Attractions

Hindu Site in South of Chennai

Tiger Cave

The Tiger Cave, 5km north of Mamallapuram, is an unfinished but impressive rock-cut shrine, dedicated to Durga (a form of Devi, Shiva's wife) and probably dating from the 7th century. What's special is the 'necklace…
Arts/Crafts Centre in South of Chennai

DakshinaChitra

DakshinaChitra, 22km south of Chennai's Adyar River, offers a fantastic insight into South India's traditional arts and crafts. Like a treasure chest of local art and architecture, this jumble of open-air museum, pr…
Artist Colony in South of Chennai

Cholamandal Artists’ Village

There’s a tropical bohemian groove floating around Injambakkam village, site of the Cholamandal Artists’ Village, 10km south of Chennai's Adyar River. This 4-hectare artists’ cooperative – founded in 1966 by artists…
Zoo in Kovalam (Covelong)

Madras Crocodile Bank

Just 6km south of Kovalam, this incredible conservation and research trust is a fascinating peek into the reptile world. Founded by croc/snake-expert Romulus Whitaker, the bank has thousands of reptiles, including 1…