Marina Beach is the longest beach in the world. There are a lot of water related activities available here. During festivals, you can find many stalls with exotic items and foods to enjoy. Apart from this, there are a few other beaches like Besant Nagar beach and Breezy beach.
Semmozhi Poonga is a visual marvel during summer season. It is a 20 acre park with about 500 different types of flora. There is a 100 year old tree and many aromatic herbs in this park. There are a lot of other parks in Chennai like Valuvar Kottam.
This is the first zoo in the country. It is formed on 510 hectare land with about 200 species of animals. Safaris are also available in this zoo.
If you are planning to watch some birds, Pulicat Lake is the spot for you. You can enjoy a lot of water related activities here it is also famous for bird watching. There is a 17th century fort in ruins near this lake. Another place for bird watching is Theosophical Society where you can find 260 acre garden and a 450 year old tree that hosts hundreds of birds.
7th century Kapaleeswarar temple, 17th century Saint George Fort and many other temples, churches and mosques can be found in this city.
This is an ancient academy dedicate for teaching all forms of arts. It is a 100 acre structure which hosts free performances during certain months. Cholamandal village, high court, museum, Connemara library and little Mount Shrine are a few other places that you ought to see in Chennai.