Tourism


Elliot's Beach


    The Elliot's Beach is built at Besant Nagar, which is just sixty kms away from the city of Chennai. The Elliot's Beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Thousands of people used to visit there seeking respite from the busy urban life of Chennai city. Elliot`s Beach is situated to the south of the Marina beach where any one can spend hours enjoying the sandy beaches and also taking bath under the sunny shades.Elliot's Beach is widely popular as `Bessie`. It is ideal for swimming, hanging around and resting. It is also an ideal picnic spot. There is also a stone memorial of a Danish sailor, namely, Karl Schmidt, who sacrificed his life in order to rescue a drowned person. It is also a key attraction for the tourists.


Guindy National Park


    Guindy National Park is a 2.82 km2 (1.09 sq mi) Protected area of Tamil Nadu, located in Chennai, South India, is the 8th smallest National Park of India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city. The park is an extension of the grounds surrounding Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor of Tamilnadu, India.Black buck, chital, jackal, pangolin, elephant, spotted dear, jungle cat, toddy cat and Indian civet are the major wildlife found. The park also shelters varieties of birds such as black winged kite, honey buzzard and pariah kite. A snake park housed within this park supports various snakes, crocodiles and turtles. This is a place where a lots of tourists are getting are attracted.

Mahabalipuram


    Mahabalipuram city is also known as Mamallapuram and is located in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. Situated at a distance of 60 km from Chennai, the rock cut temples and caves situated here are the finest in the world and originated between 7th and 9th century. The main attraction of Mamallapuram is the Shore Temple, which is renowned for its intricate carvings and skilled craftsmanship, the world over. The temple is located on the shore facing the sea. The most striking feature of this temple is that it is dedicated to both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple (Kapali Temple), Mylapore


    Kapaleashwarar Temple is an abode of Shiva, located in Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Pallava Nayanamars built this temple around the 7th century CE. Nayanmars sing hymns in this temple. According to the Puranas, Shakthi worshipped Shiva, in the form of the peacock, which is why the name Mylai was given to the area that developed around the temple, as 'Mayil' means Peacock in Tamil.


Website:www.mylaikapaleeswarar.tnhrce.in