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A Tourist Guide to Chennai

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the fourth largest metropolitan city of India and also the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It's located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. The Marina Beach runs for 12 kmThe marina beach in chennai along the shoreline of the city. Two rivers meander through Chennai, the Cooum River (or Koovam) through the centre and the Adyar River to the south.

Chennai's culture reflects its diverse population. The city is known for its classical dance shows and Hindu temples. Every December, Chennai holds a five-week long Madras Music Season, which includes performances by hundreads of artists. (Under wikipedia GNU)

Places often frequented by Tourists in Chennai:

Chennai is the third most visited city in India by foreigners ranked after Delhi and Mumbai.

Temples in Chennai

* Parthasarathy Temple
* Kapaleeswarar Temple
* ISKCON (Hare Rama Hare Krishna) TempleKapaleeswarar Temple of Hindus
* Vadapalani Temple
* Kandaswamy Temple
* Ashtalakshmi Temple
* Marundeeswarar Temple

Amusement Parks

* Kishkinta
* MGM Dizzee World
* Tarsha Water Sports
* Dash-n-Splash
* Dolphin City
* VGP Golden Beach
* Prime Time

Beaches

* Marina Beach
* Covelong Beach
* Elliot's Beach

Monuments

* Fort St. George
* Freemason's Hall
* Kamaraj Memorial House
* Ripon Building
* Senate House
* Bharathiyar Illam
* Pancha Mandapams
* Valluvar Kottam
* Anna Square
* Vivekananda Illam
* Raj Bhavan

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The Chennai International Airport, comprising the Anna international terminal and the Kamaraj domestic terminal, is the third busiest airport in India. Chennai is also a major port destination and business center. The city is served by two The corporation building in Chennaimajor ports, Chennai Port, one of the largest artificial ports, and Ennore Port. The Chennai port is India's second busiest container hub, handling automobiles, motorcycles and general industrial cargo. The Ennore Port handles cargo such as coal, ore and other bulk and rock mineral products. A smaller harbour at Royapuram is used by local fishing boats and trawlers.

Chennai city has two main railway terminals-Chennai Central station, the city's largest, provides access to trains to major cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram as well as to smaller towns across India. Chennai Egmore is a terminus for trains traveling primarily within Tamil Nadu and it handles a few inter-state trains.

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Are you planning to visit Chennai in Tamil Nadu in the near future? Then, here's the climate, temperature and Chennai weather forecast so that you can plan your vacation or business trip accordingly:

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