Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Chennai

A trip to Chennai cannot be complete without understanding its rich heritage. The art and cultural activities in Chennai will give you an insight into the city's history, traditions, and artwork. While visiting the cultural attractions in Chennai would prove to be informative, attending its artsy events will leave you entertained. From cultural performances to historical monuments that give you a glimpse of the past, take a look at this list to know Chennai better. Include these in attractions in your itinerary for Chennai and have a great vacation.

Check the list of top places for art and culture in Chennai:

  1. # 1 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 1888 times in trip plans
    Kapaleeshwarar Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Vadakku Maada Veethi, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The hot and humid climate of Chennai can be overwhelming sometimes, only for you to find solace in its earthy, cool temples, that also some savoury feasts at noon and sometimes evening. The Kapaleeshw...Read more

  2. # 2 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 734 times in trip plans
    Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 56, Alamelumangapuram Road, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    One of the most popular temples in India, dedicated to the Indian saint Sai Baba the Shirdi Sai Baba temple is one of the celebrated temples. The saint who lead an ascetic life, preached the importanc...Read more

  3. # 3 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 2654 times in trip plans
    Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: New No:26 Old No:50, Venkatanarayana Rd, T Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017

    Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    One of the nation’s most celebrated temples, Thirumalai Thirupathi Devasthanam is devoted to Lord Balaji. Lord Balaji or Venkateswara is an incarnation of Vishnu. The name Venkateswara is derive...Read more

  4. # 4 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 3200 times in trip plans
    Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: Singarachari Street, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005

    Timings: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm Details

    As you begin to explore Chennai, you will realize that there are several temples sprawling across the city. Each having its unique significance as per the Hindu religion is no short of an enlightening...Read more

  5. # 5 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 2757 times in trip plans
    San Thome Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: 38, Santhome High Rd, Basha Garden, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004

    Timings: 05:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

    One of the very few Gothic churches in Chennai, the San Thome Church with its unique location is one of the most important attractions of Chennai. The church is set picturesquely on the mortal remains...Read more

  6. # 6 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 195 times in trip plans
    Vadapalani Murugan Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Bhakthavachalam colony 1st street, Vadapalani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600026

    Timings: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Perched in Chennai’s neighbourhood of Vadapalani, which is famous for its film sets, the Vadapalani Murugan Temple is one of the most significant places of pilgrimage in India. Dedicated to Lord...Read more

  7. # 7 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 4564 times in trip plans
    Mylapore

    Tags: Religious Site, Neighborhoods

    Address: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Chennai most buzzing and culturally eclectic neighbourhood, Mylapore also happens to be one of the oldest residential parts of the city. This where most of the famous temples of Chennai lie; Kapaleesw...Read more

  8. # 8 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 84 times in trip plans
    Kalikambal Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: kalikambal temple broadway, Mannady, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The Kalikambal Temple is a temple dedicated to not just one, but two lords. It is here that the idols of Shri Kaligambal (Kamakshi) and Lord Kamadeswarar are worshipped. With an already picturesque lo...Read more

  9. # 9 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 62 times in trip plans
    Anjaneya Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 8th St, Ram Nagar, Nangainallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600061

    Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    One of the most and very few of the temples dedicated to the Lord Hanuman, the Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple is home to 32- feet idol of the monkey God. The beauty of this...Read more

  10. # 10 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 135 times in trip plans
    Iskcon Temple Chennai

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Hare Krishna Land, Bhakti Vedanta Swami Road, Off ECR, Akkarai,Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119

    Timings: 04:30 am - 09:15 pm Details

    A religious institution popular not just in India but the whole of world, the ISKCON temple stands for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. It is also popular as the Hare Krishna movement,...Read more

  11. # 11 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 345 times in trip plans
    St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: St. Thomas Mount National Shrine, St Thomas Mount, Ramapuram, Tamil Nadu 600016

    Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Sitting pretty in Chennai’s neighbourhood of Guindy, the St Thomas Mount is this gorgeous little tiny hillock. The church has significance that relate to Syria. There are traces of the Syrian Ch...Read more

  12. # 12 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 1245 times in trip plans
    Arulmigu Marundeeswarar Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Lalitha Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    A Lord Shiva temple, the Marundeeswarar temple is a major draw of visitors owing to its cultural and religious significance, along with a beautiful location, adjacent to the Bay of Bengal. It’s ...Read more

  13. # 13 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 4276 times in trip plans
    Ashtalakshmi Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Near Beach Seashore, Arulmigu Mahalakshmi Temple, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Dedicated to the Indian deity of wealth, the AshtalakshmiKovil is a beautiful burst of colour upon the golden sands of Elliot’s Beach. It was the brain child of Sri ChandrashekarendraSaraswatisw...Read more

  14. # 14 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 4756 times in trip plans
    The Anna Centenary Library

    Tags: Library, Educational Site

    Address: Gandhi Mandapam Rd, Surya Nagar, Kottur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600085

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Named after former Chief Minister C. N. Annadurai, the Anna Centenary Library is an established state library and one of the biggest in Asia, spanning over almost 8 acres of land. The library was open...Read more

  15. # 15 of 58 Art and Cultural Attractions in Chennai | Added 44 times in trip plans
    Kamakshi Amman Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: New No. 6, Old No. 144/A, Kamakshi Amman Sannathi Street, Big Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631502

    Timings: 05:30 am - 08:30 pm Details

    Dedicated to the universal mother goddess, Kamakshi who is also a form of Tripura Sundari or Parvati, the Kamakshi Amman Temple is perched in one of the most historic towns of Tamil Nadu, Kanchipuram....Read more