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CHENNAI TOURIST PLACES

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                      MARINA BEACH

Marina Beach


Marina Beach

Marina Beach

Marina Beach

Marina Beach

The Second longest in the world. Its uniquersneass is that it is sandy . It is a dream place for Walkers .The dawn of Sun is a splendorous awe inspiring sight .The long Kamarajar salai at the head of the beach is simply a pleasure for driving with cool breez relaxes your nerves. The beach has been given at major face lift recently making it a great tourists and picnic spot. Many old and historic buildings adorn the other side of the road. The monumental buildings are Senate House of the University of Madras, Chepauk Palace (now P.W.D office), 19th century Presidency College building, Chepauk palace, Queen Marys College and Ice House. The building presently used by the Director General of Police office. Was initially used as a Masonic Temple in 1839. The statues of Tamil poet installed on the periphery of the beach alongside the road reflect and reminiscence Tamil culture. The beach has new artificial fountains and parks which adds to its beauty. There is a swimming pool and an aquarium located opposite to the Presidency college which is a great attraction for tourists.

The swimming pool is run by the State Government. The pool offers swimming classes at nominal charges. The aquarium has good collection of marine and fresh water fishes.

At the southern end of the Marina Beach is the new Light House. It stands 48m above sea level and offers a panoramic view of the city. The light house is open to visitors from 14 Hrs to 16 Hrs .