Travellers planning holidays to Chennai may be interested in one travel journalist’s recommendations of activities in the city.

Holidaymakers booking flights to India may want some suggestions of things to see in Chennai.

Richard Green, a travel journalist for the Times, has a number of recommendations.

At the top of his list is a visit to the St George Fort, which dates from 1640. Initially built as a trading post, it later became the origin of the modern Indian army.

Mr Green also suggests taking a trip to the nearby Government Museum which is located in Egmore. He notes that the world’s best collection of deity statues, or Chola bronzes, is on display here.

An unusual option is to take a tour of the Royal Enfield motorcycle factory which is situated just outside of the city. This is the longest running motorbike brand in the world, having been in continuous production for more than 100 years.

The Enfield Bullet model has been produced at the Chennai facility since 1955.

The eight-mile long Marina Beach is the perfect place for a walk at sunset, according to the writer, while those with religious inclinations may want to see St Thomas Mount – allegedly the location where the saint was martyred.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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