Saturday, May 30, 2009
If you are planning a party under the shade of coconut palm or you want relax you can go and enjoy in the Heritage Resort “Green Meadows Resort where tradition meets modernity in an eclectic mix. In this Restaurant Kerala Cuisine is available. This authentic century old Kerala houses offer n experience of old world charm and luxury. This is an ideal gateway from the city life and perfect setting for hosting conferences and parties. You are mesmerized by the serenity and sea breeze. They offer many varieties of foods with their innovative selection of seafood, meat and vegetarian items.
This Green Meadows Resort is 5 kms from SPICOT , 3 KMs from Chennai Tidel Park. Here you relax and indulge yourself in this oasis of peace.
Friday, May 29, 2009
In Chennai, the Snake Park is situated next to the Guindy National Park. In 1972, the Madras Snake Park Trust was established and gained statutory recognition as a medium zoo from the Central Zoo Authority in 1995. It was founded by one of the prominent wildlife conservationist Romulus Whitaker. A number of snake species, lizards, crocodiles and turtles are housed here. More than 30 species of Indian snakes are here. King Cobra, Indian Rock Python, Reticulated Python, Adders and Vipers are some of the most sought after species.
Open on all days except Tuesday.
Working Hours 8.30 A.M. to 5.30 P.M.
Children’s Park is adjacent to the Snake Park in Guindy. An enjoyable collection of birds and animals are here in the Children’s Park. The elephant and pony rides are popular. You can enjoy with your family here.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
One of the Chennai Tourist attraction place is Government Museum, 486, Pantheon Road, Chennai-8. In 1846 AD the proposal for a museum in Madras was mooted by the Madras Literacy Society. Exhibits ranging from contemporary artifacts to prehistorical findings were in the Museum. Every visitor who visits the Museum will definitely impressed by the sculptures and bronzes of various periods.
The Children’s Museum in Government Museum is a place of wonder for children. It consists of Basement, Ground floor and First floor- each having 5000 sq. ft. area The fountain operated by solar power and water pumping unit operated by windmill are the added attractions of the Children’s Museum.
Visiting Time: 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. (all days except Friday)
Entrance Fee: Adult Rs.15/- Children Rs.10/- School children Rs.3/-
Foreigners $ 5
Monday, May 25, 2009
Mahabalipuram is best tourist spot near Chennai. The rathas temple chariots are examples of rock-cut architecture. Narasimha I and Rajasimha, the great Pallava Kings have well preserved these stylistic qualities of rock-cut caves, temples made from a single rock, temples and strives of different structures. Life size elephant and other creatures like monkey are carved in granite.
The Pancha Rathas (five Rathas) where each Ratha is sculpted in a different style and they were all carved out of a single piece of granite in situ. A small rock-cut temple Varaha Cave Temple dating back to the 7th century. Pallava King in order to safeguard the sculptures from the ocean, the temple Thirukadalmallai was built and it was dedicated to Lord Vishnu. After building the temple, the remaining architecture was preserved and was not corroded by sea.
The historical and fascinating tourist spot is attracted by many is not only due to these architecture but the vast casuarinas trees, the silvery sandy beach the classical hand male crafts around have made them all to form what is a collective splendor. Any person who visits Mahabalipuram will remain startled and intoxicated with the grandeur.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Another Tourist attraction place is Dakshina Chitra. It is situated 20 km from Chennai at Muttukadu on the new Mamallapuram Coastal Road. Everyone who visited Dakshina Chitra have a unforgettable experience and authentic insight into the lifestyles of the people of South India. We can experience the Tamil history, language and way of life of South Indian culture and tradition. Dakshina Chitra was first opened to people in December 1996. Their Potters, weavers and others working in the traditional way. Some products are for sale also. You can watch the folk and classical dance performance their.
Visiting hours 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. (Except Tuesday)
Except Deepavali – they work on all National Holidays
Ticket Price: Adult Rs.75/- Child Rs.20/-(5-12 years)
Student Rs.30 (below 25 yrs. with ID Proof)
So in vacation go with your family to Dakshina Chitra and enjoy the holidays.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Chennai’s most attractive amusement park is MGM Dizzee World. It is located in the ECR Road near Mutukadu. Every year millions of visitors come here and enjoy their time. In this park children have less adventurous rides and adults have more adventurous rides. Toddlers are also have fun their with rubberized swings and slides. The fun rides include Tornado Coaster, The Nilgiri Express and the Revolution and other rides such as Karnakasi ranger, Dashing Boat, Arrow Loop Roller Coaster and a Dizzee Shake attracts not only children but also adults as well. MGM amusement Park adheres to international safety standards.
An area specially meant for children “Mary Land” is within the Dizzee World. In this area children can interact with their favorites cartoon characters.
