Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India, was a British military garrison and East India Company’s trading outpost during the British regime. If you are planning a visit to Chennai this post will be helpful for you as we are going to detail the places that you must go to during your single day visit to Chennai.
- Sri Parthasarathy Temple
Present at a distance of 4.5 kilometers from Chennai Central Railway Station, Sri Parthasarathy Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Constructed by the Pallavas in the 8th century, the credit for the present structure of the temple goes to the Vijaynagar Kings, who carried out renovations in the 16th century. The visiting hours of the temple are daily from 06:30 AM to 12 noon and 4 to 8 PM.
- Marina Beach
If you are in Chennai, even for a few hours, you must go to the Marina Beach. It is the second-longest beach in the world comprising around 13 kilometers in length. When on the beach, make sure you visit the Anna Park, the tomb of M.G. Ramachandran, and the Statue of Labor. The ideal time to visit the beach is in the early mornings or in the late evenings. When visiting in the evening, you can find a lot of food stalls and other entertainment stuff.
- Kapiliswarar Temple
Situated at a distance of 6.5 kilometers from Chennai Central Railway Station, the Kapiliswarar Temple is dedicated to Shiva. Similar to the Parthasarathy Temple, this temple is again built by the Pallavas in the 8th century. However, again similar to the Parthasarathy Temple, the credit for the current structure of the temple goes to the Vijaynagar Kings who proceeded with the renovation of the temple in the 16th century. The visiting hours of the temple are daily from 05 AM to 11 AM and 4 PM to 09:30 PM.
- San Thome Cathedral Basilica
Situated at a distance of 7 kilometers from Chennai Central Railway Station at the southern end of Marina Beach, the San Thome Cathedral Basilica is dedicated to St. Thomas, the apostle of Jesus. The visiting hours for the church are from 05 AM to 09 PM.
- Valluvar Kottam
Constructed to pay respects to the Tamil Poet Saint Thiruvalluvar, Valluvar Kottam was inaugurated in 1976. The memorial is in the shape of a 101-feet high temple chariot. A 33 m tall life-size statue of the saint has been erected in the chariot. The timings of the monument are 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM and the entry fee is INR 10 for adults and INR 5 for children.
It’s super educational for education to be in different parts of the world. Chennai is culturally rich and diverse. We hope you have a wonderful time.
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