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Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

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Ranked #31 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #32 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: A tranquil walk in the Huddleston Gardens of the Theosophical Society of India might be needed after grappling with the city... more » Owner description: A tranquil walk in the Huddleston Gardens of the Theosophical Society of India might be needed after grappling with the city din of Chennai. The Theosophical Society is spread over 260 acres but you can certainly cover the garden, which is home to migratory birds, fruit bats, snakes, jackals, wild cats, mongooses, hares and a variety of spiders. A 450-year-old banyan tree resides in the garden with aerial roots covering 60,000 square meters. « less
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Ranked #33 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #34 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #35 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #36 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #37 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Join independent conservation and wildlife enthusiast groups such as the Students’ Sea Turtle Conservation Network for... more » Owner description: Join independent conservation and wildlife enthusiast groups such as the Students’ Sea Turtle Conservation Network for midnight walks from Neelangarai to Besant Nagar beach to aid the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle by relocating eggs for safe release to the sea. « less
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Ranked #38 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #39 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #40 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #41 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #42 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #43 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #44 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #45 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #46 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Tenth century paintings, religious statues and relics occupy one building while the other contains mostly modern works.
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Ranked #47 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Here’s a national park right in the heart of the city. The park covers 2.82 square kilometers and is home to an impressive... more » Owner description: Here’s a national park right in the heart of the city. The park covers 2.82 square kilometers and is home to an impressive number of mammals and insects that are a huge attraction for the children. It’s a pleasant surprise to see this vast array of biodiversity in the heart of the city. « less
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Ranked #48 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #49 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Museums
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Ranked #50 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #51 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Museums
Owner description: Visit the Egmore Museum more for the architecture than the museum itself. Popularly known as the Museum Theatre, it’s one of... more » Owner description: Visit the Egmore Museum more for the architecture than the museum itself. Popularly known as the Museum Theatre, it’s one of the better venues for the city's theater performances. Check local listings in newspapers to catch a show. Though the museum houses archaeological, zoological, botanical and geological artifacts, and art and more, it can be given a miss. « less
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Ranked #52 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #53 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #54 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Take a thrilling rides in a speed boats at Muttukadu Lake. The lake is 40 kilometers from Chennai on the East Coast Road.
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Ranked #55 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #56 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Other
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Ranked #57 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #58 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #59 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: In addition to over thirty Indian snakes, this specialty zoo is home to domestic and exotic crocodiles, turtles and... more » Owner description: In addition to over thirty Indian snakes, this specialty zoo is home to domestic and exotic crocodiles, turtles and tortoises. A library and museum are also on site. « less
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Ranked #60 of 199 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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