: Near Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
: Velanganni Church and Ashtalakshmi Temple
: Besant Nagar, Chennai
Elliot's beach is the preferred destination for those with a clean atmosphere in mind. Following the road along the coast down south from Marina one will come to Elliot's beach where one can spend a few hours relaxing.
This beach is lined with fast food joints, small stores, and a few shrines. It is a popular hangout for the younger generation these days. Four decades ago, Elliot's beach was the favorite haunt of foreigners seeking a secluded beach to sun bathe at.
At the end of this beach are situated the Velanganni Church and the Ashtalakshmi temple.
Velanganni Church: Though the church is much smaller than the original one at Velanganni it attracts its own share of pilgrims.
Ashtalakshmi Temple: The Ashtalakshmi temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi (also spelt as Laxmi) looks quite different from the usual South Indian temples as it is a modern tier construction, not even 20 years old.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air : Chennai has an airport with both domestic and international terminals.Regular flights connect Chennai with the major cities within the country and also with international ones.
Rail : Chennai is well connected by rail with the important towns and cities within and beyond the state.
Road : State transport buses and private buses connect Chennai with the major towns and cities within the country. For local transportation local trains, city buses, auto rickshaws and taxis are available.
Being a capital city of the state, Chennai is well equipped with various kinds of accommodation options, varying from economic class to luxurious ones.