Formerly Madras, Chennai is a busy coastal city. There are many hotels in Chennai from which to choose. EasyToBook.com helps you locate Chennai hotels close to the Old City. As a result, you are within steps of the beaches, the Temples, the museums and the Parks. Begin your trip by going to see the British Colonial architecture of Victoria Public Hall. Follow it up with a look at the Dravidian-style of the Kapaleeswarar Temple. This temple dates back to at least the 13th century.
A popular Temple is the Parthasarathy Temple. You can locate it in the heart of the city. Take a few steps from your Chennai hotel and you may see it. This 8th-11th century edifice has a pyramidal top and a colored gompa. Wander from here over to the Government museum. It is one of the oldest in the country. Sitting within a 6-building complex, it provides information on the archeology, geology, history and culture of the region. It also contains an Art Gallery and a Children’s Museum. Leave your child to explore while you wander through the subject of your choice. As a family, you can then head off to Fort St. George on the Bay of Bengal with its military fortifications. It also houses another small local treasure - Anglican St. Mary’s Church (1678-1679). It has arcaded side-aisles and a bombproof roof.