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Chennai, Tamil Nadu

The beautiful city of Chennai has no dearth of amazing tourist attractions to offer. These attractions will surely dazzle you with the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. There is so much to see in Chennai from picturesque beaches, enthralling wildlife to magnificently carved temples.

Marina Beach

Constructed as an Italian-style promenade, Chennai’s Marina Beach is rated as one of the most beautiful Indian beaches. This is also the largest beach in India that extends from Fort St. George to Besant Nagar. The entire 5-kilometer stretch homes a spectacular row of Indo-Saracenic buildings. This is surely the best place to view sun rise among the beautiful palms tress lined up on one side and sand on the other. There is also an ancient light house that still stands strong on the beach’s southern end. While at this alluring beach, you can indulge in various beach games and kite flying while munching some mouthwatering snacks.

Covelong Beach

Situated on the coast of Coromandel, Covelong beach is renowned for it sublime beauty and interesting beach activities. This beach is located at a distance of 40 kilometers from Chennai. The place is crowded mostly by water sports buffs, for activities like swimming, surfing and many more. You can also visit architecturally beautiful mosques, churches and forts near this beach.

Connemara Library

Connemara Library is a reserve of centuries-old publications, constructed in the late 19th century. This library is one of the Asia’s largest libraries, with an amazing collection of over 6,00,000 books. You can visit this place between 9 am to 7:30 pm, free of cost. Connemara library is undoubtedly an amazing place for reading enthusiasts!

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

If you are visiting Chennai with your children, Arignar Anna Zoological Park is a must visit. This park is located at a distance of 35 kilometers from the City Center. It is home to over 1500 species of wild creatures including the endangered ones. You can also spot a butterfly house, an aquarium and various nocturnal animals here. You can enjoy deer, elephant and lion safari within the premises. Except for Tuesdays, the park is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Crocodile Bank

The Crocodile Bank was constructed with a mission of preserving and protecting this reptile species. This place is home to various species of snakes, water birds, sea turtles and alligators. There is a total of 2500 creatures in the area. You can also buy memorabilia and books related to the creatures in the premises. The Bank is open from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, except Mondays.