There are many fascinating tourist attractions in Chennai. Chennai offers some beautiful beach resorts. Marina Beach is the pride of Chennai. Visit the historical Fort St. George and travel back into time. Chennai also has many spiritual centers, Temples and Churches. The Parthsarthy Temple and Kapaleeshwar Temple were constructed in the 13th century are the example of the Dravidians architectural skills.
Santhome Cathedral was built over the tomb of apostle St. Thomas and has become an important pilgrimage centre. The Snake Park situated in the Guindy National Park in the Raj Bhavan Estate has a large collection of snakes and many other reptiles. Chennai is also the fountainhead of the Theosophical Movement with the headquarters in Adyar founded by Madam Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott in 1882.
Excursions from Chennai will give tourists a variegated experience of this enchanting land of Tamil Nadu. The best place to start a temple tour is Mamallapuram and from there to Kanchipuram, Chidambaram, Kanchipuram, Thanjavur (also famous as the birth-place of Bharatnatyam danceform), Tiruchirapalli and Rameshwaram.