April 14, 2024 04:25:38 booked.net

Top 5 Attractions in Chennai you should check out!

  1. Marina Beach

Marina Beach is naturally the instant choice for everyone that visits Chennai. This is the second-longest beach in the world. The large expanse of silver sand allows for a great walk along the seashore. Sunrise and sunset views are picturesque in this perfect setting. Some of the sports activities possible in Marina Beach include fishing, windsurfing, and beach volleyball.

  1. Semmozhi Poonga

Semmozhi Poonga offers a great escapade from the scorching sun and it is a visual delight for your eyes tired of seeing manmade buildings. The park was opened towards the end of 2010. Located at the city’s center, the 20-acre park offers to a view of scenic landscapes and lush gardens. The well-maintained gardens have over 500 varieties of trees and plants from all parts of the world. This is apart from the trees that already exist in the area before the establishment of the park. Some of the trees are over 100 years old. The species of plants include medicinal plants and aromatic herbs. The artificial waterfall in the park looks real. Children will love the park, as there are many play structures to keep them entertained. Elders can go for a walk and several seating arrangements are provided to stretch. Semmozhi Poonga seems so far to have made genuine efforts to keep the place clean and green unlike some other places in Chennai, which do not enjoy the attention they need to be given.

  1. Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park is the first-ever zoo in India. The zoo was established in the year 1855. The zoo was initially in the Moor market from where it was shifted to Vandalur in 1976. The massive 510-hectare zoo houses over 170 species of wildlife. Some of the wildlife found here includes tigers, hyenas, lions, panthers, elephants, and many more. Elephant rides and lion safaris are available. If you are up to it, you could walk the entire stretch of the park. If not, you can tour on the battery-operated vehicle rides.

  1. Pulicat Lake

Pulicat Lake is a ‘must-visit’ place if you are in Chennai. Chennai is not green and you do not chance upon many places in Chennai that help you get closer to nature. Hence, taking time away to be at Pulicat Lake becomes all the more important. Pulicat Lake is located on Tamilnadu’s border. The atmosphere is serene and you can have a relaxed day here. Boat rides are very popular here. While on the boat, you are allowed to indulge in fishing. This is a great place for bird watching. Do not miss Nellapattu Bird Sanctuary located near Pulicat Lake as you will find rare species of birds such as flamingoes, kingfishers, pelicans, ibis, and many more. You could also find the ruins of a 17th-century Danish fort.

  1. Kapaleeswarar Temple

Kapaleeswarar Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city. It is not clear as to who built the temple. Going by the songs by Nayanmars, it is believed that Kapaleeswarar Temple was built during the 7th century by Pallava Kings. The architecture is not as old as they seem to be around 400 years old. Hence, it is considered that Portuguese destroyed the original temple mentioned in the songs of Nayanmars and the present construction belongs to the 16th century. The temple stands a classic example of the Dravidian style of sculpture and architecture.