Famous facts and places in Chennai.
Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is the fourth most populous metropolitan city in India. Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai city has a population of 6.2 million. The urban agglomeration of metropolitan Chennai has an estimated population over 10 million people. Chennai is famous for many things.
Let us have a quick look at some famous facts about Chennai city:
The marina Beach
o Marina Beach is the most famous beach of Tamil Nadu and is situated in the city of Chennai. The beach is considered to the second largest beach in the world over. The beach stretches over a distance of 12 km and has a considerably large width. It begins from St. George Fort, in the north, and extends till Besant Nagar, in the south. This sandy beach is not only popular amongst the morning joggers, but is also a must visit spot for the tourists.
o Chennai has a number of statues of known leaders and celebrities such as Mahatma Gandhi, Thiruvalluvar, Sir Thomas Munro, Kamarajar, Periyar and the Statue of Labor.
o Apart from this, there is Anna Square, the burial site of former Chief Minster of Tamil Nadu, Dr. C. N. Annadurai.
o Recently, the Tamil Nadu Government has installed statues in the parks created from waste lands all through the city.
o Valluvar kottam is another famous destination for local and foreign tourists. It was created in memory of Saint Thiruvalluva, who gave the world famous Thirukkural.
o The Chennai Corporation building (Rippon Building) is nearing 100 years.
Asia’s Largest Bus Terminus and Market.
o The Koyembedu market is the largest in Asia and the Bus terminus adjoining it also figures in the largest list.