Chennai

The diverse population of Chennai (Madras) is reflected in its rich cultural scene. You’ll find serious theatre as well as the glitz and glamour of Kollywood. Chennai is also an important center for the Bharatanatyam, a local form of classical dance. Visit in January, for the festival of Pongal, or in April, when Chennai celebrates its new year.

Chennai Rail Museum

Railway Museum * 5 indoor Galleries (3 A/C, 2 Non-AC), incl. Art Gallery and Miniature Models of Trains and LED lit Boards * Toy Train Ride* Three Tier Running Train Model with Si* 90 Seater A/c Movie Theatre for Railway clippings* Coach Restaurant with 60+24 pax* Food Court*Natya Arangam for Events* Amphitheatre for Events * Heritage Outdoor Exhibits incl.Steam Locos* Semaphore Arm Signal in...

San Thome Church

Probably the most magnificent and prominent reminder of Chennai's colonial lineage, the San Thome Church bears a colossal amount of history since A.D. 52, the year when St. Thomas traveled to India, though the Roman Catholic basilica was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. It was then rebuilt by the British in 1893. The imposing structure reaches a height of 155 feet and emanates peace...

Mylapore

If you are looking to soak in the culture of Chennai, the Mylapore Tank and Mandavali area should be at the top of your list. One of the oldest residential parts of Chennai, the tank is a part of the seventh century Kapaleeshwarar Temple. This is also the place where the famous Tamil poet, Thiruvalluvar, was born. If you are spending a few days in Chennai, you will understand the importance of...

The Anna Centenary Library

Adding another feather to its intellectual cap, Chennai is now home to South Asia’s largest library. So if you are a book lover and need a break from the city’s commotion, this is the place for you. The Anna Centenary Library is an eight-story structure that has recently added to the city’s growing modern landscape in the Kotturpuram area. A Braille section, children’s corner, replica of...