Things to do in Chennai
Discover exciting Chennai attractions like Birla Planetarium
Wake up rested from an exceptional night's sleep in our plush rooms and suites, and prepare for an outstanding sightseeing tour of fascinating local attractions. Chennai is home to can't-miss architectural marvels like the Kapaleeswarar Temple, St. George's Cathedral and the 16th century San Thome Basilica, while Marina Beach beckons sun worshipers to stake out a spot on one of the world's longest beachfronts. Learn more about the diverse history of the country at the Fort Museum, or take a tour of the Birla Planetarium, housing interactive exhibits that offer information on the solar system. To make your trip even more enticing, be sure to investigate our current hotel deals for special rates and package tours.
Set aside time to visit these Chennai-area attractions during your stay:
Theosophical Society - 6 km
Look for a giant banyan tree some 250 feet in diameter as you stroll through the peaceful Huddleston gardens at the Theosophical Society, set between the Adyar River and the coast. The gardens here cover more than 100 hectares.
Birla Planetarium - 8 km
Chennai's most famous planetarium is located at Periyar Science and Technology Centre and hosts interactive displays of the solar system.
MGR Film City - 12 km
Dedicated to MG Ramachandran, this exciting part of the Tamil Film Industry has rapidly become one of Chennai's most popular attractions.
Kapaleeswarar Temple - 14 km
This important religious and historical destination is also an architectural marvel worthy of 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
Considered one of Asia's longest beachfronts, the 12-kilometer stretch of sand called Marina Beach is situated on the eastern side of Chennai and joins the Bay of Bengal.
Fort Museum - 18 km
Find out more about the history of Chennai and the British influence on India at this historic fort museum, less than 20 minutes from the Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai.
St. George's Cathedral - 18 km
Serving as headquarters for the church of South India, this beautiful cathedral inspires vacationers to make repeat visits.
Vivekananda House - 18 km
Vivekananda House has been associated with the Sri Ramakrishna Math since 1897 when Swami Vivekananda stayed here for nine days after his triumphant return from the West.
Government Museum - 20 km
Chennai's past comes to life at this memorable museum, also home to a Bronze gallery and the National Art Gallery.
Parthasarathy Temple - 20 km
As one of the oldest temples in Madras, this historic site allows tourists to catch a glimpse of India's rich history.