When it comes to Chennai tourism, it is true to that it is the delightful south area region. The heritage of India is highly intact in this state than most other parts of India. This place had been untouched by the historians and invasions. It is the land of temples and devotees. You will love to explore the shades of banyan tree, profusion of orange flowers and the soft beat of far away drums make you feel like the start of another festival and fair. This tourism is trying to bring the tourists closer to the Southern treasures of India.

Tourist Attractions of Chennai City

Government Museum - This museum is the major attraction of Chennai Tourism and holds the collection of ancient and modern South Indian bronzes. This museum was constructed in 1857. The popular bronzes are Nataraja, Hanuman, Lakshmana and Rama. It also offers anthropology and geology sections.

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The National Art Gallery - This gallery holds various exhibitions of beautiful and top rated paintings from the 16tha and 18th century. You will get the chance to see Deccan art, Mughal art and Rajasthani art. Even bronzes of 10th and 13th century along with handicrafts from 11th and 12th century are also displayed here.

Kapaleeswarar Temple - This temple of Chennai tourism is devoted to Lord Shiva and falls under the category of 8th century Pallava temple. The Gopuram of this temple that is the tower is in Dravidian architecture. The attractive feature of this temple is the collection of 63 rare bronze idols of Saivaite Saints and other feature is the peacock worshipping Lord Shiva under the very old Punnai tree in the courtyard. This peacock is the Goddess Parvati.

Santhome Church - This church got its name from St. Thomas, an apostle of Christ. It was built in 52 A.D and rebuilt in the year 1606. Moreover in the year 1896 it was given the status of a Basilica. The 3 feet tall statue of Virgin Mary has been brought from Portugal country in 1543. The hall of this cathedral church owes 14 wooden plaques that depicts the last days of Lord Christ.

The Universal Temple of Sri Ramakrishna - This is situated in the premises of the Ramakrishna Mutt located in Mylapore. This monument is the sign of Universal religion. In the middle of this temple you will see 7 feet tall Sri Ramakrishna statue carved from pure form of marble. He is sitting on a marble lotus. This temple of Chennai tourism is the proud owner of South Indian art and culture.

How to Reach

By Air: The Chennai offers international airport situated at a distance of 7 Km. it connects to different international and national places and destinations. You will easily get both domestic and international flights from this airport.

By Train: There are 2 railway stations that are Egmore Station and Chennai Central. The later one is the bigger of the two. These Egmore station houses several meter gauge and broad gauge trains. On the other side the Chennai Central houses on different broad gauge trains only.

By Road: When you are going for Chennai Tourism, you can also opt for roadways. It holds good network of roads throughout India. The major bus terminal is the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal situated at Jawaharlal Nehru Salai in Koyembedu. It is the largest bus terminal in the whole of Asia.