Chennai formerly known as Madras or Madaraspatinam, is the capital city of Indian State of Tamilnadu. The state of Tamilnadu is located on southeast coast of the country and bestowed with wide range of minerals like limestone, magnetite, graphite and heavy minerals such as ilmenite, garnet, sillimanite, zircon and monazite.
The state has many wild life reserves, beaches and very exciting hill stations. Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India is located in Tamilnadu where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet.
Many temples of Tamilnadu have the most distinct architecture. Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram and Pondicherry are the three important destinations of cultural heritage near Chennai apart from several other interesting tourist sites.
Chennai though industrialized, continues to be traditional and conventional in having distinct culture of music, dance and all other art forms of the South India.
Marina Beach, the pride of Chennai, is the second largest beach in the world and has a wide sandy foreshore. St.Thomas Basillica, built in 16th century by the Portugese is situated at the south end of Marina beach. Statue of Virgin Mary, which is believed to have been brought from Portugal in 1543, is located in the Cathedral
Mahabalipuram, a centre for Pallava kings’ culture and arts of seventh century with many monolithic temples is situated on the coastline in Chennai. Kanchipuram is the golden city of a thousand temples and one of the sacred cities of India. The temples in the city were built by the Pallavas during the 6th and 7th centuries and are famous for hand woven silk fabrics.
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Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram) is one of the favourite tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu located 50 km from Chennai. This 7th century port city of the Pallavas, which was a dynasty of Dravidian civilization, includes several historical monuments which were mainly structured in that era. This tourist destination has been listed amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its importance and ancientness of the sculptures and temples which depict its historical past and traditional legacy and also about the Dravidian civilization. Noted for its complex carvings embellished with beautiful motifs and craftsmanship, the architectural designs of this temple are absolutely fascinating.
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