Located in Tamil Nadu, a southern state in India is the city of Chennai, the fourth largest city in the country. It has become an extremely popular vacation destination with Indians and international travellers in recent years, primarily because of Marina Beach, the second longest stretch of beach in the entire world. When selecting a hotel - Chennai has an exhaustive list available - but regardless of your choice of Chennai hotel, support staff will be more than helpful and always willing to recommend attractions in the area. Here are some that are certainly worth a visit.
Kapaleeswarar Temple or Sri Parthasarathi Temple - if you want to see Indian culture and history in its most spectacular form, visit either of these temples. The former is the city's largest structure of its type and is an excellent example of Dravidian architecture. The latter structure was constructed in the eighth century and is a Krishna temple.
Children's Park and the Snake Park - ask any of the front desk personnel at the Chennai hotel you are staying at and they will most likely tell you that the most popular family attractions in Chennai are these two. It's a tremendous way to keep the kids entertained but parents will also enjoy a visit.
Government Museum and Natural Art Gallery - here are two great attractions to take in while visiting the city of Chennai, one from a cultural standpoint while the other for historical purposes. Known as the museums of Egmore, these were founded in 1857. Just be prepared for a myriad of archaeological, anthropological, botanical, geological, numismatic, and zoological exhibits.