Tourist Places in Chengalpattu District

  1. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
  2. Mamallapuram
  3. Kandhaswamy Temple, Tirupporur
  4. Vedagiriswarar Temple, Thirukazhukundram
  5. Tiruvidanthai
  6. Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Semmanjeri
  7. Crocodile Bank
  8. Kovalam Beach
  9. Aringar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur
  10. Muttukadu Boat House
  11. Rain Drop Boat House, Mudaliarkuppam
  12. Sri Sundara Varadharaja Temple, Uthiramerur
  13. Eri Katha Ramar Temple, Maduranthakam
  14. Sri Appan Venkatesa Perumal Kovil, Thirumukkudal
  15. Sri Laskhsmi Narasimhar Temple, Pazhaiya Seevaram
  16. Sri Gnanapureeswarar Temple, Thiru Idaichuram.
  1. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary: It is located near Chengalpattu town. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is a heaven for bird enthusiasts. It is one of the oldest water bird sanctuaries in India and attracts numerous migratory birds during the winter months.
  2. Mamallapuram: It is also known as Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its ancient temples and rock-cut sculptures. The Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance, and the Five Rathas are must-visit attractions in Mamallapuram.
  3. Kandhaswamy Temple, Tirupporur: This temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Thiruporur Murugan Temple is an important pilgrimage site. The temple is known for its grand architecture and hosts various festivals throughout the year. This temple attracts large number of devotees.
  4. Vedagiriswarar Temple, Thirukazhukundram(Thirukkalukundram): This is small town and it is located around 75 kilometers from Chennai, Thirukazhukundram is a popular pilgrimage site. It is known for its ancient temples, including the famous Vedagiriswarar Temple. This ancient hilltop temple dedicated to Lord Shiva offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The temple is known for its architectural beauty and religious significance.
  5. Tiruvidanthai: Tiruvidanthai is famous for Nithyakalayana Perumal temple with huge temple pond. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Tiruvidanthai offers a mix of natural beauty, spiritual experiences, and recreational activities, making it an interesting destination for tourists looking for a serene coastal getaway or cultural immersion along the East Coast Road.
  6. Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Semmanjeri: It is located at Semmenjeri on the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) 30 kms from Chennai. It is said that, a Pallava king who lost his eye sight got back his vision on worshipping Srinivasa Perumal here. Even now, people believe that anyone with eye problems get it cured by worshipping the Perumal here. This is also said to be a Prahtana sthalam for the unmarried and childless couples. This temple is situated in a peaceful setting away from the noise of the city and a visit to the temple is very relaxing to the mind.
  7. Crocodile Bank: Visitors to the Crocodile Bank can explore the facility through well-maintained pathways and view the reptiles in spacious enclosures designed to mimic their natural habitats. The bank also conducts guided tours and educational programs to raise awareness about reptiles and their conservation. Visitors can learn about the biology, behavior, and conservation efforts related to crocodiles and other reptiles through informative displays and interactive exhibits.
  8. Kovalam Beach: Located along the Coromandel Coast, Kovalam Beach is a serene and picturesque coastal destination. The beach offers golden sands, clear waters, and a tranquil atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for relaxation and leisurely walks.
  9. Aringar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur: It is one of the largest zoological parks in South Asia and spans across an area of approximately 1,265 acres. To enhance the visitor experience, the zoo provides a Zoo Train and a Toy Train. These train rides take you around the park, allowing you to cover a larger area and providing a fun-filled experience. Arignar Anna Zoological Park is not only a tourist attraction but also plays a significant role in wildlife conservation and breeding programs. It offers an opportunity to observe and learn about a wide variety of animals in a spacious and natural environment, making it an enjoyable and educational experience for visitors of all ages.
  10. Muttukadu Boat House: Muttukadu is a scenic spot known for its serene waterways and boating opportunities. Visitors can enjoy boating, jet skiing, and other water sports activities amidst the tranquil surroundings.
  11. Rain Drop Boat House, Mudaliarkuppam: Best place to go long drive from Chennai and spend one day with family and friends. Less crowded, beautiful views and lovely spot for enjoying the land and water. It is one of the best place to enjoy the waves of Bay of Bengal. 
  12. Sri Sundara Varadharaja Temple, Uthiramerur: The Sri Sundara Varadharaja Temple in Uthiramerur offers a chance to explore the rich cultural and religious heritage of Tamil Nadu. The temple’s architectural beauty, historical significance, and spiritual ambience make it a must-visit destination for devotees and enthusiasts of Indian art and culture.
  13. Eri Katha Ramar Temple, Maduranthakam: Visiting the Eri Katha Ramar Temple in Maduranthakam provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the divine aura and learn about the rich mythology associated with Lord Rama.
  14. Sri Appan Venkatesa Perumal Kovil, Thirumukkudal: This is very old shrine with Lord Sri Appan Venkatesa Perumal as the presiding Deity is more than 1200 years old . Nestled in the banks of the Palar river , this beautiful temple can be accessible via Pazhayaseevaram if one comes from Chennai . The temple is maintained by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India). Heavenly place for worship. One can experience calm and spiritual environment inside the temple.
  15. Sri Laskhsmi Narasimhar Temple, Pazhaiya Seevaram: This Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple, is located at Palayaseevaram, a small village located about 20 kms from Kanchipuram on the road going to Chengalpattu.
    The Temple is located on a small hill on the banks of the river Palar. This wonderful temple which has a fine location and surroundings apart from the Deity Lord Narasimhar.
  16. Sri Gnanapureeswarar Temple, Thiru Idaichuram: Sri Gnanapureeswarar Temple is located in Tiruvadisoolam – 6 kms from Hanumanthapuram Veera Bhadraswamy temple and 14 kms from Singaperumal Koil temple. This is an old Shiva temple and one of the 276 Padal Petra Sthalams. Lord Shiva is called Idaisuranathar here. The Swayamu lingam is of Emerald here.