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Going to Chennai? Must Haves in your to do List – The Best Experiences

The capital of South India, Chennai is quite a destination. From vibrant culture to exotic food this place promises to thrill. Our list will help you decide on some of the best experiences to savour.


Savour a Dosai at iD

One of the best things to do in Chennai India is to savour the food. Wholly different to what we would normally experience the cuisine there is quite the treat. Dosai is one of the favourites, in fact, Chennai is considered the dosai central and why not. The place specialises in a huge variety of dosai such as paper dosai, masala dosai, paancha-sa and many more; the best place in Chennai is without doubt iD; guaranteed to keep you ordering more of these crispy delights filled with all manner of fillings the dosai of Chennai will leave a lasting impression on your taste-buds.


Experience Ancient Culture at Gangaikondaan Kovil

Close to a thousand years old this ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is steeped in legend and mystery. The elegant structure was erected to memorialise the triumph of Rajendran Chola against the Chalukya's. Often overlooked this thriving monument of South Indian history certainly deserves some extra time and thorough observation.


Enjoy an Afternoon Sojourn at Theosophical Society Gardens

One to add to your list of to do items in Chennai, this garden sits in the heart of Urban Chennai. Just minutes from the bustling IT Corridor home to Turyaa Chennai the verdant sanctuary is well recommended for rejuvenating mind body and soul. There you will come across a 450 year old Banyan tree and an atmosphere that's straight out of a fairy-tale book.


The Olive Ridley Conservation Walk Deserves Some Attention

Olive Ridley, by the way, is a species of turtles that patronise the beaches of Chennai between December and April. Coming ashore to lay precious eggs these creatures are cherished and protected by students of the Sea Turtle Conservation Network. The Olive Ridley Walk is an effort to locate these eggs and transport them to protected hatcheries where once hatched the baby turtles are safely released back to sea.


Do Go on a Surfing Spree in Kovalam

Kovalam Beach also called Covelong is an hour by car from Chennai. There you will come across a lively surfing atmosphere complete with the 'Bay of Life' surfing school. Beginners can take lessons as well as rent out boats and join the gangs of 'cool' surfing aficionados.


Try Some Filter Coffee Ice Cream

Well, there isn't much to say about this activity except that Filter Coffee flavoured ice cream seems to exemplify the character that Chennai is. To cut a long story short head over to 'Amadora' and try the flavour, we are sure you will fall in love with.


Enjoy Solitude at Anna Centenary Library

One of Asia's largest libraries the Anna Centenary Library boasts 9 floors bursting with over 1.2 million books. So when you need a break and some alone time head over to the place and lose yourself in the quiet realm of books.

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