Places To Visit Near Chennai Airport

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1. Vivekananda House


The historical monument is also known as Vivekanandar Illam. In the early times, it was famous as the Castle Kernan or Ice House in Chennai. The famous Indian Saint, Swami Vivekananda, resided in the house during his visit to Chennai. The building has an exquisite architectural design which features hemispherical cupola, semicircular passageway, ring-shaped interior, and quadrangle plan.

Why visit the Vivekananda House?

People come from several places to visit the Vivekananda House to explore his life and work. It has alluring paintings displayed in the museum which shows a great reflection of the religions and pre-religious events. The travelers who are looking for Tamil literature will love to see the paintings related to it.

2. Santhome Cathedral Basilica


The Portuguese voyager laid the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church during the sixteenth century. It is located over the famous Saint Thomas tomb that is renowned as an apostle of Jesus. The church is magnificently designed in the Neo-Gothic architectural style. In the world, Santhome Cathedral Basilica is one of the three churches which are built over the tomb of one of the twelve Jesus apostles.

Why visit the Santhome Cathedral Basilica?

It is a famous tourist spot in Chennai, India. People come to look at its beauty in the form of Neo-Gothic style. It has the tomb of Saint Thomas, who is an apostle of Jesus, Mother Mary, and Jesus Christ on the main altar which makes it convincing to visit the place.


The Elliot beach in Chennai is adorned by the magnificent Hindu temple, the Ashtalakshmi Kovil. It is devoted to the Hindu goddess Lakshmi with her eight principal avatars of wealth, prosperity, offspring, food, success, bravery, knowledge, and courage. It has the length and breadth of about 65 feet and 45 feet.

Why visit the Ashtalakshmi Temple?

It is a beautiful religious place in Chennai, India. For achieving great peace and serenity, one can visit the temple and seek blessings from the goddess of wealth and knowledge. It is the only temple in India, which has all eight Lakshmi avatars. The beach view near the temple looks really admiring to the tourists. Traditional food, fast food, and filter coffee are the main servings at the place.

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A fascinating rail museum is a place that hosts both the heritage and non-theoretical showcase. It is located across 6.5 acres of land. In the museum, there is also placed a video that shows the Neal Ball Token system which helped in the signal purposes in the early times.  
Why visit the Chennai Rail Museum?

It is a magnificent attraction site which displays a rail museum, art gallery, history museum, souvenirs, and model rail coaches. Tourists can enjoy riding on the toy train rides across the place. The Indian historical moments can be captured from the museum easily. There is an exquisite art gallery for public visits.

5. Mamallapuram


The Seven Pagodas are a significant prehistoric place which has turned into a beachside sightseeing center in the present scenario. It comes under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It has a Shore temple which remains the oldest temple in the town. It has five temples as chariots or the five Rathas, sculpture museum, and different cave reserves.

Why visit the Mamallapuram?

In South India, it is regarded as a famous and exquisite tourist attraction spot. It has the most beautifully carved stones making it a worth-visiting place. The place has several adventurous activities like bike trips, surfing, boat rides, trekking, sea fishing trips, and beach fun. Some yoga camps are also held in the place.


The giant planetarium is a magnificent virtual night sky display tour. It holds the cosmic shows which take place in the inner dome. It was built in the loving memory of B. M. Birla, the prominent tycoon of India.

Why visit the Birla Planetarium?

It holds a fantastic 3D show for the tourists coming to visit the place. The dinosaur explorers would find it the best place to have a look at different dinosaurs. The Science Park and evolutionary park are the most convincing reasons to visit the planetarium.

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The monument is built as a dedication to Valluvar, the classical poet and Tamil philosopher. It has an auditorium which holds the capacity of about 3,500 people. A major attraction is the Kural Manimandapam which consists of the 1,330 couplets cleverly picked from Kural literature’s 133 chapter descriptions and is magnificently carved on the bas-relief.

Why visit the Valluvar Kottam?

People visit the place to capture its creative layout designing, august built work, and notable presentation. The temple’s design makes it a picturesque place for the tourists. It holds several shows and exhibition for tourist entertainment.

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