Chennai is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in India on the Bay of Bengal. The city was formerly a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras. Chennai is a city adorning a multitude of colours, being a metro city in India, Chennai has moulded itself to a new cosmopolitan layer but has managed to retain its essence. Withe the best sightseeing tours in Chennai, it is all about is beautiful museums and temples, delectable and authentic South Indian delicacies and exploration of the lovely Marina Beach.
Chennai is frequented by many tourists throughout the year owing to its moderate sultry climate. Filled with the best sightseeing options in Chennai, the city acts as a gateway city to major tourists places of Rameshwaram or Pondicherry. The Government museum built during the colonial era is well equipped and well known for housing the Bronze Gallery, that contains an envious collection of South Indian bronzes belonging to the 7th Century. The Kapileswara Temple strikes a pretty imposing picture by adorning main architectural elements of a Tamil Nadu temple with a rainbow-coloured gopuram, pillared mandapas and a huge tank, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the state's most popular deity.
Chennai also houses beautiful churches, the most notable among them is the SanThome Cathedral which is a Roman Catholic cathedral located near the beach. The church was founded by the Portuguese in 1523, then later was rebuilt by the British in neo-Gothic style and is said to mark the final resting place of St Thomas the Apostle. St George Fort, Kalakshetra Foundation, Theosophical Society, Vivekananda House, Sri Ramakrishna Math and the Book Building are among other major tourist attractions in Chennai.