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Chennai has a warm climate throughout the year. It has become one of India’s best and most cost-effective travel destinations. It is ideal for all types of vacationers, including couples, solo travellers, females, families, and groups. There are numerous panoramic tourist attractions in Chennai that you should visit. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 attractions in Chennai to assist you in planning your trip.

Royapuram Fishing Harbour

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Royapuram Fishing Harbour

Royapuram fishing harbour, also known as Chennai fishing harbour or Kasimedu fishing harbour, is a popular fishing spot in the Royapuram area of Chennai, India. The harbour, which is located north of the Chennai Port, was built in 1975. Every day, almost 30,000 people visit the auction hall near the harbour. Nearly 30% of the daily sales of 200 tonnes were sent to other states such as Karnataka and Kerala, with the remainder going to local markets.

Akkarai Beach

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Akkarai Beach

Akkarai Beach is located in the Akkarai district of ECR. Thiruvanmiyur Bus Terminal is about 12 km away, and the VGP Universal Kingdom is just 2 km away. The consistent surf, beautiful sand, salty wind, and tidal waves make it one of Chennai’s best beaches. The beach house on the Akkarai shoreline, complete with a small yacht, is ideal for a getaway or a celebration with family and friends.

Cholamandal Artist Village

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Cholamandal Artist Village

Cholamandal Artist’s Village is tucked away on the outskirts of the city in the village of Injabakkam, providing wings and imaginative space to the resident artists’ artistic visions and creations. The village was founded in 1966 by KCS Paniker, a legendary painter in his own right, as a commune of artists who live and work together, exhibiting their works around the world.

Fort St. George

Aerial View of the State Legislative Assembly and the State Secretariat at the Fort St. George in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Fort St. George

On February 20, Day and Cogan arrived with two ships and a few dozen staff at the site and began construction on the settlement that would eventually become Fort St. George. The fort was eventually finished on April 23, 1644, at a cost of nearly £3,000 to the crown. After England’s patron saint, Fort St. George was founded. It would quickly become the epicentre of English activity, resulting in significant regional growth and trade. The city of Chennai (then called Madras) grew up around the fort.

Santhome Cathedral Basilica

Santhome Basilica in Chennai Is Still Worth Visiting and Here's Why

Santhome Cathedral Basilica

Didymus is another name for St. Thomas. He is thought to have arrived in Kerala in 52 A.D. and preached Christianity there until he was martyred in AD 72. On St. Thomas Mount, he was killed by a lance stabbed through his back. Santhome Church is an important religious shrine since it is one of only three churches in the world centred on the apostles’ tombs. The other two churches centred on the tombs of Saint Peter and Saint James are St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Spain.

Theosophical Society

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Theosophical Society

 

Madame H. P. Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott founded the Theosophical Society in New York in 1875. The Society’s headquarters were founded in Adyar, India, near Madras (now Chennai) in 1882. Mysticism and spiritualism (with strong influences from Buddhist and Hindu thought) were combined with metaphysics in Theosophy. The Society was founded as a “brotherhood” dedicated to the advancement of women. The 450-plus-year-old Adyar Big Banyan Tree and its roots, which have been estimated to cover a radius of 60,000 square metres, are one of the key attractions at the Theosophical Society. To be honest, it’s very stunning. Not just that, but there’s more. Along with the society’s goal of becoming a premier spirituality institute, the Adyar Library and Research Centre has developed into one of the world’s most prestigious libraries.

Arignaranna Zoological Park

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Arignaranna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park, popularly known as a stunning and alluring picnic spot in Vandalur, is one of the best places to learn about the region’s fauna and flora. Arignar Zoo attracts a large number of tourists each year, including adults and children looking for weekend getaways. Picture enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, nature lovers, peace seekers, and experience seekers frequent Arignar Anna Zoological Park. The park offers tourists the chance to go on safaris and observe the different animals up close. The park also has a small library where children and adults can read and learn more about the environment.

Mahabalipuram

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is a significant site in India for classical monuments, including monolithic and cave temples. Mamallapuram is another name for it. A large number of tourists come from all over the world to see this site. Mahabalipuram is a seaside town with a rich artistic heritage. These monuments provide opportunities for not only the study of ancient architecture and sculpture in Tamil Nadu but also for tourism. The huge casuarina trees, the silvery sandy beach, and the classical hand male crafts around them have all contributed to the place’s beauty. The magnificence of Mahabalipuram would astonish and enthral any tourist. They are dissatisfied with their surroundings and feel further removed from this historically significant and interesting tourist attraction.

