What to do in Chennai
Marina Beach: Stretching 13km along the coast of Chennai, is Marina Beach, the second longest urban beach in the world. The beach has a significant history and still plays an important role, as the main leisure hub of Chennai. Enjoy a stroll along the beach at sunset, and don't miss the colourful beach eatery, Sundari Akka Kadai, serving up fresh (and spicy!) seafood dishes.
Government Museum: Founded in 1851, this museum is the second oldest museum in India. The highlight of this museum is its striking bronze exhibition, with dazzling bronze pieces ranging from the 7th Century to the modern-day. The museum is also credited for housing the largest collection of Roman Antiquities outside of Europe.
Kapaleeshwarar Temple: Kapaleeshwarar Temple is an exquisitely decorated shrine to the Hindu god Shiva. It's the religious and cultural centre of the colourful neighbourhood of Mylapore, and one of the busiest temples in Chennai. The surrounding streets are a great place to wander through and shop for souvenirs– with small stalls selling flowers, trinkets, traditional clothing, and jewellery– lining the streets.