or Madras is one of India’s premier metro cities
and a Chennai vacation is an enriching
experience for visitors of all ages. Located on the
east coast of India on the Bay of Bengal, one of the
prime attractions of the city is the Marina Beach. The
golden sands of the beach stretch to a width of 500meters
and go on for nearly 14 km, making it among the largest
beaches in the world. Make a trip to Chennai just to
experience walking on this endless golden stretch!
Chennai vacations can be a rewarding
experience for children with visits to the Vandalur
Zoo and the Guindy National Park. Do not miss a trip
to the snake park and watch how snake venom is extracted.
There are several amusement parks in and around the
city and a water sports centre too to add to the thrills
of a Chennai vacation. Ask New Age
Tours to plan a Chennai vacation with
your special requests in mind.
The rich cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu makes Chennai
a paradise for history buffs. The 8th Century Kapaleeshwar
Temple in the Mylapore region in the city is built in
the traditional Dravidian style of architecture. Just
outside the city is the 7th century architectural wonder
of the Pallava dynasty, the Mahabalipuram Temple, built
on the sea shore. The Saint Thome Basilica is a relic
of the British times, so is the St. George’s Fort
built by the East India Company.
Shoppers will have plenty of traditional silks and handicrafts
to shop for in Chennai vacations. Just
outside the city is Kancheepuram, a weaving centre for
the traditional handloom silk and cotton Kanjeevaram
saris and dress material. Bronze carvings and statues
as well as excellent wood carvings are the specialties
of the State of Tamil Nadu and Chennai is the biggest
centre where people can buy them.
The glass paintings of Tanjore are also very popular
gifts. Do not miss a trip to the fascinating markets
of Burma Bazaar or Moore Market. Certain large shopping
complexes spread over multistory buildings in the T.
Nagar area are unique to Chennai. New Age Tours can
plan and book a dream Chennai vacation