Connemara Public Library

Connemara Public Library

Connemara Public Library, Chennai

The library, named after Lord Connemara, the former Governor of Madras, only needed a small deposit from its members in order to use the facilities. A new building was added to the library in 1973, containing a massive collection of books. Connemara Public Library is now one of Asia’s largest (with over 600,000 books) as well as one of four National Depository Libraries.

The library’s interiors are breathtaking, with leaves and flowers adorning every inch of wood. You can find intricate design work even on the tall pillars. Relax in one of the reading rooms, with the sun streaming in through the glasswork adding to the atmosphere.

Ripon Building 

Visit official seat of the Chennai Corporation, the Ripon building

Ripon Building

G.S.T. Harris designed the Ripon Building. Loganatha Mudaliar constructed it over the course of four years at a cost of 750,000, including a total of 1550,000 charged to Mudaliar. Lord Ripon, the Governor-General of British India and the Father of Local Self-Government, was the inspiration for the Ripon building. The structure is rectangular, measuring 85 metres (279 feet) long and 32 metres (105 feet) high, with a central tower measuring 43 metres (141 feet) tall and housing a clock with a diameter of 2.5 metres (8.2 feet). The first of the building’s three floors has a total area of approximately 2,800 m2 (30,139 sq ft). Stock bricks were used to build the walls, which were set and plastered with lime mortar, and teak wood joists supported the roof.

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Top 10 Best Romantic Books To Read

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Romance is what we are looking for in our cheap and boring lives. We all crave that little excitement of love, so here is the list of the top 10 best romantic books to read. Cause let’s face it we all want that amazing and happy ending love story.

Red, white, and Royal blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.

The fault in our stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Me before you By Jojo Moyes

Me Before You

A Love Story for this generation and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our StarsMe Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

The Proposal

When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn’t the hard part–they’ve only been dating for five months, and he can’t even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans…

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

It Ends With Us

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

The time traveler’s wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Time Traveler's Wife

A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist: what if one of them couldn’t stop slipping in and out of time? Highly original and imaginative, this debut novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Five feet apart by Rachael Lippincott

Five Feet Apart

In this moving story, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within five feet of each other without risking their lives.

Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte

Wuthering Heights

This best-selling Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1847 first edition of the novel. For the Fourth Edition, the editor has collated the 1847 text with several modern editions and has corrected a number of variants, including accidentals. The text is accompanied by entirely new explanatory annotations.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice have remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.

So this was the list of the top 10 best romantic books to read. If you liked this list then also check various other lists by clicking here. 

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New 7 Wonders of the World

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In 2000 a campaign was initiated to vote on new 7 Wonders of the World that would be used as an alternative to the current list of the 7 ancient world wonders. The winners were officially declared in 2007 after more than 100 million votes.

It’s not shocking that these monuments captured our collective imagination, from their spectacular architecture to their incredible past.

And people all over the world seem to believe that more than 100 million votes were cast on the internet or by text messages. The final results declared in 2007, were greeted with applause as well as some jeers — a number of popular candidates, such as the Acropolis in Athens, were unsuccessful. Are you in support of the new list?

Chichen Itza in Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico)

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Chichen Itza was established in 400 A.D by the Maya. And is located in the Yucatan Peninsula north-central, now known as Mexico. Chichen is about 75 kilometers from Merida and has 1500 years of history. It was the main venue for various rituals and is thought to have been ruled by priests. Itza means “at the mouth of Itza’s well.” The word “Chi” means “mouth,” “Chen” means “nice,” and “Itza” means ‘the tribe of Itza.’ The people who lived there are believed to have sacrificed to their god artifacts and people. Those who survived the scourge were believed to be seers.

The site includes several buildings and stone temples in different phases of restoration. The site is built in various architectural styles which display a cultural mix between Mayan and non-Mayan civilization. The Chichen Itza site contains a total of three divisions: north, central, and south. One group is in the Toltec form, and the others offer an idea of the Itzan culture of Chichen. Since it is one of the most prominent Mayan pyramids, private agencies have investigated it extensively.

Chichen Itza is now a federal property owned by the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico. Early morning or late in the afternoon is the perfect time to visit the site.

