


    Open: 12 am to 11:59 pm.

    Distance: It is 38 km far from Chennai city.


    Nettukuppam Beach:



    Nettukuppam is present in the Tamilnadu, one of the best beaches in the Tamilnadu, more people visit this place.

    What Nettukuppam is all about is an age-old, rusty bridge with its head pointing in the sea. The sensation of self-placement in high waves can be experienced at this bridge where one can sit hanging down on their hands. Due to high tides, no exploration of the bridge piers is recommended in the morning.

    The view is stunning with one side thermal power plant and one sidewall. The best time to visit is around 5 when its light in the sky starts to become more majestic as soon as it decreases three views. 


    Open: 6 am to 11 pm.

    Distance: It is 30 km far from Chennai city.


    Akkarai Beach:



    Quick beach with a nearby ice cream shop and relaxed atmosphere away from crowds.

    You would love it. Easy less crowded beach. It's the best way to enjoy the early morning on this beach. I had been here early in the morning many times. Early in the morning people would come to see and take photos. The signal is walkable from this beach to Akkarai. On this beach, evenings would be more fun with many foods here.

    Good street food in the neighborhood of the beach. Good place for walks and the atmosphere is very calm and calming.

    I personally would recommend that during weekends you walk a little from the main entrance so that your place becomes less crowded.


    Open: 6 am to 11 pm.

    Distance: It is 25 km far from Chennai city.


    Valluvar Kottam:



    Valluvar Kottam is a memorial to classical Tamil poet Valluvar in Chennai.It is now the deepest point of a lake called Nungambakkam Lake which was once the Monument.

              The monument is managed by the memorial division of the state government's information and public relations department. It was refurbished at a cost of about 6 million in 2007. The department began renovating the memorial in 2018 at a cost of approximately 8.5 million.

    This is the best historic place in Chennai, the feeling of adventure will be fulfilled when you saw it best place to visit with your family. We will spend more time in a very peaceful way.


    Open: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

    Distance: It is 7 km far from Chennai city.


    Madras War Memorial:



    In Chennai, India, the Monument of Victory War (formerly known as the bow of a covet) is a commemorative monument of the victory of the Allied Army's during the 1st World War (1914-1918), which was then erected in commemoration of the victory war memorial of World War II (1939-1945).

    Victoria War Memorial Chennai is situated about two kilometers far from DrMGR Memorial. It was built after I and I joined the World War for the Indian company. you can visit this place from outside, no memorial in the garden.

    Wonders of mausoleum dedicated to the remembrance of martyrs who had been forced into India in many wars. The spot is on a busy road next to the 10th gate of Chennai Harbour. You'd see that, but you'll not look closely at it.


    Open: Monday to Saturday (8 am to 6 pm). Closed on Sunday and public holidays.

    Distance: It is 3 km far from Chennai city.


    Velankanni Shrine:



    A Marian Shrine located in Velankanni in Tamil Nadu in South India, the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health is also called the Shrine of Our Lady of Vailanganni.

    Velankanni-a holy place indeed. You are healed of strength and constructive energy in the shrine. There are various collections in the church store for icons, pendants, cross, and wallpaper. Forget not to buy any holy oil before leaving the place for families and friends. Ask and seek when you check-in to have the church facing balcony space. It is a spiritual pleasure to sit on the balcony, especially in the morning, looking at the church cross.

    Where after every visit we receive ample blessings. In every field of life, health, wealth and more than a peaceful life, I hope that everyone can visit and pray that you too will be abundantly blessed.


    Open: 6 am to 9 pm.

    Distance: It is 329 km far from Chennai city.


    Fort St. George:



    Situated at the coastal town of Madra, in Chennai's modern town, in 1644 Fort St. George is the first English fortress in India.

    The first floor includes the Banking Chamber, which features drawings by the Gouverneur of the Fort and other government officials. The Tipu Sultan's cannons decorate the museum's walls. The statue of 14.5 ft is located at the entrance to the museum by an escalator. This statue was built in England by Charles Bank to be taken to India.

    A safety screening is given at the entrance as there are several government buildings in the complex. External visitors should be prepared within this museum for high temperatures (no AC). Inside is not permitted photography. Restorations were accessible in the back of the museum building outside the museum. The entry fee for foreign visitors is 300 rupees.


    Open: 9 am to 5 pm.

    Distance: It is 3.2 km far from Chennai city.


    Prakasam Salai:



    Prakasam Salai is one of Chennai's fastest-growing tourist spots and was built in 1795 as Popham's Broadway in primarily an architectural landmark. It is just over a quarter mile from Chennai Railway Station, opposite Parry's Corner.

