To Visit Some And Revisit Many, Check Out This List Of The Most Beautiful Places In Chennai

To the city which is home and which can start feeling like home instantly to the ones who are new- Chennai has so much to offer. Three rivers, hundreds of lakes, a mountain range, a marshland, fancy restaurants, a fast developing metro line- this city gives us a lot. Here is a list of the most beautiful places that you should check out in Chennai!

Theosophical Society

With the 450-year-old Adyar Aala Maram and the sight of rare mahogany trees, this place will redefine your understanding of Chennai. With the Huddleston Gardens covering 260 acres of land, this place is an epitome of peacefulness. It stands for universal brotherhood and is built to explore the untouched areas of nature.

Arulmigu Kapaleeshwarar Temple

No matter what your affinity to God is, this is a place that you must visit in Chennai. The wind seems to keep blowing even during the summer as you walk around in this temple. The smiles and laughter also never cease to exist as you observe the positive aura of this spot. Kapaleeshwarar temple has tall gopurams that will mesmerise you at the very first glance and if you are a lover of art and architecture, you would never want to leave this place.

For a list of best temples to visit in Chennai, click here.

Anna Centenary Library

We have the largest library in Asia and the collection of books here is mind-blowing. With eight floors dedicated to specific fields of study, this place can be accessed by any individual with an identity proof and nothing else. One can spend their entire day here for free and members get access to free wifi. The membership fee is as low as INR 150 per person.

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Valluvar Kottam

Dedicated to the Tamil Poet Thiruvalluvar, this is an architectural masterpiece that is shaped like the chariot of Thiruvarur. The very sight makes one feel calm and relaxed. A trip to Valluvar Kottam, which is actually not visited by people in large numbers, can be a sound plan for a weekend.


Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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Beaches Of Chennai

Marina, Elliots, Thiruvanmiyur, ECR and more. We have a long coastline full of l and we are obviously proud of them. Offering a lot of space for walking, jogging, eating, dating, playing our favourite sport, photography and the best one- just relaxing - we just can't get enough of beaches. Nothing matches the feeling of just staring at the ocean for a while just by ourselves and our thoughts. Aren’t we right?

For a complete list of best beaches in Chennai, click here and here. 

Government Museum, Chennai

Being India’s second oldest museum, this place is built in Indo-Saracenic style. Located in Egmore, the museum preserves artwork of Indian, European and other Asian artists. It at least takes four solid hours to fully explore this grandeur of space and we highly recommend you to not miss it.

Find more historical structures in the city here. 


Government Museum

Beside Goverment Maternity Hospital, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai


Semmozhi Poonga

This is a botanical garden set up in Gopalapuram which is also the first one in the city. Spread across an area of 20 acres, it houses more than 500 species of plants imported from across the country and the world. The place has beautiful floral arrangements and is a popular spot for photoshoots and hangouts for youngsters.


Semmozhi Poonga

Cathedral Road, Ellaiamman Colony, Teynampet, Chennai


    Thiruneermalai Lake

    Located just outside the city, this lake offers a stunning view. It is currently being cleaned by organisations like the Environmentalist Foundation of India and we are sure that it is going to become all the more beautiful. Spots like these remind us to appreciate and preserve the ecology of our city as much as we fantasise exotic vacations.

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    Tourist Attractions

    Lake Thiruneermalai

    Periya Eri, Thiruneermalai, Chennai