Winter vacations are the best time to visit beautiful destinations in India that are otherwise too hot. These places are mostly located in the coastal areas of the country that remain humid during the summers and monsoons but become suitably pleasant for your winter escapades. Located on the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is one such winter destination. The capital city of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is known to have various faces; as the cultural center of South India, for delicious South Indian delicacies, for its aspiring IT sector, and for its surreal beaches that invite long walks. Also, the availability of a multitude of comfortable hotels in Chennai makes preparations easier. Fortune Hotels, Chennai is one among such retreats that you should opt for after a busy day of sightseeing. Here are some things that make Chennai special:
Beaches, Of Course.
Chennai has a huge coastline and numerous beaches that offer a perfect setup to witness the sunset amidst the clear sky. The Marina beach is the most famous beach in Chennai- packed with tourists as well as locals; it gives you a feel of the bustling nature of the city. If you wish to visit quieter beaches then the Eliot Beach in Besant Nagar should be your pick.
It is known to be one of the oldest books stores in India. Located amidst towering buildings, the Higginbothams on Mount Road is an apt reminder of the past glories of the city. Its huge array of books ranging over decades and even centuries may teach you a thing or two about progression in the literature world. A must visit for book lovers.
The Silk Link
Chennai is known for producing some of the best quality silk in the country. Various outlets in Chennai have established themselves as suppliers and sellers of gorgeous saris that can’t be found in the rest of India. A visit to the shops of Chennai is a must, whether you are shopping for yourself or buying something beautiful for the important women in your life.
Mandirs, Memorials, and Monuments
Chennai has witnessed various settlements- ranging from the native Dravidians to Portuguese and English colonizers. This has lead to the construction of various temples and monuments belonging to different eras. The Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Fort St. George and San Thome Cathedral are some of the architectural marvels definitely worth a visit.