Things to do on Holidays in Chennai India

Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and is located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is a major cultural, commercial, educational and economic hub of India and was the first major British settlement in India during the time of the East India Company.

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    Escape Cinemas, owned by SPI Cinemas, are the city’s first large multiplex and has amazing screens. Chennai has for long yearned for a pure cinematic experience and now it has found it in these cinema halls.

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    Sathyam Cinemas have become an attraction for people from all walks of life. The cinemas deliver excellent ambience to enjoy a good movie with quality video and sound. Definitely worth a visit if you are lucky to get yourself a ticket.

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    Kapaleeshwar Temple is an ancient shrine to Shiva. And, unlike most of the Hindu temples, this one is clean, there is a clear spiritual look about it and the staff handles the crowd very well. This temple is also one of the oldest architectural structures in the city.

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    Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Triplicane is more than 2000 years old and was built during the reign of the Pallava Kingdom. It is quite amazing to know that such a huge temple exists in such a congested area.

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    Kalikambal Temple is crowded, small and always under renovation but is worth a visit regardless. This temple is old, relatively small.

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    Storytrails is a tour that really makes a difference to your tour to Chennai. Take a Bazaar Tour and the Chennai Medley and you can be sure of having a great time with an experienced guide who will always be talkative and very helpful.

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    San Thome Church is a reminder of Chennai under the colonial rule and is a very meaningful and sacred place for Christians.

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    Today, the Anna Centenary Library is the largest one of its kind in South Asia. This place is a treasure for students and bookworms. and, you get to read anything of any kind in here.

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    The Crocodile Bank has close to a hundred crocodiles, alligators and gharials. There is even an option to feet these reptiles but make sure that you maintain some distance as these boys have been known to tear a man in half.

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    Mylapore is another one of the ancient neighbourhoods of India. It was actually a port during the times of ancient Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and Chinese.

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