6 Things to do while you are in Chennai
6 Things to do while you are in Chennai

6 Things to do while you are in Chennai

Chennai is also known as Madras. It is located in Tamil Nadu, India along the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is an amazing place with rich culture and excellent historical background. Chennai is the 36th most visited place in the world. To supplement my statements just made a list of things to do while you are in Chennai. So, if you are planning to visit Chennai then this article may help you to plan your trip better.

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the mesmerizing beaches

Chennai is mostly known because of its beaches. It has many beaches which are visited by many people throughout the year. Some of the beaches are more crowded than the others. Some beaches have entry fees. People visit these beaches to spent some quality time with their friends and families. These beaches provide a perfect escape from the summer heat to the people of Chennai. The prominent beaches of Chennai are as follows:

  • Marina Beach
  • Besant Nagar Beach
  • Elliot’s Beach
  • Palavakkam Beach
  • Santhome Beach
  • Kasimedu Beach
  • VGP Beach
  • Thiruvanmiyur Beach
  • Kovalam Beach
  • Breezy Beach

Experience thrill through Adventure Sports

Adding up adventure and thrill to life is always a good idea. One should experience adventure sports at least once in a lifetime. Adventure sports are a bit underrated in India. The main problem behind it is that very few people are aware of it. This is the reason why one must be familiar with the options available, to choose the right adventure sport for them. Chennai has so many adventure sports options available. Some of them are:

  • Surfing
  • Paragliding
  • Scuba Diving
  • Paramotoring
  • Sailing
  • Rock Climbing and Rappelling
  • Canyoning
  • Off-roading
  • Trekking and Camping
  • Paintball

Wake Up the Nature Lover Inside You

If you are a nature lover, then Chennai is a perfect place for you to visit. As it offers you an amazing variety of options to explore mother nature through different aspects. You can try your hands on fishing at Royapuram Fishing Harbor or Barracuda Bay. Plan a nature trek to Ubbalamadugu falls or St. Thomas Mount. Experience kayaking, boating, canoeing, and surfing at Muttukadu. Watch stars and learn about the solar system at the Birla Planetarium. If you are in the mood to explore history, you can also visit the Government Museum and Alamparai Fort. Have a visit to Chetpet Eco Park. You can also plan a Lion Safari at Arignar Anna Zoological Park.

Seek Blessings from Religious Places

Chennai is a city with an amalgamation of people belonging to different religions and cultures. However, over a while, all the religions have developed places of their worship in different parts of the city. There are a no. of temples, churches, mosques, and dargahs located in Chennai.

Some of them are:


  • Kapaleshwar Temple
  • Murundheeshwar Temple
  • Ekambareshwar Temple
  • Parthasarthy Temple
  • Sri Balaji Temple
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Thirumala Thirupathi Devasthanam Temple
  • Shirdi Sai Baba Temple


  • Anderson Church
  • Andrew’s Kink
  • Christ Church
  • Chinnamalai Church
  • Santhome Cathedral Basilica
  • St.George’s Cathedral


  • Makka Masjid
  • Masjid Mamoor
  • The Grand Mosque
  • Thousand Lights Mosque


  • Anna Salai Dargah
  • Hazrat Baba Dargah
  • Mohammad Ismail Sahib
  • Qadri Baba Dargah
  • Thameem Ansari Baba Dargah

Eat the Delicious Food of Chennai

Chennai is home to many delicious vegetarians as well as non-vegetarian cuisines. The exclusive and wide variety of foods of this place is also termed the South Indian Food. One must try these amazing dishes once you visit this place. The list of must-try cuisines in Chennai is as follows:

  • Filter Coffee
  • Idli
  • Masala Dosa
  • Idiyappam
  • Paniyaram
  • Pongal
  • Koozhu or Koozh
  • Thalapakkati Biryani
  • Chicken 65
  • Plantain leaf Meal

Pamper Yourself with Shopping in Chennai

Chennai is a cultural hub. It has a wide range of places to buy products at varied prices. It has so many malls and markets to explore and do the shopping. Chennai is one of the best places in India for shopaholics.

Some of the famous shopping places of Chennai are as follows:

  • T.Nagar
  • Pondy Bazaar
  • Sowcarpet
  • Richie Street
  • Anna Nagar
  • Panagal Park
  • George Town
  • Spencer Plaza
  • Pheonix Market City
  • Express Avenue

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