Chennai Shopping - Tirupathi
Tirupathy Temple is considered as one of the holiest shrines by the Hindus. Tirupathi is the richest and one of the most revered shrines in India. The highly sacred and antique nature of the Tirupati Balaji temple is evident through a large number of mentions in several puranas including the Varaha Purana and the Bavishyottara Purana.
Kanchipuram is a famous temple city in the India Sri Ekambareswar Temple is considered one of the most popular and largest temples in Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram is place easily accessible by road at any time.
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1. Government Museum - The Government Museum also known as Egmore Museum or the Madras Museum is the second oldest museums in India after Indian museum in Kolkatta which is located in Egmore, Chennai. If you have any interest in Indian art this place is a must! an amazing collection of classic Indian bronze sculptures of dancing Siva's, Ganesh and Kali. These works are well lit, superb and well worth a look. This government museum has some primitive statues and some old artefacts. The most striking feature or attractive thing about this is the collection of paintings from the British era. Some paintings are of great painter Raja Ravi Verma. There are a lot of interesting displays in here including old statues of Hindu gods which are very impressive.
Timings: 09.30 AM - 5.00 PM Closed: Friday
Charges: Indian-15 INR; Foreigner- 250 INR
2. VGP Universal & Snow Kingdom - VGP Universal Kingdom is an amusement park located in East Coast Road in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is the best theme park in Chennnai. The park provides several fun and adventure rides for children, youth and adults. It offer amusement water rides, fun attractions & thrilling snow games at family-friendly pricing.
Package: Gold(Universal + Aqua) / Platinum(Universal + Aqua + Snow)
Entry: Adult: 550 INR / 945 INR; Child: 450 INR / 845 INR (Between 90 - 120 cms in ht)
3. Guindy National Park & Snake Park - It is the 8th-smallest National Park of India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city (Adyar). Guindy Snake Park, it is located next to the Children's Park in the Guindy National Park campus. In addition to over thirty Indian snakes, this specialty zoo is home to domestic and exotic crocodiles, turtles and tortoises. A library and museum are also on site. For those interested in the study of snakes it is a wonderful place. Though creepy and scary at times, it is a place worth the visit.
Visiting Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (All days of the week except Tuesday)
Entry: Adult: 15 INR; Child: 10 INR
4. Valluvar Kottam - It's a temple chariot like-monument in kodambakkam in Chennai, dedicated to the classical tamil poet philosopher Thiruvalluvar. In addition to being an important tourist destination in the city, Valluvar Kottam also plays host to some of the most important exhibitions and events in the city. Handlooms and handicrafts are regularly hosted in the auditorium here and is a good way to spend a few hours admiring the artistic beauty of both the what lays inside and outside.
5. DakshinaChitra - DakshinaChitra is a living-history museum in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, dedicated to South Indian heritage and culture. Located 25 kms to the south of Chennai. It portrays a slice of the traditions, art, architecture, lifestyles, crafts and customs of 4 South Indian states - Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Timings: 10am to 6 pm; Weekly holiday: Tuesday
Indians: Adult - INR 100 - INR 120; Students (13-18yrs) - INR 50
Overseas visitors: Adult - INR 250; Students - INR 70
6. B.M. Birla Planetarium - B. M. Birla Planetarium is a large planetarium in kotturpuram, Chennai providing a virtual tour of the night sky and holding cosmic shows on a specially perforated hemispherical aluminium inner dome. Multi-dimensional activities and multimedia projection arrangements which have been incorporated inside the sky theatre make the programme further lively and excited one.
Timings: 10 am to 5.45 pm (Open all days except on national holidays.)
Show timings:10.45 am, 1.15 pm and 3.45 pm (English) & 12 noon and 2.30 pm (Tamil)
Entry: 60 - 100 INR
7. Arignar Anna Zoological Park - It is the first public zoo in India, also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, is in the south western part of Chennai, about 31 kilometres from the Chennai Central and 15 kilometres from Chennai Airport. Well maintained zoo with an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. The animals are well kept and healthy. The four Bengal tigers born in the zoo were a treat to watch. It's a huge space and lots of walking required. Great that they have bicycle and e-vehicle option to roam in the zoo.
