| CHENNAI (Madras)- Glories of Dravidian India
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Capital of the south-eastern state of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is one of the four major metropolitan cities in India. Today, it is hard to believe that a place that was till 1639 just a small fishing village would become such an enormous and beautiful city. Situated on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is perhaps the most peaceful and green metropolis in India. Chennai has a number of attractions for the tourists to see. One of them is the beautiful Marina beach, where the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal mingle with the golden sands. The city also has its share of forts and palaces reminding the tourists the glory of bygone eras.
Near by there are ancient temple towns like Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram and golden beaches at Covelong.
Parsi Temple, Periyamet Mosque, High Court Complex, Birla Planetarium, Kapeeleshwar Temple, Fort St. George, Pantheon, Guindy National Park, National Art Gallery, Theosophical Society, Santhome Cathedral,
Sri Parthasarthy Temple, Marina Beach and Elliot's Beach
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