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There is no place like Chennai for sari shopping. The legendary Nalli, the 100-year-old Radha Silk House, Sundari Silks and Tarunee Loka in T Nagar, you get rich, gorgeous silk everywhere. For temple and costume jewelry, visit Mylapore and, if you take an interest in art and craft, then CP Ramaswamy Road is the place to be. Tanjore painting is a must buy for art connoisseurs.

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Anna Salai

Anna Salai

Street market

Moderate Budget

Known as St. Thomas Mount Road or simply Mount Road in the past, ...
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Spencer Plaza

Spencer Plaza

Mall

Value for Money

Mount Road (also known as Anna Salai) proudly flaunts one of Sout...
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Panagal Park

Panagal Park

Street market

Economy

A place where lush green foliage thrives in the midst of the spra...
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Egmore

Egmore

Shopping Hub

Value for Money

Rising on the banks of Coovum River, Egmore is one of the commerc...
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Activities in chennai

Visit the MGM Dizzee World

Visit the MGM Dizzee World

Adventure

Value for Money

MGM Dizzee World is one of the largest amusement and entertainmen...
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Cycling

Cycling

Adventure

Economy

Chennai is a treasure trove of beauty and culture. It offers a ma...
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Laser Tag

Laser Tag

Adventure

Value for Money

For those who have not yet been introduced to Laser Tag, it is a ...
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Meditation

Meditation

Rejuvenation

Economy

Meditation is a time-honored practice that is an essential part o...
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Chennai Things to Do

With heritage buildings, spectacular beaches, amazing cuisine, and beautiful natural surroundings in its bucket, the list of things to do in Chennai is seemingly endless. If you love cooking or like to try something different, you can take up some culinary adventure by participating in a group cooking competition. This is a great weekend activity that you can enjoy with your friends. Pottery classes are another option for you and one of the top things to do in Chennai during a weekend.

Best Things to do in Chennai

Chennai things to do also include fun visits to the surrounding cities and towns. Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram are some of the must-visit places located near Chennai. Kanchipuram is known as the ' temple city' and houses the Ekambareswarar Temple, a great example of Dravidian architecture. Go on a trip to Mahabalipuram, also called Mamallapuram, and visit Pancha Rathas and Mahishasuramardini Mandapa, among other attractions.

FAQ

Q. What are some of the popular activities for youngsters in Chennai?
A. Youngsters can indulge themselves in surfing and visiting the Government Museum and Birla Planetarium. Some of the activities in Chennai also include an exploration of St. George Fort and a tour to Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, also known as the Cave Temple or Yampuri.

Q. What are the top things to do in Chennai for free?
A. One of the top things to do in Chennai for free is visiting ancient architectural structures and historical monuments like Madras High Court, Wellesley House and Kapaleeshwarar Temple. One can also stroll at Marina beach of Chennai which is the most crowded beaches in India.

Q. What are some of the key attractions in Chennai?
A. Fort Museum, San Thome Church, Triplicane Parthasarathi Temple, Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram caves and temples are some of the significant places to visit in Chennai.

Q. What are the best places to visit in Chennai with children?
A. The best places to visit in Chennai with children include St Mary's Church, Chennai Rail Museum, Arignar Anna Zoological Park and Swami Vivekananda House. Also, you can take your children on an excursion trip to Semmozhi Poonga, which is a classical language park and is known for housing more than 500 species of plants apart from the numerous ancient trees.

Q. Which is the one place that one should not miss while sightseeing in Chennai?
A. There are many notable places that should not be missed while sightseeing in Chennai. One of them is Vadapalani Murugan Temple. It attracts a large number of tourists from different parts of the world and is one of the most famous religious sites of Chennai.

Q. What is the best possible way to roam in and around Chennai?
A. There are many buses that offer top Chennai tours at an affordable price. But, people can also experience and explore the city with their own vehicles. There are many heritage and temple tours available which people can avail.

Q. What are some of the thrill-seeking sports in Chennai?
A. Surfing, trekking and kayaking are some of the best Chennai adventure sports.

Q. Which are the best places for dinner in city with family?
A. Madras Pavilion and Cafe Mercara Express at Mount Road, Annalakshmi Restaurant at Egmore, Dakshin near Austin Nagar and The Great Kabab Factory near Egmore are some of the well known places to dine in with family and to taste the best food and drinks in Chennai.  

Q. Suggest some entertaining outdoor activities in Chennai?
A. Strolling around Elliot’s beach, visiting various temples, enjoying bird watching near Pulicat Lake and exploring fun rides in MGM Dizee World are some of the entertaining and best outdoor activities in Chennai.

Q. What are some of the popular events that are worth attending in Chennai?
A. Chennai is famous for conducting many events that range from food festivals to book fairs, music and dance shows to workshops. Some of the finest events in Chennai include photography exhibitions, Natyanjali Dance Festival, food fests, education workshops and music and dance shows. There are cooking and pottery classes available as well.  
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