Chennai, India (formerly Madras)
Chennai is India's fourth largest city and the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. As a commercial center, it is the automobile capital of India. Culturally speaking, Chennai is famous for its amazing temples, historic landmarks and architecture. Chennai is the gateway to the ancient city of Mahabalipuram. Marvel at the Five Rathas, the magnificent Shore Temple, Parthasarathy temple and the San Thome Basilica.
This neighboring town possesses the area's most significant attractions, with its ancient temples and rock carvings of the 7th century Pallava kingdom.
This colorful Hindu temple is located in Mylapore was built by the Pallava Kings in the 7th century.
Centers of learning for Tamil culture include Valluvar Kottam, Kalakshetra and Dakshinachitra.
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