Sightseeing around Chennai

Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing Around Chennai

Mahabalipuram also called 'Mamallapuram' is a town in Kancheepuram district. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and renowned for its rock carvings and monolithic sculptures, as well as the famous shore temple. Of the original seven pagodas, only one has survived the ravages of nature. The other six lie submerged under the sea. Mahabalipuram contains nearly forty monuments of different types including the  largest "open air bas relief" in the world. Distance from the hotel: 48 kms approximately

 

The Arignar Anna Zoological Park, popularly referred to as the Vandalur Zoo is 35 km from Chennai. The Zoo covers 1,265 acres and is one of the largest in south Asia. The zoo boasts of a natural habitat for the animals and includes safari tours, a nocturnal animal house and more. Distance from the hotel: 25 kms approximately

Tirupati is home to Tirupati Balaji or Lord Venkateshwara. The Tirupati Temple is renowned worldwide with 100,000 - 200,000 pilgrims visiting the temple on a daily basis. According to legend, the temple has a self-manifested murti (deity) of Lord Venkateswara. The temple is considered one of the 108 Divya Desams or holiest Vaishnavite shrines in India.
Distance from the hotel: 113 kms approximately.

 

Pondicherry or Puducherry as it is now called, is a Union Territory of India with heavy French influences. Puducherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in south India. The city has beautiful beaches, colonial buildings, churches and temples. Puducherry’s systematic town planning and the well planned French style avenues, still preserve much of the colonial ambience. Puducherry is also known as La Côte d'Azur de l'Est, meaning "The French Riviera of the East". Puducherry is also considered the fastest growing educational hubs of southern India.
Distance from the hotel: 131 kms approximately

 

Sri Aurobindo Ashram located on rue de la Marine is an internationally renowned ashram in Auroville (City of Dawn), an "experimental" township near Puducherry. Auroville is also home to the architecturally brilliant Matrimandir, a spiritual space also referred to as the soul of Auroville.
Distance from the hotel: 131 kms approximately


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