10. Dakshinachitra Museum

Dakshinachitra Museum Dakshinachitra Museum was built in the year 1996. It was founded by the Madras Craft Foundation (MCF). It is a living-history museum, dedicated to South Indian heritage and culture. It is built on 10 acres of land. It opens all days except Tuesday from 10 am to 6 pm. It has entry fee of Rs.110 for Indians and Rs.250 for Foreigners.

9. Thousand Lights Mosque

Thousand Lights Mosque Thousand Lights Mosque was built in the year 1810. It is a multi-domed mosque in Chennai. This mosque is a medieval architectural style building. It opens all days from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm. It has no entry fee. It is one of the largest mosques in the country and is a revered place of worship and azadari for Shia.

8. Guindy National Park

Guindy National Park Guindy National Park was built in the year 1977. It is one of the very few national parks situated inside a city. It opens all days from 9 am to 6 pm. It has entry fee of Rs.15 for Adults and Rs.5 for Children. It is home to 400 blackbucks, 2,000 spotted deers, 24 jackals, a wide variety of snakes, geckos, tortoises and over 130 species of birds. This park attracts more than 700,000 visitors every year.

7. Chennai Government Museum

Chennai Government Museum Chennai Government Museum is the second oldest museum in India. It is also the tenth oldest Museum in the World. It has the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe. It opens all days except Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. It has entry fee of Rs.15 for Indians and Rs.250 for Foreigners. It is the third largest museum in the world.

6. Edward Elliot’s Beach

Edward Elliot’s Beach Edward Elliot’s Beach forms the end-point of the Marina Beach Store. It is located in Besant Nagar, Chennai. It opens all days at all times. It has no entry fee. It has the Velankanni Church and the Ashtalakshmi Kovil nearby. It is one of the cleanest and safest beaches in the city of Chennai. It is located towards the south of Marina Beach.

5. Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam Valluvar Kottam is the city’s biggest Tamil cultural centre. It was was built in the year 1976. It opens all days from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. It has entry fee of Rs.3 for Adults and Rs.2 for Children. This monument is visited by an average of about 700 people during weekdays and 1000 people during weekends.

4. Parthasarathy Temple

Parthasarathy Temple Parthasarathy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu. It was originally built by the Pallavas in the 6th century. It opens all days from 5:30 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm. It has no entry fee. This temple has icons of five forms of Vishnu: Yoga Narasimha, Rama, Gajendra Varadaraja, Ranganatha and Krishna as Parthasarathy.

3. Fort St. George

Fort St. George Fort St. George was built in the year 1639. It opens all days except Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. It has entry fee of Rs.5 for Indians and Rs.100 for Foreigners. It is the first English fortress in India. It is mentioned in the novel The Museum of Innocence, by Nobel-laureate Orhan Pamuk. This fort currently houses the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly and other official buildings.

2. Ashtalakshmi Temple

Ashtalakshmi Temple Ashtalakshmi Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Lakshmi. It opens all days from 6:30 am to 12 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm. It has no entry fee. The temple measures 65 ft in length and 45 ft in breath. It is modeled after the Sundhararaja Perumal Temple in Uthiramerur. This temple also has Dashavatara (avatars of Vishnu), Guruvayoorappan, Ganesha, Dhanwanthari and Anjaneyar deities.

1. Marina Beach

Marina Beach Marina Beach is one of the most crowded beaches in the India. It opens all days at all times. It has no entry fee. The average width of the beach is 300 m and the width at the widest stretch is 437 m. It attracts about 30,000 visitors a day during weekdays and 50,000 visitors a day during the weekends and on holidays.