Thursday, 23 January 2020

What to do in Chennai in 24 hours

Here is your quick reference for where to go sightseeing, eating, drinking and shopping on a whirlwind trip to the beach city of Chennai.


Fort St George- Finished in 1653 by the British East India Company, the fort has undergone many facelifts. Inside the vast perimeter walls (the ramparts are 18th-century replacements) is now a precinct housing Tamil Nadu’s Legislative Assembly & Secretariat, and a smattering of older buildings. The Fort Museum has displays on Chennai’s origins and the fort, and interesting military memorabilia and artwork from colonial times.

Marina Beach- Take an early morning or evening stroll (you don’t want to roast here at any other time) along the 3km-long main stretch of Marina Beach and you’ll pass cricket matches, flying kites, fortune- tellers, fish markets, corn-roasters and families enjoying the sea breeze. But don’t swim: strong rips make it dangerous. At the southern end, the ridiculously popular Madras Lighthouse is India’s only lighthouse with a lift; the panoramic city and beach views are fabulous.

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via Lonely Planet India

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