    It was built in Indo-Saracenic style from far due to its red brick structure. Due to its unique architecture and geological references, many people visit this site. The building consists of a cluster of churches such as Kandaswamy Koil, a church in Tucker, a chapel in Wesleyan and the church in Anderson.

    The Parry Corner is located opposite, only 1.5 km away. From the train station in Chennai. It is constructed in an Indo-Saracen style, characterized by its red brick construction. This building has a shrine cluster including Kandaswamy Koil, Church of Tucker, Chapels of the Wesleyan and Church of Anderson.


    Open: Monday to Friday (10 am to 5 pm), Saturday (10 am to 2 pm) and Sunday holiday.

    Distance: It is 3 km far from Chennai city.


    Thousand Lights Mosque:



    A thousand Lights is one of the most prominent mosques in the country and a venerated veneration and azadari for Shia, located in Anna Salai in Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, India.

    Multi-Domed.located at Chennai, state of Tamil Nadu. Whenever you go to Chennai, you will experience tranquility. Especially on Friday Jumma prayer big Muslims come and perform Jumma salatul.

    The Thousand Lights Mosque ranks high on this list because it has a special corner in the heart of Chennai. The place has its name due to a special feature, i.e. the hall of the mosque is lit by a total of 1000 oil lamps. Think of beauty!!! It is also one of the country's largest mosques.In Chennai, there is a religious place and property, and one among the heritage.

    Open: 5:30 am to 9 pm.

    Distance: It is 18 km far from Chennai city.


    San Thome Chruch:




    A Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, in the town of Chennai, in India is the religious site and the LSan Thome Cathedral, also known as the Saint Thomas cathedral basilica and the National Sanctuary of Saint Thomas. The chapel was founded by Portugal's explorers in the 16th century on the Tomb of Saint Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus.

    A beautiful and elegant church. As you walk into it, you feel calm. The tomb of St. Thomas was said to be built. It's one of Chennai's biggest attractions. It's easy to detect. It is also near the beach, walking from the church. It remains well managed and is extremely valuable.

    One of the world's only three basilicas built on the grave of one of Jesus Christ's apostles. This cathedral is built on St Thomas's tomb, which had arrived in India in 52 AD.


    Open: 6 am to 9 pm.

    Distance: It is 7.5 km far from Chennai city.


    Guindy National Park and Snake Park:



    Guindy National Park is a 2.70 km² Tamil Nadu protected area, located in Chennai, India, is India's 8th-smallest National Park and one of the very few national parks within a state.

    • The park is very Big.
    • It is having an excellent collection of Animals and Birds.
    • It is having a lot of open space as well.
    • Children will extremely love this place. It is having two Children-play areas which are maintained well.
    • The entry fee is very nominal (Rs 15/ per person).

    There are more than 14 species of mammals, including Blackbuck, Chital or Flecking Deer, Jackal, small Indian civilian, common palm civet, Hyena, Pangolin, Pangolin, hedgehog, Mandolin and three-sided Palm Squirrels.


    Open: Everyday (9 am to 6 pm), Tuesday holiday.

    Distance: It is 11 km far from Chennai city.


    Crocodile Bank:




    The Madras Crocodile Banking Trust and Herpetology Center is situated 40 kilometers south of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India and acts as a reptile Zoo and Herpetology Research Station.

    Nice place for family entertainment. You'll see a wide range of crocodiles. It'll take only a couple of hours. Snake software is also available. There charge about 20 rupees as an entry ticket. Totally a good place to visit.

    In 1984 the bank worked on a major project on the reproduction biology of the mugger crocodile with Dr. J.W. Lang of the University of North Dakota. The bank's research facilities, mainly a well-designed laboratory and a partnership with the Center for Molecular and Cellular Biology, were improved by funding for this initiative.


    Open: Everyday (9 am to 5 pm), Monday holiday.

    Distance: It is 11 km far from Chennai city.


    Connemara Public Library:



    Connemara Public Library in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, is one of four National Depository Libraries that provides a copy of all books, newspapers, and newspapers published in India.

    Connemara Library, a treasure trove of books, journals, and other popular documents. A library is an unquestionable location where you will find every text you can look for. The Connemara Public Library is one of the country's four national depository libraries, which collects copies of all books and other texts that have been written in India. The history dates back over a hundred years and the library remains a collection of centuries-old publications to this day.

    In 1981 the central government mandated the library to be one of four national libraries; the library is nevertheless not a recognized member of the international FIA.


    Open: 8 am to 7:30 pm.

    Distance: It is 2.5 km far from Chennai city