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Tourist Spots
 

Birla Planetarium
A must for anyone interested in the cosmos beyond.
 
 

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Egmore Museum
One of the best museums in the country, built in
1857. Connemara Library-which has one of the
largest collections of books in India is situated
in the same complex.
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Astalakshmi Temple
The Astalakshmi Temple is a must-visit spot near
Elliot's Beach.
 

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Fort St. George
A major place of British architecture, built in
circa 1654, this houses various govt depts now.
 

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Gandhi Mandapam
Popular memorial to the father of the nation-
Gandhi. Also visit Rajaji Memorial close by.
 

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Guindy Park
The Guindy National Park displays a huge variety
of animal life in a relatively small area.
 

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Kalakshetra
Founded in 1936 by Rukmini Devi Arundale,
Kalakshetra has established itself as the premier
centre for the Indian traditional dance form-
Bharatanatyam.
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Madhya Kailas
This all while temple stands out even in Chennai -
the city of Temples.
 

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Marina Beach
2nd longest beach in the world lined with statues
that have become landmarks in their own right. MGR
Memorial and Anna Square-dedicated to two popular
Thamizh leaders are situated nearby.
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Santhome Church
Built in 1606 St. Thomas is believed to be buried
in this Basilica.
 

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Theosophical Society
Visit this green oasis of calm set against the
bustle of Chennai city. The library is a godsent
for scholars of Indology.

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Thousand Lights Mosque
Built in 1800 by Umdat-Ul-Umah this mosque has
become one of the major landmarks of Chennai city.
 

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Valluvar Kottam
This major tourist attraction is a memorial to
poet Valluvar the author of the hallowed "Thiru
Kural". The auditorium is one of the largest in
the world.
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