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Top Things to Do in Chennai (Madras), India, from a Cruise Ship - Created by Staff

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Sathyam Cinemas is Chennai's hottest entertainment destination for people from all walks of life, across a wide age group and user profile.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kapaleeshwarar Temple ( Tamil: மயிலாப்பூர் கபாலீசுவரர் கோயில் Mayilāppūr Kapālīcuvarar Kōyil) is a temple of Shiva located in Mylapore, Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The form of Shiva's wife Parvati worshipped at this temple is called Karpagambal (from Tamil, "Goddess of the Wish-Yielding Tree").

Parthasarathy Temple, Triplicane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Parthasarathy Temple ( Tamil: பார்த்தசாரதி கோயில்) is an 8th-century Hindu Vaishnavite temple dedicated to the god Krishna, located at Triplicane, Chennai, India. The temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha , the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Alvar saints from the 6th-9th centuries CE and is classified as among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu.

SPI Cinemas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

SPI Cinemas is an Indian multiplex chain and film production company owned by the SPI Group, headquartered in Chennai. It operates multiplexes in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Originally called Sathyam Cinemas, it was later renamed SPI Cinemas as it introduced several other multiplexes. SPI has often been lauded for its premium quality and inexpensive pricing.

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Mylapore

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is a Hindu temple located in the neighbourhood of Mylapore in Chennai, India. It is dedicated to the Indian saint Sai Baba of Shirdi. The temple was built in 1952 by one Narasimhaswami, a Salem and Sai Baba devotee, out of money donated by a Chettiar merchant.

Kalikambal Temple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Kalikambal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kalikambal ( Kamakshi) and Lord Kamateswarar, located in George Town, Chennai, India. The temple is located on Thambu Chetty Street, a prominent financial street running parallel to Rajaji Salai.

Vadapalani Andavar Temple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vadapalani Andavar Temple is located in Vadapalani, Chennai. The temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga. The temple was renovated in 1920s and a Rajakopuram was built during that time. The temple has grown in popularity believed in part due to the patronage of cinema stars.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Padmanabhaswamy temple ( Malayalam: ശ്രീ പത്മനാഭസ്വാമി ക്ഷേത്രം, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Kshetram) is located in the centre of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. Rather unusual for Kerala the temple was built in the Dravidian style, mostly associated with the temples located in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, featuring high walls and a 16th-century Gopuram.

Anna Centenary Library - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On 2 November 2011, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha announced that the library will be converted into a super-specialty pediatric hospital. However, on a petition filed against this move, the Madras High Court ordered on 4 November 2011, that the shifting should be stayed and asked the government to submit an answer within six weeks.




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Mylapore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mylapore, as well as Belongs to one of the oldest residential parts of the city. It is connected to other parts of city by road and the MRTS system. It is known for its tree-lined avenues, the seventh-century Kapaleeshwarar Temple, San Thome Basilica, katcheri season and Ramakrishna Math.

Jagannath Temple, Chennai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jagannath Puri Temple Chennai is a Hindu temple dedicated to the divine trinity Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra in Chennai, India. The temple located in Kannathur off the EC Road by the seaside is built in Kalinga architecture reminiscent of the Jagannath Temple, Puri. The temple has shrines dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh, Bimala.

St. Thomas Mount - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The neighbourhood is served by the St. Thomas Mount railway station on the southern line of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network.[citation needed ] Integration of the Metro and MRTS with the suburban station in the neighbourhood, is expected to make the suburb the city's largest transit hub after Chennai Central.

Marundeeswarar Temple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marundeeswarar Temple ( Tamil: மருந்தீஸ்வரர் ஆலயம்) is a temple dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva, located in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai adjacent to the beach of Bay of Bengal. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams , where the three of the most revered Nayanars ( Saivite Saints), Appar and Tirugnana Sambandar have glorified the temple with their verses during the 7th-8th century.

Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ramakrishna Math is a monastic organisation for men brought into existence by Ramakrishna (1836-1886), a 19th-century saint of Bengal. The motto of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission is: "For one's own salvation, and for the welfare of the world". Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai is the first branch center of the Ramakrishna Order in Southern India.

Kumaran Kundram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A five tier Rajagopuram has been constructed recently. Though the spade work had commenced long ago, the actual construction work on the Rajagopuram commenced in 2011-12 and concluded in January 2014. Renovation and painting works have also been carried out in the temple in connection with the Mahakumbhabhishekam (consecration ceremony).

Cholamandal Artists' Village - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cholamandal Artists' Village, established in 1966, is the largest artists' commune in India, whose artists are credited for the Madras Movement of Art (1950s-1980s), which brought modernism to art in South India.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arignar Anna Zoological Park (abbreviated AAZP), also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, about 31 kilometres (19 mi) from the city centre and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Chennai Airport.

Besant Nagar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Olcott Memorial High School (OMHS) is named after its founder Colonel Henry Steel Olcott who founded the school in 1894. The Panchama Free School as it was then called, it was founded to provide schooling access to the children of the fifth caste who were denied access to the regular schools.

Madras War Cemetery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Madras War Cemetery is a war cemetery and a memorial created to receive Second World War graves from many civil and cantonment cemeteries in the south and east of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured. The cemetery contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.