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India Golden Triangle Tour Chennai

Chennai Tour The Capital of the south eastern state of Tamil Nadu (the land of Tamils), Chennai is one of the four major metropolitan cities in India and one of the holiday destinations in the golden triangle of the Southern India. The city is situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal.

The small fishing village has turned into a beautiful city. Chennai perhaps is the most peaceful and green metropolis in India. Chennai has a number of attractions for the tourists to relish. The city has its fair share of forts and palaces reminding the tourists the glory of bygone eras along with the modern advancements. Most of the tourist attractions in the city do have a distinct colonial influence though the others are religious shrines.

Your tour will comprise of the visit to the Kapaleeshwar Temple. The temple is Dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the oldest temple in Chennai. It was constructed in the 13th century. The other important temple in the city is the Parthsarthy temple with Lord Krishna as the reigning deity. The temple reveals the architectural skills of the Dravidians. The main entrance facing east is painted in red, blue and yellow with puranic legends sculpted on the sanctum sanctorum.

The colonial influence can be seen at the Fort St. George. The fort was founded by Sir Day. The exterior of the fort has been done in gray granite. This is quiet in contrast with the decoration of the Mughal forts. This first piece of real estate that British owned in India housed barracks for the British army, a parade ground, and the oldest church of Chennai namely, St. Mary’s Church.

More than that the structures the city also has its natural beauty. One of the examples of the natural abundance in Chennai is the beautiful Marina beach. At the beach the blue waters of Bay of Bengal mingles with the golden sands. The beach extends from Fort St. George all the way to Mahabalipuram. You will be spell bound with its spectacular sight at dusk. The waters are not safe for swimming with the strong tides.

Chennai is one of the important trade centers of south India and is a good place to shop for a large variety of items. You may shop for traditional bell metal items, bronze icons, and stone sculpture, as well as other crafts of the southern region at the local shops of Chennai. Besides these the city of Chennai is famous for the beautiful Kancheepuram hand woven silk sarees. These sarees are renowned for the temple borders and rich zari (gold thread) pallavas. Detailed traditional motifs and bright colours with contrasting borders make these sarees absolutely delightful. You may pick up some of these exquisite souvenirs for your loved ones in silver, copper, bronzed and wood, available in various government emporia and private stores. Even the jewelry made from uncut precious stones make excellent gift items. The shopping spree at chennai will complete the holiday.

Get started with your holiday down the sizzling south with the Chennai as the destination for the Golden Triangle tour.

The cities included in the Southern Golden Triangle are:

Chennai Tour| Mahabalipuram Tour| Kanchipuram Tour

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