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    Default Places to visit in and around chennai

    Hi ILs,

    Just starting the list of places to visit in and around chennai. It could be pilgrimage, tourists spots... Please add on to the list as I wish to visit places.

    Elliots Beach (Marina beach)
    Kanchipuram
    Mahabalipuram
    Pondhichery
    Fishermen's cove
    Dakshin Chitra
    Kabaleeswar temple
    Nanganallur temple
    Santhome Church
    Besant nagar beach
    Tiruvannamalai

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    Default Re: Places to visit in and around chennai

    Hi shyamala
    Nice thread to know more abt chennai
    My list
    vedanthangal
    vandalur zoo
    cholamandalam artist village
    muttukadu

    will add more to the list

    Cheers
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    Tiruthani Murugan Temple
    Kishkintha Amusement Park
    Snake Pannai
    Museum
    Gandhi Mandapam

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    Default Re: Places to visit in and around chennai

    There is Lakshmi Narayanee temple near chennai, the temple is made of gold and the landscaping is amazing itseems, planning to visit next time i go to india. my dad was mentioning abt more temples which are old ones, renovated recently.

    Kanchipuram, mahabalipuram, pondicherry etc are good places to visit from chennai.


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    Kallikambaal Temple
    Kapaleeswarar Temple
    Mundakaniamman Temple
    Santhome Chruch
    St. Thomas mount
    Dizzie World
    Mother Ashram, Pondicherry

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    hi all,

    Let us just give a description of the place along with the list of places that we are mentioning here...so that even an non-chennai person will find it easy to locate......


    Daskhin Chitra is a center for the living traditions of art, folk performing arts, craft and architecture of India with an emphasis on the traditions of South India. A project of the Madras Craft Foundation (MCF), a non-profit organisation.

    Bus Nos. 19, PP19, PP49.
    Any call taxi or private taxi can be hired Landmark next to MGM Dizee World

    Phone 044 27472603 / 044 27472783
    Madras Craft Foundation 044 24462435 / 044 24918943

    Visting hours - 10.00 am to 6.00 p.m.

    Weekly holiday - Tuesday

    Entrance Tariff: Adult -Rs.50, Children - Rs.15 (upto 12 years),Student 25rs (on presenting the ID card)





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    Siruvapuri temple...Murugan temple...

    There is a small Subramania Swamy Temple about 55 Km from Chennai. It is on the Madras-Calcutta Highway behond Red-Hills. This Temple is famous in that whatever you believe in and visit here continously once a week for 6 weeks will come true. Particularly those who are building a house/apartment or those who have not been able to find a house or apartment that they are looking for are believed to be blessed with a house/apartment after visiting this temple [The place is called Siruvapuri / Chinnambedu]. A small but clean and well maintained temple which has an air of calmness around it.





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    Pulicat is the second largest brackish-water eco-system on the East Coast, the first being Chilka lake at Orissa..: Its a travel of 54 km from CMBT ( Koyambedu), follow the 100 ft Road, from Koyambedu towards reterri side, follow straight till you reach a dead end, where you have to take a left turn, passing thro' an entry point of "Ennore Port Trust". Up on entry into Minjur, (opp to Inidan Oil Bunk) take a right turn, cross the Railway level crossing, turn first left & continue following the road, for next 17 km ( You can maintain only 25 km/h due to wavy road with potholes). After this 17 km You would hit a road " Ponneri- Pulicat" main road, where take a right turn & the 4 km drive ends in Pulicat Jetty only.


    Ideal Picnic place for spending nearly 6 hours...
    Remember to carry, plenty of Drinking water and snacks, swim wear, Fishing rods, Beach umbrellas, Beach play materials as you are landing in a place with absolutely no amenities..





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    Orchid Gardens

    Even as the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department has embarked on an ambitious project to set up a butterfly park in Mahabalipuram, an enterprising hotelier has created a Rs.1.5 crore "Orchid Gardens" at Poonjeri in the World Heritage town. The new tourist attraction has come up on a 1.75-acre plot on the non-beach front of the ECR, a few yards away from the Mahabalipuram intersection.
    A reclaimed muddy road leads to the massive canopy that shows the way to the Orchid Gardens.There are nearly 30 varieties of showy and colourful flowers.

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    Alamparai Fort

    The ruins of the fort lie near Kadapakkam, a village 50 km from Mahabalipuram on the land overlooking the sea. Two-hour drive down the East Coast Road ( 100 km ) is Kadapakkam. Turn eastwards into the narrow village road and drive for about 3 kilometers till you cross a small bridge. After this, the road turns into a sandy track. A few hundred yards after a right turn at the next fork takes you to the ruins of Alamparai Fort

    Constructed during the Mughal era, the Alamparai Fort once had a 100-metre long dockyard stretching into the sea, from which zari cloth, salt, and ghee were exported. In around 1760, the British destroyed a major portion of the fort and more recently the structure was damaged in the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake.






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