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Places to visit in and around chennai

Discussion in 'Travel' started by kv_shyamala, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. kv_shyamala

    kv_shyamala New IL'ite

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    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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    ramyanand Silver IL'ite

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    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
    Ramya
     
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    Tiruthani Murugan Temple
    Kishkintha Amusement Park
    Snake Pannai
    Museum
    Gandhi Mandapam
     
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    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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    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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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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    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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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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