Arriving in Chennai
Gateway to the South
Top attractions of Chennai
The ancient Kapaleeswarar temple, located in the Chennai suburb of Mylapore, offers a famous example of the Dravidian architectural style. It was built as a shrine to Shiva and is among the city's most recognisable landmarks, offering travellers a fascinating insight into the Hindu religion.
Wildlife lovers may like to visit the Crocodile Bank, a breeding centre and sanctuary for the endangered reptiles that covers an area of 3.2 hectares. It is one of the largest reptile zoos in the world, with crocodiles of six different species living here, as well as alligators and other reptiles. The Crocodile Bank is located about 40 km south of Chennai.