Chennai local sighting

Marina Beach - Famous as the longest beach in India and the second-longest of its kind in the world, Marina Beach is one of the most famous beach holiday destinations in the country. Named so after the Italian word 'marina' by the then Governor-General, the beach has been a popular location in Chennai since 1881.

Thousand Lights Mosque - Built by Nawab Umdat-ul-Umra in 1810, the mosque bears a story behind its name. It is said that 1000 lights needed to be lit in order to illuminate the assembly hall and hence it was named Thousand Lights Mosque.Dakshinachitra, Government Museum.

Guindy National Park - Guindy is home to many important landmarks in the city, the most famous amongst them being the only National Park in the country within city limits. It also serves as a main hub for several small and medium scale industries (Guindy Thiru Vi Ka Estate)

Mahabalipuram - Mahabalipuram is one of the oldest cities in India. Present day, it is known for its great monuments, cave sanctuaries and sculptures. ... Mahabalipuram is famous for its vast beach, monoliths, stone carvings and temples.

Sri Parthasarathy Temple - An abode to Lord Venkat Krishna, Sri Parthasarathy Temple was built by the Pallavas in the 8th century. Sri parthasarathy temple is situated at Tiruvallikeni or Triplicane and is the oldest temple in Chennai. An abode to Lord Venkat Krishna, Sri Parthasarathy Temple was built by the Pallavas in the 8th century. Birla Planetarium,

San Thome Church - St Thomas Cathedral is a 16th century basilica, built during the Portuguese reign in Tamil Nadu, India. The church was originally a tomb of Saint Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. In the 19th century, it was rebuilt by the British and bestowed with the status of a cathedral.

Kapaleeshwar Temple - Though the clear picture about who built the temple is not known, it is commonly believed that the temple was originally built by Pallavas in the seventh century CE due to its reference in the hymns of the Nayanmars; however, the architecture of the temple seems to be just 300-400 years old.

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