Marina Beach Chennai

The Must-Visit Destination of Chennai

Marina Beach ChennaiIrresistibly desired – such is the charm of the famous Marina beach of Chennai. It is the second largest beach in the world and is largest in Asia. Take a stroll at this sandy beach and refresh your body and soul. This beach was revamped in the year 1880 by the then Governor Mountstuart Elphinstone. Today it is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Chennai.

Pleasurable Activities At Marina Beach

A trip to the Marina beach offers you the opportunity to indulge in various exciting activities. Capture the Sun rise and Sun set in your camera and the beautiful memories will always remain with you. Take a stroll around the beach,breathe fresh air, wet your feet and see the dramatic movements of the waves.?? All these sights wash away the fatigue of body and mind. Although bathing and swimming can be done here but you need to be very careful as the undercurrent is very strong.

Marina beach is dotted with numerous food stalls offering a variety of snacks and juices. The local vendors can be approached for beautiful sea shells, glass baubles and kites. Pony ride is an exciting option especially for children. No wonder this caters to your adventurous side of both children and adults. The beach is also a venue for some state functions. Local people come here for morning walk, jogging and to spend some relaxing moments in its peaceful ambiance. Would you like to see the a beautiful aquarium at the Marina beach!? It boasts of an impressive collection of tropical sea fishes and fresh water fishes. The attraction near the beach is the Vivekananda House where the great sages lived for nine days in the year 1897. In Vivekananda House several painting and art exhibitions are held throughout the year. These exhibitions are based on the theme of life and mission of Swami Vivekananda and the Hindu Religion.

Another sites of tourist interest at the beach are the Anna and MGR Samadhis of the former Chief ministers of Tamil Nadu.

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