KISHKINTHA is the first amusement and theme park near Chennai. It is situated 28 km. south of Chennai near Tambaram(five kilometers west of Tambaram). The theme park spread over 110 acres of landscaped hills and lakes. It offers exciting rides like carousels, tora-tora, bumper car, flume rides, wave pool, water fall, rudra kaveri, 3-D theatre, go kart and many more attractions. Kishkintha is designed as a fun-filled environment. It was opened in 1995. The fun filled theme park is suitable for a day’s outing. The timings weekdays 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.
SUNDAYS & Holidays 11 A.M. to 8 P.M.
For Adults Ticket Rs.360 and Juniors Rs.260.
HAVE FUN AND ENJOY IN KISHKINTHA
Monday, May 18, 2009
“Amir Mahal” palace belongs to the family of Arcot. It is situated on an area of 14 acres. (approx.) The present Prince of Arcot, who is the eighth in accession, continues to live with his family, staff and servants and their family in the Amir Mahal. Amir Mahal was bult in 1789 and in 1870 it came into the possession of the Arcot Royal Family. The entry to Amir Mahal is allowed only with permission. Timings 10.00 to 18.00 hours. No Holiday.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Chennai’s most attractive tourist spot is VGP Golden Beach. It is 30 kms away from Chennai city. An entertainment arcade is there for children and for adults. Jurassic Park and Aquarium are attraction for Tourists. Apart from the folk dance performance from an Art Centre they sells handicrafts and articles made by seashells. This Resort offers spacious rooms , deluxe row cottage, sea facing cottages. The rooms are clean having satellite and cable channels and 24-hour room service, laundry service, car rental and safety lockers. “The Rain Forest” restaurant is famous for its dishes. In VGP Golden Beach swimming pool, go-karting, dashing car, cultural shows, water chute are attraction for children and adults.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
South Asia’s one of the biggest shopping mall is “Spencer Plaza”. It is located on Mount Road, Chennai. This shopping mall covers over a million sq. ft. In 1983, the original building was destroyed in fire. Then the present building was constructed. Mangal Thirth Estate Ltd. developed the shopping mall. It consists of 3 phases. In the shopping mall all the leading stores have their show rooms and local brands are also available. You can purchase cloths, jewelery, domestic appliances, handicrafts, etc. Fully air-conditioned shopping mall, smooth moving escalators, glass capsule lifts are another attraction. You can have ice-cream, pizzas, samosas, etc. In hot summer you can have a visit to “Spencer Plaza”. It will give you a memorable outing.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Another Chennai Tourist Spot is Vandalur Zoo i.e.Arignar Anna Zoological Park. It is located in Vandalur which is 30 kms from Chennai. We can reach Vandalur Zoo easily by Bus, Call Taxi. The working hours are between 9.00 A.M. and 8.00 P.M. on all days. Tuesday is holiday. 5-7 vehicles operated by battery availale for rent. 15-20 people can be accommodated in each vehicle. From 2008 summer, Elephant safari is introduced. Nice place to visit.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Recently built (1976) Ashtalakshmi Temple is one of the Chennai – Tourist attraction Spot. It is few kilometers from Thiruvanmiyur Bus Stand. The temple is stands in the shores of Bay of Bengal in Besant Nagar. In this temple Goddess Mahalakshmi’s eight manifestations such as Sri Aadhi Lakhsmi, Sri Dhanya Lakhsmi, Sri Dhairya Lakhsmi, Sri Gaja Lakhsmi, Sri Santhna Lakhsmi, Sri Dhana Lakhsmi, Sri Vijaya Lakhsmi, Sri Vidya Lakhsmi are there. The temple was painted with multitude colours. It is wonderful to see the Ashtalashmi Temple in the background of sea.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
In Memory of Poet and Saint Thiruvalluvar who wrote Thirukkurals about 2000 years before – Valluvar Kottam was constructed in 1976. This is the replica of the temple chariot at Thiruvarur. In the chariot 33m tall Thiruvalluvar statue has been installed. 1330 verses of Thirukkural are inscribed on bas-relief in the front hall corridors. 4000 people can sit in the auditorium. Dr.V.Ganapathi Sthapati is the architect for Valluvar Kottam.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Chennai- Most attractive Tourist Spot is “Marina Beach”. This is the second largest beach in a city. The beach is situated along a 12 km shoreline in Chennai and its width is 437 meters. This beach is famous for its food stalls. In the sea the waves are strong and the sea is rough. Near the beach Anna Samadhi and MGR Samadhi are situated you can have a look. When you stand in the seashore near water, the waves come and touch your feet is a memorable experience. If you have time to visit Chennai don’t forget to visit Marina Beach.