The capital of the Tamil Nadu state. It's home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city's roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost. Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary's, a 17th-century Anglican church.

Kapaleeswarar Temple

7th century

Fort St. George

founded in 1644

Parthasarathy Temple

8th century

Mahabalipuram Monuments

UNESCO world heritage

St.Thomas Basilica

16th century

Marina Beach

urban beach

Kalakshetra Foundation

place of arts

Vivekananda House


Anna Centenary Library

1.2 million books

Crocodile Bank

largest croc santuary

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

largest zoo

Armenian Church

1772 construction

Ashtalakshmi Temple

Chennai Snake Park

adders, pythons

Chokhi Dhani Village


Cholamandal Artists Village

art movement

Elliot Beach

Government Museum Chennai

Guindy National Park

blockbucks, deers

Integral Coach Factory

rail coach

Jagannath Temple

Nanmangalam Reserve Forest

85 species

National Art Gallery Chennai

Pallikaranai wetland

337 species

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial

Regional Railway Museum (Chennai)

steam engines

Royal Enfield Factory


Semmozhi Poonga

500 species

Sri Ramakrishna Math (Universal Temple)

St Marys Church

built in 1678

St Thomas Mount Church

built in 1523

T Nagar

shopping district

Theosophical Society Adyar

founded in 1875

Vadapalani Murugan Temple

Valluvar Kottam

39m high