Drafting a list of things to do when in Chennai? Well, Chennai is more than what people see in movies where people eat idli and fight with villains (well people fight anyway). One of the most culturally strong cities with equal amount of urbanization the city is still rooted in its traditions and rituals.People gear up for all things you can do when you're in Chennai.
Things To Do In Chennai
One of the most loved beaches for Tamilians which is like a festive itself is the Marina Beach. You can find people of different stratas enjoying here their early morning walks and jogs.
It has been acclaimed as the second longest beach in the world
MGR Film City
Film studio complex situated in Taramani is a famous tourist spot and has been sets for various films. The film studio has depictions of churches,temples and not only Indian architecture but Italian , Japanese and Mughal too. One of the most famous attractions in the city to visit
Typically called the ‘Mountain of Death' located in the Namakkal District of Tamil Nadu.It is a picturesque destination for your Instagram. Preferably not to visit it in January since the temperature drops down.
This temple chariot like historical monument dedicated to a well known intellectual poet. There is carving of the famous poet Thiruvalluvar inside the chariot. A very famous feature of the Valluvar Kottam is that it stands baseless. It has no pillars which makes it unique.
Dakshin Chitra Museum
It is a cross cultural living museum for lifestyle, architecture, arts and performing arts in the Tamil Nadu culture. It has authentic exhibitions in each of the houses. It is a unique concept where the different cultures of South India have been brought under one roof. A MUST VISIT FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS OF ANY AGE. The concept will definitely be enjoyed by everyone.
Royapuram Fishing Harbour
One of the most popular fishing grounds in Chennai, since it is located in a place famous for seafood and famous for boating, It is one of the busiest fishing grounds of Tamil Nadu.
Best Places To Eat In Chennai
To all the foodies out there who want to explore Chennai as their food pilgrimage, here are a few suggestions for the best places to eat when you are in Chennai-
Murugan idli shop
If you ever want to know what mouth watering Idli tastes like this is must haves in your Chennai food menu visiting places. You have to taste the sambar, the podis and the finest chutneys in town. The traditional taste will remind you of the authentic taste of Tamil Nadu. With a rating of 4.2 on Zomato.
The idly, pongal, vada, and getti chutney and sambar from this place has excellent taste also famous for filter kaapi and rava dosa do visit this old restaurant for a pocket friendly and stomach friendly environment. Next to Kapeeleshwar temple it is a must visit in early morning. With a rating of 4.4 on Zomato.
Best Chettinad Restaurants In Chennai
New Pattukotai Kamatchi mess
For all the Non Veg lovers it is a paradise, they serve food in Banana Leaves and the you can have it under the sun. The meen fry is really good. They serve goli soda and buttermilk along with the meals to help you wash down those extreme spice levels. A must visit for their famous Nattu Kozhi gravy, the Kaadai gravy and the Mutton gravy. With a rating of 4.3 on Zomato.
Courtallam Border Rahmath Kadai
If you think you can have Parotta at any given point of the day then this is your heaven. The famous dishes are Kalalki, Bun Parotta, Gun chicken and mutton briyani, Nattukozhi Potichathu 65 or Chicken 65, Mutton Pepper Fry,Chicken Biryani,Coin Parotta,Wheat Parotta. Excellent for its service, taste and pocket friendly menu. A must visit if you're a south Indian Parotta lover. With a rating of 4.1 on Zomato.