Chennai - Gateway to South India

Climate Of Chennai :
Summer : 42 C (Max) - 38 C (Min)
Winter : 25 C (Max) - 18 C (Min)
Rainy Season : June to November, 1267 millimeters
Best time to visi t: November to February

Chennai Tourist Attractions :
Government Museum, Vivekanandar Illam, Velluvar Kottam, Kapaleeshwar temple.

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Location Of Chennai :
Geographic - Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal Chennai is the capital city of Tamilnadu a Southern state of India.
Famous As - In Chennai city guide, the Center of Carnatic music and Bharatnatyam dance from Chennai is famous for art, culture and commercial industries.

How to Reach Chennai :
By Air : The Chennai International Airport third busiest airport in India.
By Road : Bangalore, 6 hour, Hyderabad, 10 hours, Coimbatore, 8 hours.
By Railways : Chennai has two railways station the Chennai central and Egmore station.

Chennai Tourist Attractions :
The Chennai tourist attractions, Chennai is not like any other metropolitan city in India. Situated at the South of India it is perhaps not the best of tourist destination because of the near unbearable heat. However, the modesty and friendliness of the residents definitely makes it worth to go once. The kind of economic and industrial growth that has been attained by this place is not very common to see in India but still the modesty of the people is very evident. The valley life is celebrated here with simplicity and devotion. People are very attached to their culture and yet open to ideas. There are not much tourist spot in this city yet stroll around markets of George Town and Theagaraya Nagar, watch the sun set at the Manila beach and experience the village life perhaps it is easy to enjoy when you have lots of time to spend on few things.

Government Museum :
This is Chennai's best museum located at the Pantheon complex, which is actually several British build building. There are different sections inside the museum. The archeological section displays articles of major historical South Indian periods. The natural history and zoology section has skeletons, stuffed birds and animals from all around the world. The Bronze gallery has some amazing collection of items from the Chola art. Further there are National Art Gallery, Modern Art Gallery and Children's Museum that you can visit with the same entry ticket.

Vivekanandar Illam :
This house of Vivekananda is not only famous for the displays of the world famous monk but also for the architecture of the building. The semicircular seafront which was once used to store huge ice blocks transported from North America was famous as ice house now gives an amazing view of the sea. After his return from America Swami Vivekananda spend quite a long period here and preached his philosophy. Now it has a meditation room, photographs and other memorabilia of Swami Vivekananda.

Temples in Chennai and Cathedral :
There are some marvelous temples in Chennai where devotees come to get blessing from all around. The Kalapeeshwarar Temple, Ramakrishna Mutt Temple, is quite famous temples in Chennai as well as in South India. San Thome Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church in between Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Marine Beach.

Cities near Chennai :
Tirupati (150 km)
Puducherry (162 km)
Vellore (136 km)