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Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South
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Private Half Day Chennai Tour including Sunset at Marina Beach with Dinner
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This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though the undercurrent is too strong for all but the strongest swimmers. Look out for the "Kannagi" statue on Marina Beach, which tells the story of the legendary character from a South Indian epic.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I finally made it to Marina Beach early in the morning. It was more a pilgrimage as I'd heard so much about the place all through my life. It was truly worth it and the sprawl of the beach is something you have to see...More

Thank nandu79
Reviewed yesterday

The beach is quiet and calm.It is the longest beach.Nearby there is a jayalalitha samadhi. In evening all the shops are there for shopping which include seashells and food.Due to seafood available at large scale near beach the beach has a fishy smell.

Thank Ayush45
Reviewed 2 days ago

Chennai’s Marina Beach happens to be India’s longest and world’s second longest beach. Stretching approximately 12 km, this beach is primarily sandy and is located on the eastern side of Chennai, adjoining the Bay of Bengal. Watching the sunset and sunrise from the beach is...More

Thank Arun K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beach is quite calm beach not that much good at stalls closing time is 10 pm near by you can able to visit Jayalalitha and mgrs samadhi . After visiting beach you can have good dinner at thlapakatti near by beach 2 to 3...More

Thank srikanth p
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Something to see when in Chennai. The beach is quite long and is quite crowded. Many hawkers around and a lot of local crowd to visit amma's samadhi (late Jayalalitha ji ex C.M ) It was raining quite heavily so I couldnt explore much, but...More

Thank SonalASharma
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a nice place to visit during the evenings. Specially on the north side of the beach, where all the shops are open then. I highly recommend to taste the cooked peanuts with masala!

Thank Thusanee L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

1. It's the Juhu beach of Mumbai but a 100 times cleaner. 2. Disciplined crowd 3. The road connecting it looks like a road equivalent to one in Switzerland! 4. Just outside , there is a circle where people skate. 5. Really safe, for everyone,...More

Thank HarshuK21
Reviewed 3 days ago

With the second largest beach line, this one is a not to miss experience. The sand quality and water was clean. Though in August the crowd was pretty less and also found less amenities. Could be developed as a much bigger tourist attraction,.

Thank aa_india_1968
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is such a blessing of god to Chennai city. I love to stand hours sitting by the beach and doing nothing But hawkers selling eatables and people leaving their leftovers makes the beach so dirty. Appreciate the volunteers and municipality who try to clean...More

Thank Sachin S
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the best beaches in the world - second longest beach. The perfect getaway for anyone in Chennai in mornings and evenings. Almost crowded most of the times in the evenings, the beach can host any number of people. Parking is bit of an...More

Thank Karthik R
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Amjitha S
13 November 2016|
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Response from Gajarajan1947 | Reviewed this property |
marina beach is a long stretch of beach which can be divided into 4 parts of stretches starting from the north 1. Anna square beach, 2. Triplicane beach 3. Vivekananda house(ice house) beach and the last stretch is 4. Gandhi... More
Yadu s
21 March 2015|
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Response from Gajarajan1947 | Reviewed this property |
It is better to be there before 5.30 so that you can see the rays beaming out of the sea just before sunrise and for an ideal photograph. You can take the picture from Mylapore part of the beach, ( Near gandhi statue and... More