Marina Beach is the largest natural urban beach in the country, running a distance of around 6 kilometres. One of the most famous tourist spots in Chennai, this beach sees footfalls in excess of twenty thousand everyday. Head over to this beach to enjoy a day out at sea with the seemingly endless stretch of water and sand fading into the horizon.
Cholamandal Artists' Village
The Cholamandal Artists' Village is one of the places that has to feature on your list of must-visit places in Chennai. Established in 1966, this venue is the largest artists' commune in India. It is home to over 20 resident painters and sculptors who live and work as a community. Their work is regularly featured in galleries throughout the country.
Nithyakalyana Perumal Temple
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is located in Thiruvidandai, a village in Chennai. Built during the reign of the Pallava and Chola dynasty as early as 7th century, it is one of the 108 Vishnu Temples that finds mention in the book "Divyadesam". The temple is open from 6:30 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm with priests performing rituals on a daily basis. This holy place is one of the most-visited places in Chennai.
Built around the 7th century in Dravidian architecture, this is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is home to numerous shrines, the most prominent among them being Kapaleeswarar and Karpagambal. There are six daily rituals at various times with the Arubathimooval festival being one of utmost importance. The entire neighbourhood participates in this festival with a carnival-like vibe around the whole place.
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