The Chennai Beaches
Chennai has a long, enviable coastline with a wide stretch of sand not only at the world famous Marina Beach, but also at the Besant Nagar Beach popularly known as Elliot‘s Beach or Bessie Beach. This is a much-loved beach favourited by several locals especially in South Chennai. Further south from Besant Nagar, we have the lesser-populated but increasingly-popular Thiruvanmiyur Beach, and of course the scenic ECR coastal Highway thereafter. This coastal road leads down South towards Mahabalipuram and the shimmering Bay of Bengal offers scenic respite at regular intervals all along the East Coast Road. The Marina and Elliot’s beaches have each become One-stop destinations for families, extended families and friends to get together and spend several hours outdoors. Plenty of food and game stalls have also sprung up all over the beach for refreshments and entertainment.
The Chennai Cuisine
When we say Chennai Cuisine, we aren’t talking just about the South Indian Fare or the foods that the city is famous for. Although Chennai has its signature dishes, we cannot limit the food scene here to just those. We are referring to the cumulative list of delicacies that the city offers that are high in quality and taste regardless of which part of the world the dish or cuisine has originated from. Right from local tea Kadai which serves delectable bajjis and vadais for rs 5 to the most expensive seven star restaurants, Namma Chennai boasts of a limitless range of eateries in a variety of food budgets that are almost equal in taste and flavour! The Restaurant options across the city include North Indian food, South Indian fare, Asian cuisine, American fast food joints, and cafes that offer a fantastic fusion in their menus. These are just some of the elements on the Chennai food scene worth celebrating.
Prolific businessmen, sportspeople, film stars, musicians, and academic experts (and more) were all either born and/or raised here in namma Chennai. It is Chennai’s Pride to be the Carnatic Music Hub of the world with world-renowned singers and musicians, Classical Bharathanatyam dancers and great classical instrumentalists calling Chennai home. We are also home to the likes of musical Geniuses like Isaignani Ilayaraja and Isaipuyal AR Rahman and the Chess Grandmaster / five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand, Superstar Rajinikanth, Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan. There are many many more celebrated Chennaiites on this incredibly long list. Chennai is also a hub for businesses and large corporates and the business heads of these enterprises are VIPs themselves who also give their contributions for the development of our society state and nation.
This list is by no means comprehensive and will be continued…