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5Awesome Places You Must Visit in Chennai

A place that is flooded by tourists for most time of the year, Chennai has a charm of its own. There is no dearth of places that one can visit on a trip to Chennai. This modern city which was under the British rule once, has a distinct Englishman touch to it. Most buildings present were built by the British and exude their architectural brilliance. Also, most streets have English names to represent them.

Here are 10 places in Chennai that can leave you completely awestruck!

  1. Marina Beach


The World’s second longest urban beach can leave you baffled. You will be surprised to see the crowds of people who visit this place on weekends. The huge crowd is very effectively handled by policemen on horses. A beautiful place to witness sunset and get some cool natural breeze. There are a lot of snack outlets which let you enjoy pakodas, sugarcane juice and ice creams.

You can take cabs and use uber coupons to save on your ride. Weekends are very hectic and it is advisable to book a cab to reach the place.

  1. Arignar Anna Zoological Park


Also called the Vandalur Zoo, this place is home to lots of wild animals including the Bengal Tiger, White Tiger, Lion and Giraffe. It is a very vast place and there are small electric cars that can help carry you around. If you prefer cycling, then you are free to take a bike and ride around the place. The entry tickets are cheap and you can have a wonderful time here.

You can reach the place from nearby towns and cities. Use redbus coupons available on and get some discounts while enjoying your trip to the place.

  1. Vivekananda House

This is a serene and quiet place where mind therapy speeches happen every day. Maintained by Hindu godmen, the place is a tribute to Swami Vivekananda – a Hindu Monk. An ideal place for meditating, the Vivekananda House has paintings and photos of Swami Vivekananda.

Located near Marina Beach, visit this place for some peace of mind and for a break from the monotonous lifestyle.

  1. Madras Crocodile Bank

Connect with the world of reptiles by giving this place a visit. There are lots of crocodiles in this park. Also present inside the premises is a snake park. This is where the snake venom extraction happens. You will see a lot of snake eggs and crocodile eggs. You can also see giant tortoises here.

The place is a worthy stop on your way to East Coast Road. The entry fee isn’t much and you can have a wonderful time!

  1. Indian Institute of Technology – Madras


A wonderful unpolluted area in the heart of the city is the vast expanse of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Madras. You can find a lot of wildlife here like rabbits and deer at a very close range while taking a stroll. Open to outsiders during special events, it is a pleasure to walk through the road that is filled with trees on either sides.

The best way to reach IIT-Madras is by local bus or cabs. The entire Chennai city in itself is well-connected by buses, so finding a bus won’t be a hassle.

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