Nearest tourist places from Chennai

There are various attractions available near Chennai, where people can visit and gain a great experience in Chennai. Chennai is one of the most beautiful place in Tamilnadu that is surrounded with various beautiful spots.

Nearest tourist places from Chennai

There are many attractive places in Chennai to visit by the tourist people. When a person travels from various places of India to Chennai, there are lots of places to visit and enjoy in Chennai. These places will also provide knowledge or this can also be a recreation place for the travelers and tourists. In some cases the people of Chennai who are very familiar with the places in Chennai will look for some other attractive place that is around Chennai and is very comfortable for the travel also. For those people who are interested to travel to the places around Chennai, this article will provide the information about the places that are around Chennai.

Kancheepuram Near Chennai

Kancheepuram is called as the Temple Town in general which is situated about 76 kms from Chennai. There are totally 7 popular cities for the sacred Hindu places. Kancheepuram comes under the sacred 7 cities of Hindus. The other important and interesting thing about Kancheepuram is that, it was the capital for the Pallavas who ruled the southern part of India. Pallavas built numerous temples in kancheepuram with different gods. Various Hindu religious leaders lived in the Kancheepuram and also got the blessings of the gods there. It is also said that the Kancheepuram is fully protected by the Hindu gods and also known to be very sacred. Pallavas also founded various higher learning universities in Kancheepuram.

Tiruvannamalai near Chennai

Thiruvannamalai is one of the sacred and most popular city of Tamilnadu, where Lord Shiva takes the Agni form and protects the people. Thiruvannamalai is also one of the most popular pilgrimage towns in India where the people from various parts of India come to worship the fire form of lord shiva. The whole hill in Thiruvannamalai is considered to be sacred. People also tell that whole mountain itself takes the form of Linga of Lord shiva. This is the reason why the devotees come around the mountain during the special occasions and also during the normal days. This concept of coming around the Thiruvannamalai Mountain is called as Giri valam. Also it is said that there are many Sidhar and saints living in the Thiruvannamalai Mountain and are invisible to the human eyes.

Thiruthani Near Chennai

Thiruthani is one of the most famous temples for Lord muruga. Among the 6 houses of Lord Muruga Tiruthani is also one. This is the place where Lord muruga married Valli who is one of his two wives. There are totally 365 steps in Thiruthani to reach the shrine of Lord Muruga. The reason for having 365 steps is that the steps represent the number of days in the year. The Karthigai festival and also the Thai Poosam is a very famous event in the temple and it is very difficult to have a closer look of Lord Muruga on those days. People from various parts of Tamilnadu come to have a look at Lord Muruga and get his blessings. Also if we notice the Lord Muruga, we can also see him decorated beautifully. Lord Muruga is also well known for his beauty.


Author: Bharath30 Jun 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Hi Bala,

This is really a very nice article about the tourist places in chennai. It will be more helpful for all the users.

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