Chennai evokes images of ‘Madras filter coffee’, the sound of music and dance and the fragrance of jasmine. The old jostles with the contemporary and gives the city its distinctive identity, defined further by rich cultural heritage, vibrant people, architectural landmarks and breathtaking beaches.
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Traditional Indian theatre meets contemporary art style at the Centre for Performing Arts - a must visit destination for fine art fans. Step into this gurukul or school, meet the young student-performers and learn about the art.
Walk through tree lined Mylapore, a bustling neighbourhood in the heart of Chennai that is at least 2000 years. Known as the ‘land of the peacocks’, Mylapore is known for its renowned temples and wealth of cultural heritage. Read more
Take a peek into colonial Madras through majestic buildings. Find Hindu Gods sitting under islamic domes, stained glass that reflects Kerala- style roofs, and majestic Greek columns standing beside sleek Art Deco-edifices. Each edifice reveals the history of this ageless city. Read more
Watch facets of the South unfold at Dakshinachitra, a living museum of art, architecture and lifestyles of Southern India. From homes typical of a region to the rich art, dance, craft and culture of the land, Dakshinachitra is a veritable treasure trove of stories, just waiting to be told.
Try local cuisine, dosa, sambar and the famous filter coffee.
Be enthralled by a bharathanatyam performance.
Find out what your future holds, visit an astrologer.