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Ranked #31 of 256 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 #32 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #33 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #34 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #35 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Ranked #36 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #37 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Cemeteries
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Ranked #38 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #39 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #40 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #41 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #42 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #43 of 256 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 #44 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #45 of 256 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 #46 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #47 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #48 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #49 of 256 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 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Museums
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Ranked #51 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #52 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #53 of 256 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 #54 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #55 of 256 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 #56 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #57 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #58 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #59 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
Ranked #60 of 256 attractions in Chennai (Madras)
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