Chennai the forth largest city in India and a city full of a mixture of things, from culture, parks, temples and beaches. The city has gained more popularity in the recent years and has become a top tourist destination. Marina Beach The first choice for beaches in Chennai is Marina Beach and this beach is the seconds largest in the world. A word of warning though although it is the second largest beach the beach is not well maintained as it should be. There are quite a few activities which can be done on the beach such as fishing, surfing and playing volleyball. The beach gets very busy during the evening when families come to the beach to spend some time together or simply just walk along the shore. Elliot's Beach Just a few km's from Marina Beach is Elliot's Beach which is the cleanest beach in Chennai, so if it is a clean beach you want then Elliot's beach is the place to go. There is not much hustle bustle at Elliot's beach which is why it is an ideal location to simply relax and take in the view of the natural beauty. Near the beach there are plenty of eateries and famous restaurants where you can enjoy food Semmozhi Poonga Semmozhi Poonga is a park which opened in 2010 and is spread across 20 acres. For those who want to lie down and get a view of natural beauty, landscapes and greenery this is the ideal location for you. The park is very well maintained and has over 500 varieties of trees and plants ranging from flowers to medical plants and trees over 100 years old. The park also has an artificial waterfall which adds to the beauty of the park. Kapaleeswarar Temple Kapaleeswarar Temple is the one of the oldest temples in Chennai city. The original construction of the temple was built in the 7th century but was rebuilt in the 16th century after the Portuguese destroyed it. Even though the re construction was done on the temple, it still has magnificent architecture and something which should be studies closely when visiting.