6) The delicious Chicken 65: The famous chain of Buhari Hotels has been in Chennai since 1951. One of the favourite dishes of Chennai, the Chicken 65, is believed to be introduced at Bhuhari by its founder A.M. Buhari. Interestingly they also offered Chicken 78, Chicken 82 and Chicken 90. A.M. Buhari was also made the Sheriff of Madras in 1973-1974. Ever wondered that there could be such a history for that dish on your plate? 7) The Big Banyan tree: One of the oldest banyan trees in the world, around 450 years, is located inside the Adyar Theosophical Society. The area it occupied was around 40,000 square feet but after a cyclone hit in 1989, the main trunk was uprooted leaving only a part of it now. It boasts with the pride of being acquainted with great personalities such as Annie Besant and Maria Montessori who addressed a number of people under the tree. The Theosophical society is open between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is one the calmest and serene places located in the middle of the city. 8) The Madras Boat Club- one of the oldest in India: Photo Credit The Madras Boat Club in Chennai is almost 140 years old. It was founded by a few Englishmen in the year 1867. It was first started in the backwaters of Ennore. In 1892, it was moved to the location on the banks of Adyar River. Now the club has acquired the latest boats and oars from USA and is well-equipped. So, what are you waiting for? 9) Go bargaining on the cotton street: Photo Credit The cotton street in the Pantheon road is a one stop destination if you want to explore cotton clothes with a combination of vibrant colours. The better you are at bargaining, the less you spend on this street. It is up from almost 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is definitely worth a walk through the street. 10) Backwaters of Alamparai Fort: Photo Credit A very lesser known place on the outskirts of Chennai is the Alamparai Fort. It is in an almost destroyed state now. The sandy beach and the scenic backwaters is a must-see attraction of this place. The scenic beauty of this place is also a favourite of some notable Tamil movie makers. You might also get to tramp some sea shells and a variety of crabs on the shore.