Chennai is an amazing city. A city that had been European before it was Indian. Boasting tourist attractions that are deservedly world famous, you’re likely to have a plan before you arrive. You must see the Kapaleeshwarar temple, right? Fort St George? A city such a gem of the Crown, that the British swapped Québec just to get it back from the French. The old Madras however has less-known treasures you shouldn’t miss. Visiting Chennai George Town, the old city you’ll find plenty of such places. Within easy reach of the Elements Hostel!
It’s hard to categorize the Guindy National Park, but whatever compromise we come up with, it’s definitely a sight you shouldn’t miss when visiting Chennai. It’s located in the middle of the city, not far from the airport (and the Elements Hostel!), yet Guindy National Park is not a planted park or zoo. It’s the remnants of a dry evergreen forrest, attracting almost a million visitors a year.