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History is etched in every corner of the city of Chennai. While the city was the seat of power for many South Indian kingdoms through the ages, the documented history of the city began in the colonial times when the British stepped on the shores of Chennai and settled with the establishment of Fort St. George in1644. Chennai played a theatre of battle between the British, and the French colonial forces and also the kingdom of Mysore.

Tourist Spots around Chennai

Mahabalipuram,Tours to Chennai Tourist spots around Chennai will offer you a host of choices. It is advised that you have quality time at hand so that you can take out sufficient time in order to explore the places. Chennai is replete with ancient temple towns such as Tirupati and Mahabalipuram that would entice one and all. Other attractions include the sandy beaches of Covelong and intricate crafts of Kanchipuram. Let us have a look at the places that you visit on your vacation.

Mahabalipuram

This is located at a distance of 55kms, and globally acclaimed for the town Mahabalipuram. The seaside view is unforgettable. If you move ahead 15kms further you would reach Tirukkalikundram, which is a well known pilgrim centre that houses a temple atop the hill dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva.

Tirupati,Tours to Chennai Kanchipuram

In addition to Mahabalipuram and Chennai, Kanchipuram too forms the popular Golden Triangle in the Coromandel Coast. The place is world famous for the artistic craftsmanship exhibited by the Kanchi weavers. They are the makers of what popularly known as best variety of silk fabric. The city also ranks as one amongst the seven sacred Indian sites

Covelong

This is one place that allows the tourists to experience the intriguing history of Tamil Nadu in totality. Covelong is filled with churches, old forts, lavish beaches and mosques. The Fort in the recent times has been transformed into an opulent beach resort.

MGM Dizee World,Tours to Chennai Rameswaram

An island having a conch shape located at the Gulf of Mannar, Rameswaram is a sacred site for the Hindus. This is situated near to Madurai.

Kanyakumari

Known as India’s “land’s end”, Kanyakumari offers stunning views of the sunset and sunrise along the horizon. The temples located here are the major points of interest.

Pondicherry

This town is highly influenced by the French rule. It is also well known as Sri. Aurobindo once resided here. The various tourist attractions here include the museums and churches. V.G.P Golden Beach Resort,Tours to Chennai Crocodile Bank
Being situated close to Romulus Whittaker, Mamallapuram this famous crocodile research and breeding centre attracts one and all. You can spot numerous and various species of African and Indian alligators and crocodiles that are bred in custody

Tirupati

Tirupati is said to be the house of the “Lord of Seven Hills” and possesses a famous shrine that the country has.

Vandalur

Anna Zoological Park is situated here and is considered to be the biggest in South Asia. You will find over here a rich variety of birds, mammals and reptiles

Vedanthangal

This is known as one of the biggest bird sanctuaries present in India. It is a beautiful park with a lake that is visited by over 1, 00,000 migratory birds annually mostly during the months of November and December.

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