Chennai is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu located by the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is one of the most historic cities you can visit in India.
In fact Chennai is also an important naval base. Chennai is an artistically-inclined city and several cultural events are held here. Chennai is known for its beautiful Marina Beach, which is also credited with being one of the cleanest beaches in the country.
A famous landmark of Chennai is the St. Geroge Forte, which was built by the British. Visit the Santhome Cathedral in Chennai, Kapaleeshwar Temple and Parthasarthy Temple in Chennai. The highlight for Chennai is the National Art Gallery, where you can watch a huge collection of paintings and sculptures. Animal-lovers must also head out to the Guindy National Park and Snake Park of Chennai.
Chennai is also a convenient base for exploring the nearby getaways of Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram and Vellore. Visit Chennai during the Pongal festival when the entire city is dressed up in floral decorations and lamps.