Things to do in Chennai
DISCOVER UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS IN TAMILNADU’S CAPITAL CITY
After a restful night in one of our comfortable guest rooms, you can begin your Chennai adventure, visiting architectural marvels like Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Valluvar Kottam. Looking for some fun in the sun? Head to Marina Beach, one of the world’s longest beachfronts with 13 kilometers of golden sand. For a cosmic encounter, be sure to take in a show at Birla Planetarium, India’s most modern planetarium. At the end of your visit to Chennai, you can take advantage of our airport transfer to make your flight out of Chennai International Airport (MAA) more convenient.
Check out these attractions during your stay:
- Theosophical Society Adyar - 6 km
Home to one of the world’s largest and oldest banyan trees, the Huddleston Gardens at the Theosophical Society Adyar attracts visitors with its beautiful shrines, exotic wildlife and rare plant specimens.
- M. Birla Planetarium - 8 km
You’ll see stars after a visit to Chennai’s most famous planetarium, located at Periyar Science and Technology Centre, which hosts shows and interactive displays of the solar system.
- MGR Film City - 12 km
Dedicated to the beloved Kollywood actor M.G. Ramachandran, this exciting part of the Tamil Film Industry lets you see the sets of popular movies and catch a glimpse of India’s film stars.
- Kapaleeshwarar Temple - 14 km
This 16th-century temple, an important religious and historical destination, features an ornate façade that’s worth a visit.
- Valluvar Kottam - 15 km
Dedicated to the poet Thiruvalluvar, this beautiful memorial is in the shape of a temple chariot.
- Marina Beach - 16 km
This 13-kilometer stretch of sand along the Bay of Bengal is the perfect place for watching the sun rise, splashing in the water and lounging under a palm tree.
- Fort St. George Museum - 18 km
Learn about Chennai’s storied past and the British influence on India at this historic fort-turned-museum.
- George’s Cathedral - 18 km
The headquarters for the Church of South India, this 200-year-old church is open all day so that you can admire its architectural beauty.
- Vivekananda House - 18 km
Make sure to place this Chennai landmark on your list of things to do! Vivekananda House was made famous when Swami Vivekananda stayed here for nine days in 1897, turning the house into a place of inspiration.
- Government Museum Chennai - 20 km
From archaeological finds to India’s most prized paintings, the exhibits at the Government Museum bring the region’s past to life. The museum is also home to a natural history gallery and a children’s gallery.
- Parthasarathy Temple - 20 km
This eighth-century temple is one of the oldest structures in the city, often mentioned in the area’s medieval literature. Stop by to see the temple’s towers and pillars, which are covered in elaborate carvings and inscriptions.