Christ The Redeemer Statue (Brazil)

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Christ the Savior is the statue of Jesus Christ. The statue has a height of 120 ft and weighs 635 tonnes. It now belongs to the Seven Wonders of the World of modern times. It is situated 700 meters or 2,300 feet high in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the town on Corcovado Mountain. The statue is made of soapstone and concrete. It has become an important emblem of Christianity in Brazil, as Jesus Christ appears to spread his arms broadly to welcome the city.

The 1850s marked the first time Catholic priest Pedro Maria Boss had proposed the building of a statue of Christ on the top of Corcovado. Princess Isabel got the request for funding to create this massive religious mountain. At first, the proposal was rejected. In 1921, the Catholic Circle of Rio eventually put forward proposals for a massive Christ statue.

The organization held a week-long event during which donations were collected from the public and signatures were collected for those who were in support of building the statue to gain greater visibility. The bulk of the donations came from the Catholics of Brazil. There were several suggestions; some proposed that the cross of Christ should be depicted with Christ or that a statue of Jesus with a globe in his hands should be depicted.

Finally, a statue of Jesus was selected with open arms. It took nine years to complete the construction of this religious icon, starting in 1922 and finishing in 1931. It was struck by a lightning storm in February 2008. Several trees were removed, but the statue was left unscathed because it was made of a strong insulator, a top layer of soapstone.

Devotees flock to the place to achieve a feeling of peace and hope and ordinary visitors will approach it in order to satisfy their curiosity about the spirituality this statue in many people evokes. Once in Rio, you can enter the monument by taxi or by train from Rua Cosme Velho, if you choose a more scenic route.

Colosseum (Rome)

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The Colosseum is one of the greatest architectural accomplishments in the history of Rome. Originally called the Flavian amphitheater, it is the world’s biggest amphitheater. The Amphitheater was built to organize gladiatorial competitions, animal hunts, theatres, and fighting. All these were attended by the public, and a private group financed much of the entertainment.

Built-in the center of Rome itself, the Colosseum was built between AD 70 and AD 72 and was completed by emperor Titus in AD 80. It has a seating capacity of 50,000 spectators, and over the years has been damaged by natural disasters such as earthquakes and fires. Many renovation projects have modified and repaired the Colosseum, but noise and traffic continue to damage its interior.

The Colosseum is still used for many purposes. On Good Fridays, the Pape leads a procession known as the cross station and political organizations light the walls of gold when the death penalty in the world is abolished. The Colosseum of Rome has been given great importance by the media and various Hollywood movies have been shot in the amphitheater. The famous movie “Gladiator” was strongly inspired by the Roman culture and the gladiator competitions.

The fascinating history of bloodbaths and structural battles draws guests to this historic site. It’s easy to get from the airport to the Colosseum by taxi or bus, but the route to the site itself can go a lot during the busy summer season. Apart from going there, there are other ways to get around these long lines. You can purchase your ticket either from the Roman Forum or from Via de San Gregorio (usually free of charge) or even online. You can also buy a combo ticket that covers several of Rome’s main attractions or call the office to reserve your ticket in advance. Another good way to avoid long stretches at the entrance of the Colosseum is to join a tour party.

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

China’s Great Wall, a memorable monument, is China’s most popular tourist attraction. The Wall is a part of the Seven Wonders of the World that has intrigued many people in the world. The Great Wall is the greatest sightseeing tourist destination. People worldwide visit China to see this exotic architecture as it is one of China’s most enticing attractions. It has its share of followers, including those who speculate about it from the moon.

Looking down from the sky at the Great Wall is very awesome, and the Wall looks like a Chinese dragon covering the mountains. The Chinese term “Wan Li Chang Cheng” refers to the word “Wall of 10,000 Li” (10,000 Li = 5,000 km). Three major Chinese dynasties were involved in the construction of the Great Wall; the Qin of 221-207 B.C., then the Han of 206 B.C – 220 A.D, and the Ming of 1368-1644 A.D, respectively. Its common aim was to prevent the “barbarian” Huns from breaching the Chinese borders in the north. Millions of people worked on the Great Wall and many died during their service.

After the Qin emperor has brought China into the union, the Wall has extended to 10,000 Li (5000 km) and helps to prevent intruders from the north. The Great Wall of China, which appears to be a Chinese zigzag dragon, stretches over deserts, rivers, mountains, grasslands, and plateaus, extending over approximately 6 700 km. It has been constructed for more than 2 millennia and spreads from the east side of China to the west side.

