The Park of Peace - Chennai

drelayaraja By drelayaraja, 18th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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About some of the famous places in the city of Chennai. I have mentioned only about few things here, there are many more tell about this "Park of Peace". Proud to be Living here.

Chennai - Intellectual capital of India

Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is the fourth most populous metropolitan city in India. Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai city has a population of over 6.2 million. Tamil is the official language here. The urban agglomeration of metropolitan Chennai has an estimated population over 10 million people. Chennai is famous for many beautiful places.

The Marina Beach

Marina Beach is the most famous beach of Tamil Nadu and India and is the main attraction of Chennai city. The beach is considered to the second largest in the world. The beach stretches over a distance of about 11 km. The width of the beach varies from 500m to 1 km. The span of the beach begins from the old secretariat to Besant Nagar. This sandy beach is not only popular amongst the morning joggers, but is also a must visit spot for the tourists. Recently, the government has developed the landscape with many parks and lovely sculptures.


Statues of great freedom fighters, icons and leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Thiruvalluvar, avvayar, Kamarajar, Periyar, Anna, MGR and the Statue of Labor are present all along the arterial roads of Chennai.

Burial sites of famous political leaders like Anna, MGR and Periyar are sites of public interest, were their life history is portrayed as exhibits.

Recently, the Tamil Nadu Government has installed statues in the parks created from waste lands all through the city.

Other important places

Valluvar kottam is another famous destination for local and foreign tourists. It was created in memory of Saint Thiruvalluvar, who gave the world famous Thirukkural.

The Corporation building (Rippon Building) is more than 100 years old.

The Koyembedu market is the largest in Asia and the Bus terminus adjoining it also figures in the largest list.

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author avatar Mystique1957
19th Jun 2010 (#)

My brother...
Great article about Chennai.
I ´d certainly love to visit it and enjoy Indian food, which I like very much. Thank you for sharing!
Warmest hugs and infinite heavenly blessings,

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author avatar wonder
21st Jun 2010 (#)

I love to read these, I feel I am travelling.

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author avatar rajaryanme
22nd Jun 2010 (#)

Thanks buddy for sharing us the attractions of Chennai.

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author avatar Ruby Hawk
23rd Jun 2010 (#)

I liked your interesting article. thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Jun 2010 (#)

Unfamiliar but beautiful places, I'd like to visit them someday....

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
20th Aug 2011 (#)

Chennai is a lovely destination!

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author avatar sukkran
9th Mar 2014 (#)

quite an interesting post about my favorite city. well presented nut.

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