Chennai, the city of Contrasts and diversities is not only the forth-largest city in India, but also an IT hub. Popular world wide as Madras until recently, the city was renamed Chennai, evolved from the age-old name, Chennapattinam. A wide array of Indian languages is spoken in Chennai, though the main spoken language of Chennai is Tamil. For tourists interested in exploring the colonial history of India, Chennai has much worth to offer.
Carnatic Music & Dance, the specialty of South Indian culture offers you the opportunity to overview of the classical south Indian music & dance and the Kalakshetra Arts Festival is famous for cultural arts, held in Dec/Jan. A glance at any of the amusement parks just outside the city may be enough to capture the artistic beauty of the city. People irrespective of their age will have a wonderful time at MGM dizzy world. If you want to have a bird’s eye view of the artistic hegemony of the city have a visit to The Artists’ village in Cholamandal, 10 kms from Tiruvanmiyur. You can witness breath taking forms of art at this Art Gallery. Dance performance and poetry readings are often held in the open-air theatre to satiate the quench of art lovers.
Tirupati temple, located 84 km from Chennai at the extreme south of Andhra Pradesh is one of the famous Hindu pilgrimages. Here, the sacred temple of Lord Venkateshwara rests on a hill at Tirumala overlooking the little town of Tirupathi. This site witnesses never less than 5,000 pilgrims a day (at any time of year) and often as many as a 100,000 who come in hope of being granted wishes by Lord Venkateshwara, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu (according to Hindu Mythology).
Visit Chennai and explore the contrasts of Indian life in a crystal clear manner.