Due to new technology and lack of utility, parts of the system remain in ruins and it is not careful for Chinese leaders. This marvelous segment of the Chinese heritage passed through the Shanhaiguan Pass, then Liaoning, then the Hebei, then continued onto Tianjin and expanded into Beijing, reached Shanxi. The length of the Great Wall is around 6,700 km. Wise in height, 4.5 m to 9 m. Deep wise, 4.5 m to 8 m. The whole structure was constructed by hand using stones, bricks, ground, sand, stroke, wood, clay, or anything available, depending on territory and time.

The current wall was built over 600 years ago by the Ming Dynasty. The original wall was in ruins at that period. The emperors of Ming ordered the wall to be repaired over 200 years. The explanation of why the wall still stands today is that during that period an innovation was created that mixed rice flour to make extremely hard bricks and mortars. Today, a few sections of the Great Wall have been redesigned to draw visitors. Visit China Great Wall Tours to get a lot on a visit to The Great Wall.

Machu Picchu (Peru)

Machu Picchu (Peru)

Machu Picchu (Peru)

Machu Picchu is a pre-Spanish site of Inca civilization, about 8,000 meters above sea level. The site is situated on a hill over the Urubamba valley in Peru. The town is also known as the City of the Incas. Machu Picchu may be the most famous places of the Inca civilization.

Machu Picchu was founded around 1450 for the Inca emperor Pachacuti but was abandoned only 100 years later with the arrival of the Spanish. Although the local people knew the area, it wasn’t until 1911, when American historian Hiram Bingham told the scholarship community of its existence. During the excavations that followed, hundreds of objects were taken from the ruins and sent to Yale Studies University. Recent discoveries also indicate that numerous other foreigners visited the site before Bingham and many more artifacts were taken at that time. The site was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

The site as built-in typical Inca style with dry stone polished walls and its most famous buildings are “The Temple of Sun ” and “ The Room of Three Windows.” It is located 80 kilometers northwest of Cusco and sits between two mountains. From Cusco, take the train to Aguas Calientes and then take the bus to the mountain.

Machu Picchu is one of the world’s leading archaeological sites. It is also one of the most popular and profitable tourist destinations in Peru and has brought 400,000 foreigners in 2000. The protection of the site has become a major problem as the number of visitors increases every year and UNESCO aims to add it to its list of World Heritage Sites at risk. In order to reduce traffic damage, the number of persons admitted to the site has been subject to various restrictions each day.

Petra in the Arabah

Petra in the Arabah

Petra in the Arabah

Petra is an area in the Arabah, Jordan that was discovered in 1812 by a Swiss explorer, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, and is regarded as yet another magnificent beauty of human history. The Great Rift Valley is located between the Dead Sea (north) and Aqaba Gulf (south) and is part of the Jordan (east) and Israel (west) boundary.

Petra is the ancient cultural heritage of the world. It’s a beauty hidden behind mountain layers. Those who saw it say that it is an unparalleled treasure. It is now one of the seventh wondrous wonders in the world and is a UNESCO site. Petra’s entire red rose city has a charismatic appeal that draws everyone who enters the city to a different world of divine beauty and mystery. Petra is especially appreciated due to its perfect architecture, complex structure, quality, and unmistakable size.

The civilization of Petra is said to have flourished in nearly 400 years, before 106 AD. The person who visited it says it’s a site that can’t be forgotten. The name of Petra, the Greek word for rock, is due to the fact that its buildings and graves, which are carved directly into the red sandstone, serve as a natural protection for the city from invaders. Its popularity with tourists can also be related to the biblical importance of the city. It is here that King Aretas asked the apostle Paul to be imprisoned when he was converted.

Taj Mahal (India)

Taj Mahal (India)

Taj Mahal (India)

Taj Mahal is a tomb in Agra, India. It was designed in memory of his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal, by the emperor of Mughal, Shah Jahan. The Taj Mahal is one of The Seven Wonders of the World and is considered to be one of Mughal’s finest art and architecture exhibitions. There is a blend of Persian, Ottoman, Indian, and Islamic influences within the architecture. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Some legends claim that after the Taj was completed, the Mughal emperor cut off all the men who completed it so that it could not be made again with the same masterpiece. The Taj Mahal is on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra. It was constructed in 1631 and finished in 1653, stretching over 32 hectares of land.

The Taj Mahal is also known for its colossal beauty and is a sign of devotion. The monument is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions. The beauty of the Taj goes beyond words and it is said that during a full moon it looks magnificent. The term Taj Mahal means Crown Palace, and it consists mainly of white marble and colorful gemstones.

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