Things to do in Chennai

At Turyaa Chennai, we respect your time constraints, and assist you balance your work commitments with your leisure appointments, without the unnecessary hitches. Situated in the IT corridor of Chennai, Turyaa is the ideal base for a business trip or to explore the many attractions in the city and beyond.

Among the historical destinations not be missed, East Coast Road of Mahabalipuram is significant for its rock-cut shore temples. The Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Tirupati and the French boulevard town are rich with their own splendour.For the adventurous business personalities who are connoisseurs of seafood, Muttu Kadu Boating is a wonderful picnic spot.

More than any other city in India, Chennai is a true reflection of the country’s diversity. In a time span of over 350 years, Chennai has blossomed into a charming city with many attractions, a large heart and welcoming spirit. Explore Chennai, a buoyant metropolis is a blend of the traditional and the modern.

The Tidel Park, the home for the Information Technology Industry is Chennai’s newest pride. This is an architectural marvel and houses several large national and international software companies in its premises. One can easily access the Bay of Bengal coast, world heritage historical sites, beaches and beautiful temples; all within close proximity.

The expansive Marina Beach is the most famous of Chennai attractions, though the undercurrent is very strong and can only be navigated by the strongest swimmers. Guindy National Park, Pulicat Bird Sanctuary and the National Art Gallery are a few attractions that are popular amongst those who are on business along with their families. Chennai also does not lack fairs and festivals, which add colour to its own legendary history and give cherishable memories to the travelers.

  • Crocodile Bank – Reptile zoo and research centre
  • Aringar Anna Zoological park.
  • Anna Centenary Library
  • DakshinaChitra – An exciting cross cultural living museum of art, architecture, lifestyles, crafts and performing arts of South India
  • Dolphin City – Amusement park
  • MGR Film City – Exhibits numerous movie sets built on various themes, to serve as background for Bollywood movies
  • Muttukadu Boat House – Water sports facility on the East coast road
  • Theosophical Society – The garden is home to migratory birds, fruit bats, snakes, jackals, wild cats, mongooses, hares, a variety of spiders
  • Tiger Cave Temple – A cave set apart among the rocks with a crown of carved tiger heads around the temple in Mahabalipuram

  • Arulmigu Ekambareswarar Temple – It is the largest temple in the town of Kanchipuram. Just the temple gopuram (gateway tower) is 59m tall, which is one of the tallest in the whole of India
  • Kanchi Kailasanath Temple – It is a Hindu temple in the Dravidian architectural style and is the oldest structure in Kanchipuram. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva
  • Kapaleeswarar Temple – Temple of Lord Shiva, which was built around 7th Century in Dravidian Architecture.
  • Parthasarathy Temple – It is an 8th Century Hindu Vaishnavite temple dedicated to god Krishna, originally built by Pallavas. The temple is one of the oldest structures in Chennai.
  • San Thome Basilica – is a Roman Catholic (Latin Rite) minor basilica in Santhome, in the city of Chennai (Madras), India. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, over the supposed tomb of St Thomas, an apostle of Jesus. In 1893, the British rebuilt it as a church with the status of a cathedral. The British version still stands today. It was designed in Neo-Gothic style, favoured by British architects in the late 19th century.

  • Mahabalipuram – Home to a group of sanctuaries founded by the Pallava kings. These sanctuaries were carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries. It is known especially for its rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous ‘Descent of the Ganges’, and the temple of Rivage
  • Pondicherry – Largest, old French Colony in India. Beach promenade for a leisure stroll
  • Kanchipuram – Also known as the ‘Silk City’ is home to hand woven, traditional sarees produced with pure, luxurious Mulberry silk.
  • Tirupahi – Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Temple(also known as Tirupathi) is a famous Vedic temple in the hill town of Tirumala. It is the richest temple in the world in terms of donations received and wealth, and the most-visited place of worship in the world. The temple is visited by about 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims daily (30 to 40 million people annually on average), while on special occasions and festivals, like the annual Brahmotsavam, the number of pilgrims shoots up to 500,000, making it the most-visited holy place in the world

  • Arignar Anna Zoological Park – Easily the largest Zoo in India
  • Covelong Beach – Located on the East Coast, en route to Mahabalipuram
  • Elliot’s Beach – Located in Besant Nagar
  • MGM Dizzee World – Amusement and Entertainment park
  • Marina Beach – Urban beach in the city, along the bay of Bengal
  • Mayajaal – It consists of a shopping mall, a multiplex, a sports complex and a resort
  • Sathyam Theatre – Sathyam offers a variety of entertainment. Apart from the state of the art technology, it houses Blur, the largest multi-format gaming facility in India and the concept restaurants, ID and Ecstasy.
  • Phoenix Market City
  • Abirami Mega Mall
  • Ampa Skywalk
  • City Center Shopping Mall
  • Ispahani Centre
  • Panagal Park
  • Spencer Plaza
  • Express Avenue

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