Tourist Places to see in and around Chennai
The dream destination of Darjeeling is dotted with places worth seeing in and around it. At a Make your holidays at Chennai more enjoyable by seeing nearby places. These places not only enhance tourism potential in Chennai but also are worth seeing holiday spots themselves.
The world-famous town of Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is a must visit from Chennai. The shore temple, the largest bas-relief in the world called Arjuna's Penance and mandapams are the main attractions here. The golden triangle of southern Indian comprises of Chennai, Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. The Kanchi weaves are known to produce the finest silk fabric. The world-renowned shrine of Tirupati draws innumerable devotees all through the year. It is abode of the legendary Lord of the Seven Hills.
Uninterrupted worship of the Lord has been carried out for over thirteen centuries at Tirupati. Covelong beach is an interesting excursion option. Besides the beach forts, churches and mosques attract tourists to Covelong. For the animal lovers crocodile bank is an interesting option. It is situated at a distance of 44 km from the main city. It is home to many rare species of Indian and African alligators and crocodiles. Amongst the other places worth visiting around Chennai are Muttukkadu, Thirukkalukundram, Vedathangal bird sanctuary, et al.