Make the Most Out of Chennai by Doing These Things

Chennai is the fourth largest metro city in India and also it’s second busiest port. Chennai is known for its food, beaches, and culture. The city has both traditional and contemporary elements in its breeze. There are temples and churches, and thousands of offices and hotels in Chennai. Once you visit this city, you are bound to fall in love with it. You can even see a film shoot if you are lucky as Chennai is a popular destination for South Indian movie shoots. So, if you have decided to include this extraordinary city in your travel-list, include these options.

Treat your taste buds with appetizing food and filter coffee

Along with a mouthwatering and wide range of South Indian food, the city serves the best filter coffee. Chennai is loaded with thousands of food joints, restaurants and cafes. No matter if you are a vegetarian, vegan or non-vegetarian, you will easily find scrumptious food to gorge on. Do not forget to try the city’s local cuisine: dosa, idly, uttapam, sambhar, rasam rice, chicken Chettinad, nethili fry, kothu parotta, etc. 

Experience reading in one of the largest Asian libraries

Chennai has one of the largest libraries in Asia, Anna Centenary Library, with a capacity to house over 12,00,000 books in its eight floors. The library has a Braille section, children’s section and own book reading section where one can take their book and read in a calm and comfortable space.   

Unwind yourself at these windy beaches

Chennai has a number of beaches around it. Its largest Marina Beach has the coastline expanding up to 13 kilometers. The beach is full of kiosks selling delicious snacks. Other beaches are Elliot’s beach, Breezy Beach, VGP Golden Beach, Santhome Beach with several beaches nearby. The beaches are ideal for relaxing yourself by indulging in nature. Most of these beaches are safe for water sports making your trip even more exciting.

Shop until you drop  

Soundarapandian Angadi or Pondy Bazaar is the one-stop destination for all the shopaholics. The bazaar sells everything from clothes, accessories, shoes to bags at reasonable prices. All you need is a lot of cash as cards do not work at the local bazaar. For those of you who love shopping from international and local brands, Pondy bazaar has them all. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes if you decide to shop here as it is a huge market.

Stay in luxury hotels

There are multiple luxury hotels in Chennai like the ITC, Taj, Park Hyatt, The Leela Palace, etc. These hotels will enhance your experience by offering you a comfortable and luxury stay. Also, their restaurants serve delicious food.

Visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple

What is different about this temple, which makes it a must-visit destination, is that it was built in the 7th Century. The temple has colorful carvings and paintings making it a visual delight. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple’s serenity and beauty attracts a lot of Lord Shiva’s followers and tourists.

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