Chennai is the capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu. It was earlier called Madras. Chennai is a cultural hotspot and the traditional arts, music, dance and other art forms thrive here. The December music festival in Chennai supposedly has the most discerning audience and people come from far and wide to showcase their talents.
Marina Beach is the second longest beach in the world. Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas a is Christian religious destination. Fort. St. George, St.Maryâ€™s church, Kapaleeswarar temple, Big Mosque, the Parthasarathy temple are some of the other attractions .
Chennai was an important administrative and economic hub in the ancient times. The region was ruled by the Cholas until the 12th century. The Portuguese and the Dutch arrived at Chennai in the 16th century followed by the British in 1639. Chennai became a prominent city during the British rule. After the independence of India, Chennai became the capital of Tamil Nadu (then Madras State).
Chennai is well connected by Air, rail and road. Anna International Airport at Chennai caters to regular domestic and international flights. Chennai is also a major junction in the Indian Railway network and is connected to most major cities in India.
Chennai is a popular tourist destination in South India. Chennai is home to several famous beaches such as the Marina Beach, Covelong Beach and Elliotâ€™s Beach. Marina Beach is the longest urban beach in India.
Chennai is also known for its temples. Kapaleeshwar Temple and Parthasarthy Temple are among the famous temples in Chennai. Other popular attractions in and around the city includes Fort St. George, Santhome Cathedral, Thousand Lights Mosque, Guindy National Park and MGR Memorial.
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