Things to do in Chennai and Tamil Nadu
- 1Madurai 625 001, India14 reviews
Madurai is famous for it’s markets and temples. The most prominent is Meenakshi Amman temple; it’s 14 towering Gopuram entrances striking the skyline over this ancient temple town. Featuring approximately 33,000 sculptures, there’s plenty to see. Witness timeless ceremonies of worship and get access to the kitchens, where volunteers cook for the thousands of pilgrims daily. Around the temple, explore ...Popular with
- 2Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India4 reviews
On the Southeastern Coast of India, about an hour's drive from Tamil Nadu's capital city Chennai (formerly Madras), Mahabalipuram (or Mammalapuram, as many people call it) is a small city that's known for its 7th-8th century beachside temples dedicated to Hindu deities (especially Lord Shiva). Many of the temples and bas relief sculptures here are notable for being cut from ...Popular with
- 3Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India3 reviews
Welcome to an ‘experimental universal Peace Town’ founded by the Shri Aurobindo movement. Upto 50,000 people live here from across the globe. Auroville welcomes those who want to live in peace in the township, in return for some form of work within the grounds. It’s a project of humanity with a focus on the cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs ...Popular with
- 6The American College, SH 72, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625002, India3 reviews
An oasis of red dirt and tropical trees in an otherwise hectic neighborhood just north of the dried-up Vaigai River. Immediately across a very busy street from Hotel North Gate - a good place to stay if you're visiting the college for a few days.
- 7Alagarkoyil Rd2 reviews
A nice escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Madurai, this temple is much smaller than the Meenakshi Temple but worth the trip. You can also hike up the road (or catch a ride) to a second smaller temple and the sacred bathing springs at the top. There are often peacocks and monkeys wandering around the grounds, and giant ...
- 16On Mahabalipuram Beach1 review
A little struggling beach bar, that used to be the place to have a cold beer, right on the beach. The police have cracked down on them though, so they are just serving fruit juice for now. They do say you can bring your own booze though, so there is that....and of course Ben's quirky little kama sutra paintings all ...Popular with
- 182/6, College House, Town Hall Road, Town Hall Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India1 review
Run by an adorably friendly family, Shoppers Shop in downtown Madurai (near the train station) is one of the few spots in town where you can buy a variety of imported products. As much as I love Tamil food, I just couldn't get used to savory sambar for breakfast, and Shoppers Shop came to the rescue with granola from Virginia, ...