- 50 per person for adults (above 10 years)
- 20 per person for children (5 to 12 years)
- 100 per person Lion and Deer Safari for adult
- 60 per person Lion and Deer Safari for children
8. St. Thomas Mount - St. Thomas Mount is a small hillock in Chennai, near Guindy and very close to Chennai International Airport. The ancient Syrian Christian community of India trace the origin of their church to St. Thomas the Apostle.
9. Vivekananda House - Vivekanandar Illam, earlier known as Ice House or Castle Kernan is a historical building in Chennai. It was constructed in 1842 by Frederic Tudor. Indian Saint Swami Vivekananda stayed in the building when he visited Chennai in 1897 and was later renamed in his honor. Now, this historic place houses a permanent exhibition on Indian Culture and Swami Vivekananda’s Life.
Timing: 10.00 AM to 12.15 PM and from 3.00 PM to 7.15 PM except Mondays.
Entry Fee: Rs.10 per adult and Rs.5 per child.
10. MGM Dizzee World - MGM Dizzee World is a theme park located in East Coast Road, Chennai. The park has a log flume, Ferris wheel, spider spin, roller coaster, the funny mountain, dashing cars, super trooper, a water world and it also hosts special seasonal shows.
Park Timings: 10:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Entry Fee: Adult: 699 INR; Child: 549 INR
11. Queens Land - Queens Land is a theme park is located by the Chennai-Bangalore Trunk Road between Sriperumpudhur and Poonamalle.
The entry fee is 750 INR for an adult and 450 INR for a child. Children shorter than 2 feet (0.61 m) tall are not charged.
The park is open from 10 am to 6:30 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am to 7:30 pm on weekends and government holidays. It is closed on Mondays for maintenance, with the exception of holidays. Food and drink are available within the park.
12. Kishkinta - Kishkinta is a theme park located in Chennai, near Vandalur Railway station which has a serene atmosphere, 13 km south of Anakaputhur.
Timing: 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Park Access Tariff: Senior - Rs.690; Junior - Rs.490
13. Vadapalani Murugan Temple - Renovated in 1920, this Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Muruga is a popular place to get married.
14. Kalikambal Temple - The K?lik?mbal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shri K?lig?mb?l and Lord Kamadeswarar, located in Parry's corner locality of the city of Chennai.
15. Shree Sai Baba Temple - Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is a Hindu temple located in the neighbourhood of Mylapore & Akkarai in Chennai. It is dedicated to the Indian saint Sai Baba of Shirdi.
16. ISKCON - ISKCON Temple Chennai is a Vaishnava temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is located on the East Coast Road at Akkarai, Sholinganallur in southern Chennai. Built on 1.5 acres of land, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Chennai is the largest Radha Krishna temple in Tamil Nadu.
17. Sowcarpet - Sowcarpet is a neighbourhood in the northern part of Chennai. Sowcarpet is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city with narrow streets and vintage buildings. It is a bustling commercial area of the city, and a range of wholesale markets are located here.
18. Annai Vailankanni Shrine - Gothic-style Catholic pilgrimage destination with a small museum & store for religious items.
Tirumala is a pilgrimage center of great significance and is visited by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. Venkateswara, or Srinivasa or Balaji as the presiding deity Vishnu is known, is enshrined in this temple, located on a range of the Eastern Ghats, called the Seven Hills.It is an ancient temple and its glory has been sung by the saints of the yesteryears. Said to be the richest temple in India, this temple is a vibrant cultural and philanthropic institution with a grand history spanning several centuries.
1.Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is one of the holiest sites in Tirupati. It is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi who is worshiped here as Padmavathi. Having a great religious significance like Tirupati Temple, Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is visited by a large number of devotees throughout the year.Since Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is one of the famous holy shrines in Tirupati, it witnesses a huge footfall throughout the year. Devotees from various regions pay a visit to this enchanting and holy shrine on a large scale.
