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7 Places to Visit in North Chennai Lokaa Developer

Chennai is known for its cultural background and is among the most visited Indian
cities by foreign tourists. North Chennai, fondly known as the ‘heartbeat of
Chennai’ by the locals, has engraved in itself every aspect of its rich culture, be it
the food, art, textiles or architecture. From beaches and street food shops to forts
and historical establishments, North Chennai is a hidden beauty. Take a look at the
top 7 must visit places in North Chennai:

Marina beach:
What flashes in front of your eyes when you think of Chennai? The iconic Marina
beach, of course. Being the longest beach in India, extending from Fort St. George
to Foreshore Estate, it is the pride of Chennai. The ideal time to visit Marina is
early mornings or late evenings when the beach gives a spectacular view of sunrise
and sunset. Marina is not just popular for its memorials and statues, morning
walks, and jogging tracks but also for the 500+ stalls, aquarium, artificial waterfall,
kite flying, and pony rides. Your first impression of marina might be “Just another
crowded beach” but once you set your foot in the wide sandy shore, you would
realize that it is not just a beach, but the lifeline of Chennai.

Fort St George
Brimming with history, the tales of ‘British era in India’ still echoes in every
corner of Fort St George. It is a known fact that the fort was built by the British in
1644, but did you know that it is the first establishments of British presence in
India? It was first built as a trading post and was then used by the army. Once the
fortifier to the Britishers, the fort now serves as the legislative assembly of Tamil
Nadu and Secretariat. The fort encloses St. Mary’s Church (one of the oldest
surviving British church) and the Fort Museum, which houses the colonial
artworks and military artifacts. If you are a history buff, Fort St George would
definitely be a delight for you.

Address: Rajaji Salai road, Near Legislature and Secretariat, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

A shout out to all the foodies out there; Welcome to Sowcarpet! Being one of the
oldest and busiest places in Chennai with narrow lanes and vintage buildings,
Sowcarpet is famous for the yummy North Indian Chat food and wholesale shops.
It has a number of eateries and other miscellaneous shops in its tight packed
streets. This vibrant neighborhood compels you to indulge in pocket friendly food
and shopping trail. Visit this place to treat yourselves with its variety of offerings.
Connemara Public Library
Are you an avid reader? Get ready to immerse yourself in this enchanting world of
books, at the Connemara public library. Constructed in the 19th Century, this is one
of the largest libraries of Asia and houses centuries-old publication. This library is
famous not just for its enormous collections of books, but also for the amazing
architecture. So what are you waiting for book worms? Grab your seats, to get set
and read!
Address: Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008

Government Museum
Visit the Government Museum to satisfy your thirst for history. This museum has
an intricate array of cultural history and arts, inside a large British-built
establishment. It is one of the best sights to experience in Chennai owing to its
detailed representation of Indian history. Bronze Gallery, the best bet of the
Government Museum, has an overwhelming collection of South Indian bronzes
dating all the way back to the 7th century including the statue of Lord Shiva as
Nataraja. Get yourself a ticket to the Government Museum, and also get access to
The National Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery, and Children’s Museum.

Address: Beside Government Maternity Hospital, Pantheon Road, Egmore,


Nettukuppam Pier
Are you someone who wonders if at all there is a place in Chennai that is actually
calm and quiet? Located on the shores of the isolated beach in the northern most
tip of the city, Nettukuppam pier would be a great hit among those of you who
want a break from the wilderness of Chennai. The beach here is spotless due to the
absence of commercial establishments. This spot is the best for you to have the
much needed ‘Me Time’ or to spend some time close to nature. Trek your way to
the rocking bridge, and get drenched in the high tides of the beach and happiness.
Also, don’t forget to unleash the photography enthusiast in you and click some
masterpiece pictures.

Address: Nettukuppam, Ennore, Chennai

Chetpet Eco Park

Are you hunting for an attractive tourist spot for your next family outing? Then
your go to place is Chetpet Eco Park. It refreshes your senses with its abundant
greenery and has a huge lake that extends to about 15 acres, thus providing a
wonderful place for the entire family to enjoy and relax. This place has a variety of
activities for all age groups; from boat rides to fishing, taking strolls on the long
walkways or just sitting back to relax and enjoy the view. Best part? It also has a
play area for your kids and thus your mobiles can finally take a break!

Address: 814, EVR Rd, Opposite To KMC, New Bupathy Nagar, Kilpauk,
A tour in this coastal area takes you through the time as each place showcases its
age old heritage. So, pick up your cameras and start your journey to experience this
amazing time travel!

And do come back to comment on your experiences!