Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
The capital of Tamil Nadu, is a major commercial center in south India. The Marinabeach here is the second largest beach in the world extending nearly 11 kms in a single stretch. St. George Fort, San Thome Basilica, the St. Mary's Church, St. George's Church, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Sree parthasarathy Temple, Museum and Art Gallery, Kalakshethra, etc are attractions here. The Anna Zoological park, Valluvar Kottam and Guindy National Park attract tourists. Chidambaram is an important pilgrim center 245 km from Chennai with a Nataraja temple complex.