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Ranked #31 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #32 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #33 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Ranked #34 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches
Owner description: This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though the undercurrent is too strong for all but the... more » Owner description: This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though the undercurrent is too strong for all but the strongest swimmers. « less
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Ranked #35 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Cemeteries
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Ranked #36 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Ranked #37 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #38 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #39 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #40 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #41 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #42 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: National Parks
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 #43 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Art Museums
Tenth century paintings, religious statues and relics occupy one building while the other contains mostly modern works.
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Ranked #44 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Ranked #45 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #46 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Museums
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Ranked #47 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #48 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 #49 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Gardens
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 #50 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Bridges
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Ranked #51 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #52 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #53 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #54 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 #55 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Plan a little walk by yourself, tracing the colonial architectural lineage of the University of Madras. The buildings are... more » Owner description: Plan a little walk by yourself, tracing the colonial architectural lineage of the University of Madras. The buildings are spread over the city, so look out for the most speactacular one close to Marina Beach. The famous Senate House is also a part of this campus, built in the Indo-Saracenic style with Byzantine and European architectural features. Other places to look out for British architecture are Ice House, Vivekananda Museum, High Court, War Memorial and the Parrys area. If you are a photography enthusiast, this is going to be even more satisfying. « less
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Ranked #56 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Ranked #57 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #58 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Bodies of Water
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 #59 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #60 of 252 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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