Chennai, one of the four metropolitan cities in India, is the capital of Tamil Nadu. Predominantly marked by its deep-rooted traditions and long heritage, Chennai is often called the cultural capital of India.
Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, the city is home to some of the most splendid beaches in India. Marina Beach, one of the longest beaches in the world and the impeccable and pristine Elliot’s Beach makes Chennai a destination nonpareil.
The Kapaleeshwar Temple, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Ashtalakshmi Temple and Velanganni Church are some of the historical monuments worth a visit.
The city is also famous for its traditional arts and crafts, jewellery, metal works and stone carvings. Kollywood, the Tamil film industry is also based in the vibrant city of Chennai.