About Chennai

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Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu State, is located on the coast of Bay of Bengal. It has a rich cultural heritage, temple architecture and modern tourist attractions. The city has a long coastline including a well-developed harbour. Touted as the Detroit of India, Chennai has the unique distinction of developing all types of automobiles from Bicycles to Battle tanks. Chennai is the nerve center of classical music and dance forms. Chennai's attractions include the Marina Beach, Fort St.George which accommodates the State Legislative Assembly, University of Madras, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Vivekananda House, the Cathedral of Santhome. The city also houses some of the country's best schools, colleges and hospitals, making it a delightful blend of tradition and modernism.

The suburb of AVADI situated about 28 km from the Chennai city, accommodates numerous Defence Establishments like, CVRDE, Heavy Vehicles Factory, Engine Factory, Ordinance Clothing Factory and Repeater stations of Indian Air Force & Indian Navy and educational Institutions.


Mahabalipuram is a town in Kancheepuram district in Tamil Nadu. It is around 60 km south from the city of Chennai. It is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport. It has a group of sanctuaries, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandelcoast in the 7th and 8th centuries: temples in the form of chariots, cave sanctuaries, giant open-air reliefs such as the famous 'Descent of the Ganges', and the shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Lord Shiva.

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