Chennai or Madras as it was called before, on the Coromandel Coast, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. This city is a beautiful blend of cultural extravaganza. The presence of glittering beaches, eateries, religious spots such as temples and churches, historical attractions and a lot more makes this city worth exploring. It is a major industrial, commercial, cultural, economic and educational centre of the Southern India. Spanning a wide range of diverse attractions, the ample places to visit in Chennai will enthrall travellers to the core. There is lot to visit in city like Fort St. George Fort Museum, the Government Museum, Kapaleeshwarar Temple and the longest Marina beach to exploring the local life and people.
The most visited nearby places are Kanchipuram and Mamallapuram. Kanchipuram the city of a thousand temples was the capital of the early Cholas Kingdom. It has been a centre of Tamil learning, cultural and religious backgrounds for centuries and its imposing temples of unique architectural beauty bear eloquent testimony to its glorious Dravidian heritage. The temple city of Mahabalipuram was a flourishing port town of the Pallava rulers, a Dravidian dynasty that once ruled over the major portion of peninsular India.