The Marina Beach, covered with glittering golden sand and a clear strip of blue sea, is among the most magnificent beaches in India. Sited at Kamarajar Salai Road, at a distance of 3 km from the capital city of Tamil Nadu, it is said to be the second longest beach in the world, extending to a length of 13 km from St. George Fort to Mahabalipuram. Much of credit for converting this beach into a tourist spot goes to Governor Mountstuart Elphinstone Grand Duff, who took the needed measures during the 1880s. Here, the experience of watching the sun rise and set is at its captivating best, and breathtaking. Enclosures with palm trees compel you to take a slow and relaxed walk. Marina beach is a major tourist attraction of the city. People visiting Chennai make a point to visit the beach. It is also the main place for the local people to escape from the summer heat.The beach is popular for its shops and food stalls run by about 500-odd vendors. The memorials and statues, morning walk, joggers’ track lovers’ spot, aquarium, and the like make it a hangout for people of all ages. Kite flying and beach cricket are common sports at the beach, and there are also facilities for pony rides. The sea is generally rough and waves are strong. There are fishermen colonies present at both ends of the beach.
QUEENS LAND (AMUSEMENT PARK)
The park is located by the Chennai-Bangalore Trunk Road between Sriperumpudhur and Poonamalle. There is parking for cars. Buses are available from Guindy and T. Nagar. All buses going to Sriperumpudhur from Chennai stop at Queensland.
The park is open from 10 am to 5:30 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am to 6:30 pm on weekends and government holidays. It is closed on Mondays for maintenance, with the exception of holidays.
Food and drink are available within the park. There is no charge for the rides. There are 51 rides, 33 for adults and 18 for children. However, a child can go on some adult rides when accompanied by an adult.
Ampa Skywall is probably the only mall to cater to Anna Nagar and Nungambakkam. With three floors of retail space, it has outlets for major clothing and apparel brands, a 7-screen multiplex, games zone and a food court.
The mall is located at Aminjikarai on the banks of Cooum River at the junction of Poonamallee High Road and Nelson Manikkam Road.
he PVR Multiplex is awesome offering all the latest movies and if I am right, they have 8 screens out there. Food within PVR though, recently, has tumbled in quality and cleanliness and they refuse food from outside (which is a pity because one can’t carry food from the food court in to the multiplex and have to put up with drab food within the multiplex)
Located at Tambaram in Chennai, Kishkinta is a green paradise for full fledged enjoyment. The word ‘Kishkinta’ is the name after the legendary character of the Indian epic the ‘Ramayana’. As the character is full of fun and frolic, the theme and the philosophy of the park renders wonderful charm and fun to the kids from six to sixty. This theme water park is an ideal destination for family and group entertainment. The amusements, attractions, water games and rides make Kishkinta India’s No. 1 Theme Park. This 16 years old park also offers food cottages on its premises. It remains open daily from 10:30 AM to 6 PM. This is the only place in water scare Tambaram where you will find abundant supply of water throughout the year.