Horsley Hills, the famous hill Station in Andhra Pradesh is 144 km from Tirupati. The shady slopes are wooded with luxurious vegetation.The journey to Horsley Hills is exciting as one gets to see thick verdure of various species of plants and wild animals. Covering the entire stretch of narrow road are dense growth of Eucalyptus, Jacaranda, Allamanda, Gulmohar and many other species. The natural beauty of the Horsley Hills is indeed irresistible. The Horsley Hills have been a popular refuge for the sun-scorched souls since long .The Mallamma temple is another major tourist attraction at Horsley Hills that is worth visiting.
3. Kailasanatha Kona
The lovely Kailasanatha Kona is a natural and perennial waterfall located in Nagiri Hills near Puttur Kailasakona Falls is considered by many as sacred and is believed to be enriched with minerals & also possessing curative properties. One of the chief attractions of Kailasakona Waterfalls is the small temple of Lord Shiva and Parvati which is frequented by the tourists who come here. It is Believed that a bath at this mineral rich waterfalls.
The white waters spilling down from a great height is simply alluring. Talakona Waterfalls is one such appealing attraction in the district of Chittoor. Surrounded by dense and arresting woods, this waterfall is a must-visit destination. Visiting Talakona Waterfalls and spending a few hours is enough to reinvigorate the tired senses.
5. Rock Garden
The Rock Garden of Tirupati is one of the must-visit destinations in Andhra Pradesh. It lies in Tirumala Hills that are considered as sacred in the region. This rock garden is said to be a sacred site because according to the legends, it is the place from where Lord Vishnu ascended for Vaikunth Dham. Another legend says that it is the height of the deity in Tirumala Temple measures the same as the height of the religious arch.
1. SRI KALAHASTEESWARA SWAMI TEMPLE
The Srikalahasti Temple is one of the important ancient Shiva temples of Southern India. Rahu Kala Dosha parihara pooja is the importance which can be performed by ourselves under the guidance of temple priests. Temple priest announces during pooja that their is no need of leaving the clothes weared during the pooja in the temple premises which was a belief practiced.
2. SRI KALAHASTHI
One of the oldest shiva temple on the banks of river swarnamukhi.The name refers:Sri means spider,Kala means snake and Hasti means elephant, which once worshipped shiva lingam and attained moksha.piligrims throng the place to perform Rahu Kethu Pooja. The place is around 40 Kms from Tirupathi.
3. BHAKTA KANNAPPA TEMPLE
Steep climb of 258 steps from the walkway which is 53steps from the road level take you to the top. The climb offers you lovely and interesting views of the Shiva Temple, River Swarnamukhi and the town. The walkway is dotted with Nadaswara and Tavil artists practicing different compositions in different ragas at the same time. The temple is tiny and lovely with a statue of Kannapa and Shiva in the temple.
4. PRASANNA VARADARAJA SWAMY TEMPLE
Sri Lord Venkateswara swamy devalayam is very clean and big historical temple 16th AD temple. Temple inside is of great religious and architectural importance.
5. SAHASRA LINGA TEMPLE
Sahasra Linga Temple is located at a distance of 8 Kms from kalahasthi on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi. Situated amidst forest, has a beautiful backdrop and our hearts are filled with great sense of devotion.The Sahasra (meaning thousand) Lingas are carved from the same Idol (Stone)..That is all the Sahasra Lingas are within a single stone.
6. BHARADWAJA TIRTHAM
Its a gurgling stream of water known as 'Bharadwaja Tirtham' is situated at a distance of about 6 Kms from the main temple. It is well known for its imposing look. This tank houses a beautiful statue of Lord Vinayaka, which makes the environment more pleasure.
This Thapo Vinayaka idol in the middle of the tank is simply marvelous and gives one with a grand impression.