Chennai is the pseudo capital of South India, despite being the formal capital of Tamilnadu. Located on the east coast of India, along the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is the economic, cultural and spiritual centre of South India. Termed as the safest city for women and children in India, Chennai is also known as the health city of India, owing to its quality health care attracting many tourist from and outside the country.
Chennai has its history known to us dating back to 1st century, starting with the verses of Thiruvalluvar. There has been the invasions by Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagara, Portuguese, French, Dutch and finally British dynasties over this twenty centuries of its lifetime. The attraction around Chennai was its trade infrastructure, connecting the world with three famous ports.
Key places of interest for one who visits Chennai as part of Chennai tour packages shall include Marina Beach, St Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Government Museum, Vadapalani Andavar Temple, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Vivekandar Illam, Marundeeswarar Temple, Fort St George, Edward Elliot Beach, St Thomas Mount, Guindy National Park, Golden Beach Chennai, Thousand Lights Mosque and Anjaneya Temple Nanganallur.