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    Interesting places in Chennai

    Hallo !

    For me ten places I like in chennai are as follows:

    (apart from one's residence/office/school/college)?

    My answer: 1) Kapali Temple, Mylapore - wherein I use to visit at least once in a week while being in Chennai.
    2) Vallesswarar Temple which I use to visit on Sundays to worship Sarabeswarar.(thanks to Mr. Vasantharajan who worked with me in the Bank and he introduced this temple to me)
    3) Nageswara Rao Park - a nice one - I use to study under the lights therein while I was a student in sixties - now I enjoy going for a walk therein.
    4) Sathyam theare complex - good theatre well maintained.
    5) Saravana Bhavan, Mylapore for delicacies
    6) Surya Sweets -Mylapore and R.A.Puram - I enjoy the sweets and savouries.
    7) Marina Beach - just walk along the beach for one km--u will consume quite an amount of calories and good for health.
    8) Pondy Bazaar - it is interesting walk through the platform.
    9) Spencer Plaza, Anna Salai - u can walk in AC comfort with no expenditure -do window shopping
    10) Nehru News Mart, Luz - I enjoy buying magazines and reading them afresh - for career and also personal gains.

    Others can also post their favourite places--In the end we can find whether there is any common trend in the postings.

    Best wishes
  • #189
    Hello Mr. Sambasivan,
    Thanks for accepting my invitation and joining Chennai Spider. Welcome on board. That's a nice interesting list you have given.

    Will be very glad to know about the yester years of Chennai.

    Thanks and Regards,

  • #195
    I'm very proud being a Chennaite. I've a very big list of my favourites. Let me share a very few of them.

    1.Triplicane parthasarathy temple

    2.Marina beach

    3.murugan idli shop


    5.rathna cafe centre(includes inox & KFC chicken)

    7.ECR(includes kovalam boating)

    8.saravana bhavan

    9.elliots beach

    10.sathyam theatre

  • #196
    Hi Sudha,
    Welcome on board. Your first post rocks. Most of those places are my favourites too and I am sure, it will be the same for many Chennaivaasis.

    Thanks and Regards,

  • #199

    Gandhi Mantapam and the Children's park were the only ones there at Guindy when we were kids. After many years came Kamaraj Memorial, Rajaji memorial and even snake Park.

    We had lots of space to run and play about in the Gandhi Mantapam in those days, I don't see much now. Elliots Beach / the present Besant Nagar Beach was the best. We used to go early in the morning to see Sunrise and while returning have a sweet bun from the Adayar Bakery.
    Those days will never return to Chennai again, Don't you all think so? Those were the days of carefree chennai?!

  • #262
    Mine is a very big list.

    1.Elliot Beach

    2.Birla Planatarium

    3.Children's Park

    4.Kapaleeswarar Temple

    5.Mylapore tank and its fish (feast to eyes)

    6.Raghavendraswamy Mutt at Triplicane

    7.Saibaba Tample, Injampakkam

    8.Anandha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Adyar

    9.Hotel Sangeetha, Triplicane

    10.Rathna Cafe (Sambhar idly)

    11.Spencer Plaza

    12.GRT Show Room at Coats Road

    13.Residency Towers


    List is very big. So I am stopping here.


  • #265
    thanks for all those who posted very nicely. In fact some cases the tastes match. best wishes

  • #271
    Just by changing the title "Interesting places" to "Interesting places in Chennai", you may be able to get a lot more search engine traffic to this page !

  • #293
    I am a chennaite too. Here is a list of my favorite places in chennai,
    1. Kapaleeswarar temple
    2. Landmark at Nungambakkam high road
    3. Spencers
    4. Elliots Beach
    5. Gangotri chats
    6. Nigiri @ R.K. salai
    7. Parthasarathy temple
    8. Kishkintha
    9. Ayyiappan Temple @ Mahalingapuram
    10. Dakshin chitra

  • #294
    Hi friends,

    Born and brought up here in Chennai, hence the whole singara Chennai is wonderful, but to mention a few...

    1.Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore,

    2.Kapaleeswarar temple,

    3.Valleswarar temple,

    4.Saravana Bhavan,

    5.City Centre,

    6.Beasant Nagar Beach,

    7.Kotturpuram park, when it quiet,

    8.Crossword @ venkatanarayana Rd.

    9.Gangotri for chats,

    10.Surya sweets.

    etc., etc.,....


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