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Chennai (Madras) off the beaten path

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Chennai (Madras) off the beaten path
A bit of unearthing to do. If you love falling off maps and highways, these are the places to hit.
Good for: Individuals
Seasons: Fall, Winter
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University of Madras
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University of Madras

Plan a little walk by yourself, tracing the colonial architectural lineage of the University of Madras. The buildings are spread over the city, so look out for the most speactacular one close to Marina Beach. The famous Senate House is also a part of this campus, built in the Indo-Saracenic style with Byzantine and European architectural features. Other places to look out for British... More

Plan a little walk by yourself, tracing the colonial architectural lineage of the University of Madras. The buildings are spread over the city, so look out for the most speactacular one close to Marina Beach. The famous Senate House is also a part of this campus, built in the Indo-Saracenic style with Byzantine and European architectural features. Other places to look out for British architecture are Ice House, Vivekananda Museum, High Court, War Memorial and the Parrys area. If you are a photography enthusiast, this is going to be even more satisfying. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Villupuram Bead Making Village

Home to the Kuruvikarar nomadic tribes of South India, the Ashakulam Village in Villupuram can be visited with the help of a local guide. You can watch villagers make the typical beads that are often sold on the beaches and in local markets.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
Sarvana Bhavan
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Sarvana Bhavan
Kuttu Kalai Kudam
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Kuttu Kalai Kudam

Kattaikkuttu is an art form that provides theater for the common people. A unique school, Kuttu Kalai Kudam in Kanchipuram district is striving hard to revive this traditional art form by teaching young kids from the Punjarasantankal village in the district.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
Burma Bazaar
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Burma Bazaar

An interest in foreign-made goodies started the formerly popular market Burma Bazaar, a treasure house for DVDs, perfumes and tech products. Though the market is lackluster now, it still makes for a good walk to see if you might find something interesting from across the borders.

     Duration of visit: <1 hour
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