Marina Beach is a natural urban beach in the city of Chennai, India, along the Bay of Bengal. The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north to Besant Nagar in the south, a distance of 13 km (8.1 mi), making it the longest natural urban beach in the country and the world’s first longest natural urban beach. Apart from enjoying on the beach, there are many historical monuments built at the junction of pathway stand. Some of them include Annadurai and MG Ramachandran memorials, statues of heroes from Tamil culture, Indo Saracenic buildings, monuments of Tamil scholars, patriots and famous personalities including Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose
Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai is a temple of Shiva located in Mylapore, Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The form of Shiva’s wife Parvathi worshipped at this temple is called Karpagambal is from Tamil, (“Goddess of the Wish-Yielding Tree”). Kapaleeshwarar temple was built in 7th century CE by the Pallavas. The original Kapaleeshwarar Temple was built where Santhome Church is located currently in Chennai. This original temple was demolished by the Portuguese and the present temple was built in the 16th century by the Vijayanagar Kings.
Arignar Anna Zoological Park:
Chennai, then the Madras had the distinction of having the first zoo in India, started in 1855. Factors like air and sound pollution, insufficient place for accommodating the animals and highly dense human population around the corporation zoo became health hazards to animals of the zoo. Hence it was decided to shift the zoo from Moore market area to Vandalur Reserve Forest in the out-skirts of Chennai city. Over the years as its repository of mammals, birds, reptiles and fishes expanded, the zoo changed its location thrice when it was finally moved to Vandalur Reserve Forest on the outskirts of the city away from the urban noise.
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Fort St. George:
The year 1644 adds another glorious chapter in the history of the South Indian city Chennai, then known as Madras, conferring upon it a gift of the St. George Fort along the shores of Bay of Bengal. Historically famous as White Town, the fort has taken its name from St. Fort St. George, India:the Fort Museum , has displays on Chennai’s origins and the fort itself, and interesting military memorabilia and artwork from colonial times. The 1st-floor portrait gallery of colonial-era VIPs includes a very assured-looking Robert Clive (Clive of India).
St. Thomas Mount:
St. Thomas Mount (known in Tamil as Parangimalai) is a small hillrock located in Chennai, near the neighborhood of Guindy and very close to Chennai International Airport.St Thomas Mount is a Holy place of international prominence, historical eminence, religious glory and tourist attraction.The ancient Church on the top of St. Thomas Mount has served as the light house for the Portuguese and Armenian ships and vessels in the Bay of Bengal in the 16th and 17th centuries. Interestingly, it is said, when sailors sighted the Church they offered prayers for a safe Voyage and then discharged from their artillery in salutation.
Valluvar Kottam is a popular monument in chennai, dedicated to the classical Tamil poet, philosopher, and saint,Thiruvalluvar . It is located at the intersection of the Kodambakkam High road and the Village road. The monument now stands at what was once the deepest point of a local lake.Valluvar Kottam is one of significant landmark in Chennai City in Tamil nadu, India. It has nice architechture and talks about the great poet and writer Thiruvalluvar. You can see all his book in different way of presentation.Significant way of presenting a world great book Thirukural.