Travel Agent for Chennai
The capital of Tamil Nadu is a favorite tourist destination with its beaches, planetariums, museums, parks and numerous religious sites. Situated on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is perhaps the most peaceful and green metropolis in India. A principal travel agent concern for India, we can provide you with round trip tour packages and travel services to the beautiful city of Chennai.
Importanr tourist centers of Chennai are:
The Parthsarthy Temple was built in the 8th century by the Pallava kings of South India. Situated in Triplicane, another beach in Chennai it is famed for the beauty of its gopuram (arched gateway) and its architecture.
The Santhome Cathedral is built over the tomb of apostle St. Thomas and is an important pilgrimage centre. There is a museum within its premises with a 16th-century map of South Asia.
The Kapaleeshwar Temple temple was constructed in the 13th century and is a living example of the architectural skills of the Dravidians. The temple is the nucleus of the local tank market and residential quarters around it.
The Marina Beach is the most famous beach of Chennai that extends from Fort St. George all the way to Mahabalipuram. It is a spectacular site at dusk and a trip to Chennai is incomplete without spending a few hours here.
Fort St. George is the most powerful symbol of the British Empire in its early days in India, for it was the first piece of real estate of the British in India. The fort has a grey granite exterior unlike the Mughal forts that has lavish ornamentation and luxury.
The National Art Gallery was built in 1906 and is located in a splendid Indo-Saracenic edifice. That was initially known as the Victoria Memorial Hall. It has a good collection of old paintings and sculptures including Tanjore paintings on glass, Rajput and Mughal miniature paintings, Deccan paintings from 17th century, and metalware, and ivory carvings from 11th and 12th century.
Other Attractions in Chennai are the Snake Park situated in the Guindy National Park in the Raj Bhavan Estate, the Theosophical Society and Kalakshetra that was founded by Rukmini Devi Arundale for the revival of Indian classical arts and crafts traditions.
While you are in Chennai on a planned holiday, be sure to take some time off and visit the places around. There are ancient temple towns like Mahabalipuram and Tirupati (in Andhra Pradesh), traditional townships and villages that specialise in crafts like Kanchipuram, and golden beaches like Covelong.
Covelong is full of delightful forts, churches, mosques, and a lovely beach. It is a place where you can experience the history of Tamil Nadu in its entirety.
The world-famous lovely seaside town of Mahabalipuram was the second capital of the Pallava dynasty. The Shore Temple, the largest bas-relief in the world called Arjuna’s Penance and the famous and beautiful mandapams are world-renowned.
Kanchipuram, along with Chennai and Mahabalipuram, forms the famous Golden Triangle of the Coromandel Coast. It is a world-renowned site because of the wonderful craftsmanship of the Kanchi weavers, the makers of what is perhaps the finest silk fabric in the world.
Tirupati is the abode of the legendary Lord of the Seven Hills. It is one of the most famous shrines in the country where uninterrupted worship of the Lord has been carrying on for over thirteen centuries. It is one of the most revered place of worship in the country.
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