As a former British Presidency, Chennai is dotted with many colonial buildings that boast marvellous architecture like Fort St. George, Santhome Cathedral Basilica, Connemara Public Library and Ripon Building. Parks like Anna Nagar Tower Park, Secretariat Park and Madras War Cemetery are beautiful green spaces perfect for relaxing.
Your trip to Chennai must include visiting its temples known for their architectural splendour, such as Ashtalakshmi Temple, Marundeeswarar Temple and Kapaleeswarar Temple. Valluvar Kottam, built in the memory of poet Tiruvalluvar, is a major city attraction and a vast auditorium. Vivekananda House is another place worth visiting. It once hosted the spiritual leader and is a shrine and pilgrimage site.
Take a trip to Kolli Hills, or the “Mountain of Death,” to revel in the lush greenery and scenic views or visit India’s only living-history museum, Dakshinachitra Museum. In addition, there are plenty of thrilling outdoor activities to partake in, such as scuba diving in the Bay of Bengal, parasailing on Covelong Beach, surfing, paragliding, boating, etc. For the best experience, book your trip to Chennai between October and February.
Clubbed together with Chennai are destinations like Pondicherry, Kanyakumari and Mahabalipuram. As a former French colony, Pondicherry is popular for its buildings featuring stunning architecture like the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, quaint cafés and restaurants, cobblestone streets and pretty beaches like Paradise Beach. It is also home to Arikamedu, which is a testament to Indo-Roman trades.
Visit the hilly town of Kanyakumari, India’s southernmost tip, to experience its pleasant weather and see its green hills, serene beaches, majestic temples like the Kanyakumari Temple, the Vattakottai Fort, and cascading waterfalls. Mahabalipuram is synonymous with beautiful temples like the Shore Temple, sandy beaches, caves, and Trimurti Cave formations. For an unforgettable trip, Holidify provides you with a range of affordable and customisable Chennai tour packages.